University of Oregon journalism professor Tom Wheeler died on Saturday, according to reports from the school.
There was no information on the cause of his death.
Juan-Carlos Molleda, Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication, announced Wheeler’s death in an email to the SOJC community on Sunday. Molleda wrote that Wheeler was in the Bay Area when he died. The email stated that professor Scott Maier informed him of Wheeler’s death.
Maier could not immediately be reached by The Emerald.
“I will always remember him for his teaching passion, wonderful sense of humor, and collegiality,” Molleda wrote in the email.
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