A year ago…

Remembering September 11

The university will commemorate the events of last September 11 with a series of remembrance services on all three campuses. In addition, President Lawrence S. Bacow has asked that everyone in the Tufts community observe a moment of silence at noon.

At 7:30 a.m., there will be a service on the Grafton campus. The Rev. David O'Leary, university chaplain, will offer reflection and prayer.

At 12:15 p.m., there will be a service in the DeBlois Auditorium of the Sackler Center on the Boston campus. Dr. John T. Harrington, dean of the School of Medicine, and Dr. Lonnie H. Norris, dean of the School of Dental Medicine, will join O'Leary in delivering remarks.

At 5 p.m., there will be a service on the Medford/Somerville campus outside Ballou Hall on the main academic quad. It will be led by O'Leary along with the four associate chaplains: Rabbi Jeffrey Summit, Jewish chaplain and director of the Granoff Family Hillel Center; Ann Penick, Catholic chaplain and director of the Catholic Center at Tufts; the Rev. Steven Bonsey, Protestant chaplain; and Imam Noureddine Hawat, Muslim chaplain. Bacow will also address the gathering.

At 7 p.m., there will be a student-led activity at the Mayer Campus Center. A plaque recognizing the 88 campus groups that have participated in the Patches for Peace program initiated last year by the Hillel Center will be unveiled. Patches for Peace, a forum for discussion within the campus community, created the quilt that now hangs in the campus center. Afterward, there will be a facilitated discussion at the Hillel Center for all members of the Tufts community about future direction and activities for Patches for Peace.