March 25, 2017

Haas Community Gathers to Reflect on Shooting

Berkeley-Haas students came together as a community Monday morning to reflect one final time before the Thanksgiving holiday on the tragic event at the business school last week.

Dean Rich Lyons and staff from the school's program offices joined MBA and undergraduate students Monday morning in the Bank of America Forum for an informal chat over coffee.

“I am heartened by the many ways in which Haas has pulled together as a resilient and caring community following the sad events of last week,” says Dean Lyons. “How we treat each other as a community is the most important aspect of what defines Haas. I feel especially grateful for being a part of this wonderful place. I hope you do, too.”

Lyons also extended the school's heartfelt condolences to Travis' family. Police shot Travis after he refused to drop a loaded gun in the school's computer center.

A day after the tragedy, Panpan Wang, president of the MBA Association, expressed thanks for the outpouring of support from classmates, alumni, and even students from other schools. "At Berkeley-Haas we pride ourselves on having a small and close-knit program, and before yesterday I couldn’t imagine us getting any closer," Wang wrote in a Berkeley MBA Student Blog post. "Now, I can’t imagine us not."

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