The first death at Cornell was in 1873 not long after its foundings. Now there is another tragedy.
The Daily Sun said this:
Law enforcement recovered the body of a Cornell freshman from Fall Creek Gorge on Saturday afternoon. The tragedy shocked the campus community, as Cornellians remembered Antonio Tsialas ’23, who was 18, as a “gem of a person.”
A remembrance service for Tsialas will be held Tuesday from 4:30 p.m to 5:30 p.m. in the chapel of Anabel Taylor Hall, followed by a reception in the Founders Room.
The Cornell student had been missing since Thursday night, after he was seen leaving a Phi Kappa Psi fraternity party. He met with his mother on Thursday night for dinner and planned to take his parents, who were in town during First-Year Family Weekend, on a tour of the campus over the next few days. His parents reported him missing when he failed to meet with them on Friday, state troopers said.