Statement from President Ann Weaver Hart


It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the loss of one of our students, Kammini G. Ragoopath, 21, of Lansdale, Pa., a sophomore kinesiology major. Kammini was traveling with the members of the Temple University Bhangra dance group to a performance in Durham, N.C. when the vehicle they were traveling in crashed into a guardrail early Saturday morning. Sadly,Kammini did not survive the crash, and other members of the group were injured.

The loss of a member of our community is never easy and the sudden death of one of our students is particularly heartbreaking. I have asked the Provost to ensure that the University’s resources are available to Kammini’s friends and all those associated with the Temple University Bhangra group. I especially encourage anyone who has been affected by this loss to take advantage of the assistance available throughTuttleman Counseling Services. More information on counseling services is available through the Student Affairs website, or by calling 215-204-7276.

—President Ann Weaver Hart