How are colleges recognizing 9/11?

How is your school commemorating 9/11?

Students who are enrolled in college right now were just children when the September 11 attacks happened. The events had a profound impact on the higher education community. Schools across the country will be recognizing the 10-year anniversary this weekend to ensure that students remember that day now, even if they were too young to understand it then. 

Here is a schedule of some events happening at colleges in NYC, Boston and Philadelphia.

NYU

9/11 Arts: A Decade Later

This event commemorates the 10th anniversary with an art exhibit that includes works by first responders and other populations directly impacted by the terrorist attacks.  In addition, the exhibit space will include interactive components for viewers who wish to become more deeply immersed in their own feelings and reflections about 9/11. It will run Sept 11 through Sept 18.

Columbia University

Ten Years After: The Legacy of 9/11 in American Culture

The Center for American Studies at Columbia University presents a discussion introduced by Adam Kirsch and moderated by Sam Tanenhaus with Deborah Eisenberg, Claire Messud, Joseph O’Neill, and George Packer. It will be held on September 11 at 5 p.m. in the Italian Academy at Columbia University. This event is free and open to the public.

CUNY

Responses to 9/11

A panel discussion sponsored by the CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium at John Jay College that will focus on responses 9/11 and on the design of the National 9/11 Memorial Museum. Participants will include the team who telescoped and contained the traumatic and grieving stories of families, first responders, survivors, etc. into museum space. It will happen on September 11 at 5 p.m. at Haaren Hall.

Boston College

“The Guys” to Commemorate 9/11

A staged reading of Anne Nelson’s powerful play, “The Guys,” which honors New York City firefighters, will be presented to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11. It will happen on September 11 at 7 p.m. in Gasson 100.

Emerson College

9/11 remembrance vigil

This is the longest running vigil in remembrance of 9/11 in Boston. In addition to the Emerson community, students from other Boston-area colleges, as well as 4th graders from Boston grade schools, will be attending. It will happen on September 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bandstand on Boston Common.

Harvard University

9/11 Interfaith Community Service Project

In conjunction with a diverse group of Harvard faculty, staff, and student groups, as well as local congregations and organizations, the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard is organizing an interfaith community service event to package 9,110 nutritious meals to be distributed to food-insecure children in the Boston area. The event will take place on September 11 at 5 p.m. in Ticknor Lounge at Boylston Hall, in Harvard Yard.

Drexel University


9/11 Remembrance Event

Through Thursday, September 15, 2011 members of the Drexel community are encouraged to add written messages inspired by the anniversary to a banner that will be set up in the lobby of the Drexel Recreation Center. Also, a display case near the front desk in the Creese Student Center will be dedicated to a memorial to the Drexel alumni who died in the attacks— Timothy P. Soulas ‘89 and Charles E. Sabin ‘69.

University of Pennsylvania

Making a Monument: The World Trade Center

Like monuments in all ages, the World Trade Center has had its meaning defined and changed several times in response to the needs, expectations, and memories of the people. Dr. David Brownlee, Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professor of the History of Art at Penn, recounts the story of the World Trade Center as he explores the making of monuments in the modern world. This event will happen at 1 p.m. on September 11 at Penn Museum.

Rosemont College

Recognizing the 10th anniversary of September 11

The offices of Campus Ministry, Student Life and College Relations invite Rosemont College students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends to serve the community and honor those we lost in remembrance of the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. There will be a Mass and candlelight vigil to remember the fallen and honor those still serving on September 11 at 7 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Chapel.


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