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 IU student Karlijn Keijzer Killed on Malaysian Airliner 071714

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down on Thursday over the Ukraine carrying nearly 300 passengers, killing all aboard. Among the dead is Indiana University-Bloomington doctoral student, Karlijn Keijzer, 25. She was a student in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, according to the university. She was Dutch and an Amsterdam native taking a quick Summer vacation. As a researcher, she worked on projects to improve health outcomes.  

Learn more about what I.U. has released about Keijzer and the campus and community reaction to her death HERE.

There were also many passengers on-board that were heading to the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne Australia—so the HIV/AIDS community around the globe suffered a tremendous loss in this tragedy. The International AIDS Society which organizes that conference has released a statement with the names of the delegates lost. To see their reaction, click HERE.

This Boeing 777 airliner was brought down by a surface-to-air missile on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. As investigators continue to head to the area to investigate the crash site, it has been widely reported that pro-Russian separatists have blocked them from gaining access. The investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 will continue in the weeks and months ahead.

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