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Cornell Suicides: "Means Restriction" Too Late For Three Students

The Ginsburg family of Boca Raton, FL, lost their son on February 17, 2010, when he jumped into the Falls Creek gorge, on the Cornell University campus. Within four weeks, two other Cornell students, William Sinclair and Matthew Zika, jumped to their...

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Rutgers Not Responsible for Clementi's Suicide

The tragic death of Tyler Clementi, a freshman at Rutgers, made headlines world-wide last September, when he leaped from the George Washington Bridge, shortly after his roommate and another student used a webcam in a dorm room to...

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The Death of Phoebe Prince: Too Late for Justice

It has been reported by the Northwestern (MA) District Attorney, Elizabeth Scheibel, that school officials in South Hadley High School knew of and failed to take any action concerning the bullying that resulted in the suicide of a 15 year-old high...

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"Ithaca is Gorges": Cornell University Student Suicides

As noted in a previous entry MIT & the Suicide of Elizabeth Shin (April, 2000), suicide is the second leading cause of death among students of university age. The number one cause of suicide for college student suicides is untreated...

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Virginia Tech Settles Student Suicide Wrongful Death Case

The Commonwealth of Virginia, on behalf of Virginia Tech University, settled a 2009 wrongful death lawsuit brought by the parents of student Daniel Kim, in Fairfax County Circuit Court. The gravamen of the case was the failure of the VTU "Care...

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