I write with great sorrow to share the tragic news that Davide Giri, a graduate student at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, was killed in a violent attack near campus on Thursday night. We have very few details at this time, but we understand that the student was assaulted while walking in the vicinity of 123rd and Amsterdam Avenue. The criminal investigation is ongoing and police have a suspect in custody.
This news is both unspeakably sad and deeply shocking, as it took place only steps from our campus. The University is working closely with NYPD to learn more details of the attack and, of course, we will keep you updated as we learn more.