At 3:00 am on Sunday morning, Pittsburgh native Joseph Dado was seen leaving a local fraternity house en route to his dorm.
He wasn't seen or heard from after.
Monday afternoon, helicopters and policemen searched the Penn State campus for the missing freshman. By 6:00 pm on Monday evening, Dado was found dead in an exterior stairwell on campus.
Dado had died of severe head trauma. His death was ruled an accident from an autopsy performed on Tuesday.
Dado's death has critically impacted the student community in many ways. It not only opened our eyes to the seriousness that can come from drinking, but also reminded us that we (Penn State) are a family that needs to look after one another.
In response to Dado's death, a quote appeared in the campus paper from President Graham Spanier, stating, "Each of us has a fundamental obligation to tend to one another's needs. We study and work together; we play together; we weep together."
I completely agree with this statement and I believe that following this accident, others do as well.
Even people that didn't know Dado personally were heartbroken over what happened.
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