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GWU student dies in fall from dorm window

A George Washington University student has died after falling from a dormitory window.

University president Steven Knapp announced the student's death during commencement on Sunday, and graduates observed a moment of silence.

Taylor Hubbard of Lexington City, Md., fell out of a window at Guthridge Hall, a high-rise building in the 2100 block of F Street NW, around 4 a.m. Saturday. Officials say the 20-year-old sophomore was taken to George Washington University Hospital.

D.C. police described the fall as accidental. A police official said it appeared that the fall was from a fifth-floor window. D.C. police and campus police are investigating.

In a statement to the university on Saturday, GWU President Steven Knapp extended sympathy to the student’s family and friends and asked that they and the student be kept in “our thoughts and prayers.”

--Martin Weil and the Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 16, 2010; 11:54 AM ET
Categories:  Schools , The District  
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Comments

Such a needless shame. Seems just about every year this happens on some campus. Why can't young adults understand that Murphy's Law applies to them just like everyone else? It's not worth risking your lives just to look cool sitting on a window ledge.

Posted by: mb56 | May 16, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Wonderful young man. I had the pleasure of seeing him grow up with my children in Town Creek. He will be geatly missed.

Posted by: Trung1 | May 16, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

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