Northwestern University officials say a student was found dead in the university library in Evanston shortly before 10 a.m. today.

In a message to the university community, William Banis, the school’s vice president for student affairs, identified the student as a 25-year-old male enrolled in the School of Continuing Studies.

Northwestern University officials say a student was found dead in the university library in Evanston shortly before 10 a.m. today.

In a message to the university community, William Banis, the school’s vice president for student affairs, identified the student as a 25-year-old male enrolled in the School of Continuing Studies.

Banis said Evanston Police are investigating the incident and are awaiting information on the cause of death from the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

He said a preliminary investigation indicates that there is no threat or potential danger to other members of the Northwestern community as a result of the incident. He added that  the school is not currently releasing further details regarding the student’s identity at the request of his family.

He said the university library would remain closed today, but re-open tomorrow and that counselors would be available for students affected by the incident.

Banis added, “I offer our deepest sympathy to our student’s family, friends and fellow students.”

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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