Nooz Staff September 28, 2018

Ezra Cornell Statue Found Dead in Arts Quad

ARTS QUAD—On Wednesday morning, September 26th, the statue of the university’s founder and namesake, Ezra Cornell, was found unconscious after a cardiac arrest. He was reported dead at 5:57am.

Mikaela Kolb ‘19 was the first to discover Ezra Cornell’s statue. “I was walking through the Arts Quad when I noticed a figure in the distance. Something just looked…off. He was completely motionless. I walked over to him, and quickly noticed he wasn’t breathing. I took his pulse and…nothing. He just felt cold.”

Grieving students and alumni are reminiscing about the statue’s kind hearted nature. “He never said no to a photo with a prospective student. He was soft spoken, but everyone felt his presence.”

To honor the legacy of the late Cornell statue, the board of trustees are planning the construction of a memorial at the place of death, which will consist of a statue of the statue of Ezra Cornell.

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