Freshman still listed in serious condition after three-story fall

Suzi Starheim

Monnin sustained nose, wrist and spleen injuries from accident

The student who fell from the Olson Hall window Friday night is still listed in serious condition.

As of last night, freshman pre-journalism major Paul Monnin was in the intensive care unit of Summa Akron City Hospital.

Monnin suffered two broken wrists, a broken nose and an injured spleen, said Nate Edwards, sophomore broadcast journalism major. Edwards and his roommate found Monnin after he fell from a fourth-story window onto the first-floor roof behind Olson Hall.

“He was talking when we found him, but he was kind of out of it,” said Edwards, who is also news director of Black Squirrel Radio and assistant news team leader for the Daily Kent Stater.

Edwards said Monnin is doing much better and could be released from the hospital this week.

Monnin works for Kent State student media as a member of Black Squirrel Radio and is a vodcast anchor for

The call to the Kent State Police Department on Friday came at 8:18 p.m. requesting an ambulance for an unconscious male. Monnin was then transported to Akron City Hospital by the Kent City Fire Department.

Contact safety reporter Suzi Starheim at [email protected].