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Tim Russert to be honored posthumously by Syracuse University's Newhouse School

June 16, 2008

Wendy S. Loughlin
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Wendy S. Loughlin

Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications expresses its sympathy at the unexpected death of journalist Tim Russert.

"We were shocked and saddened to learn of his passing," says Newhouse Dean David M. Rubin. "We extend our condolences to his family, his colleagues and all those who have watched and admired him through the years."

Russert was to receive the Fred Dressler Lifetime Achievement Award from the Newhouse School at the upcoming Mirror Awards luncheon on June 23. The award will now be presented posthumously.

"We will of course honor Mr. Russert for the important contributions he made to the media industry," says Rubin. "Though we are sad that now we must do so in memoriam."

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