Activities at MIT relating to September 11 events


Wednesday, October 3

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. -- "Structural Engineers' View on the World Trade Center," Building 54-100 - MIT Green Building

A discussion of the World Trade Center building design philosophy, the structural design, possible failure mechanisms, and thoughts on how to avoid this type of failure in the future. Presented by engineers who were involved in the construction of the World Trade Center and by MIT structural engineering faculty. Organized by MIT's Civil and Environmental Engineering Student Organization.

Thursday, October 4

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. -- Teach-In on the Crisis: "United States Policy Options," Building 26, Room 100

The fourth in a series of five "teach-ins" on the crisis sponsored by the MIT Center for International Studies in cooperation with the Political Science Department, Boston Review, Foreign Languages and Literatures Section, Science, Technology and Society Program, Comparative Media Studies Program, Economics Department, and the Dean's Office, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.

Thursday, October 11

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. -- Teach-In on the Crisis: "Economic Implications of the Crisis," Building 26, Room 100 .

Last in the "teach-in" series, details above.

Tuesday, October 16

6:30 p.m. -- "Memorial and Memory: The World Trade Center and After," Building 10, Room 250 .

Lecture by New York architect Peter Eisenman, sponsored by the Department of Architecture.

Ongoing

Please join with the MIT community to raise funds for the families devastated by the tragic events on September 11th. Collection jars will be placed in all campus dining locations starting Monday September 24th at noon through Friday September 28th at noon. All funds will be sent by the MIT Public Service Center to the American Red Cross fund in Washington that has been set up specifically for the families affected by the disaster in New York and Washington. Checks can be made out to Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Thank you for your generous donations.

Alumni Are-You-Okay bulletin board

It is during tragedies such as this that we are reminded that our strength lies in our sense of community. The Alumni Association has developed the "Are-you-Okay" bulletin board where alumni who might have been affected by last week's events can leave a message to let the community know they are all right.

Reflecting Wall at MIT -- next to the MIT Chapel.

In response to the tragic loss of lives in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, and in the spirit of the student-initiated 'paper memorial' in Lobby 10, MIT has built and dedicated The Reflecting Wall at MIT, which recalls the structure of the World Trade Center. This is a specially designed temporary space where people may pause to reflect and leave messages, flowers, or other symbolic remembrances.

Reconstructions -- an online resource and study guide developed by the Comparative Media Studies Program, designed to spark discussions and reflections about the media's role in covering the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath.

Community Expressions -- A secure web-based discussion form intended to support continued dialogue on the events of Sept. 11. The site, established by the Center for Reflective Community Practice and the Committee on Campus Race Relations, is solely for MIT students, faculty and staff.

Diversity and community programming - - The Committee on Campus Race Relations has immediate funding available for programs or activities that enhance community understanding among the diverse ethnic and religious groups on MIT's campus. Grant applications (which will be handled immediately) are available on the CCRR grants page.

Athletic Facilities Late Hours -- The DuPont and Rockwell Athletic facilities are open until 1 a.m. (the pool and weight rooms are excluded from these extended hours).

Additional resources available throughout the day - MIT counseling and support.

Multimedia

A photo gallery of recent MIT events and activities

MIT Community Unites -- Videos of the Sept. 12 community gathering, a prayer service at the MIT chapel, and the MIT Reflecting Wall. From MIT Video Productions

MIT Responds -- Videos of recent forums and teach-ins on the events of Sept. 11. From MIT World

MIT Community Gathering, Sept. 12, 2001 -- From the MIT Program in Comparative Media Studies

"Technology, War, and Terrorism" - Audio-only webcast of Oct. 1 teach-in. (Requires RealPlayer; get a free download from Real.com.)


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