Rutgers to open center named for Clementi

Tyler Clementi
Tyler Clementi
Posted: February 03, 2013

Rutgers University is announcing a new center named after a student who killed himself after his roommate used a webcam and saw him kissing another man.

The university says the Tyler Clementi Center will build programs to help people transition from home to college. It also will offer lectures and training on social media, youth suicide, bullying, and other topics.

The center is a collaboration with the Tyler Clementi Foundation, started by the student's parents. The 18-year-old killed himself in September 2010, just weeks into his first year at Rutgers.

Roommate Dharun Ravi was convicted last year of invasion of privacy, bias intimidation and other counts, and served less than a month in jail. He is appealing his conviction. - AP

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