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UPDATED: February 23, 2013 7:19:08 PM EST
Informational Message from Alert Carolina -- Student death

Dear Carolina community:

 

I am saddened to inform you that one of our students has died. The Chapel Hill Police Department is investigating the death of Stedman English Gage, a junior from Wilmington. Police said his body was discovered late Friday night at his off-campus residence. The cause of death has not been determined, but Chapel Hill Police do not suspect any foul play.

 

I have offered my support to Stedman’s parents in this time of grief. Please keep Stedman’s family and friends in your thoughts as we mourn this latest loss.

 

Counseling resources have been made available over the weekend to the students most immediately affected by the death.  Students who feel they need assistance may call Counseling and Wellness Services at (919) 966-2281 during regular operating hours. Employees may contact the Employee Assistance Program at (877) 314-5841.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Holden Thorp

 

About Informational Messages: The University sends an Informational Message to inform the campus community about a situation that is not an emergency, but is expected to be of significant interest to the campus. An Informational Message is one of three tiers of communication under the University’s revised emergency communications plan. Emergency Warning refers to a siren activation for a significant emergency. And a Timely Warning is issued if there is a continuing danger AND notification will not compromise law enforcement efforts.

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