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ITHACA, N.Y. – A memorial gathering for President Elizabeth Garrett will be held Thursday, March 17, at 3 p.m. in Bailey Hall. The public is welcome to attend.

Cornell leaders, family members and friends are expected to speak, and the Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club will perform. The event will be live-streamed on CornellCast and on the In Memoriam page that launched today.

Condolences have come from across the country, and visitors to the In Memoriam page can read those reactions and share their own messages and memories. The page also features photo and video galleries from Garrett’s tenure as president, and a link to Cornell Chronicle coverage.

Memorial funds established

The Marmor and Garrett families ask that memorial gifts be directed to either Student Scholarships in memory of President Elizabeth Garrett, in support of students with need on the Ithaca campus, or to the President Elizabeth Garrett Fund for Colon Cancer Research at Weill Cornell Medicine. Gifts to either fund can be made online, by calling 1-800-279-3099, or by mailing a check to Cornell University, P.O. Box 25842, Lehigh Valley, PA 18003-9692.

In Memoriam page:
Memorial gathering live stream:
Cornell Chronicle coverage:
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Michael Smith

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