From: Michael S. Roth and Mike Whaley <>
Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2020 8:20 PM
Subject: Sharing sad news

Dear friends,


It is with deep sadness that we write to inform you of the death of Wesleyan student, Daniel Jewell-Tyrcha ’22. Dani passed away today following a car accident that occurred last night. We offer our condolences to Dani’s family, friends, and loved ones.


For those members of our community struggling with this tragic event who would like to come together to share grief and receive support, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will offer a support space on Tuesday, January 28 at 5 p.m. in the ORSL lounge (169 High St., second floor). Members of CAPS and ORSL are reaching out individually to students who may have been particularly impacted by this tragedy. However, any student in need of immediate support should contact CAPS at (860) 685-2910 or a class dean. Faculty and staff who need support may contact the Employee Assistance Program at (800) 854-1446. Wesleyan is a caring community. We are all here to help one another.


Expressions of condolence may be sent to Mike Whaley at, who will collect and forward them to Dani’s family. We will all hold them in our thoughts. 




Michael S. Roth



Mike Whaley

Vice President for Student Affairs