Distressed Rutgers U. student asked campus officials to change his dorm room before he took his own life
October 2, 2010
Evidence is emerging that Tyler Clementi tried to get Rutgers University officials to change his dorm room before he took his own life.
Clementi, 18, a promising violinist from Ridgewood, N.J., is the freshman who leaped to his death from the George Washington Bridge after, police say, he learned that his roommate had secretly streamed video of him in a sexual encounter with another man.
There will be a moment of silence Saturday before Rutgers University's homecoming football game to remember Clementi.
He was supposed to play with the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra Saturday for the first time.
Instead, the performance will be dedicated in his memory, and his chair left empty.