Harmeet Singh Sohal, GS Student, Passed Away

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GS students, staff, and faculty received sad news today—GS student Harmeet Singh Sohal has passed away. This was Harmeet’s first semester in GS, where he was studying computer science and applied mathematics. We extend our condolences to Harmeet’s family and friends,  and request that commenters use the space respectfully. As always, Columbia Psychological Services and other resources are available on campus. See the full email sent to GS below, including the numbers to such resources.

Dear Students,

It is with great sadness that I must share with you the news of the passing of Harmeet Singh Sohal, a GS student, who first enrolled at GS this semester and was studying computer science and applied mathematics. Born in Meerut, India, and raised in Scotch Plains, N.J., Harmeet attended Cornell University prior to attending Columbia University. I know that all of you join me in sending our deepest condolences to Harmeet’s family and friends.

Whenever we lose someone within the Columbia community, we are all affected by it, whether or not we know the person well. Such a loss can bring about feelings of grief and may bring back memories of other painful losses. Please know that your academic advisor, the staff at Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS), and members of the Office of the University Chaplain are all available to provide you with any additional support you might need at this time. We have listed their contact information for you below.

With sympathy,

Tom Harford

Dean of Students

School of General Studies

Columbia University


Counseling and Psychological Services

8th Floor Lerner Hall


Office of the University Chaplain


GS Office of the Dean of Students




  1. lance  

    he jumped in front of a train on 72nd that is so sad.

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