Professor Edward Said, the Jerusalem-born international writer and scholar who argued the Palestinian cause died Thursday 25 September after eleven years fighting leukemia. He was 67.
Edward Said was a friend and honorary graduate of the University.
Our thoughts are with his wife, Miriam Cortas, and their children Wadie and Najla.
Edward Said's family has announced that his funeral will be a private matter for family and friends. Memorials are being planned, and will be announced in the near future.
DONATIONS IN LIEU OF FLOWERS:
Prof. Said's family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to:
Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia Research Fund, LIJMC
Attention: Dr. Kanti Rai
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
The Friends of Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees (UPMRC), Inc
PO Box 450554
Atlanta GA, 31145
National Conservatory of Music
Birzeit University Fund
c/o Fred Ajluni, J.D.
K&S Mall, 1800 West 14 Mile Road, Suite C
Royal Oak, Michigan 48073
Condolences may be sent to:
Columbia University English Department
508 Philosophy Hall
New York, NY 10027 or faxed to: