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    http://www.kmbc.com/news/24908905/detail.html

    LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The University of Kansas is mourning the death of a dance professor who fell from a New York building during the weekend.

    New York City police said 59-year-old Janet Hamburg died Saturday after falling onto a construction platform.

    After working briefly in transportation engineering, she earned a master's degree in dance from Mills College in California. She joined the Kansas faculty in 1979 and was the longtime chair of the dance program, now a department

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    Re: KU Dance professor killed in fall

    How did she "fall onto a construction platform"?

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      Re: KU Dance professor killed in fall

      It sounds like she suffered from depression. Her partner of 30+ years was diagnosed with some rare, stage-4 cancer a few days before and had flown out to NYC for treatment. Likely the combination of depression and partner getting close to her maker made her jump.

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        Re: KU Dance professor killed in fall

        UDK article this morning confirms that she jumped.

        Big loss for the dance program here.

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          Re: KU Dance professor killed in fall

          fucking Lew Perkins.

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