The Ithaca Police Department has been investigating a suspicious death at the Canopy by Hilton hotel in downtown Ithaca since early afternoon Friday. There is no information that indicates the victim is affiliated with Cornell, according to Cornell University Media Relations.
A second patient transferred to Ithaca’s Cayuga Medical Center from New York City passed away from complications related to COVID-19, the Tompkins County Health Department announced Saturday evening. Ithaca’s COVID-19 testing site will also be closed on Monday.
I never thought that when grief would knock on my door, I wouldn’t welcome any visitors. I never thought that when the day I lost a loved one arrived, I would stand six feet away from my Baba as he announced to me the passing of his own Baba in our hometown in Iran. I never thought that when my Baba needed me most, he would ask me to step away from him because my embrace could sentence him with the same, cruel virus that took his father. The thing about grief in the time of social distancing is that it is felt in distance too. On Tuesday morning, I woke up with a hunger for a lick-your-fingers after a peanut butter jelly sandwich kind of sweetness.
The parents of deceased freshman Antonio Tsialas ’23 have filed a lawsuit against Cornell University, the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and Cornell students. The family is seeking compensation for the pain “suffered by their son … prior to his death.”
Kobe Bryant’s impact on the game of basketball is immeasurable. In truth, I feel there is little I can add to Kobe’s canon. I have no new takes on his legacy, nor can I offer any analysis that has not been said already. But at times such as these, I think it is enough to simply remember.
Pollack said she appreciated the temporary steps made by the Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils — which included a pause on social events and some reforms — but that she would fulfill her responsibility to protect student health and safety.