I was born in Huntsville, and so this has hit me pretty hard. Word on the street is that she did it after being denied tenure earlier today, but right now very little is known for certain.
At any rate, it’s a horrible tragedy, and it certainly gives me pause about the profession I’m actively seeking to enter. It can be an intense life, and sometimes it gets to be too much.
My thoughts are with all of those affected by this incident.