Sad News

February 16, 2023

Dear all,

I am sorry to have to share some very sad news. Today, I was notified that Luca Rader, a student on leave from the Class of 2025 and from Los Angeles, California, has passed away.

The loss of a student so suddenly and unexpectedly is profoundly upsetting, and our community mourns this life cut short. We express our deep condolences to Luca’s family and friends at this time. A gathering for remembrance will be held tomorrow at Pratt House at 4:00 p.m.

Please make time to take care of yourselves and to reach out and be present with each other. If you or someone else needs support, additional resources are listed below.

Student resources:

Faculty, administrator, staff resources:

Again, I am so sorry to have to share this news. Please take care, and be in touch if you need support of any kind.

Elizabeth H. Bradley, President
Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604