Indiana University honors Ukraine crash victim

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Posted: Sep 18, 2014 8:30 AM

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A posthumous doctoral degree has been given to the family of an Indiana University student among those killed when a jetliner was shot down over Ukraine.

The parents, sister and brother of Karlijn Keijzer (KAHR'-lyn KYT'-zur) traveled from the Netherlands to Bloomington this week to visit places where she spent time during her years as a graduate student in chemistry.

The 25-year-old Keijzer also had been a member of IU's women's rowing team and a rowing shell named for her was christened during Wednesday evening's campus memorial program.

Jacqueline Keijzer tells The Herald-Times (http://bit.ly/1qhensZ ) she wasn't happy her daughter was so far away, but saw that she was happy at IU.

Keijzer was among 298 people killed when the Malaysian jetliner crashed in July.

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Information from: The Herald Times, http://www.heraldtimesonline.com