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Kellogg student Benjamin Codjoe found dead

Benjamin Codjoe

Benjamin Codjoe

Source: Benji Codjoe’s Facebook profile

Source: Benji Codjoe’s Facebook profile

Benjamin Codjoe

Tyler Pager, Campus Editor

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Benjamin Codjoe, a 28-year-old Kellogg student, was found dead Friday morning in the McManus Living-Learning Center.

Codjoe, a first-year student in the Kellogg School of Management, was found unresponsive in his residence hall room and pronounced dead. Codjoe had a previous medical condition and there were no signs of foul play, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

Dean Sally Blount sent an email Saturday to Kellogg community members notifying them of Codjoe’s death and extending her sympathies to his fiancee and family.

“Ben was a fantastic student who cared deeply about the quality and integrity of our community,” she wrote. “He always had a giant smile on his face and we will greatly miss his energy and forward-looking attitude.”

Codjoe was from Accra, Ghana. He was the vice president for professional development for the Africa Business Club.

Kellogg held a vigil for Codjoe on Sunday evening outside the Donald P. Jacobs Center.

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This story was updated April 28 at 3:24 a.m. with a photo of Benjamin Codjoe.

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