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University of Cincinnati Reflections on September 11

Date: Sept. 11, 2002

"A day to remember - A day to reflect."

An overnight watch, an interfaith walk for peace and pause for reflection with an address from University of Cincinnati President Joseph A. Steger were all part of the university observances of Sept. 11, as the entire community was invited to join in prayers and meditation on this tragic anniversary.

The following reports are extended coverage of the university-sponsored observances.

Night Watch

Night Watch Stands Guard Through the Morning
Around the nation the night of Sept. 10, people whispered a prayer for peace, knowing that their sleep would be anything but peaceful overnight. At the University of Cincinnati Hillel Jewish Student Center, religious and civic leaders, UC students, administrators and faculty, and other attendees of different faiths, nationalities and race, all stood watch through the uneasy night.

Peace Walk

Interfaith Walk Takes Steps Toward Peace
More than 110 people participated in an ecumenical peace walk, involving more than 14 religious groups.

President Joseph A. Steger addresses ceremony on CCM Plaza.
Red-white-and-blue lapel ribbons were offered to hundreds of participants to wear as a symbol of remembrance, and early gatherers greeted the crowd that had traveled up Clifton Avenue for the interfaith walk for peace.

Webcast of CCM ceremony.

Sept. 11 Memorial Announced for Campus
Two Washington American Elm trees, a living symbol of the Twin Towers, will anchor UC's September 11 memorial on McMicken Commons.

Mending Fences Turns Construction Fencing Into A Canvas Shareef Dabdoub at Mending Fences

Mending Fences was called one of the nation's largest Posters-for-Peace events to take place at a university.

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