SEAS Student Identified

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According to another email just sent by Interim SEAS Dean Gerard Navratil, the SEAS student who passed away yesterday has been identified as Eric Harms, age 19, SEAS ’12.

According to Navratil, “Eric was doing very well academically, a team leader in the Fall section of the Gateway Living and Learning Center, and a Class of 2012 ESC representative. He will be greatly missed. I’ve met with Eric’s parents and the School will plan with them and his classmates how to honor Eric’s life.” Dean of Student Affairs Kevin Shollenberger also sent out an email identifying the student, saying “Eric’s family wanted us all to know that Eric loved Columbia and they were comforted to know how mutual those feelings were among his friends and classmates here. Our deepest condolences go out to the Harms family for this terrible loss.”

UPDATE (3:15 PM): The New York Post‘s Police Blotter has reported that Harms hanged himself in an eighth floor bathroom. His body was discovered by security guards around 3 p.m. yesterday.

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