It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of Karl Griggs on July 14, 2014. Karl had just completed his first year in our graduate program, having come to us last fall from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he completed a BA with highest honors in Anthropology and Classics. In the all too brief time Karl was with us, he dazzled faculty and fellow students alike with his prodigious language skills and intellect. Karl loved traveling, and had acquired a reputation as a warm host and a devotee of Latin scrabble. He clearly had a very bright future ahead of him, and he will be sorely missed.
Karl's obituary may be read here.