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UCLA Chancellor Block addresses Isla Vista tragedy

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Chancellor Gene Block sent this message today to the UCLA campus community.
 
To the Campus Community:
 
The horrific events in Isla Vista that claimed the lives of six UCSB students have caused incalculable sorrow and disbelief. Many of us have friends and close colleagues at our sister campus, and words seem insufficient to express condolences and show support following a tragedy of this magnitude.
 
As we grieve and try to help them with the healing process, please remember that UCLA has resources available for those in need here. For students, Counseling and Psychological Services has counselors available 24 hours a day and by appointment at (310) 825-0768. For employees, UCLA’s Staff and Faculty Counseling Center offers counseling and crisis management services at (310) 794-0245. If you notice somebody in distress, please encourage them to utilize these resources.
 
This is a painful moment for the entire higher education community and especially those connected with UCSB. Let’s look out for each other during the difficult recovery period by demonstrating our Bruin compassion and resilience.
 
To honor the lives lost and demonstrate our support for UCSB, I have asked that flags on campus be flown at half-staff today through Friday.
 
Sincerely,
Gene D. Block
Chancellor
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