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Colleges Observe 9/11

The Colleges have lowered the U.S. flag on campus to half staff in observance of the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. Additionally, faculty such as Professor of Religious Studies Michael Dobkowski will be recalling the day with students. Dobkowski is holding five-minute observations at the beginning of his classes to remember all who died, and particularly notes the Hobart alums lost on that day: Andrew Golkin ’93, Scott Rohner ’01 and Michael Simon ’83.

Additionally, on Monday, Sept. 10, and Tuesday, Sept. 11, the campus is commemorating the day by constructing a banner in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks 11 years ago. Anyone who visits the Scandling Campus Center during lunch or dinner is able to pledge to perform a good deed in observance of 9/11.

According to the United We Serve website, “In 2009, Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance under bipartisan federal law, and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with helping to support this effort across the country. For the anniversary, CNCS is working with MyGoodDeed and numerous other organizations to implement one of the largest days of charitable service in U.S. history.”

In the photo above, students sign the 9/11 banner in the Scandling Campus Center.