Montana State University Professor Dies in Landslide in Nepal
An associate professor at Montana State University has died in a landslide in Nepal, where she was leading a group of students taking an honors program course.
MSU spokesman Tracy Ellig says Betsy Palmer and 16 students were on an extended trek to a remote village in the Arun River Valley in the Himalayas when a landslide hit. Palmer was airlifted to a hospital in Katmandu, but died of her injuries Monday. None of the students were injured.
Palmer came to MSU in 2001 and taught statistics and research methods courses. She met her husband in Nepal in 2005. They have 5-year-old twins.
MSU officials were working to get the students and co-trip leader Anna Greenberg back to the United States.