A freshman student gearing up to begin his career on the Johns Hopkins lacrosse team was found dead in his dorm room on Monday, university officials said.
Jeremy Huber was found dead in Wolman Hall, which is located on the Homewood campus. Police are investigating, but did not find evidence of a crime.
Huber, who was salutatorian at his Las Vegas high school, was remembered as a “bright, considerate, wonderful young man” in a message sent to the campus from university officials. The message also notes that Monday is the first day of classes for the spring semester at the Homewood campus:
Here is the full text of the message:
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,
We are deeply sorry to report the loss of a member of our community.
Student Jeremy Huber died during the night in his bedroom in Wolman Hall. Police, who are investigating as a matter of standard procedure, have said preliminarily that they have not found any evidence of a crime. There is also no indication of contagious disease. The state medical examiner is charged with determining the cause of death.
Jeremy was a freshman in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, interested in majoring in cognitive science. He had been salutatorian of his class at West Career and Technical High School in Las Vegas. A true student-athlete, he was also a four-time all-state lacrosse defenseman there.
Jeremy was also playing varsity lacrosse here at Johns Hopkins. Those who knew him say he was a bright, considerate, wonderful young man who was excited to be at the university. In his relatively brief time here, Jeremy had earned admiration and respect from teammates, coaches, and everyone who is a part of the lacrosse program.
On behalf of the entire university community, we offer our deepest sympathies to Jeremy’s parents and younger brother, his relatives, his friends here and at home, and his lacrosse teammates.
We ask everyone in our community to offer support to those who may need it at this most difficult time. Our counselors and chaplains and the Office of Student Affairs are available, today and in days to come, to any student who wishes to talk.
You may make an appointment at the Counseling Center, which is open until 6 p.m. tonight, by calling 410-516-8278. Outside of normal hours, the counselor on call may be reached through Security at 410-516-7777. Campus Ministries, which is open until 9 p.m. tonight, may be reached at 410-516-1880. Contact information for the Dean of Students Office staff is here.
We will provide information on memorial arrangements when they become available.
The start of the spring semester is meant to be a day of excitement. It is a time when we reunite after weeks apart to resume our journey of learning and discovery together. This time, however, the beginning of the semester is also a time of sadness as we learn that one of our own will not be continuing the journey with us. We are confident, however, that those who knew and cared for Jeremy will always carry his memory in their hearts.
Kevin G. Shollenberger Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Terry Martinez Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students
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