05/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

After Tragic Week, Cornell Bands Together

In the wake of nearly a week of grey skies, mental "check-ups" on students and e-mail alerts reminding Cornellians of ways to seek help, a shift in tone became apparent Wednesday afternoon as members of the community united on the Arts Quad to enjoy the sunshine and take part in the student-organized gathering "Lift Your Spirits."

Following the recent string of student suicides, the event brought more than 1,000 students, staff and faculty together and sought to emphasize a sense of community and togetherness.

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