President issues condolences on death of Darryl Wu '18

It is with deep sadness that I inform you that we have lost a member of the Cornell community.

Darryl Wu '18, an upperclassman in the College of Arts and Sciences, was found dead at his apartment in Collegetown Tuesday, Aug. 30. The Ithaca Police Department is investigating, but foul play is not suspected.

Originally from Bellevue, Washington, Darryl truly was an exceptional student, excelling in linguistics and mathematics, but first and foremost he was a beloved son, brother and friend.

As we struggle to make sense of this loss, I encourage you to reach out to others for support and avail yourselves of the support services listed below.

On behalf of the Cornell community, I extend our heartfelt condolences to Darryl's friends and family, including his brother Darren '16.

Hunter R. Rawlings III
Interim President

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 speak with a peer counselor by calling EARS at 607-255-3277.

Employees may call the Faculty Staff Assistance Program at 607-255-2673. The Ithaca-based Crisisline is available at 607-272-1616. For additional resources, visit