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Kristen Finnegan memorial

A memorial gathering will be held Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 5:30pm in the Little Theatre to remember Kristen Ellen Finnegan, a doctoral student who died unexpectedly on June 25. A reception in Ashdown House will follow the memorial service.

Ms. Finnegan had received BS and MA degrees in the history of architecture from Cornell and a professional degree in architecture from Harvard. She came to MIT in 1992 to work on a doctorate focusing on the integration of art and industry in the early modern period in Germany. She had planned to conduct research in Germany this year on a DAAD grant.

Ms. Finnegan had been associated with the Writing Program since coming to MIT as a graduate fellow in the practicum in engineering writing.

Ms. Finnegan is survived by her parents, Corinne and Lawrence Finnegan of Durham, NC, and a brother. An award for students in the history of architecture will be established at MIT in her name. Contributions may be made to the Kristin Ellen Finnegan Memorial Trust for the Benefit of MIT, c/o Edward Coman, Wachovia Bank of North Carolina, PO Box 2252, Durham, NC, 27702, or sent to the Department of Architecture, Rm 7-303.


John N. Krikelis, 21, a junior in chemical engineering, died Sunday (Sept. 3) in a motorcycle accident in Raynham, where police said he was visiting friends.

Mr. Krikelis, who lived at the Delta Upsilon fraternity house on Beacon Street, was a resident of Rafina, Greece.

According to Raynham police, Mr. Krikelis was operating a motorcycle registered to a Raynham resident when it struck a utility pole on Forest Street, where his friends live, shortly before noon. A Med-Flight helicopter airlifted Mr. Krikelis to Boston City Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

His survivors include his parents, Dr. Nicholas Krikelis and Dr. Eleftheria Krikelis, and a brother, Stephen, a student at Boston University.

Donations may be made to the John Krikelis MIT Scholarship Fund, c/o Mrs. Penelope Karageorge, 152 Wachusett Ave., Arlington 02174.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 13, 1995.

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