The Earlham College community was saddened to
learn this afternoon of the death of 20-year-old
second-year student Kai Woods of Atlanta,
Georgia. Her body was found in her residence hall
room. Her parents have been notified.
Dean of Student Development Deb McNish confirmed
the unfortunate occurrence today. McNish said
that the College’s Student Development staff is
cooperating fully with the police inquiry into
the death, which is standard procedure in the
event of any death on campus. According to
Richmond Police Department Sgt. Brad Berner, no foul play is suspected.
Student Development staff will be available to
students for counseling and support in the
residence halls and in the Student Development
Office until 10:00 p.m. this evening.
Additionally, the Student Development Office in
Carpenter Hall, Stout Meetinghouse and Campus
Ministries in Virginia Cottage will be available
to students from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2008.
The Earlham community also may gather between
noon and 1:00 p.m. in Stout Meetinghouse for silent reflection on Friday.