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The University community mourns the loss of undergraduate James Li

James Li, 19, a member of the Class of 2027, died on Friday, Feb. 16, in Princeton.

Li was from Princeton, attended Princeton High School, and was a member of Yeh College at the University.

An avid reader of philosophers including Wittgenstein and Camus, Li had a particular interest in linguistics, loved playing computer games and learning new languages, and studied Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Welsh, Romanian and German (the last three self-taught). 

The University has extended condolences to Yiyun and Dapeng Li, James' parents. It hosted an opportunity on Saturday, Feb. 17, for students to gather, reflect and support one another.

Resources and support are available through Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS), the Office of Religious Life, the residential colleges, and the Graduate School. Students wishing to speak with a counselor can call 609-258-3141. Faculty and staff may contact Carebridge to speak with a licensed professional by calling 800-437-0911.