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Photo by Jon Rou
A crowd of a few hundred gathered on the Quadrangle on Sept. 11 at 8:46 a.m., one year to the minute after the first terrorist attack, to hold a moment of silence for the eight members of the Emory community who lost their lives on 9/11.
That night, more than a thousand people attended a candlelight vigil—mirroring the vigil held a year ago—that honored members of local fire, police and rescue squads. Myron McGhee and Voices of Inner Strength performed.

Photo by Ann Borden

Photo by Ann Borden
The Indigo Girls’ Emily Saliers, a 1985 graduate of Emory College, performed “On Deliverance” at the University Gathering. Susan Henry-Crowe, Bobby Paul, Bill Chace and Marshall Duke also spoke at the event.
The University community held its breath on Sept. 9 when hazmat teams responded to a bioterrorism scare at WHSCAB. Test results of the suspected substance were negative, however, and everything was back to normal the next day.

Photo by Jack Kearse

Photo by Ann Borden
Each of the world’s major faiths was represented at the University Gathering, held the evening of Sept. 11 in Glenn Auditorium. At left, students (l to r) Harshita Mruthinti, Steven Green, Jennifer Hull and Annie Calandruccio, Mona Iman and Monique Sandhu delivered prayers and holy writings from Hindu, Jewish, Christian (Protestant), Baha’i and Sikh traditions, respectively. Five Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Institute chanted a Buddhist meditation.
The evening also featured musical and movement performances, such as the Covenant Praise Dancers (right) andtheir dance in Response to Words of Hope.

Photo by Ann Borden

Photo by Kay Hinton
Boston University’s Robert Hefner discussed the divisions within Islam in his Sept. 11 lecture in Woodruff Library.
Aaron McGruder, creator of the the comic strip The Boondocks, took shots at his colleagues in the media for handling the White House with kid gloves in the wake of 9/11.

Photo by Kay Hinton


9/11 stories/photos:

9/11 commemoration a touching tribute

Hefner examines Islamic culture

McGruder on post-9/11 freedom of speech

ER's 9/11 home page