A message from MSU President Dr. Suzanne Shipley --
Today we mourn the loss of one of our own. Robert
Grays died yesterday from critical injuries suffered in Saturdayís game. I know
you will join me in expressing the sincerest condolences of the MSU community
to Robertís family and friends. Please keep them in your thoughts in the coming
Robert touched many lives while attending the
university, but perhaps he will be remembered best for his smile. He was an
inspiration on and off the field to those around him, and he will be remembered
with love and affection by his friends, classmates, coaches, and teammates.
This tragedy has struck at the heart of our community,
and has affected us in many ways. Today, I encourage you to join with your
peers to help one another. Together we are stronger. We will continue to offer
counseling and support services to all members of the Midwestern community.
We will provide you with information about funeral
arrangements and an on-campus memorial observance as details become available.