A 19 year old college student died suddenly on March 2nd, 2022.
Arden, was attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was a senior triple majoring in data-science, economics and mathematics. Arden entered UW-Madison at the age of 16.
According to the university notice of Arden’s death:
“Arden was the co-author of two peer-reviewed articles, the sole author of another, and the co-author of a book chapter, according to Morales. The Kaufman Lab plans to hold a private memorial gathering and honor Arden with the posthumous title of Kaufman Fellow.
Arden was on the Dean’s List every semester and had started working this semester for Blueprint Labs at MIT in anticipation of transitioning into a pre-doctoral program. The highly regarded lab uses data, economics, and analytic tools to uncover the consequences of policy decisions and improve society.
Arden was a talented pianist who became a member of Mensa, the high-IQ society, at age 13, and earned a perfect score on the ACT. Arden was nominated “Student of the Year” each year of high school and graduated as a valedictorian.”
Arden was “deeply beloved” and “passed away too unexpected for us to accept,” said Arden’s parents. “Our hearts are broken into pieces.”
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has an entire page dedicated to COVID-19 Policies. The latest update is a reminder on Testing, Masks, and Booster Shots.
“Nearly 96 percent of students and employees are fully vaccinated. Every student and employee who can is encouraged to stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, and to upload or share a record of vaccination with University Health Services.” For the remaining 4% that were not fully vaccinated, they’ve had to participate in mandatory weekly testing.
The University also has an insanely robust page dedicated to every FAQ on earth on COVID, there are 79 FAQ’s. It’s riddled with blatant CDC Propaganda. Some highlights:
- I already had COVID-19. Do I still need to get vaccinated?
- Yes, people who recovered from COVID-19 should get vaccinated.
- Can I become vaccinated and then be exempt from mandatory weekly testing?
- Yes. Vaccination is safe, effective and available for free on campus and in the community. Once you are considered fully vaccinated, you will be exempt from PCR testing.
- Why are unvaccinated students and employees required to participate in weekly testing?
- Unvaccinated people continue to experience COVID-19 at higher rates than vaccinated people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that vaccinated people test only if they have symptoms or a known exposure, but that unvaccinated people continue to participate in surveillance testing.
- What is the spring semester requirement for testing on campus?
- Employees and students who have not shared proof of COVID-19 vaccination with UHS will be required to test weekly on campus. Those who are required to test weekly but fail to do so will be held accountable. Affected students and employees will receive an email message with more details. After individuals submit proof that they are fully vaccinated (two weeks after you receive a one-dose vaccine or the second of a two-dose vaccine) and the information is processed, they will no longer be required to test regularly.
- Do guests or visitors need to show proof that they are vaccinated or have had current negative COVID-19 tests to attend on campus events/activities.
Arden was on track to graduate with distinction in 2 months, and to be inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.
Chancellor Rebecca Blank has approved awarding Arden a posthumous bachelor of arts degree.
May Arden Rest In Peace