Message of condolence

Cornell President David Skorton issued the following message of condolence today:

Dear Cornellians,

It is with deep sadness that I share with you the news of the death of Krista Marie Depew, 19, due to an acute illness Saturday morning, May 26, at Albany Medical Center in Albany, N.Y. On behalf of the entire Cornell community, I want to extend my deepest condolences to Krista's family and her many friends. Krista was a rising sophomore in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and a new member of the Alphi Phi sorority chapter at Cornell. Please join me in taking a moment to acknowledge and remember a cherished member of our community.

Plans for an appropriate commemoration will be made in the days to come in consultation with Krista's family.

Best regards,

David Skorton


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Public health information regarding the death of Krista Marie Depew