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Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 12:00 am

A department head at Texas A&M University died Tuesday after jumping from the Northside Parking Garage, according to officials.

Details surrounding the death of Dr. James Aune, a professor who led the Department of Communication, are few, but university police Lt. Allan Baron said foul play is not suspected.

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12 comments:

  • KMThompson posted at 11:34 pm on Mon, Jan 21, 2013.

    KMThompson Posts: 2

    So sad to hear of such an asset to this community found no other option to his pain. To anyone who has ever thought such a thing, please remember: Suicide is a PERMANENT solution to a TEMPORARY problem...and leaves such pain and guilt to loved ones left behind.

    Seek help first...DO IT for those you love.

    Praying for the family.

     
  • joethehumble posted at 6:46 pm on Tue, Jan 15, 2013.

    joethehumble Posts: 19

    You are right; it is hard to understand. And next time to avoid criticism, say "terrible act" or "horrible act". No one would dare criticize you then, because those adjectives validate THEIR worldview.

     
  • Sabio posted at 5:16 pm on Sat, Jan 12, 2013.

    Sabio Posts: 1700

    It is likely that there is little on which elf and I agree. This is one of those exceptions. Well said elf.

     
  • FromAfar posted at 1:38 am on Thu, Jan 10, 2013.

    FromAfar Posts: 479

    Why would you make such an insensitive post?

     
  • jake posted at 7:29 pm on Wed, Jan 9, 2013.

    jake Posts: 231

    Please don’t commit suicide, it only hurts the ones you love, who are left behind wondering why.

     
  • Brooke posted at 6:55 pm on Wed, Jan 9, 2013.

    Brooke Posts: 1

    A terribly sad day for Aggieland. Dr. Aune was my absolute favorite professor at A&M. His intellect, encouragement, kindness and quirky humor made him the best kind of teacher. I'm heartbroken for his family and all of the future students who will miss out on knowing this great man. -Class of 03'

     
  • Mr Tent posted at 6:04 pm on Wed, Jan 9, 2013.

    Mr Tent Posts: 51

    Indeed, how could HE commit suicide when everything is going so well in YOUR life? Yeah, he's the selfish one...

     
  • jano1 posted at 5:31 pm on Wed, Jan 9, 2013.

    jano1 Posts: 34

    It is hard to understand the selfish act of suicide. Prayers for his family.

     
  • elf posted at 3:23 pm on Wed, Jan 9, 2013.

    elf Posts: 1594

    Dr. Aune was a great teacher, a fine department head, a productive professor and most of all a valued and loved colleague. His intellect, skills, leadership and his love of teaching will be sorely missed.

     
  • apasley posted at 1:00 pm on Wed, Jan 9, 2013.

    apasley Posts: 1

    Dr. Aune was an one of a kind professor who deeply inspired me during my time at Texas A&M. I enjoyed his knowledge and passion so much, and am very sad to hear of his loss.

     
  • cabs posted at 9:16 am on Wed, Jan 9, 2013.

    cabs Posts: 1

    A true loss to all!

     
  • Jon K posted at 9:14 am on Wed, Jan 9, 2013.

    Jon K Posts: 6

    Please also visit http://www.forevermissed.com/jim-aune to share your remembrances.

     

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