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September 08, 2011

Remembering 9/11

Carnegie Mellon will recognize the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with a panel discussion on Friday, Sept. 9, and a musical presentation followed by remarks by Carnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon on Sunday, Sept. 11.

From noon – 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9 in the Singleton Room of Roberts Engineering Hall, the College of Engineering hosts a panel discussion, titled “Media Memories: 9/11 Scribes.” The panel, moderated by CIT Dean Pradeep Khosla, will discuss the media coverage of one of the most dramatic news stories in history, and how the event impacted newsrooms around the world.

Panelists include James R. (Bob) Hagerty, news editor of The Wall Street Journal; Kevin Begos, supervising correspondent of the Associated Press; Rem Rieder, editor of the American Journalism Review; and Richard Snodgrass, author and photographer of “An Uncommon Field,” a book of photos and short prose of the temporary Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville. His book will be available for sale at the event.

To reserve your seat at the event, send email to Chriss Swaney at, or Shilo Raube at

On Sunday, Sept. 11, bagpipers will play on the Cut at 8:46 a.m., 9:03 a.m., 9:37 a.m. and 10:03 a.m. marking the times four airliners crashed into the World Trade Center Towers, the Pentagon and an open field in Shanksville, Pa. 

At 4:30 p.m., the Carnegie Mellon Choirs and Wind Ensemble will perform on the CFA patio (rain location Kresge Theater) followed by remarks by President Jared L. Cohon and readings from other members of the university community. The program will conclude at the 9/11 Memorial Tree adjacent to the tennis courts along the Cut.

The 9/11 Memorial Tree was planted in memory of seven alumni who perished that day (Lawrence Kim HS’97, Frederick Kuo Jr. E’69, Gary Lasko TPR’65, Alan Linton TPR’97, Norma Lang Steuerle HS’69, Jonathan Uman TPR’90, Matthew D. Yarnell HS’97).