President Skorton's message of condolence

Dear friends,

Today we learned of the tragic loss of one of our senior students, Brian Lo, in the School of Hotel Administration. Brian died last night in an accidental fire at his residence at 107 Cook Street. On behalf of our entire Cornell community, I want to express our heartfelt condolences to Brian's family and friends. The loss of such a promising young Cornellian affects us all.

I know that each one of us will find a personal moment to remember Brian and to keep those closest to him foremost in our thoughts in the days ahead.


David J. Skorton
President, Cornell University


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 also speak with a peer counselor by calling EARS at255-3277. Employees may call the Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) at 800-327-2255 (select option 1 for EAP). An Ithaca-based CrisisLine is available at 272-1616. For additional resources, visit the Caring Community site.