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News and Notes: Harvard student dies of apparent suicide

Harvard sophomore Andrew Sun died Sunday of an apparent suicide after he fell from a downtown Boston Building, The Harvard Crimson reported.

No additional information regarding Sun’s motivations has been released.

Sun did not die immediately on impact and was taken to the hospital where he was treated for injuries caused by the fall. However, doctors believed Sun’s chances of recovery were slim and informed the dean of Sun’s residential house that his time on life support would be limited.

He died Monday morning with his family present. Interim Dean of the College Donald Pfister announced Sun’s death to the Harvard community via email Monday morning.

A New Jersey native, Sun was an Economics major, a member of Harvard College Faith in Action and Harvard Financial Analysts Club, according to the Crimson.

This is not the first suicide reported at an Ivy League school so far this academic year. Four students also committed suicide at the University of Pennsylvania.

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