Angara, who is from Hopewell Junction in upstate New York, lived in the Water Street dorm at 200 Water Street in the Financial District. The police say he wrote a note for his family and that he pushed a dresser in front of the door.
NYU issued a statement saying, "The NYU community extends its sympathy to the family and loved ones of this young man." Earlier, NYU had waited until Saturday to tell other Water Street residents and explained to the Washington Square News that it did not send an NYU community-wide email to respect Angara's parents wishes for privacy. However, some NYU students and parents have been debating whether the university is responsible to let students - and their parents - know about campus deaths.