EDISON - Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi committed suicide one year ago by jumping off the George Washington Bridge into the Hudson River after an intimate gay encounter in his dormitory room was allegedly captured by a webcam and streamed online by his roommate without his knowledge.
The university is hosting a suicide prevention symposium tonight. It's part of efforts by the university to remember Clementi and to prevent another incident similar to his suicide.
During this past year, Rutgers implemented what it calls preventative measures. The university is now allowing some students ability to pick the gender of their roommates. Rutgers student Eleanor Davies grew up with Clementi and tells News 12 New Jersey that she wishes the university was doing more.
Clementi's former roommate, Dharun Ravi, has since been indicted on 15 counts, including invasion of privacy, bias intimidation, tampering with evidence and lying to authorities.
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