Breaking: Unresponsive student dies on campus

Students were informed by an email from President R. Barbara Gitenstein at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10 that junior sociology major Paul Traina passed away at the College.

Campus Police responded to an emergency call regarding an unresponsive student Tuesday morning in Townhouses West, according to executive director of College Relations Stacy Schuster.

An ambulance was called and medical personnel pronounced Traina died prior to their arrival, Schuster said. Traina was from Ramsey, N.J.

“Please know that while there is no indication of foul play, we are working with the Mercer County Prosecutor’s office to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death,” Schuster said in an email.

Schuster added that College personnel have been in contact with Traina’s family and friends and are providing support.

“The College community is profoundly saddened by Paul’s death, and we extend our deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones,” Schuster said.

Counseling and Psychological Services are available to members of the community at x2247 or in 107 Eickhoff Hall.