President Roth has informed the community, via his blog, that David Harris ’08 recently died while hiking in the Pacific Northwest.
We here at Wesleying would like to extend our most sincere condolences to David’s friends and family. More information, including plans for a memorial service, will be posted as it is received.
Dave Harris at graduation, May 2008.
 Dean Mike’s campus-wide email, 8/4/08 12 pm:
I am writing with sad news that recent graduate David L. Harris ’08 died in a hiking accident in Oregon last week. David graduated last May after majoring in government. He spent the fall semester of his senior year studying in India and returned to Wesleyan to complete his degree. During his time at Wesleyan, David was involved in volunteering with the Traverse Square tutoring program and enjoyed playing and learning music. Details about the services for David will be shared with the Wesleyan community when they are available.
I would encourage those of you who feel the need to speak with someone about this tragic death to seek the support of grief counselors near you. For those of you returning to Wesleyan, the Office of Behavioral Health for Students will reopen on August 26, 2008. If you need to speak with someone prior to then you can contact the Office of Behavioral Health for Students through Dr. Coughlan at 860/227-4040.
I know that those of you who knew David will join me in remembering him and keeping him in our thoughts and prayers as his family copes with this tragic loss.[/edit by Sheek, 8/4, 6:39 pm]