The family of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers University freshman who committed suicide in 2010, will start a center in his name at the university to help new students adjust to college, The New York Times reports. Mr. Clementi, who had told his parents he was gay shortly before leaving for college, jumped off the George Washington Bridge after his roommate spied on him and another man with a Webcam, then wrote about it on Twitter. Mr. Clementi’s parents, Jane and Joseph Clementi, will announce the new center at Rutgers on Monday. The Tyler Clementi Center will conduct research on transitioning from home to college, youth suicides, cyberbullying, and how students use new technologies.
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