One week after his graduation from Penn, Amit Friedlander was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma — a diagnosis Friedlander thinks could be linked to the carcinogens he was exposed to five years earlier on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher began in 2004 a study of working-class Pakistani-American immigrants in New York City — but her focus shifted quickly to 9/11’s influence.
Ten years after the attacks that changed the world, some of Penn’s war veterans are only just returning to civilian life.
Vice president for Facilities and Real Estate Services, Anne Papageorge oversaw the design of the approximately $1 billion 9/11 memorial in New York, which is scheduled to open this Sunday.
In the years after the attacks, both interest in and prejudice against Islam increased.
Tucked away in front of Van Pelt Library since the second anniversary of 9/11 is a plaque paying homage to 16 alumni who were killed in the attacks. In this special feature, we take a look at five of those stories, through the eyes of those who knew them best.
A snapshot of Penn on the morning of September 11.
As the events of 9/11 recede further into the past, educators are debating how to best present the historical event to college students who grew up with it and younger students who have little memory of the day.
The day after the towers fell, this paper carried the following plea: “Please take advantage — and take care — of your university’s greatest resource: each other.”
Former Penn President Sheldon Hackney argues that it might be appropriate to think of freedom, a communal enterprise, as our national purpose.
An architect and Penn parent working on the World Trade Center reconstruction reflects on the past and future of the site.
Penn President Amy Gutmann believes that a big piece of the answer to drive hatred out of the human spirit lies in what universities do.
Political science professor Ian Lustick argues that the terrorist threat has been overblown and the War on Terror has been wasteful and destructive.
Wharton professor Howard Kunreuther says we must look to long-term solutions for dealing with the large-scale risks that we currently face — including terrorism, climate change and natural disasters.
Bryn Mawr College professor Clark McCauley writes that we were unable to predict how far our overreaction to 9/11 would go.
On Sunday, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Penn Museum Associate Director of Education Jean Byrne hopes students will find a place to reflect and share stories at the exhibit, which opened August 20.
Mike Kiley and Conor Nickel’s homecoming for the Fordham Fiasco will be especially poignant this year on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
New measures since 2001 include creating a position for a deputy chief of tactical emergency readiness.
Penn Democrats President Isabel Friedman asks how bearing witness to such profound tragedy and international unrest during the most formative years of our lives shapes the way we view our place in the world.
Former Penn Democrats President Emma Ellman-Golan writes that although the national bond formed in the aftermath of 9/11 has weakened, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be able to find other shared values or experiences that can unite us again.
Today’s average college student was between the ages of eight and 11 on Sept. 11, 2001. We were old enough to know there was a problem, to feel that something had been lost, to watch the events unfold on the news.
Columnist Brian Goldman argues that the term ‘9/11 generation,’ invoked by the national press, is a bit misleading and even confining.