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Kansas to award master's degree to student who died in class


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas plans to award a posthumous master's degree to a 30-year-old student who died in class.

Mahmoud Samak, a graduate student from Cairo, will receive the award from the university's Religious Studies Department.

Campus police Deputy Chief James Anguiano said Samak died in a class on Monday after he suffered a cardiac arrest. Anguiano said police found no evidence of foul play.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports the Religious Studies Department will hold a memorial for Samak Monday afternoon at the Memorial Union.

Samak was in the second year of...

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