After 27 such suicides in two decades, Cornell University and the town of Ithaca, NY have agreed to install nets along the sides of five bridges to stop would-be jumpers from leaping to their deaths in the area’s famed gorges. What do you think?


“They might also want to change their town slogan to something other than ‘Ithaca: You’ll Never Be Good Enough.’”

Emmet Dillon • Map Clerk

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“Wouldn’t it just be easier to make everything ground level?"

Margaret Ontiverous • Police Chief

“I imagine nets are probably more cost-effective than providing suicidal students with psychiatric care and medicine.”

Jacques Moscou • Hot Metal Mixer Operator

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