Weinberg senior Ananya Agrawal dies, cause to be determined

    Weinberg senior Ananya Agarwal died earlier this weekend, according to an email from Dean of Students Todd Adams. The email said that the cause is currently unknown, but no foul play is suspected.

    Agrawal was a chemistry major from Mumbai, India. He was a member of the Phi Mu Alpha fraternity and played the alto saxophone for the NU marching band, according to the email. He was involved in polymer research with the chemistry department, and he received the Chemistry Department Scholar Award for his research and honors thesis. According to his LinkedIn page, he was also previously the editor of The Northwestern Chronicle and sang with the Men in Black a cappella group. 

    "Ananya is remembered for his jovial, energetic personality, who selflessly cared about his friends and brothers and was deeply committed to his academic pursuits," Adams said in the email. University spokesman Al Cubbage declined to comment beyond Adams' email. 

    Phi Mu will host a memorlal for Agarwal on Wednesday, May 30 at 6 p.m. at the Allice Millar Chapel, according to an email from the Dean of Students Office. A reception will follow at Hardin Hall, the lower level of the West Tower of the Rebecca Crown Center at 633 Clark St. There is no dress requirement. 

    This story was updated on May 30 at 9:20 a.m. to include plans for Agarwal's memorial service. 


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