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Community response to tragedy — meeting today at noon

Tuesday, we gathered in the chapel to remember our student Ahmednur Ali, who was tragically killed on Monday night as he was leaving the Brian Coyle Center. Later in the afternoon, we held a special community time during which we shared information with faculty, staff and students about the incident and the ongoing investigation. We heard from the Somali community police liaison, Ahmed Hassan, and Augsburg director of public safety, John Pack. We continue to express our deep sympathy to the Ali family and friends and to attend to the needs of the Augsburg community.

I want to reiterate the many resources that are available to all of you on campus: Center for Counseling and Health Promotion, Campus Ministry, student activities and services staff, residence life staff–any of us who can be a conversation partner. Please take advantage of these services. Continue reading “Community response to tragedy — meeting today at noon”

More information and a call to gather in Chapel

I am very sad to confirm that Ahmednur Ali, a third-year Augsburg

student, was shot and killed Monday evening in Currie Park,

approximately 6 blocks west of the Augsburg campus in Minneapolis. The shooting

occurred at approximately 5:15 p.m. on Sept. 22, and the College received official

confirmation of the student’s identity early this morning.

Our prayers are with Ahmednur’s family and friends. The Augsburg community will gather to remember Ahmednur in the Foss

Chapel at 11:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23.

We also invite Augsburg faculty, staff and students to attend a special Community Time at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon in the Foss Chapel.

– Paul C. Pribbenow

President of Augsburg College


NOTE: Pillsbury United Communities has established a fund to help Ahmednur’s family with funeral expenses. If you would like to contribute, you can send donations to Jennifer Blevins, Brian Coyle Center director, at 420 15th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55454. Make checks payable to “PUC – Ahmednur Ali Funeral Fund.”