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William Sinclair '12

The folks over at the Cornell Review have done an honorable job covering yet another tragic loss:

But Cornellians this year don’t need to read past the first paragraph. As one student at the scene this afternoon succinctly put it, “didn’t this just happen?” Sinclair brings the fatality count up to 11 – 11 emails about knowing, helping, and remembering. With all male victims, this year has been wrought with sadness. “I do want to acknowledge the toll we all may be experiencing from repeated losses already this year,” Skorton added in his email address to the Cornell community.

Physics professor Robert E. Thorne reflected upon the loss to his students this evening by sending an email delaying the week’s assignment and allowing students time to come to terms with the loss. “I knew William as a curious, warm and gentle person of great promise. This is a terrible loss.” Thorne went on to tell the Review via email that “unfortunately, [that] does little justice to the person he was.” Sinclair, who lived in Maryland, took several courses in engineering outside of his major that interested him – namely computer science and physics.

Matthew Nagowski | Posted on March 12, 2010 (#)

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