Ted Kennedy, this year’s supposed commencement speaker and MA Senator, was hospitalized for having stroke-like symptoms and surgery on his left cartoid artery (in the heart). Looks like Wes might have to get someone new to speak. Check out more here and thanks to Ross Shenker ’11 for the update!
Update (Mad, 2:15 pm): The New York Times is reporting that, according to a statement released from Washington, he suffered a seizure this morning but is now “resting comfortably”. Yahoo is saying that he “did not appear to have had a stroke as initially suspected.” Our hearts go out to his friends and family, and we wish him an easy recovery. Get well soon!
Update (Mad, 10:55 pm): The New York Times has updated their article to say:
A family spokeswoman said Saturday evening that Mr. Kennedy, 76, was “conscious, talking and joking with family” who had gathered at Massachusetts General Hospital. Several other Kennedy associates said they were told that the senator, Democrat of Massachusetts, would recover, but that he was scheduled to undergo tests to determine what caused the seizure.
Glad to hear it! While I assume Kennedy still won’t be able to come to speak at Commencement (though this is unconfirmed), and I think we’re all less enriched by not getting to hear him speak, I wish him all the rest he needs to get better.