“Her central nervous system does not function properly, and she needs electric spinal cord stimulators in her body to be able to move.”
— Jordan Kushner, attorney for Amanda Tatro, in a legal brief filed in Tatro’s recent Facebook free-speech case against the University of Minnesota, as reported by the Pioneer Press.
The Pioneer Press reports Tatro, 31, was found dead this morning in her apartment.
About the blogger
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.