Northwestern student found dead in Evanston dorm

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A Northwestern University student was found dead Tuesday afternoon in his dormitory in north suburban Evanston.

Jason Arkin, 20, was pronounced dead at Evanston Hospital at 3:25 p.m., according to the university and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was discovered in his dorm at 1835 Hinman on the south side of the campus.

Arkin was a third-year student at Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering, according to a statement from the university. He was originally from Overland Park, Kan.

“Today I am thankful to be part of the Wildcat family and in a community where we support one another. Take good care of yourselves — and each other — and please let my colleagues and me know if we can be helpful to you,” Dean of Students Todd Adam said in a note sent to students.

Northwestern spokesman Bob Rowley said there is no indication of foul play or danger to the community.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

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