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Tower Darkens to Honor Life of Haruka Weiser

The UT Austin Tower will be in the darkened configuration the night of Thursday, April 7, 2016 in honor of deceased student Haruka Weiser.

The UT Austin Tower will be in the darkened configuration the night of Thursday, April 7, 2016 in honor of student Haruka Weiser. The Tower will darken after a community gathering on the East Mall to honor Weiser and her life.

Weiser, a first-year Theatre and Dance student, was tentatively identified as the victim of this week’s homicide on campus. Weiser was a beloved member of the UT Austin dance community, liked and admired by her classmates and respected by professors for her intelligence and spirit.

“I ask you to join me in expressing our deepest condolences to Haruka’s parents, family, classmates and friends and to help the university honor her life,” President Gregory L. Fenves said in a statement to the UT Austin community.

For more information about this campus tragedy, please check this page for the latest updates from President Fenves, campus leaders and security officials.