The weather in Ithaca — grey, overcast skies that gave way to rain showers late in the day — was an apt indicator of the weary mood on campus Saturday. As the Cornell community mourned the death of a third student in less than a month, signs of a gloomy campus atmosphere abounded, from Facebook groups calling for “No More Cornell Suicides,” to security personnel patrolling bridges around campus.

Some people, trying to provide disheartened students with a little cheer, posted notes on bridge railings that said “Smile :) ” and “Your prelim grade isn’t as bad as being mauled by a bear.” From dormitories to libraries, conversations across campus revolved around the tragic events that have shocked the Cornell community.

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