Sad News - Cornell University President Elizabeth Garrett Passes Away This Week At Age Of 52, Colon Cancer Research Fund Established At Weill Cornell In Her Honor - Roosevelt Island Condolences To Her Family, Friends & Colleagues
Even though the Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech campus will not open until 2017, those associated with the project and Cornell University colleagues have become members of the Roosevelt Island community. With sadness, on March 7, Cornell University announced the death of it's President, Elizabeth Garrett.
According to the Cornell Chronicle:Today we mourn the loss of our president, colleague and friend, Elizabeth Garrett https://t.co/3O8MteuCWN pic.twitter.com/MXqkeSBUce— Cornell University (@Cornell) March 7, 2016
The Cornell community gathered solemnly across campus in the late afternoon March 7 to pay their respects to Cornell’s 13th president, Elizabeth Garrett, who died the previous day of colon cancer....Click here for the full Cornell Chronicle article.
Here's Elizabeth Garrett visiting Roosevelt Island in October 2014
after being named Cornell President, together with Cornell Tech Dean Dan Huttenlocher and Director of Capital Projects Andrew Winters.
The Cornell University Twitterverse adds;
Cornellians come together to remember President Elizabeth Garrett https://t.co/EAZqoeaHxu pic.twitter.com/CPIIFLPzM7— Cornell University (@Cornell) March 8, 2016
Remembering the 'vital,' 'optimistic' Elizabeth Garrett: https://t.co/IC0r2zCZJD pic.twitter.com/Rgz8ZDnfFm— Cornell University (@Cornell) March 9, 2016
Click here for the NY Times obituary.With songs, stories, students honor Garrett's legacy https://t.co/ElI1nQthNa pic.twitter.com/wGFKkduQwG— Cornell University (@Cornell) March 9, 2016
Condolences from Roosevelt island to her family, friends and colleagues.