Distributed July 21, 2000
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Tracie Sweeney

A University statement

Susan Klein vs. Brown University

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Laura Freid, executive vice president of public affairs and university relations for Brown University, issued the following statement regarding the July 21 decision in Susan Klein vs. Brown University:

We are pleased that a Rhode Island Superior Court jury, in a unanimous decision, has upheld the position that Brown University’s psychological services provided appropriate care that fully satisfied our responsibilities to the student who committed suicide in 1990. We are particularly gratified that the jury’s findings reaffirm that Dr. Ferdinand Jones, director of psychological services at the time, served Brown and its students in a caring and professional manner.

The death of any student is a tragic loss. Our sincere sympathies are extended to the family and to all who still mourn the loss of Daniel Shuster.