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Campus mourns death of student

Cornell President David Skorton expressed condolences today on the death of sophomore Joseph Quandt, 20, who was found in his room in Watermargin Cooperative, 103 McGraw Place, on Wednesday night, Feb. 27. No foul play is suspected, and preliminary information appears to indicate the death was from natural causes. As a matter of protocol, his death is being investigated by the Cornell Police with assistance from the Ithaca Police Department.

"I want to join Joseph's friends, teachers and colleagues in offering the university's heartfelt condolences to his family on this very sad news," said Skorton.

Quandt, from Solon, Ohio, was an Urban and Regional Studies major in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning.


Support services are available to all members of the Cornell community. Students may consult with counselors from Gannett Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) by calling 607-255-5155. Students may speak with a peer counselor by calling EARS at 607-255-3277.

Employees may call the Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) at 607-255-2673. The Ithaca-based CrisisLine is available at 607-272-1616. For additional resources, visit the Caring Community site.

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