Cornell's New President Faces Colon Cancer

February 9, 2016

Elizabeth Garrett, the new president of Cornell University, notified the campus Monday that she is being treated for colon cancer. She said she would cut back on some duties while being treated at Cornell's medical center, and was confident that other senior members of her team would keep things moving and keep her informed. "I am optimistic that with the support of my family, friends and the Cornell community, I will be able to resume a fuller schedule soon and manage this illness," she wrote.

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