Thursday, March 6, 2008


I can't believe this. This hits way too close to home.

From The Daily Tar Heel:

Student Body President found dead

Student Body President Eve Carson was shot and killed early Wednesday morning, Chapel Hill police confirmed. Police said they are looking for Carson's vehicle - a blue 2005 Toyota Highlander - which was stolen in the incident. The license plate is AIV 6690, registered in Georgia. There are no suspects at this time. Police said they believe the shooting to be a random act at this point in the investigation.

This was way senseless, and a bright young life was cut down. She was only 22 years old and would have graduated in a couple month's time.

Here is the text of the email sent from the office of Chancellor James Moeser:
Dear Carolina Students, Faculty and Staff,

I am so sorry to tell you that Chapel Hill Police have identified the victim of this week’s shooting as Eve Carson, our student body president, trustee, wonderful person and great friend. We are deeply saddened and numb with grief.

I would like for us all to gather this afternoon on Polk Place at 3 p.m. to remember Eve and to grieve together. We will plan a full memorial service at a later time. For now, it is important that we pause, contemplate our loss and give each other support.

We encourage students, faculty or staff who feel they need assistance to contact the Office of the Dean of Students (966-4042) or Counseling and Wellness Services (966-3658). Counselors will be available at the Upendo Lounge at the Student Academic Services Building and Room 2518 A/B in the new addition at the Carolina Union until 11 p.m. this evening (Thursday, March 6, 2008). Resident advisors in campus housing and Granville Towers are also available to be of assistance and support.

I know how difficult it will be to begin to comprehend something so tragic. Please, as you gather your thoughts and prayers, think of Eve’s parents, family and friends.

I hope you will join us this afternoon on Polk Place.


James Moeser

So sad. So senseless. I only hope her friends and family can find comfort.

Requiem æternam dona ei, Domine;
Et lux perpetua luceat ei.
Requiescat in pace, Eve Carson.

1 comment:

Scelata said...

I am so sorry. Prayers for Eve, and her friends and family, and you, and the entire academic "family."
I've been swamped and hadn't even noticed this horrifying news (I have family at Auburn.)