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Princeton undergraduate Jazz Chang dies

by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications

Jazz Chang, 21, a member of the Class of 2023, died on Friday, May 13, in Princeton.

Chang was from Somerset, New Jersey, and attended Bishop George Ahr High School (now known as St. Thomas Aquinas High School) in Edison, New Jersey. At Princeton, he was a computer science concentrator. An engaged member of the University community, Chang participated in the Conversation Partner Program with international graduate students, was an undergraduate fellow with the James Madison Program, and tutored the course “Computer Science: An Interdisciplinary Approach.” Chang also enjoyed running, Brazilian jiu jitsu and Ultimate Frisbee.

Surviving family members include parents Mai Lin and Stephen Chang and brothers Jonathan Chang and Justin Lin.

The University has extended condolences to the family, and on Saturday, May 14, hosted an opportunity for the University community to gather and reflect via Zoom.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Princeton University Chapel and is warmly open to all. It will be livestreamed on the Office of Religious Life YouTube channel. Gifts in Chang’s memory may be made by check payable to the “Trustees of Princeton University,” with a note in the memo line “Jazz Chang ’23 Memorial Fund.” Mail to Princeton University Alumni and Donor Records, Helen Hardy, P.O. Box 5357, Princeton, NJ 08543-5357.

Resources and support are available to all University students. Students can contact campus Counseling and Psychological Services at 609-258-3141, the Office of Religious Life and residential college staff.

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