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Statement by Dean of the College Tom Crady on the death of Cody Lavender '10

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 12/14/08 • Media Contact: Roland Adams • (603) 646-3661

Below is the text of a message issued Dec. 14 to members of the Dartmouth Community by Dean of the College Tom Crady regarding the death of Dartmouth junior Cody Lavender:

Dear Members of the Dartmouth Community:

With great sadness I regret to inform you that we have learned of the death of Cody Lavender, a Dartmouth junior, who was studying in Edinburgh, Scotland on a Foreign Study Program (FSP).

We have expressed our deepest sympathies to his family. The College is now reaching out to students in the FSP and other members of the community to offer counseling resources. Counseling resources are available on campus in person, or by phone* for those not on campus, 24 hours a day (see contact numbers below). We will be looking after each other.

The authorities are investigating. The death is not being treated as suspicious. We have no other official information at this time.


Tom Crady
Dean of the College

* Contacts for counseling resources:
1- To reach the counselor on call 24 hours a day, call Dartmouth Safety and Security, 603-646-4000.
2- You can also call the Dartmouth Office of Counseling and Human Development, 603-646-9442; office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST.

Dartmouth has television (satellite uplink) and radio (ISDN) studios available for domestic and international live and taped interviews. For more information, call 603-646-3661 or see our Radio, Television capability webpage.

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