Thursday, January 11, 2007

Mason student death ruled a suicide

Just received an email from University Relations about the student who died Tuesday:

Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 11:52:25 -0500
From: University Relations
Subject: University Mourns Campus Tragedy


George Mason University is saddened to announce the death of one of our students that occurred Jan. 9 from a fall in the Johnson Center. The death of Martin Klapproth, 26, an economics major, was ruled a suicide by the Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The university extends its deepest condolences to Mr. Klapproth’s spouse, Maryam, (BIS graduate 2004) as well as other family and friends.

Consultation and help is available in the Counseling Center to any Mason student, staff or faculty members seeking assistance regarding this tragedy. Contact the Counseling Center, SUBI, room 324, at 703-993-2380.

When this was mentioned on DCist yesterday, they were the only ones to tie the accident to this New York Times Magazine article which references Princeton Review's study showing that Mason placed 15th on a list of 20 schools where the students are least happy.

Suicide makes me a very sad panda.

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