Steinberg '15 dies of heart attack

By Lindsay Ellis, The Dartmouth Senior Staff

The Dartmouth flag flew at half mast on Saturday to honor Blaine Steinberg '15, who died suddenly on Friday.

Blaine Steinberg ’15, of Wynnewood, Pa., died of a heart attack Friday evening at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She was 20.

Steinberg's family will hold a funeral Monday at Main Line Reform Temple in Wynnewood. At her family’s request, the College will wait until the spring to hold a memorial service.

Though his daughter had been exercising shortly before her death, doctors emphasized that this activity did not cause the heart attack, Sid Steinberg, her father, said.

Steinberg, who graduated from William Penn Charter High School in Philadelphia, studied history and international relations at the College. As a freshman, she was a member of Dartmouth's lacrosse team, but she stopped playing that fall after suffering two concussions. She was sports director for Dartmouth Broadcasting and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

Hundreds of students joined an open Facebook group to create a book of memories for Steinberg's family, sharing pictures and stories in the days following her death.

College President Phil Hanlon announced Steinberg’s death in an email to campus Friday evening.

Counselors and staff were available in the basement of Woodward Hall until 11 p.m. Friday night and between 2 and 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. These resources were also available at Dick’s House on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m.

This article will be updated as more information becomes available. The Dartmouth will publish an obituary of Blaine Steinberg ’15 early next week. If you would like to share a memory, please contact [email protected]

This article was originally published on March 7 under the headline “Student dies at DHMC.”


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