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IU grad student killed in Malaysia Airlines crash Thursday

Karlijn Keijzer, 25, was studying chemistry at the doctoral level in the IU College of Arts and Sciences.

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:06 a.m.

A graduate student at Indiana University Bloomington was on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down in eastern Ukraine Thursday, July 17, according to a news release from IU.

Karlijn Keijzer, 25, was studying chemistry at the doctoral level in the IU College of Arts and Sciences. She earned her master’s at IU and was a member of IU’s Varsity 8 boat during the 2011 rowing season, according to the release.

Keijzer was from Amsterdam, according to our reporting partners at WNDU.

“On behalf of the entire Indiana University community, I want to express my deepest sympathies to Karlijn’s family and friends over her tragic death,” Michael A. McRobbie, IU president, said in the release. “Karlijn was an outstanding student and a talented athlete, and her passing is a loss to the campus and the university. Our hearts also go out to the families of all the victims of this senseless act.”

All 298 passengers on Malalysian Airlines Flight 17 died in Thursday’s crash, CNN reports.


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