University of Idaho reports student’s death. He was from Boise

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The University of Idaho announced Thursday that a third-year student died.

Boise resident and journalism student Caden Young died, according to a memo sent out by Dean of Students and Vice Provost for Student Affairs Blaine Eckles. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reported that Young wasn’t in Moscow and was out of town on spring break.

Young was a member and former president of the Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity, the memo said. He also wrote for the University of Idaho’s student newspaper, The Argonaut, in 2021 and was “pursuing his interest in reporting on human rights and geopolitical issues,” according to a Facebook post from the journalism college.