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New Harvard grad a victim in Kenyan mall attack

On humanitarian mission; partner was also killed

A recent Harvard University graduate and her partner, who traveled together internationally doing humanitarian work, were among the dozens killed during the weekend terrorist attack at an upscale shopping mall in Kenya.

Elif Yavuz, a 33-year-old native of the Netherlands who earned a doctor of science degree from Harvard’s School of Public Health in May, died during the attacks in Nairobi, Harvard officials said. She was expecting to give birth to her first child next month.

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