Joe Turcotte died of cancer on Monday. He has been the service's general manager since 2005.

TCAT General Manager Joe Turcotte Dies at 51

Under Turcotte’s leadership, TCAT was recognized as the best transit system of its size in North America by the American Public Transit Association in 2011.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Remembering Father Daniel Berrigan

To the Editor:
I’m happy to have seen some remembrance of the life of Father Daniel Berrigan in Tuesday’s Sun. I am disappointed, however, that aside from a few references to historical events of public record, The Sun seems not to have researched its own archives for a more substantial account of Dan’s time at Cornell. Writing as someone who was here at the time — and there are many besides me still in Ithaca — I can say that his example as man of conscience, poet and priest had a major influence on my education and life. I can only hope that today’s students encounter such great souls on their own journeys. Peter Fortunato, Arts and Sciences ’72

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Composer Professor Steve Stucky Ph.D. ’78 Dies at 66

Prof. Emeritus Steve Stucky Ph.D. ’78, music, a widely acclaimed composer and Pulitzer Prize winner, died Sunday at his home in Ithaca. He was 66. Stucky taught at Cornell for 34 years, during which he founded Ensemble X — a musical collaboration between Ithaca College and Cornell faculty. He retired last year to teach at the Juilliard School, according to a Department of Music press release. Stucky was born in Kansas and studied at Baylor University in addition to Cornell.

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Ojalehto ’14 Dies at 23, Remembered for Passion and ‘Incredible Curiosity’

Jeremy Ojalehto ’14 — a neurobiology student and Sigma Phi Epsilon brother known to his friends as “G” — died on Jan. 26 at age 23 in Monroe, Washington. After he sustained complications from a traumatic head injury after a jogging accident in 2013 during his senior year at Cornell, Ojalehto suffered from chronic migraines and long-term mental health issues. After Ojalehto’s brain injury, his family launched a crowdfunding campaign on youcaring.com in February 2015, with the goal of raising $40,000 to cover his treatment fees. At the time, Ojalehto had just been accepted to Skyland Trail — an Atlanta nonprofit mental health organization that would have provided him with treatment.

Sandy Berger ’67, Former Clinton Adviser, Dies at 70

Former national security adviser Sandy Berger ’67 died in Washington, D.C. Wednesday at the age of 70. He served as the national security adviser for former President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2000 and as deputy national security adviser from 1993 to 1996, according to the University. Berger died of cancer, according to a statement released by the Albright Stonebridge Group, a strategy and business advisory firm Berger led with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Berger was born on Oct. 28, 1945 in upstate New York.

Photo courtesy of the Connor McGinnis Memorial Fund Crowdfunding page.

Friends, Family Mourn Death of McGinnis ’15

Connor James McGinnis ’15 died Sunday surrounded by family and friends, four months after his graduation from Cornell. He was 22. McGinnis was born on March 8, 1993 in Newton, Massachusetts, according to his obituary. After attending high school at Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, Florida, he came to the Hill, where he majored in information science and minored in music and computing in the arts. At Cornell, McGinnis was a Phi Gamma Delta  brother, a member of CUJazz and a singer in a capella group Cayuga’s Waiters.

Berkelman ’59, Former Director of Laboratory of Nuclear Physics, Dies

Prof. Karl Berkelman ’59, physics, who was the Goldwin Smith Professor Emeritus of Physics and a leader in the design and construction of the Cornell Electron Storage Ring, died Feb. 26. He was 79.
Berkelman received a Ph.D. from Cornell in 1959 and joined the faculty two years later, where he remained for his entire career. Apart from the CESR, he was also actively involved in building many complex detectors that are collectively known as CLEO, according to an obituary published in The Ithaca Journal. The first track finding program for CLEO was also attributed to Berkelman. The program helped future researchers to reconstruct the path and momentum of charged particles following a collision, according to the University.