UPDATE on Sunday, April 14 at 7:30pm: Fordham University reported this morning that a Fordham student was critically injured in a fall from the clock tower in Keating Hall at approximately 3 a.m. on Sunday, April 14, 2019. We have just learned that Sydney Monfries, a senior, has died from injuries sustained when she fell.
"The student at Fordham College at Rose Hill, was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital, and the student’s family has been notified," the University explained earlier today.
According to reports, the student apparently climbed into the clock tower with friends. University officials are investigating how the students gained access to the tower.
The University will issue a more complete statement as soon as possible.