By Nathaniel P. Morris

November 30, 2016



When I was a sophomore in college, our campus looked like a prison. My

classmates and I walked to class between eight-foot tall chain-linked

fences. Security guards patrolled bridges around the Ivy League school.


It was 2010 and, in the last academic year, six students had killed

themselves at Cornell University. Two jumped off bridges into the Ithaca

gorges on consecutive days in March. Classmates anxiously checked in on one

another. Parents panicked. The administration scrambled to maintain a sense

of calm on campus.