Campus events mark Sept. 11 anniversary


Several events today at MIT and the surrounding community will mark the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Click here for more information.

Open Gathering: Flag-Lowering - 8:30 to 9 a.m., flagpole at du Pont Court (within Killian Court). Members of the MIT community are invited to join President Charles Vest for an outdoor gathering that will begin this day of remembrance. The activity will culminate at 8:46 a.m., the time of the first collision of an airplane with the World Trade Center, with the lowering of the American flag to half-staff and the chiming of the MIT Chapel bell in unison with bells throughout Cambridge.

All-Day Vigil for Remembrance, Peace and Healing - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., MIT Chapel. Sponsored by MIT Chaplains.

Museums Celebrate America's Freedoms: Joining Communities in a Day of Remembrance - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., MIT Museum (265 Massachusetts Ave.). Free admission. Sponsored by the MIT Museum.

Open Art Studio for Personal Expression - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lobby 10. Create artwork along with others from the MIT community. Collage, drawing and clay will be available. Sponsored by Artists Behind the Desk.

"The War on Terror a Year Later" - noon to 1:30 p.m., Room E38-615. Security Studies Program seminar with Nazli Choucri, Owen Cote, Harvey Sapolsky and Steve Van Evera.

"Islam in America: Reflecting, Sharing and Understanding" - 3 p.m., Room 2-190. Sponsored by the MIT Muslim Students' Association.

All-Community Campus Gathering - 5 p.m., Kresge Oval. Join other students, faculty and staff to mark the anniversary, veil the Reflecting Wall at MIT, and look ahead to the opportunities and responsibilities we face. The brief program will include remarks by President Vest, Chancellor Phillip Clay and senior Jyoti Agarwal. A chamber orchestra with members of the MIT Symphony Orchestra will perform.

"Cities and Resurrection: Jerusalem and the U.S." - 5:45 p.m., Room 1-190. Final lecture of the MIT Resilient City Project, by Professor of Architecture Julian Beinart.

Holy Communion Service in Honor of the Victims of 9/11 - 6 p.m., MIT Chapel, following the gathering on Kresge Oval. Sponsored by the Lutheran Episcopal Ministry.

City of Cambridge Vigil of Light on the Charles River - 7:45 p.m., along the banks of the Charles River. Two sites: Magazine Street and Memorial Drive, and Weeks Footbridge (DeWolfe Street and Memorial Drive). Sponsored by the City of Cambridge. Bring a safe light source; volunteers also will be handing out glow sticks. Bagpipers from the Cambridge Fire Department will signal the start of the vigil.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 11, 2002.


Topics: Security studies and military, National relations and service, September 11

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