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Thirteen years after the attacks of 9/11, the Columbia University College Republicans have once again set up American flags along the grass on College Walk. The 2,997 flags commemorate the lives lost during 9/11. CUCR was spotted last night setting up the flags early to be present for the entire day.
Like everyone already noticed, the Columbia University College Republicans have once again brought the 9/11 Never Forget Project to campus. Students gathered last night to place flags in the grass along College Walk. The 2,997 flags commemorate the lives tragically lost twelve years ago. The University also flew the two main flags on campus (the […]
Today is the eleventh anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania. Similar to last year, we direct your attention to some reflections on 9/11. In 2005, NPR interviewed members of the Barnard Class of 2005, who were freshmen during the attacks. Last year, the Eye spoke to alums […]
Yesterday we joined our country to remember the events of September 11, 2001. Bwog was impressed, inspired, and engaged by media coverage of the 10-year anniversary. If you missed yesterday’s headlines, here are a few pieces worth reading. New Yorkers visited a Bryant Park memorial featuring 2,573 vacant folding chairs—one for each life lost at […]
Members of the Columbia community gathered on Low steps this morning to remember 9/11. Following brief remarks by Jewelnel Davis, the University Chaplain, participants placed white flowers in the nearby fountains. Other speakers then recalled the names of Columbia alumni and family who were lost on September 11, 2001. Everyone sat in silence for 13 […]
Reading, writing, and talking can help us process the devastating attacks of ten years ago without submitting to fear and despair. Below are some reflections on 9/11 we find especially moving. An unexpected empathy swelled after 9/11, and we hope on the tenth anniversary to recover this compassion. Sketchbook, Maria Kalman, The New Yorker: From […]
In the last 48 hours, the US has received a specific, credible, but unconfirmed threat of a terror attack this Sunday, on the 9/11 anniversary. Moreover, a survey by the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia revealed that Americans have a false sense of security, and that in the event of a disaster, more […]
Last night, the J-school hosted a panel organized by the British literary journal Granta, whose latest issue is 9/11-themed, on the rise of Islamophobia. The audience was full of Journalism students tweeting about the panel. The speakers on the panel included star Columbia sociology professor (and former president of Students for a Democratic Society) Todd Gitlin, […]
To commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Columbia will host a series of lectures. Our recommendations for the week are below, and the full list is after the jump. We’ll post our weekly bucket list soon. “Science, Policy and Public Health: Looking Ahead to the Next 10 Years” Low Memorial Library Rotunda, Morningside Campus, Thursday, Sept. […]
Kiss those tapas goodbye: Floridita owner Ramon Diaz loses his lawsuit, Manhattanville finally begins construction, and PrezBo celebrates (Spec). Remember what happened the last time Columbia tried to expand? Carle Hovde, CC ’50 and Dean of the College from 1968 to 1972, died last Saturday. Faculty mourns (Spec). As if the updated Kindle wasn’t bad […]
It’s been seven years since 9/11, and the city’s firefighters still come here, to Firemen’s Memorial on 100th St. and Riverside. The Ground Zero memorial is restricted to those from FDNY 343 and their family members. “It’s sad that an event like this has to bring us all out,” said Officer Pat McNeely, from Ottawa, […]
Bwog snuck into Roone to see all the exciting preparations for tomorrow’s Service Spectacular. There are about 20 people inside working on installing cameras, television screens, and mysterious black sercrecy curtains shrouding the Broadway entrance to Lerner. There are also a few important looking people on stage discussing logistics of the chairs and American flag […]