I am sorry to be writing with sad news. Today Emeritus professor Raymond Cook suffered significant injuries in a house fire on Hooker Avenue. He has been transported to Westchester Hospital and is in critical condition. I know you join me in expressing our deepest sympathies for his family and friends and great hopes for his recovery. Julia Sun, who works in the library, was also in the house and was not injured. Our hearts go out to Julia as well, as she is facing tremendous loss from this unfortunate event.
Very little is known at this time, but I wanted to share this news so that we can express our collective strength and well wishes for both Raymond and Julia. I will write again when we know more.
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