IUPUI student dies after falling off of balcony in Greece

An exciting field course for IUPUI students in Greece has taken a tragic turn.

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An exciting field course for IUPUI students in Greece has taken a tragic turn.

Samantha Hale, an informatics student studying abroad, died Thursday after fighting for her life for about a month.

Sam, as her friends and family called her, was in Greece as part of a school course that was documenting Greek culture on one island. 

In the early morning hours of June 29, the students were staying at the Byron Hotel in Athens when Sam fell off the balcony. The group was set to come home later that morning.

Sam's friends and family have set up a Facebook page they were using to post updates. It's now become a memorial page.

The school says they will re-evaluate their procedures as they do after every program is completed.

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