Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students, behind alcohol and drug overdoses. Twenty-four Virginia college students died from suicide in 2012, according to the Virginia Violent Death Reporting System.
After the recent deaths of two Virginia Commonwealth University students were ruled as suicides, students around Virginia are asking questions about how universities report student deaths to their campus communities.
VCU freshman Hobie Dunston Kopczynski, 18, died on Sunday, March 30, and police have ruled his death a suicide.
VCU alerted students to a burglary off campus early Monday morning in the Fan.
Virginia political leaders on Tuesday held a debate on the birth control mandate of the Affordable Care Act in the Academic Learning Commons. State Senator John Edwards, D-Roanoke, and Delegate Robert Marshall, R-Manassas, debated issues relating to House Bill 18, a bill introduced in the General Assembly by Marshall that would have allowed insurance companies to choose not to offer birth control coverage.