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Statement on Justin Ramos ’17, Son of Slain NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos Archives


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As President Mills wrote Sunday in an email to the Bowdoin community, this is an unspeakable tragedy. We are a very close college community, and our hearts go out to our student Justin Ramos and to his entire family.

We are eager to welcome Justin back to campus for the start of our second semester in January, or whenever he is ready to return, and we will do everything we can to support him through this period. In the meantime, we will respect his privacy and that of his family as they deal with this terrible loss.

At President Mills’s direction, Dean of Student Affairs Tim Foster informed Justin early Sunday morning that the College will provide full financial aid to enable him to complete his Bowdoin education.

This is in keeping with Bowdoin’s practice of meeting the full financial need of each of our students for all four years. We are grateful for the Yankee Silver Shield Foundation’s offer to assist, but Bowdoin has it covered.

Learn about the Ramos Family Fund here.