Update for Sunday, May 13
More than 150 Lafayette students, faculty, and staff paid respects to the family of Everett Glenn ’15 on Saturday at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, Orange, N.J., the latest expression of sympathy and the sense of loss on campus since the tragic death of the universally-liked first-year student on May 5.
President Daniel H. Weiss addressed this message to parents on Friday.
Update for Thursday, May 10
More than 150 Lafayette students, faculty, and staff plan to attend the funeral of Everett Glenn ’15 on Saturday. The College is providing bus transportation for those who wish to use it. Many students have taken advantage of the option to reschedule Saturday exams in order to attend the service.
The number of remembrances of Glenn has grown to more than 350 on a website set up by friends to share memories.
The Northampton County Coroner’s Office and the Easton Police Department are continuing to investigate the cause of Glenn’s death, assisted by the Office of Public Safety. Information on the outcome of the investigation will be shared when it is known.
Update for Tuesday, May 8
John Colatch, College chaplain and director of religious and spiritual life, shared information with the campus community today about funeral arrangements for Everett Glenn ’15 this Saturday. The College will provide transportation to and from the church.
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn have requested that in lieu of flowers, gifts in memory may be made to Lafayette’s fencing team.
Email messages were sent by the Dean of the College and the Dean of Students Monday night to all students covering these topics: Saturday exams, transportation to the viewing and funeral, and residence hall move out.
Updated Monday, May 7
The campus is mourning the loss of Everett Glenn ’15, who died Saturday.
Counselors have been meeting individually with numerous students and consulting with parents, faculty, and staff members. They are also responding to requests to meet with student groups. The Counseling Center is open during normal hours this week, 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., and counselors may be reached outside of normal hours by calling the Office of Public Safety.
Counselors are also available, as is College Chaplain John Colatch, during a daily drop-in hour from 3-4 p.m. in our Interfaith Chapel, hosted by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life to provide a quiet place to talk and reflect with others.
Final exams are proceeding as scheduled, as was communicated by email Sunday to students by the Office of the Dean of the College. Beginning Sunday afternoon, the Dean’s office staff has been available to provide assistance during this difficult time and will continue working closely with staff in the Division of Campus Life and with faculty to assist students throughout the exam period.
The College is planning to provide transportation to Glenn’s funeral on Saturday, May 12, and will announce details when they are finalized. All students who have exams scheduled for Saturday are being contacted by the Dean of the College so that arrangements may be made for them to take their Saturday exams during a makeup day on Monday, May 14, if they wish to attend the funeral.
President Daniel H. Weiss updated parents in a message with the information above.
In a message Saturday evening to the campus community and parents, Weiss said, “My thoughts are with Everett’s parents and other family members at this extremely difficult time. I extend to them my heartfelt condolences. My thoughts are also with our students and all members of our community who share in this tragic loss.”
On Saturday night, students, faculty, and staff members joined Glenn’s family and friends for a prayer service in Colton Chapel. Those in attendance far exceeded the chapel’s seating capacity.
Friends have set up a website where scores of memories of Glenn have been shared by those who knew him at Lafayette and before he entered the College.
Glenn was pronounced dead at Easton Hospital Saturday afternoon. He had been transported there from his campus residence hall room by ambulance after the Northampton County Dispatch Center (911) and the College’s Office of Public Safety had been alerted about a possible medical emergency. The cause of death is being investigated by the Northampton County Coroner’s Office and the Easton Police Department, assisted by the Office of Public Safety. Investigators have indicated that there is no sign of foul play involved.
Additional information will be shared with the campus community as it becomes available.