Statement of President Steven Knapp On the Death of GW Student Laura Treanor

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May 01, 2009

We all continue to be saddened by the death in January of Laura Treanor, a promising student and a beloved member of our community.

Today we have obtained confirmation from the DC Medical Examiner office that the cause of Laura's death was acute alcohol intoxication and that the death was accidental. Now that we have that determination, I have asked Dean of Students and Associate Vice President Linda Donnels and Chief of University Police Dolores Stafford to review the new information and determine what further steps, if any, should be taken.

On behalf of The George Washington University community, I extend my sincerest sympathy and condolences to the Treanor family and Laura's many friends.

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