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Linda Bergmann

Submitted by Nathan Johnson on January 12, 2014 - 4:42pm

With sadness, I forward news from Purdue. The following email is from Nancy Peterson, head of the English Department. We have lost an important member of the rhetoric community.

From: "Peterson, Nancy J"
Date: January 12, 2014 at 2:46:08 PM EST
To: CLA - ENGL - All
Subject: sad news

Dear all,

I am sorry to have some very sad news to share with you about Linda Bergmann. Linda passed away suddenly yesterday morning at home. She was a wonderful colleague and friend, and we will miss her dearly.

Linda's son, Bernie Jr., is traveling from Washington DC to West Lafayette today to make arrangements for the funeral, which will be held in Chicago. We also plan to hold a memorial event for Linda on campus soon.

Lisa Hartman is in contact with the family, and she will be able to share further details as they become available. In the meantime, please keep Linda's memory and her family in your hearts.


Nancy J. Peterson
Professor and Head
Department of English
Purdue University

More information will be forthcoming about how to send gifts and cards as you join us in our sadness.

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