April 19, 2019

Fordham University student dead in bell tower fall

17 April 2019, 03:41 | Devin Moran

Enlarge Image Sydney Monfries Facebook

Sydney Monfries

Emergency responders arrived on the scene at 3:17 a.m. Paramedics had trouble getting a pulse, and although her vitals flat-lined, they were able to revive her. Police say she tripped on a landing inside the tower and fell 40 feet through an opening in the stairs.

"There are no words sufficient to describe the loss of someone so young and full of promise - and mere weeks from graduation", the university's president, the Rev. Joseph M. McShane, wrote in an email to staff and students. We have just learned that Sydney Monfries, a senior, has died from injuries sustained when she fell. The tower is off limits to students and university officials are investigating how the students gained access to the tower. She was transported to St. Barnabas Hospital where she died later that day, CBS News reported. "I think they were posting on Instagram when it happened".

He said Keating Hall is locked at night and was locked before the students entered.

One student, identified only as Anne, told the U.S. publication she believed Ms Monfries had climbed the tower with several other students when the tragedy occurred.

Other students described climbing the bell tower as a unsafe rite of passage.

A 22-year-old university student has died after falling 12m from a campus tower she had climbed to allegedly take pictures for social media.

"You have to ride the ram", she said of a statue on campus, adding that students also "have to go into the tunnels underground and you have to go into the bell tower". Fordham University has responded to the tragedy by providing counseling to all students who seek it.

"Fordham will confer a bachelor's degree upon Sydney posthumously, which we will present to her parents at the appropriate time".

Monfries was from Portland, Oregon, and was studying journalism at the university. "The thrill of danger is definitely a huge allure to going up. Over the years, a very small number of students have been found in the area, and the circumstances have usually been simple curiosity", the dean, Christopher Rodgers said.

Other News

Trending Now

Honor 8S renders and specifications leaked
If you've solved it then you know the answer to that is 521, which essentially means the 21 day of the 5 month - meaning May 21. The smartphone, reportedly dubbed Honor 8S, will come with a waterdrop notch display and an octa-core processor under the hood.

Apple introduces feature-rich credit card: How consumers will benefit
Apple on Monday said that it had joined forces with Goldman Sachs Group Inc to launch the Apple Card for iPhones. According to the company , the apple card is private as well as secure.

Nick Jonas Opens Up About Wife Priyanka Chopra’s ‘Dostana’ With Sophie Turner
Phil's podcast " Phil in the Blanks " Sophie has opened up on her dreams and aspirations. "I actually am still on my break", she told Dr.

President Trump says he will present Tiger Woods with Medal of Freedom
While it may seem like a bit much, and maybe it is, it's also not unprecedented for a major sports figure to receive the award. Trump's assessment then of Woods' game was spot-on, with the president predicting that Woods would "be winning majors again".

Notre Dame to Rebuild after the Fire
It is not clear what caused the blaze, although fire officials said the blaze may be linked to renovation work at the building. Some 30 people have already been questioned in the investigation, which the Paris prosecutor warned would be long and complex.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stopped using Facebook due to 'public health risk'
Ocasio-Cortez publicized the decision during a taping of the "Skullduggery" podcast , criticizing the medium. Barr in front of a crowd at a Madison County Golden Corral on Monday.

Authorities hunt for Surfside woman 'infatuated' with Columbine
The Department of Public Safety urged schools urged schools to tighten security, and more than 20 put lockdowns in place. Jefferson County comprises the area to the west of Denver and includes cities Golden, Lakewood, and others.

OnePlus CEO reveals details of OnePlus TV
The company has not revealed the official name of the smart TV, nevertheless, rumors are addressing it simply as OnePlus TV. Recently OnePlus CEO Pete Lau revealed some key details about the upcoming OnePlus TV at a student interaction in Europe.

Killed, 4 Hurt in Nepal Plane Crash Near Mount Everest
Earlier, in February Seven people, including the country's tourism minister when a helicopter crashed in the hilly east. They are undergoing treatment at Grande International Hospital. "We are not sure about the cause of the accident".

Benoit Samuelson meets her goal; Schulte, Brockett lead Mainers at Boston Marathon
Seven American runners finished in the top 20 of the men's race, with Scott Fauble leading the way in seventh place. Switzerland's Manuela Schar won the women's wheelchair race in a time of 1:34.19.