University Statements


Cornell University message

March 19, 2010

We have been inspired by the many ways in which members of our community - students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni - have reached out to one another with compassion and concern. We truly are a caring community.

In this spirit, we will continue to seek ways to make the campus safer. Over the next week, Cornell will begin installing temporary fences on the sides of the campus bridges. They will allow us more time to consider long term solutions appropriate to our circumstances.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Steering Committee, among others, advocates bridge barriers as a most effective means of suicide prevention. This decision was made after due consideration and consulting with officials from the City of Ithaca and Tomkins County. For more information, visit caringcommunity.cornell.edu. Please contact my office, at 607-255-9929, if you have any questions.

Have a pleasant break. Take care of yourself, and others. We will see everyone back on campus on the 29th.

Sincerely,

Thomas Bruce
Vice President, University Communications