Activities at MIT regarding terrorist attacks on the US


1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Public forum on last week's tragedy - Building 26, Room 100.

The Center for International Studies and MIT's Department of Political Science will hold a second forum on the tragedies of September 11th, as a follow-up to the event held on 9/12/01. Speakers will include Richard Samuels, Barry Posen, Steve Van Evera, Greg Koblentz, Jeremy Pressman, Balakrishnan Rajagopal, and Josh Cohen. Many questions will be taken from the audience; the entire MIT community is invited to attend, as is the general public. (Large venue should ensure seats for all who wish to come.)

Weekend Exercise

All day - 1 a.m. - DuPont and Rockwell Athletic Facilities Open - All weekend the operating hours of the MIT Athletics department will be open until 1 a.m. (the pool and weight rooms are excluded from these extended hours).

Friday was a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance. At MIT, observances and resources included the following:

  • All day - The Class of 2002 Council distributed white ribbons in Lobby 10.
  • 5:15 p.m. - Dedication of the 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. The MIT and larger community joined in prayer and reflection at a short dedication ceremony and vigil at 5:15 pm.

  • MIT community memorial - Lobby 10 - a paper memorial for those in our community who are lost or who have suffered in the recent tradgedy. The paper lining the walls invites passersby to record their thoughts and read the thoughts of their community.
  • Immediate opportunity - 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.
  • Immediate opportunity - Fundraising for families of victims - The MIT Public Service Center staff is available weekdays to discuss fundraising plans for the families of the victims who died in Tuesday's tragedy.
  • Additional resources available throughout the day - MIT counseling and support.

For further information and updates, please check the following:

MIT Home Page

MIT News Office

MIT Snow line: 253-7669

MIT cable channel 12


Topics: September 11

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