Marquette University student dies studying abroad in Rome


by Chris Patterson

MILWAUKEE -- Marquette University Junior Andrew Keith Carr died while studying abroad in Rome, Italy. Marquette says Carr passed away after falling from a ledge on the banks of a river on June 10th.

Carr studied operations and supply chain management at Marquette's College of Business Administration. The school reports Carr was frequently on the dean's list for his academic performance.

Here's the letter Marquette University wrote to students:

Dear Marquette community,

I am writing you today with great sadness. One of our students studying abroad in Rome, Andrew Keith Carr, passed away last night after falling from a ledge on the banks of a river in Rome. Andrew was walking with friends, who said he lost his balance and slipped.

Andrew was a junior studying operations and supply chain management in the College of Business Administration, who was frequently on the dean’s list for his academic performance. He was a recipient of the Ignatius and Magis scholarships, a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and a participant on the university’s Quidditch team.

His light only graced this campus for a short time, but his memory will live in his family, his friends and our Marquette community forever.
We are working with John Cabot University to provide support services and on-site counseling to Andrew’s roommates and friends in Rome. Counseling services and Campus Ministry support are also available here on campus for all faculty, staff and students.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Andrew’s family and friends. In this time of overwhelming sadness, I know that we will gather together to support each other in our grief and to pay tribute to Andrew’s memory.

Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J.
Marquette University


La Repubblica newspaper in Italy is reporting that Carr was on a pub crawl. Witnesses claim he was imitating a tightrope walker when he feel some 50 feet.


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