From: President Mills
Date: Friday, December 14, 2012 22:55
Subject: Newtown

To the Bowdoin Community, 

I write to express my deepest sympathies and the condolences of our College to the families in Newtown, Connecticut, who suffered such a horrible loss today. Once again, we witness a tragedy for so many families arising out of a senseless and horrific act. Life is unpredictable and fragile, and that makes it complicated and challenging for us all. That uncertainty makes these random, senseless acts of violence even more profoundly shocking and despicable.

At Bowdoin, our commitment to humanity and to the common good nurtures us all in these difficult times. Today, we know that this commitment must result in more than words as we strive to build a just society that values and protects the human spirit.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the lost souls and their families tonight in Newtown.

Very truly yours,
Barry Mills