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Faculty and students are shocked by professor's suicide

IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- Many are stunned by the news of University of Iowa music professor Mark Weiger's suicide.

Faculty and students say he was a great guy who helped save the music department after this summer's flood.

Iowa City police were called to Weiger's home in Iowa City on Wednesday, where they found him dead in his car in his garage.  An autopsy is pending.

Weiger was named in a sexual harassment lawsuit by a former graduate student earlier this week. Melissa Rose Walding Milligan accused Weiger of making sexual remarks and verbally harassing her while having a sexual relationship with another student during the 2006-07 school year.

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