The Observer is a student-run, daily print & online newspaper serving Notre Dame, Saint Mary's & Holy Cross. Learn about us.



University announces death of student, military veteran

| Saturday, November 12, 2022

Notre Dame student James (Jake) Blaauboer has died, the University informed the student body in an email Saturday morning.

Blaauboer, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Letters, is also a military veteran of the U.S. Army.

The Division of Student Affairs will coordinate support and services for friends and family of Blaauboer with more details to come, the email said. The University did not include a date or cause of death in the initial communication.

Both officials from Notre Dame and the St. Joseph County Coroner’s office did not release any other details about the death.

The University Counseling Center (574-631-7336) and Campus Ministry (574-631-7800) are both available for anyone impacted, the email said.

This report will be updated if more information is announced.

Tags: , ,

About Observer Staff Report

Contact Observer Staff Report