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Student found dead in on-campus residence hall

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A Tulane student was found dead Sunday night around 6 p.m. in his residence hall, according to the Tulane University Police Department. The student was identified as freshman Vineet Kallanagowdar.

New Orleans Police Department, Emergency Medical Services and Fire Department reported to his on-campus residence.

Kallanagowdar came to Tulane from Topeka, Kansas. He participated in scholar’s bowl at Washburn Rural High School.

Tulane President Mike Fitts sent out an email this afternoon notifying staff, faculty and students of the death.

“Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with Vineet’s family and his friends,” Fitts wrote.

Students who are in need of assistance can contact CAPS at 504-314-2277 or Student Resources and Support Services at 504-314-2160. After hours, students can contact The Line at 504-264-6074, which is available 24/7, or the Student Affairs Staff Member on-call at 504-920-9900.

The Hullabaloo reports on student death according to specific protocols, which can be found here.

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2 Responses to “Student found dead in on-campus residence hall”

  1. Sai on March 12th, 2018 8:31 pm

    Very unfortunate and sad …wishing the family and friends our deepest condolences.

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  2. Gangadhar Wali on March 14th, 2018 9:54 pm

    This is shocking news …. so sad to here …may his soul rest in peace
    Let go give enough strength to his family to bear this unfortunate death.

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