August 26, 2014

Cornell Gorge Safety Program Honors Student Who Died in Gorge

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The University dedicated its increased efforts to promote safety around Fall Creek and Cascadilla gorges to Nathaniel Rand ’12, a student who died in a swimming accident in July 2011, in a ceremony at the Cornell Plantations Tuesday.

In the wake of Rand’s death, his parents, Dr. Jacob Rand and Maggi Rand, pushed the University to better educate students about the dangers of swimming in the gorges and to increase safety measures along the gorges, The Sun previously reported. These efforts are now officially known as the “Nathaniel Rand ’12 Memorial Gorge Safety and Education Program.”

Maggi Rand receives a hug from Susan Murphy ’73 Ph.D. ’94, vice president for Student and Academic Affairs, at her son’s dedication ceremony yesterday. (Lindsay France / Cornell University Photography)