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JQA hosts community meeting following death of student

Friday, April 4, 2008


In response to the tragic death of UMass student Liam O'Donnelly this morning, a community meeting will be held inside the John Quincy Adams tower at 4:30 this afternoon.


Representatives from the dean of students office, residential life and the UMass Police Department will be on hand to share information surrounding O'Donnelly's death and offer resources to students.


"We extend our deepest sympathy to his family and friends," wrote Jo-Anne Vinn, dean of students, in a campus wide e-mail sent out earlier today.


The University is encouraging members of the campus community seeking support to speak with their residence hall staff, or to call either the dean of students office (413 545 - 2684) or University Mental Health Services (413 545 - 2337).

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