Rutgers President To Meet With Gay Community After Student's Suicide

"Rutgers University's president pledged Friday to meet with members of the school's gay community amid furor over a student's suicide after video of his sexual encounter with another man was posted online. In a letter to the Rutgers community, President Richard McCormick praised what he called the school's ""strong history of social activism on behalf of diversity,"" but acknowledged that the university ""is an imperfect institution in an imperfect society."" The letter comes a day after the body of 18-year-old Tyler Clementi was recovered from the Hudson River -- more than a week after he jumped from the George Washington Bridge, which spans the river between New York and New Jersey. Two other Rutgers students -- 18-year-old Dharun Ravi and 18-year-old Molly Wei -- have been charged with invasion of privacy after they allegedly placed a camera in Clementi's dorm room without his knowledge and then broadcast his sexual encounter, according to the Middlesex County, New Jersey, prosecutor's office. Though university officials declined to respond to CNN's questions about when Rutgers first learned of the webcam incident, citing privacy laws, a school spokesman said Friday that officials ""did the best they can."" ""I have spoken to virtually every principle involved in this matter, and they have attempted to handle this matter to the best of their ability,"" Rutgers spokesman Greg Travor told CNN."
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