Sept. 21-27, 2001
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University community comes together
Forum focuses on Middle East
Memorial photos

Students share in nation's sorrow

Professors find a teachable moment in terrorism
Ethics & society talks
Institute makes a practice of ethics
In memory of those who have fallen,
In respect for those among us,
In hope for the world to come,
We cannot forget our common humanity.
Matt Kelly

(above) On Beta Bridge, students express strong sentiments.

(below) These excerpts from T.S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets” were read by Marcia Childress, associate professor and co-director of the Humanities in Medicine program, at the University’s Sept. 14 service for “A Day of Prayer and Rememberance.”

Matt Kelly
Flag on Lawn door

From “Little Gidding” II.
Ash on an old man’s sleeve
Is all the ash the burnt roses leave.
Dust in the air suspended
Marks the place where a story ended.
Dust inbreathed was a house –
The wall, the wainscot, and the mouse.
The death of hope and despair,
This is the death of air.

From “Burnt Norton” IV.
Time and the bell have buried the day,
The black cloud carries the sun away.
Will the sunflower turn to us, will the clematis
Stray down, bend to us; tendril and spray Clutch and cling?
Chill
Fingers of yew be curled
Down on us? After the kingfisher’s wing
Has answered light to light, and is silent, the light is still

At the still point of the turning world.

T. S. Eliot, “Four Quartets,” in The Complete Poems and Plays, Harcourt, 1962

Rebecca Arrington

(above) The School of Architecture created a temporary commemorative space for the University community to attach mementos, flowers and images. It is located on the east fence of the University tennis courts near University Avenue. A 5 p.m. dedication ceremony was held Sept. 14.

(below) President John T. Casteen III and others led a service of reflection and meditation in University Hall Sept. 14.

Matt Kelly

 


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