Binghamton University to mark September 11 with quiet reflection


Binghamton University will mark the second anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks with moments of silence and quiet reflection. Several group activities are also planned.

The flag in front of the Administration Building will be lowered to half-staff at 8:46 a.m. marking the moment of the impact of the first plane into the World Trade Center. A moment of silence will follow.

The Library Tower carillon will sound four times — at 8:46 a.m., 9:03 a.m., 9:59 a.m. and 10:29 a.m.— to coincide with the timing of the attacks and the collapse of the two Trade Center towers.

Hillel/Jewish Student Union and Chabad House will sponsor a Mitzvah Marathon from 8:45 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. outside the University Union to encourage students to pledge or perform a mitzvah or good deed, such as donating blood, collecting food for CHOW or volunteering at a favorite charity.

Members of the campus community who wish to spend a few moments of contemplation are invited to visit the Memorial Courtyard, which serves as a permanent memorial to those lost on September 11. The courtyard features a memorial bearing commemorative tiles for each of the 15 BU alumni who died at the World Trade Center.

A four-part lecture series titled “The U.S., the World and 9/11” will address a series of issues related to the events of September 11. Immanuel Wallerstein will be the first speaker at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 9, in Casadesus Hall, to be followed by Herbert Bix Tuesday, October 28; Donald Quataert Tuesday, November 4; and Ali Mazrui Thursday, November 20. The series is free and open to the University and community.

Last Updated: 9/17/13