Cornell First-Year Student Dies

First-year student Matthew Friedman ’26, a biology student in CALS, was found unresponsive in his residence in Court-Kay-Bauer on Wednesday, April 12 and was later pronounced dead. He had a deep interest in neurobiology and behavior and planned to become a doctor.

CHOUNG | Reflections on a Freshman’s Fall Semester

Letting go of the mindset that friends can only be found through classes was instrumental for me in opening my eyes to the possibilities outside class. Classes only make up a small portion of our day; how we choose to spend the rest of it is an indicator of where we can find our friends. August was a period of new beginnings and reflective goodbyes as I started to settle into my new life.