WMU freshman found dead on campus from Paw Paw

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Morgan Jusick, 18 (courtesy photo)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Morgan Jusick, 18, of Paw Paw has been identified by Western Michigan University officials as the student who was found dead on campus Saturday morning.

Jusick, a freshman, was found in cardiac arrest in her dorm in Henry Hall when first responders reached her Saturday. Attempts at revival were unsuccessful.

The cause of her death has yet to be determined, but Executive Director of University Relations Cheryl Roland said there is no indication of foul play. The cause of death will be found during the autopsy, which will take place this week.

Jusick was a 2015 graduate of Portage Central High School. She was majoring in university curriculum and interdisciplinary studies.

Roland said the university immediately began reaching out to Jusick’s hallmates, friends and classmates on Saturday to offer counseling and help in wake of her death.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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4 comments

  • elaine2004@charter.net

    Sadly this also happened just one year ago …same campus…Alyssa Olafson was found unresponsive in Eicher Hall. What is going on at WMU? Prayers for this dear girls family and friends during this difficult time!

    • Jamie

      So very sad. God bless the family and friends of this beautiful girl. Sadly, sudden cardiac arrests occur thousands of times per year among young people due to undetected heart conditions, likely the cause though we will wait to hear for sure. The solution is EKG screenings by qualified cardiologists every two years age 12-25. Again, heartfelt sympathy to those who loved this girl.

    • yoopersue

      What do you mean what’s going on at WMU? Two deaths (both apparently not foul play) out of 25,000 students. That’s .00004% per year. That’s not a trend by any means.

  • Ms. Placed Modifier, elementary school error

    Why is a campus from Paw Paw all the way up in Kalamazoo? Was it there to buy drugs? And what was a WMU student doing on another campus? The article doesn’t address anything like this, so maybe the headline got mixed up with another article somehow.