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Another tragedy to add in Cornell’s gorge county: Daily Sun

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.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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