California: Ph.D. student fatally stabs professor on campus

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A University of Southern California (USC) professor was stabbed to death by a student on campus Friday. 

The victim was Bosco Tjan, a co-director of the Dornsife Cognitive Neuroimaging Center. He was stabbed by Jonathan David Brown, a Ph.D. student in the lab that Tjan ran.

"We want to make clear this was not a random act," said Los Angeles Police Department Det. Meghan Aguilar. "This victim was targeted by the suspect."

"As the Trojan family mourns professor Tjan's untimely passing, we will keep his family in our thoughts," said USC President C.L. Max Nikias said in a statement (Xia et al., Los Angeles Times, 12/3). 

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