Article Regarding Gorge Suicides at Cornell

16 03 2010

A Cornell alumni, Rob Fishman ’08, recently wrote a journalism master’s thesis during his graduate studies at Columbia University, which explored the history and reactions to the prevalence of gorge suicides here at the university. The thesis was updated and partially reprinted in an article for the Huffington Post. The work is arguably one of the most well-written articles I’ve ever read about this particularly sensitive topic.

This blog has recently received a number of strong criticisms regarding a previous article that “treats the death of students as a statistic”. The intention of that article was anything but. It served to attach a name and a circumstance to each of the cases that the university’s student body has had to deal with since the academic year began. It has been a sad year for the university and all those affected by these tragic losses.



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