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Princeton staff member dies on campus

The University disclosed the death in an email sent to all campus affiliates

<h6>Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian</h6>
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Content Warning: The following article contains mention of death. 

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A University staff member died on campus on Tuesday, Sept. 13, according to a TigerAlert notice sent to campus affiliates at 5:34 p.m.

According to the University’s announcement, the death remains under investigation, though “the Department of Public Safety has determined that there is no ongoing threat to the campus community.” No further information about the identity of the individual or the cause of death has been made available at this time.

The announcement also warned of potentially limited access to Green Hall amid the ongoing investigation. As of around 6 p.m., all hallways and entryways in the academic building appeared to be open. Green Hall, located on Washington Road, houses the Department of Art and Archaeology, among other offices and lecture halls.

The University Department of Public Safety deferred comment to the University Office of Communications, which declined to provide further comment at this time.

The Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s office, which encompasses the Mercer County Medical Examiner’s office, did not immediately respond to request for comment. 

The Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office and Princeton Police Department declined to comment.


Katherine Dailey is a co-Head News Editor who often covers breaking news, politics, and University affairs. She can be reached at or on Twitter at @kmdailey7.

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