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Email announces death of Rutgers student

A School of Arts and Sciences sophomore, Rodrigues was a Robeson scholar and member of Douglass Residential College. – Photo by Gustav J. Novak Funeral Home

Members of the Rutgers community received an email from Interim Chancellor Christopher J. Molloy on Jan. 19 informing them of the death of Arianna Rodrigues, who died on Tuesday.

“I offer my deepest condolences to Arianna’s family and friends for their loss, and ask that the entire campus and community keep them in our thoughts during these difficult days,” Molloy said.

Rodrigues was a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore, according to the email. She was also a Robeson Scholar and member of Douglass Residential College (DRC), living in a learning community at Busch Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) Hall. 

Jacquelyn Litt, dean of DRC and the Douglass campus, informed in a separate email that Rodrigues was previously in the School of Engineering and was part of the Reilly Douglass Engineering Living-Learning Community, as well as the BOLD Empower program. She recently transferred to the School of Arts and Sciences to pursue social work and help those in her community. 

Both emails specified that counselors are available to those needing grief counseling or general support. 

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