August 27, 2014

Cornell President Skorton, Susan Murphy Take Part in Ice Bucket Challenge

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By JONATHAN LOBEL

President David Skorton and Susan Murphy ’73 Ph.D. ’94, vice president for Student and Academic Services, were the latest to participate in the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge ” and dump buckets of ice water on their head.

Dozens of Cornellians gathered outside of Donlon Hall wednesday evening to watch Skorton and Murphy take the challenge, which involves individuals having buckets of ice water poured on them to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s Association raise over $94.3 million in donations since July 29, the association announced Wednesday night. Both Skorton and Murphy said they would donate to the cause.

President David Skorton [center]; Prof. Robin Davisson; biomedical sciences [left]; and Susan Murphy ’73 Ph.D. ’94, vice president for Student and Academic Services [right], participate in the ice bucket challenge Wednesday evening. (Michelle Feldman / Sun Senior Editor)

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