Cornell Pres. dies after battle with colon cancer

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Cornell University’s President Elizabeth Garrett has passed after a battle with cancer, the school confirmed on Monday.

Garrett was diagnosed with colon cancer just weeks ago.

She was the first female president in the school’s history.

The school will honor Garrett today at 4 p.m.

This is a breaking news update.

Our sister station, WSYR-TV in Syracuse, will have additional details on the story.

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