ITHACA, N.Y. — Hundreds of people attended a candlelight vigil Tuesday night in memory of Cornell University President Elizabeth Garrett, who died Sunday night, weeks after publicly announcing her diagnosis with colon cancer.

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Gathered in Ho Plaza, the Cornell community lit candles, honored a moment of silence and told anecdotes about their experiences with Garrett, some sharing memories about her that happened in the days just before her death.

Below are several photos taken during the vigil. A more comprehensive story of the gathering will be posted Wednesday morning.

Feel free to add your own comments or anecdotes about Garrett in the Facebook comments.

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The Cornell band plays in honor of President Elizabeth Garrett.

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Candle light vigil for President Elizabeth Garrett.

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Candle vigil for President Elizabeth Garrett at Cornell.

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.