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Candlelight Vigil to Celebrate the Life of Brandon Landau

March 7, 2012

Classmates, friends and members of the Illinois Wesleyan community will come together tonight, March 7, at 10 p.m. for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of Brandon Landau, the first-year student who lost his life Sunday, March 4.  The vigil will take place on the Eckley Quadrangle in front of the Joslin Atrium.

Later this week the Landau family will lay their son to rest in his Bronx, N.Y. hometown.  Brandon died for as-yet-unknown reasons following an off-campus Sigma Pi Fraternity social event, which took place in the northern Illinois community of Polo. 

Brandon, a political science major, lived in Gulick Hall, was a member of the Sigma Pi Fraternity and worked at Tommy’s Grille in the Hansen Student Center.  A campus memorial service is being planned and will be announced in the coming weeks.

Contact Matt Kurz, (309) 556-3203