Bobst Library; Photo  - Jake

Yesterday, NYU President John Sexton sent a letter to students, informing them in the wake of the two suicides at Bobst Library, glass panel barriers would be put up in the Bobst Library's inner balconies. Additionally, as the Daily News reports, "70 Washington Square South will be restricted and extra guards will be posted to keep people away" as the panels are installed. Talks with contractors to install panels had been initiated after the first suicide in September, but after Friday's suicide, it seems the process has been expedited. Sexton's letter also noted, "We need to reassert for the library the central role it fulfills in this community of scholars. None of us will ever forget the events of this fall - nor should we - but, with time, neither should we permit our thoughts to be dominated each time we enter and use the library."