Touching remembrances of Emily Driscoll ’05 in the Record.

According to friends, Emily Driscoll ’05 was something of a maverick – traveling through India alone, opening an art gallery, giving all of herself to her artwork and loved ones.

A gifted artist, talented athlete, dedicated friend and community-builder, and beloved member of the Williams community, Driscoll died on Nov. 16 after being struck by a car while walking home to her Brooklyn apartment.

Those close to Driscoll remember a magnetic young woman with strong convictions, unflinching loyalty and a unique ability to connect with people. “She was good at a lot of things that she tried,” said her mother Rosanne Benedetto. “She was as good a cook as she was an artist. She enjoyed being with people. She was a very inclusive person when it came to people – she was as comfortable talking to her art professors as talking to a neighbor over coffee.”

“She would engage people beyond the basic, material exchange to find the kernel of goodness or truth in them that other people just sort of passed by,” said friend Eliza Myrie ’03.

Read the whole thing. Editor-in-chief Erin Brown ’08 reports thoroughly and writes beautifully. She does a fine job with this article, just as she has with the Record as a whole over the last year.

UPDATE: Thanks to FROSH mom for pointing to this picture of Emily. If any readers attend the candlelight this Sunday, please let us know how it goes.

Condolences to all.

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