Matthew Friedman Obituary, Death Cause – According to an email written by the Dean of CALS Ben Houlton and the Dean of Students Marla Love that was obtained by The Sun on Thursday afternoon, Matthew Friedman ’26, a first-year student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was discovered unresponsive in his residence in Court-Kay-Bauer Hall on Wednesday, April 12. He was later pronounced dead, according to the email. Matthew Friedman was a member of the Class of 2026.
Friedman planned to pursue a career in medicine once he graduated from Cornell University, where he was pursuing a degree in biology with a concentration in neurobiology and behavior. He had a significant interest in these areas. Recently, he became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity after he joined the organization. In addition to this, his sister is currently enrolled at Cornell University.
Before relocating to Ithaca in the fall of this year, Friedman, who is originally from the town of Marlboro in New Jersey, worked as a volunteer for the emergency medical service in his hometown. Friedman, before to making the transfer, was considering the various ways in which he could employ his experience as an EMT on the Cornell University campus. At this time, we are in possession of no details whatsoever regarding the circumstances surrounding his passing.
The Ithaca Police Department is looking into the circumstances that led up to him passing away, and they have opened an inquiry. On the Cornell campus, the Willard Straight Browsing Library is going to be the location of a community support meeting that will take place today at 5 o’clock. Residents of CKB will be contacted individually with an invitation to attend an additional community support meeting that will take place tonight at 8:30 p.m. in the Donnelly Formal Lounge.
Students enrolled in CALS will receive an invitation to attend an additional meeting that will take place on Friday, April 14 at 4:30 p.m. in room 206 of Stimpson Hall.