Response from Dean Rosalyn Eaton-Neeb:

This is a rumor Dean Roz has heard on almost every campus she has worked! The answer is no, you do not get all As if a roommate or immediately family member dies. It is true, however, that the college will work with students when deaths occur in their lives to evaluate whether their course load is too much, whether extensions need to be sought, and to help them find the right resources to deal with trauma and grief.