President issues statement on arrest in Nazaire investigation

Dear Cornell Community:

I am writing tonight to convey the news of an important development in the investigation into the fatal stabbing of Ithaca College student Anthony Nazaire that occurred August 28 near Campus Road. The Ithaca Police Department this evening announced the arrest of Nagee E. Green, 23, of Freeville, N.Y., in connection with the case. Green is in the custody of Ithaca Police and has been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree assault. Police may file additional charges in the future.

I want to thank the Ithaca Police Department, the Cornell University Police Department and other law enforcement partners for their dedication, tenacity and coordinated efforts that culminated in today’s arrest.

Be assured that the safety of our students, faculty and staff remains a top priority. We will sustain elevated patrols and Blue Light escorts on campus at least through the end of the semester as we continue to evaluate improvements to campus safety and emergency preparedness.

Yours Sincerely,

Hunter R. Rawlings III
Interim President