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University mourns Evelyn Feeney

By KATY WILNER | October 4, 2018

The University is mourning the death of Evelyn Feeney, who passed away on Sept. 30. She was a senior Film and Media Studies major in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

Vice Provost for Student Affairs Kevin Shollenberger and Dean of Student Life Smita Ruzicka sent a schoolwide email on Tuesday informing the Hopkins community of her death. 

They specified that the University, in collaboration with the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), is currently conducting an investigation regarding the incident. They wrote that the investigation has not revealed evidence of foul play at this time.

“On behalf of the entire Johns Hopkins community, we offer our deepest sympathies to Evelyn’s family and friends,” Shollenberger and Ruzicka wrote.

Originally from Havre de Grace, Md., Feeney loved video production and media consulting, and she was interested in pursuing a career in this field. 

She had previously worked at the Digital Media Center as a video lab coach and was known for her creativity and strong eye for design. The email added that she was always eager to explore Baltimore with her friends. 

The Hopkins community can send their condolences to Feeney’s family through letters and email. Students can address their sympathies to “The Family of Evelyn Feeney” and send them to the Office of the Dean of Student Life in Mattin Center Suite 210 or email

Shollenberger and Ruzicka wrote that they would collect letters on behalf of Feeney’s family.

They encouraged students to reach out to a variety of resources, including the Counseling Center and Campus Ministries. 

They added that students could also visit A Place to Talk, which is available from Sunday to Thursday between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. in Brody 4010 and Wolman Hall. Information about these resources can be found below.

In their email, Shollenberger and Ruzicka asked for students to be kind and supportive to their fellow classmates, noting that they should encourage students who might benefit from it to utilize the mental health resources available.

The Counseling Center may be contacted by calling 410-516-8278. In case of an emergency outside of normal hours, the counselor on call may be reached through Security at 410-516-7777. 

Campus Ministries may be reached at 410-516-1880.

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