I write to let you know that a student is believed missing following Wednesday’s storm.
Nidhi Rana is a first-year commuter student and is involved in our Division of Volunteer Efforts (DOVE). She was possibly last seen with her friend, Ayush Rana, in her hometown of Passaic, an area particularly hard-hit by flooding.
We are in contact with the City of Passaic police, who are conducting search and rescue operations for Nidhi and Ayush. We encourage anyone with information to contact the City of Passaic police department at (973) 365-3966.
Campus Ministry will be praying for Nidhi, Ayush, and their families today at our noon Mass in the University Chapel. Students can also contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at (973) 761-9500 for additional support. Campus Ministry is also available at (973) 761-9545.
We will continue to keep you apprised. In the meantime, please join me in keeping Nidhi and Ayush in your prayers for their safe return.
Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D.