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Campus Protester Sets Self On Fire

Tuesday, in a gesture planned down to the smallest detail, Kathy Chang, a well-known protester at the University of Pennsylvania, delivered packets of protest literature to eight selected students and, two hours later, took her own life.

Chang, 46, a colorful fixture at Penn for 15 years who had called herself “Kathy Change,” stood near a gleaming peace-symbol sculpture on the west side of Van Pelt Library about 11:20 a.m., doused herself with gasoline and exploded in flame.