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In Memoriam: Marina Keegan

May 29, 2012 | by

It is with deep sadness that we note the death of our reader Marina Keegan.

Marina graduated last week from Yale, where she was a finalist for the Wallace Prize in creative writing, a leader of the Occupy Morgan Stanley protest, and a staff writer for the Yale Daily News. One of her most popular articles, on the path from Yale to Wall Street, earned her a guest column in The New York Times Dealbook. A musical she wrote, Independents, is set to be performed this summer at the New York Fringe Festival.

She died Saturday afternoon in a car accident at the age of twenty-two.

Marina came to the Review recommended by her classmates, who described her as the star writer of their class. She was funny, self-assured, blazingly bright, full of mature dedication, and passionate for life. In her final column for the Daily News, she exhorted her readers to “make something happen to this world.”

Our hearts go out to her family and friends.

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7 Comments

  1. Lary Wallace | May 29, 2012 at 11:44 am

    This is genuinely terrible–I’m sorry for everyone’s loss. Something tells me, though, that she lived more with 22 years than most others live with many more.

  2. Rodger Jacobs | May 29, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Damn shame. RIP.

  3. Gary Wolfstone | May 30, 2012 at 12:55 am

    Marina Keegan was a friend to all of us who knew her. She will be missed.

  4. Charlotte Brightman From Texas | May 30, 2012 at 2:12 am

    My heart goes out to her hurting family … and her friends and her boyfriend. It’sd so tragic, and sad.
    She was so young and ambitious.
    Praying for you all
    Charlotte Brightman From West Texas

  5. Josh Anderson | May 30, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    This is unreal. And here I put off contacting her… So very tremendously sad.

  6. kathy ervin | May 31, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    very sad story..my prayers are with her family..another bright star added to our heavens…

  7. Barron Tierney | July 25, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Very sorry for our loss, her family’s loss.
    Why do the good people so often get
    taken early?

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