On Friday, Oct. 31, a student was found dead in Mt. Hope Cemetery by UR Security. UR President Joel Seligman informed the University community of the tragedy the following morning. After nearly five days of investigation, Dean of the College Richard Feldman notified the UR student body that the man was identified as sophomore Kurt Scheele.

Scheele is from Cheektowaga, N.Y., just outside of Buffalo, and he intended to pursue majors in both brain and cognitive sciences and psychology. He is remembered for his many contributions to UR, including his participation on the men’s varsity track and field team and as a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity’s new member class.

In his e-mail, Feldman expressed support for all those affected by Scheele’s death, stating, ‘Our thoughts and prayers are with Kurt’s family and friends.” Feldman also encouraged students to seek assistance from the University Counseling Center. UCC can be reached by phone 24 hours a day at x53113.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Nov. 7 at 2:30 p.m. in the Interfaith Chapel, and the University flag will be flown at half-mast in Scheele’s memory.

Squires is a member of the class of 2010.

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