UW changes Rome study abroad program after students death

Federal court documents indicate attorneys have settled a lawsuit filed in the death of UW-Madison student Beau Solomon.

In 2017, Solomon’s parents filed a lawsuit against John Cabot University, a college where Solomon was studying abroad in Italy at the time of his death. He was robbed, attacked and found dead in the Tiber River in 2016.

The lawsuit claims in the past 10 years, there have been at least five, suspicious deaths of teenagers and young adults near the John Cabot campus. Two were American students studying abroad. Four of those incidents happened between 2014 and 2015.

The lawsuit alleges the university never informed UW-Madison or Beau Solomon about these incidents or the suspension of a University of Iowa partnership after the death of one of its students in 2015.

The University of Iowa ended its partnership with John Cabot University in 2015 after the death of 20-year-old Andrew Mogni. He fell in January 2015 the same day he arrived in the country. Police initially said it was an accidental fall, but university officials said it is possible a robbery happened before or after so they didn’t know whether a crime caused Mogni’s injuries.

For more go to WKOW: https://wkow.com/news/top-stories/2019/02/25/lawsuit-against-study-abroad-university-settled-after-uw-students-death/

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