On my way to the Black Graduate Student Association meeting I learned that our campus community lost a Black Star. His loss was sudden and unexpected and I wonder how can a Black star who shined so bright with so much potential be extinguished so quickly. I can’t begin to express the loss I feel and a deep sense of the fragility of life. May God have mercy on him and grant him peace in the next life. Please make prayers for his wife, family, loved ones, and the Stanford community who will dearly miss him.