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A University of Northern Iowa student was found dead in his dorm room.

On Thursday at 1:00pm, UNI Police and medical personnel found the body of Kyle Raarup inside his room on campus.  Raarup was a sophomore from Wyoming, Minnesota.  No foul play is suspected and the investigation is ongoing.

This is the second student death on campus this semester. 

Below is a statement from UNI President Bill Ruud:

Dear University Family,

It is with great sadness that we share with you the loss of a member of the UNI family: Kyle Raarup, a sophomore from Wyoming, Minnesota, died today.

Kyle majored in marketing and was actively involved in Dancer Hall where he worked as a desk assistant and served as the Senate Treasurer. He was also looking forward to studying abroad in Australia.

To students who may need some extra support in dealing with this tragic event, on-campus resources are available to help. The UNI Counseling Center has counselors available in person from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please remember that after-hours services are also available by calling 319-273-2676 and selecting option 2 at the prompt. I strongly encourage you to make use of these services during this time of mourning.

There is no way to prepare for the loss of a friend or loved one. I ask that we support one another during this time, and remember to cherish our friends and family every day.

I am sorry that I was unable to notify you sooner, but it was essential that we communicate with Kyle’s family prior to sharing with the university community.

Please keep Kyle's loved ones in your thoughts as they move through this difficult time. Details relative to memorial services will be sent as soon as they are known.

President Bill Ruud    

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