Barnard Remembers

Eleven years ago, the tragedy of 9/11 fell upon Manhattan and the nation. While most current Barnard students would have still been in elementary and middle school, Barnard first-years on September 11th, 2001 had been in college for only two weeks. According to sources, students were able to witness the crashing of the second plane first-hand from campus buildings. Living in Manhattan and caught up in the turbulence of a nation with a shattered sense of safety and self-perception, it is no question that these Barnard women, as the rest of the nation, were profoundly affected by 9/11.

“All I had really known of Manhattan,
 was Manhattan in chaos.”

Liz Moore, BC ’05

9/11 Memorial in downtown Manhattan

During Barnard’s commencement in 2005, NPR correspondent Susan Stamberg interviewed three graduating seniors on how 9/11 affected their four years at Barnard.

Last year on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, The Columbia Spectator published a piece on Columbia University’s actions and atmosphere during the aftermath.

To watch a live webcast of the commemoration ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial downtown, click here.

Image courtesy of CS Monitor.


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