Update about Misrach Ewunetie ‘24 from V.P. Calhoun

Dec. 28, 2022

The following message was send to the Princeton University campus community on Wednesday, December 28 at 3 p.m.

Dear Princeton community,

Earlier today, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office announced that Misrach Ewunetie’s death was ruled a suicide. The determination was made by the Middlesex Regional Medical Examiner’s office.

Our hearts go to Misrach’s family and friends, and to the wider campus community that has been shaken by this tragedy. Losing a member of our community is always difficult. The long wait for definitive news about what led to her death has been challenging for all of us, and especially for those close to Misrach.

During an investigation, communication is often limited to protect evidence-gathering, to avoid misleading the public, and out of consideration for the family. At no point during this investigation did law enforcement authorities believe campus safety was compromised.

The University continues to assess and enhance mental health resources for the campus community. There are resources to support students, faculty, and staff. Students can call the CPS Cares Line 24/7 at 609-258-3141. Faculty and staff can contact Carebridge 24/7 at (800) 437-0911.  

I hope that the winter break provides you with time to reflect and restore before we return as a community for the start of a new semester. 

My thoughts are with you all,

VP W. Rochelle Calhoun


W. Rochelle Calhoun

Vice President for Campus Life