Suicide Hidden in Colleges in Massachusetts

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students across the United States. And numbers are on the rise. But you won’t hear details about these tragic deaths from Massachusetts colleges and universities. Most of them don’t release information if they track it at all.

Jenifer McKim, a reporter with the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, used data and public records to look into this problem in a state that draws students from across the world.  Here are her print and radio stories that ran in the Boston Globe and WGBH News.

Luke Tang  Harvard University freshman, committed suicide on campus in 2016.  Photo courtesy of Lucy Wang