We were heartbroken to learn of the death of our friend, and colleague, Tom Short. Over the last two years, we have worked with Tom to publish three new statistics texts. Tom was a talented educator and author, an intelligent, witty, lighthearted man, and an absolute pleasure to be around and to work with. He inspired his students, made many good friends among the Statistics and AP Statistics community, and won the hearts of all of us at Cengage. We send his family and friends our deepest condolences.