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By Tim Stelloh
A student at Fordham University in New York City died Sunday after a fall from a campus clock tower, said school officials.
The student, Sydney Monfries, 22, climbed the tower in Keating Hall with the other students at around 3 am when he fell to the ground, authorities and school officials said. .
Later Monfries died at a hospital, the school said Sunday on a note to students.
The New York Police Department said that he and other students had climbed a row of stairs when he fell into a hole in a landing, reported by NBC New York .
He found emergency responders on the ground with a trauma on his head and neck, according to the station.
In a letter to students, Fordham The president of the university Joseph M. McShane told Mo Nfries a week from graduating at his bachelor's degree.
"There are no words enough to describe the loss of a person so young and full of commitment," he said, adding that Fordham would issue his degree posthumously.
According to Monfries's profile on Facebook, he is an image editor in InStyle and a former news leader on KGW, an NBC affiliate in Portland, Oregon.
The school said it investigated how the students got the tower.
2013, a school official told Fordham Ram that the tower was "rather dangerous" and therefore "off limits" to students.