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March 11, 2016

Cornell to Hold Memorial Gathering for President Elizabeth Garrett Next Thursday

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A memorial gathering for President Elizabeth Garrett will be held on March 17 at 3 p.m. in Bailey Hall, Chairman Robert Harrison ’76 announced in an email to the Cornell community Thursday. The event is open to the public.

Members of the Cornell community are expected to speak, and the Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club will perform. The event will be live-streamed on CornellCast.

President Elizabeth Garrett died of colon cancer at her home in New York City Sunday. The memorial follows a candlelight vigil event and a moment of silence earlier this week.

Cornell administrators also launched a memorial website Thursday that honors President Garrett’s career and contributions to Cornell. The site includes articles and an opportunity for visitors to leave personal remembrances.

The Marmor and Garrett families ask that memorial gifts be directed to either Student Scholarships, in memory of President Elizabeth Garrett, in support of students with need on the Ithaca campus or to the President Elizabeth Garrett Fund for Colon Cancer Research at Weill Cornell Medicine, which was established this week the email said.