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Tufts Mourns Student's Tragic Death

Tufts Mourns Student's Tragic DeathMemorial service is planned to remember the life of Tufts junior Wendy Carman. Medford/Somerville, Mass.

Medford/Somerville, Mass. [01.21.03] Students, faculty and staff at Tufts are mourning the loss of 20-year-old Wendy Carman, a Tufts junior who was tragically killed in a fire in a Medford apartment on Saturday.

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In a statement released through the University, Carman's family said: "The world is a different place without Wendy. She was a wonderful daughter and will be terribly missed by her family."

An International Baccalaureate student at Henry Foss High School before attending Tufts, Carman planned to major in Spanish and minor in art history.

"Wendy was vibrant and loved equally the solitude of her books and the company of her friends," said her parents in a statement. "No one will forget the passion she brought to selling her ideas and beliefs."

A memorial service to Carman is scheduled for Wed., Jan. 22, at the University's Goddard Chapel.

"The entire Tufts community is saddened by the tragic loss of Wendy Carman," said Susan Ernst, dean of Tufts' School of Arts and Sciences. "Our hearts go out to Wendy's family, friends, fellow students and teachers."

The Tacoma, Washington native is survived by her father, Joseph Carman IV; mother, Sally Carman; brother Joseph Carman V; and grandparents Joseph Carman III, Barbara Carman and Nicholas J. Cheper.


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