A Letter From President Kaplan: Sad news regarding a UNH student

The Charger Bulletin

Dear Campus Community

I am deeply saddened to report the untimely death of Stirling Danskin, a sophomore majoring in music and sound recording at the University, has died.  His body was discovered across Boston Post Road several blocks away from the University of New Haven main campus earlier today.  The cause of death is not known at this time but there are no signs of foul play. This incident is still under investigation by the West Haven Police Department.

For students wishing to talk with a counselor on campus, the Office of Counseling Services, located in the lower level of Sheffield Hall, will be open with walk-in hours until 10 p.m. today and from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow. No appointment is necessary. In addition, the University has arranged for grief counseling to be available around the clock through Empathia Counseling Services, which can be reached at 866-713-1978.   Chaplain Martin O’Connor also will be available to meet with students until midnight tonight in his office, located in South Campus Hall, room 205. Chaplain O’Connor can also be reached at 203-641-0538.

The Dean of Students Office will provide information regarding services for Stirling once they have been planned. Please keep Stirling’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

Steven H. Kaplan