Duquesne Mourns Loss of Student Dakota James

The Duquesne campus community is mourning the passing of graduate student Dakota James, who has been missing since January 25, 2017. Sadly, police confirmed his death today.

"Dakota and his family have been in our prayers throughout this difficult ordeal. I am deeply saddened to learn of the tragic outcome, and I extend my deepest sympathy to Dakota's family and friends on behalf of the entire Duquesne University community," said President Ken Gormley.

The counselors in the Center for Student Wellbeing are available for those who may want their services. A counselor can be contacted at 412.396.6204.

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