Temple University in Pennsylvania is struggling to understand a shocking suicide that took place in the middle of their campus Thursday night, when a 25-year-old former student fatally shot himself in the head. Tobi Lim Sonstroem, from Berwyn, Penn., died at the scene, according to reports. The shooting took place at one of the busiest areas on campus and Sonstroem was reported to be alone at the time. “We all are in… Read More
HOUSTON — As a new American resident, Gelareh Bagherzadeh frequently embraced her freedom to speak critically about human rights policies in her native Iran, but friends and family members said they never knew her peaceful activism to attract any enemies. That’s why, like investigators, they’ve been at a loss for answers since Bagherzadeh was found shot to death last weekend in her car. The motor was still running and her wallet and… Read More
A North Carolina student college student suddenly collapsed and died in class on her 21st birthday on Tuesday afternoon. “Thank you God for another year of life,” Gardner-Webb University student Ariane Noelle Patterson tweeted some seven hours before becoming short of breath and falling to the floor during her religious studies class, Charlotte’s WSOC TV reports.
Within recent months there have been several incidents of student abuse and a handful of student deaths due to hazing. CNN’s Anderson Cooper last night featured on his evening news television show titled Anderson 360 Mr. Roland Martin and Mr. Ricky Jones, so that they could discuss opposing views on resolving hazing at colleges. Video: Debating On Hazing At Universities Related: Florida A&M Band Suspended After Hazing Related Death What Are Your… Read More
NEWPORT NEWS — A second Christoper Newport University student has died from injuries suffered in a wrong-way head-on collision Sunday on Interstate 64. Kimberley Brin, 17, of the U.S. Virgin Islands died Monday at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News. Brin was a passenger in the vehicle that was struck by Jesse Leon Evans Jr., 33, of Newport News. Evans was driving the wrong way on Interstate 64 on Sunday when he… Read More
Florida A&M University says the death of a student in the university’s famous marching band was linked to hazing and suspended all performances amid an investigation, CNN reported Tuesday. The announcement came three days after Robert Champion, a 26-year-old drum major, died on Saturday night following a game. A spokeswoman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement posted on the University’s website that “after the game, the band returned… Read More
The father of Cornell student who committed suicide last year by jumping off a bridge near campus has filed a suit against the university asking for $180 million dollars in damages. Howard Ginsburg, father of late student Bradley Ginsburg, alleged in his filing last week that the school should have taken more proactive measures to ensure the safety of the bridges, as well as letting parents know about the severity of the… Read More
(CNN) — University of Arkansas authorities say they see no “suspicious circumstances” surrounding the death of a 19-year-old football player who was was found dead in his room Sunday. Garrett Uekman, a sophomore tight end for the Razorbacks, was found unconscious and unresponsive in his room about 11:15 a.m., the university said in a written statement Sunday afternoon. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at a nearby… Read More
A Long Island driver has been arrested for allegedly striking and killing a college student on a bicycle while he was high on drugs and fleeing the scene, police said. Michael Tarduno Jr. was driving west on Route 347 when he crashed into University of Stony Brook student Seong Hook Baek, who was riding his bike on the shoulder, at about 9:45 p.m. Thursday, police said.
ABILENE, Texas — Survivors of a deadly bus crash are being interviewed, but it will take time for investigators to determine why an Abilene Christian University bus left the highway and overturned, a state trooper said Saturday. “It will be months from now” if anyone is ever charged in the Friday night wreck that killed one person and critically injured four others, Trooper Phillip “Sparky” Dean wrote in an email. The school-owned… Read More