University mourns

A Carnegie Mellon Official Communications e-mail sent out by Dean of Student Affairs Karen D. Boyd Friday morning confirmed the death of sophomore computer science student Rohan Vakharia after a fall from a staircase in Wean Hall.

The e-mail stated that Vakharia, 19, was from Gainesville, Fla., and a graduate of Eastside High School.

Vakharia’s death was first reported by local news stations early Thursday evening.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that police believe the death to be an apparent suicide, and that a note was found at the scene.
However, the police investigation is still continuing.

Students who would like someone to talk to are encouraged to contact Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS).

According to the e-mail, further details on any memorial plans will be announced once they have been confirmed, per the family’s wishes.