Thursday, March 18, 2010
Originally uploaded by aimeedars
In the past few months, three Cornell University students have jumped off bridges to their deaths. As a result, CU has instituted a major awareness and prevention campaign. The woman in the red sweatshirt is a security guard who is charged with making sure people don't loiter on this bridge on Stewart Ave. Additionally, Resident Assistants have reached out to students under their charge and faculty have been asked to remind students that academics aren't really everything.
When I searched for a news story to add to this post, I found this NY Times article from 1994: http://www.nytimes.com/1994/11/05/nyregion/another-fatal-plunge-has-cornell-asking-whether-its-gorges-inspire-student.html?pagewanted=1