Student falls from SciLi, vigil to be held tonight at 6:30 p.m.

A graduate student fell from an upper floor of the SciLi just before noon today.

A cluster of Brown and Providence police officers were seen huddled around the space between the SciLi and the CIT, the site of the fall. In an email from the Vice Chair of the Computer Science department, Thomas Doeppner, to CS students, Doeppner stated that the student was “presumably killed.”

UPDATE: A graduate student fell from the 12th floor of the SciLi to the area between the library and the CIT….

Posted by The Brown Daily Herald on Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Students seeking support can find a list of resources here.

UPDATE: An email to the Brown community from President Christina Paxson has confirmed that the student has passed away. A vigil will take place tonight at 6:30 p.m. on the steps of Faunce to mourn this death. Previously arranged in response to other difficult events on campus, the vigil is open to anyone seeking an opportunity to heal with other community members.

UPDATE: A second email from Paxson has named the student as Hyoun Ju Sohn, a first year grad student from South Korea in the Physics program.

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