Fraternity mourns loss of brother on Arizona campus - Tucson News Now

Fraternity mourns loss of brother on Arizona campus

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Phi Gamma Delta fraternity mourns the loss of a brother Friday night, as campus police and administrators investigate the death of University of Arizona freshman MichaelEvan Anderson.

He fell roughly 20 feet from a cooling unit onto the roof ofColonia de la Paz residence hall early Friday morning, according to police.

Anderson was with another student at the time, and investigators say the other person was not hurt. Both students are members of the Phi GammaDelta fraternity, according to chapter president Spencer Shugrue.

He said Anderson joined the fraternity last fall.

"In the few months that we got to spend with him and know him, we'll never forget him," said Shugrue.

Anderson's older brother is also a member of the fraternity,which welcomes family members to campus this week for Mothers' Weekend.

Shugrue said Friday that they're still working to learn all the details about Anderson's death.

"The worst thing to do in a situation like this is to speculate and spread rumors," he said.

The organization will plan a memorial or vigil in the near future for Anderson. Shugrue said the fraternity wants to keep his memory alive as well as educate other students to stay safe.

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