Fordham mourns senior who fell to her death

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Fordham University is remembering Sydney Monfries and her impact on the campus a day after her death.
 
The 22-year-old senior was preparing to don her cap and gown at graduation next month. Her life was cut short after falling from the school's Keating Hall Bell Tower early Sunday morning. 
 
Police tell News 12 Monfries and a group of seniors were climbing up the Bell Tower stairs around 3 a.m. to get a better view of New York City. Monfries fell more than 30 feet through a stairway landing.
 
According to students, some decide to take the dangerous trek as graduation nears.
Fordham University President Joseph McShane sent out a statement reading in part, "There are no words sufficient to describe the loss of someone so young and full of promise — and mere weeks from graduation."
 
The university is still investigating how the students gained access to Keating Hall, which is usually locked at night.
 
Monfries will be posthumously honored with a bachelor's degree.
 
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