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Israeli embassy attacked Egyptian protesters broke into the Israeli Embassy in Cario on Saturday, forcing the diplomats to flee back to Israel. The protesters also attacked six Israeli security guards. This marks the lowest point for Israeli-Egyptian relations since Israeli troops killed five Egyptian policemen last month following a deadly attack. “It is in the interests of both the Israeli and Egyptian sides to restore relations between the two countries to normal, even if that is not simple,” Israel’s Home Front Defense Minister Matan Vilnai told Israeli Army Radio on Sunday.

Governor apologizes On Saturday, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley apologized for calling a reporter a “little girl.” Renee Dudley of the Charleston Post and Courier wrote an article criticizing Haley and state officials for irresponsibly spending $127,000 in taxpayer money on a trip to Europe. State officials claim that the trip was aimed at bringing jobs to South Carolina. While on Laura Ingraham’s radio show, Haley said, “God bless that little girl at the Post and Courier.” Later, Haley issued an apology, saying, “my ‘little girl’ comment was inappropriate and I regret that.”

University ceremony remembers victims By ASHLEY WITHERS Editor-in-Chief

The sounds of “God Bless America” floated over the Dallas Hall lawn Sunday evening as students and community members lit candles in remembrance of the victims of 9/11. “So tonight we gather to remember, to honor, to pray and to promise,” Chaplain Stephen Rankin said. “We promise here at SMU to practice what we desire, for all the world to prevail in peace.” The SMU Service of Remembering also honored a group of veterans who now attend SMU, as well Christina Rancke, an SMU student who lost her father in the World Trade Center on 9/11. University President R. Gerald Turner spoke at the memorial service and shared with the audience his account of 9/11 on SMU’s campus ten years ago. Turner said SMU was the first place in Dallas to respond to the attacks and he felt like it was important for the students

and the university community to have somewhere they could go and feel supported. “It was the university community at its educational and supportive best,” Turner said. Turner went on to recap the week’s events as the service marked the end of the Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility “9/11 Remembered” event series. “For some the images and stories only make us relive the heartache that this day has brought us,” Turner said. The Muslim Student Association was invited to volunteer at the event. They helped light and pass out candles to participants during the Memorial Candle Lighting near the end of the service. “Standing by fellow Americans and showing your support is crucial,” Muslim Student Association president Khurram Taufiq said. “We needed to be there and stand side-by-side.” SMU students attended the event to participate in the university’s tribute to the fallen. “I’m here to honor those who


Junior Kiran Jaura, Vice President of the Muslim Student Association, brings a lit candle to junior Natalie Clark and senior Kellie Teague during a brass rendition of “God Bless America,” part of the SMU Service of Remembering. On the steps of Dallas Hall, Sunday evening’s event commemorated the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

died and here for the families of the firemen and servicemen who gave their lives,” first-year Grant Ryden said.

Celebrated Academy Awardwinning actor Cliff Robertson passed away at the age of 88 in Stony Brook University Medical Center on Long Island, NY. Robertson’s family reported that the actor died from natural causes. Robertson worked in the film industry for 50 years, appeared in roughly 60 films, and won an Oscar for his role in the film “Charley.” In recent years, Robertson appeared as Uncle Ben in the “Spiderman” films.

Suicide bomb in Afghanistan A suicide truck bomber injured 80 U.S. soldiers and killed two Afghan civilians on Saturday. The bomber rammed into a military base in the eastern province of Wardak, Afghanistan. NATO reported that none of the injuries are life-threatening. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the assault.

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First-year Sal Saroni came to the memorial service because of his familial ties to 9/11. “I came out to pay tribute to

our great nation,” Sal Saroni said. “I have family in the military, those that have served abroad. This is for them too.”


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Rais Bhuiyan has spent the last several years recovering from a gunshot wound that left him without vision in one eye after an attack by Mark Stroman. Stroman attacked Bhuiyan and two other men in what he saw as retaliation against Muslims for the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Stroman has only 50 days before he is executed.


Rais Bhuiyan was an air force officer at home in Bangladesh, but quit his job and moved to New York City to further his education and experience the “American Dream.” After only a short period in NYC, Bhuiyan moved to Dallas

with family in mind. His fiancé was still in Bangledesh waiting for her visa while they saved for their wedding and the opportunity to start a family in America. Bhuiyan’s dream was a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. job, a wife, kids and a home in the suburbs. That was before 9/11. Bhuiyan worked at a

convenience store in Dallas at the time. When he heard about the terrorist attack, his reaction was similar to many. “I couldn’t believe that these things were happening in reality—I thought it was some sort of Hollywood movie or something,” he said. After the reality set in,

Bhuiyan, along with many members of the Muslim community, worried there might be some backlash and discrimination toward Muslims or Arabs living in the U.S. “But I never imagined myself that I might be one of them,” he said. In the days following 9/11, Texas native Mark Stroman went on a killing spree against anyone who appeared to be of Arab decent. On Sept. 21, 2001, he came into the convenience store where Bhuiyan worked and pointed a shotgun at his head asking, “Where are you from?” Before Bhuiyan could answer, Stomen shot him in the face from just four feet away. More than 35 pellets were embedded in the right side of Bhuiyan’s face. Despite several years of surgery, medical treatments and eye surgeries, doctors could not save the vision in his right eye. The 35 pellets remain embedded in his face, as doctors said it would be more dangerous to attempt to remove them.


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Growing up in El Paso, Texas on a military base, Wesley Lavender knew he wanted to join the army from a young age. He recognized that there was a chance he would go to war, but he had always imagined fighting in a small conflict, similar to the situation in Panama. However, in the months following 9/11, Lavender realized that he would probably have to fight in a war. “Before [9/11] it was like another job that I was going into — just a career,” he said. “Now, there is more of a commitment, it’s more serious and I had to consider it [enlisting] a little more.” Lavender began training for the army through the ROTC program at SMU in 2008. He will be commissioned in two years. “It’s one of those things, I don’t want to go to war but I’m

willing to go,” Lavender said. Within the last 10 years, more than 5 million Americans have worn a military uniform, making the war in Afghanistan, called the Operation Enduring Freedom, the longest war in U.S. history. With such an increase in military involvement, President Obama refers to this period as the “9/11 Generation.” For many soldiers and military families, that is true. After the attacks on 9/11, Nick Brown, a current student in the Cox School of Business, decided he wanted to join the Marine Corps Infantry. “Nobody in my family has ever been in the military, but I have always had a strong sense of duty to serve my country,” Brown said. “The attacks on Sept. 11 only deepened those feelings.” He began training when he was 19 and completed training in 2003. “I specifically enlisted in the infantry because I knew it would give me the best opportunity

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Americans feel called to serve By SARAH KRAMER

Bhuiyan was able to work through the physical ramifications of that day, but the pain caused by the attack was not over. Bhuiyan had a trip to Bangledesh scheduled for October 2001, where he was going to marry his fiancé and file for a permanent Visa to the U.S. The trip was postponed again and again as the surgeries continued. “I told her maybe in three to four months I would be cured and I would come home. But then I had another surgery in 2002, so again doctors said no, another six months you cannot fly,” he said. By the time Bhuiyan was well enough to travel, his savings account was completely drained and his engagement was over. “She was under tremendous pressure from her own family to

to deploy in a combat zone,” he said. Lavender, whose father was in the army, believes he would still join the army despite his father’s enlisting. Since 9/11, soldiers have found themselves returning to war several times. And, Brown is one of them. From 2003 to 2007, Brown returned to Iraq two times. On his first deployment, he was in Iraq for 10 months. When he returned the second time, he was forced to leave early after being injured in a roadside bomb explosion. Upon his return home, Brown was awarded the Purple Heart, which is a U.S. military award honored by the president for those who have been wounded or killed in battle. “After being awarded the Purple Heart I had the opportunity to have lunch with President Bush, so I guess there was a silver lining in the end,”

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National security threat still feared By JESSICA HUSEMAN Politics Editor

Ten years after 9/11 domestic security spending has more than quadrupled, full body scanners have arrived at airports and phones can be tapped without warrants. And even given these new security measures, Gallup indicates 38 percent of Americans believe a terror attack is a likely possibility in the coming weeks. “The fact is that we don’t know if we are more secure,” said Seyom Brown, SMU professor of political science and the author of “The Illusion of Control: Force and Foreign Policy in the 21st Century.” Brown said it was difficult to ascertain our level of security because we are largely unaware of the number of threats we face.

Thirty-eight percent is some of the lowest numbers Gallup has seen since conducting the poll 10 years ago, when numbers were as high as 85 percent, the same poll shows a weak sense of confidence in the U.S. government. The percentage saying they have “a great deal of confidence” is now at 22 percent — down from 41 percent immediately after 9/11. And while lowering numbers seem to indicate less confidence in the Obama administration than the Bush administration, Brown said Obama is doing very little differently that the former president. “I think that it is too easy to get into a political slug fest on this. Saying that one or another of the administrations made a mess of it,” Brown said. “The truth is that once Obama got into office he began to embrace his national

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security policies, including surveillance without warrant.” Brown said the shift indicated that the information given to the public was different from the reality public officials face once in office. “It’s a completely different reality. Now, I think he is completely, emotionally dedicated to civil liberties and his whole career indicates that, but once he got into office, things were different,” Brown said, mentioning Obama’s history as a constitutional law professor and his advocacy for civil rights. In an interview with NBC news that aired Saturday, Obama said that 10 years after 9/11 we have emerged in a way that is “consistent with our character.” “The truth of the matter is that there have been some changes since 9/11. Some innocence, perhaps, has been lost,” he said. “But our core values — our core character, how we interact with each other, our love of this country, and our ability to work through difficult issues in a way that’s peaceful and democratic — those things haven’t changed.” And while those things may not have changed, it is clear that Americans do not have the same number of civil liberties they once did. Polls show mixed reviews on whether or not the country has gone too far.

According to a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 86 percent said individual freedoms had been impacted by 9/11 and only 53 percent of people said that increased spending on national security had been worth the cost. Additionally, a slim majority — 54 percent — said if they had to choose between preserving their rights and freedoms and protecting people from terrorists, they would preserve their rights and freedoms. Brown said that while he believes Obama truly wants to protect civil liberties, “a great deal more leveling” with the public is necessary. “Obama has not given an adequate explanation of some of the retreats [on civil liberties] he has made,” Brown said. “There is a burden on any public official that will violate our traditional civil liberties to explain to the American public why this is necessary.” Brown then echoed the noted concerns of some of those in the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll by saying the downgrade in civil liberties is a tilt towards the future the terrorists wanted. “Ironically, to the extent that Osama and his cohorts force us to abandon our commitment to civil liberties, they are winning,” he said. “They are making us so scared that

we lose our soul, so to speak.” While Brown said he was personally “ambivalent” about the trade off between civil liberties and security as it stands, he mentioned his personal concern about trading the right to due process in exchange for security. “Now we are really in a bind, because we really do have some of the most dangerous people sitting in Guantanamo, but because we have already violated their constitutional rights there is no way we can bring them to trial,” he said. “I’m just not sure that giving up due process rights is ever really necessary.” But Brown said from an administrative viewpoint, it was difficult to find a balance between where to draw the line between violating civil liberties and protecting the American public. Going forward, Brown said it was difficult to determine how safe we really are, and that the heightened level of security surrounding the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 was reflective of the fact that the government knows our security system is not 100 percent accurate. “The fact that we were able to, in some cases quite luckily, to catch terror threats, is great, but it’s also difficult to be very optimistic about it because any number of those instances could have been pulled off,” he said, mentioning that the only reason we caught the so called

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With American flags as a backdrop, a Transportation Security Administration inspector summons the next person in line as travelers prepare to board flights at the American Airlines terminal at Los Angeles International Airport, the destination of three of four hijacked aircraft, on the 10th anniversary of terrorist attacks on the U.S., Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011.

“underwear bomber” was because his father called in his concern. In any case, Brown said, the American public may never know the extent to which we are safe or unsafe, and it was difficult to know whether it was luck or skill that has kept us safe for the last 10 years.

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Faculty Artist Recital series with Larry Palmer in Caruth Auditorium at 8 p.m.

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Viva America; event to celebrate Latino culture with traditional food and music from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Flagpole.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Kael Alford at the Greer Garson Theater at 6:30 p.m.

SMU American Advertising Federation meeting; information session for interested students at 6:30 p.m. in Meadows, room 1635

Common Reading “HeLa Cells and the Law” at 6:30 p.m. in the Umphrey Lee Mack Ballroom.

2:08 a.m. Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: Boaz Lot. A student was referred to the Student Conduct Officer for underage drinking. Closed. 6:11 p.m. Possession of Marijuana. Perkins Hall. A student was referred to the Student Conduct Officer for having marijuana in his residence hall room. Closed.

11:32 p.m. Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor. 3200 Binkley Ave. A student was referred to the Student Conduct Officer for underage drinking. Closed.

SEPTEMBER 9 12:35 a.m. Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor/Possession of Fictitious License or ID. McElvaney Hall. A student was referred to the Student Conduct Officer for underage drinking and having a fake I.D. Closed.

1:17 a.m. Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor. 6023 Bishop Blvd. A student was referred to the Student Conduct Officer for underage drinking. Closed. 1:29 a.m. Disorderly Conduct. McElvaney Hall/Courtyard. Two students were referred to the Student Conduct Officer for getting into an altercation. Closed.

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Falling Man: a nightmare retold By JOE RICHARDSON Contributing Writer

On a September morning ten years ago our world caught on fire. The attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 shook America to its core and things would never be the same. For the past ten years novelists and poets have written about the events of that morning. In his 2007 novel “Falling Man,” Don Delillo asks “what now?” After such a tragic

event, how do people return to “normal?” Can we ever be who we once were? The novel follows Keith Neudecker. Keith is a lawyer in one of the towers when the planes hit. He escapes the wreckage and makes his way to the home he once shared with his estranged wife Liane and their young son Justin. The narrative follows this small family as they try to reconcile, forgive and bring their lives back to some kind of order.

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The novel is not just concerned with the small family. Throughout the book there are small sections that focus on the life of one of the terrorists. These parts trace the attackers from Germany to the Hudson corridor. These moments give a look into the minds and actions of the terrorists before the attack. Delillo’s descriptions, especially those of the attack itself, are incredible. He knows how to paint a picture with words and the dreamlike quality of the story is

amplified by his descriptions. The book reads like a partially remembered dream. A nightmare retold like an attempt to ensure that the events only happened in the sleeper’s mind. Memory is mixed with the present as the characters try to come to terms with what happened. Nightmarish descriptions are the only way to describe the events of that day, and the novelist expertly weaves the real and the surreal. The dialogue is predominantly unemotional, back and forths that

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denote an overall sense of cold numbness. These conversations make the book drag in some places and they can be hard to follow. However, they also help emphasize the book’s atmosphere of life in turmoil. They make the characters that are speaking seem detached and unsure of what their words really mean. The dialogue and descriptive imagery make this novel unique. This book invites the reader into the nightmare of that day so long

ago. Delillo’s “Falling Man” is one of many novels about Sept. 11. Another interesting novel about the attacks is Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” is a book about the time after Sept. 11 from the perspective of a young boy whose father died in the attacks. That morning in September so long ago has been seared into the American literary landscape and will remain part of it for centuries to come.





ith the summer months fading away, television studios across the country are gearing up for yet another season of new and returning fall television shows. As the mercury makes its way back down the thermometer, America’s four big networks are releasing a host of brand new shows in hopes that the fall audience will make it a hit. While some shows won’t even finish their full season, others will pull ahead. With dozens of new series slated to start in the coming two weeks, it’s almost impossible for one to watch them all. However, with the just the right amount of sifting, one can easily navigate themselves through the sometimes traitorous waters that Fall television can sometimes be.

Show: Terra Nova Network: FOX When: Sept. 26th 7 p.m.

Show: New Girl Network: FOX When: Sept. 20th 8 p.m.

Essentially a combination of two giant films “Jurassic Park” and “Avatar,” “Terra Nova” follows a group of time traveling adventurers as they go back in time 85 million years The show stars Stephen Lang and Jason O’ Mara and is looking to be one of the year’s most exciting new shows. With James Cameron and Stephen Speilberg attached to its title, “Terra Nova” has promise.

America melts for Zoe Deschanel anytime she graces the big or small screen. With a quirky vibe, a clever wit, and an undeniable charm, Zoe’s newest venture, “New Girl” is bound to be an audience favorite. Centered around the lives of Zoe’s Jess and her three male roomates, the promoclips of “New Girl” have been widely viewed on the internet.

Show: Up All Night Network: NBC When: Sept. 14th 7 p.m. “Up All Night” is NBC’s newest show that follows the lives of a couple after having a baby. Featuring perhaps the strongest cast of any new show this season, “Up All Night” displays the comedy powerhouse of Christina Applegate, Will Arnett and Mya Rudolph. Rudolph, who plays a daytime talk show host on the show, just had a child of her own.

Show: Whitney Network: NBC When: Sept. 22nd 8:30

Show: Grimm Network: NBC When: Oct. 21st 8 p.m.

Based on the comedic material of the show’s star Whitney Cummings, NBC’s famed Thursday night is getting a new show with the self titled sitcom “Whiteny.” Following the ups and downs of a longterm relationship, if “Whitney” is anything like its stars stand up comedy, then NBC can rest assured that the laughs will come in abundance.

Joining the ranks of other supernatural crime series like “Fringe,” is another NBC series called “Grimm.” With perhaps a pinch more whimsy behinds it cases, “Grimm” comes from the minds of David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf, two of the main people responsible for former hits like “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and the spinoff “Angel.”



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Firefighters commemorate lives lost 10 years ago By STEPHANIE COLLINS Executive Editor

Images of New York City’s World Trade Center collapsing and city streets filled with dust and rubble haunt the memories of Americans everywhere. These infamous symbols of a nation under attack flicker on television screens across the country each year on Sept. 11, and have been printed in countless books. They also fill one immaculately preserved photo album owned by Thomas Goodheart. Goodheart was there. Along with his fellow New York firemen, he donned his flame-resistant

uniform and headed to the site where thousands of innocent lives were taken. On Sunday, Goodheart joined hundreds of firefighters from across Texas and the Southwest in downtown Dallas to honor the lives of New York firefighters who died on 9/11. As he tirelessly worked, he captured what he saw around him with the disposable camera that he always carried. “It’s funny, the weather today is the same as it was that day,” Goodheart said. “The sky was just like this. Maybe bluer.” Exactly 343 firefighters climbed 100 flights of stairs at Dallas’s Renaissance Tower to commemorate the lives of the

343 New York firefighters who died saving others on that day. Onlookers didn’t need to ask

He went up to go and save people and never came back. I’m doing this to finish his climb.

tanks, just as those in New York did on 9/11. “We couldn’t sign up fast enough,” P.J. Wendling, a firefighter from the Hurst, Texas fire department, said. Each participating firefighter was given a lanyard with the name and photo of one of New York’s fallen firefighters. The participants wore the lanyards for the entire climb, removing the firefighters’ names at the end and placing them together on a board at the top of the building. Firefighter Jacob Manceaux of Port Naches ,Texas was given a photo of Michael Cowley to carry, a firefighter with Ladder 136 in New York who perished

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why; “We climb because they climbed” was the simple answer printed on signs throughout the tower’s lobby. The participants wore all of their firefighting gear for the climb, including heavy oxygen

saving others on 9/11. “It’s kind of an honor because he was a hero,” Manceaux said. “He went to go up and save people and he never came back. I’m doing this to finish his climb.” On Sept. 11, 2011, over 16,000 firemen around the world participated in a similar climb to remember the fallen firefighters of 9/11. “To me, this is like a happy thing,” said Goodheart, who appreciated that firefighters chose to remember and honor the lives of New York’s heroes rather than “concentrating so much on death.” In his album, Goodheart carries photos of a sunset that he took from the top of The World

Trade Center in 1982, when his wife worked in the building These come before the photos he took driving into Manhattan from Staten Island after hearing the news. “It was at a time when it would be bumper to bumper traffic and there wasn’t a car on the road,” he said, showing his pictures of an empty road with clouds of dark smoke billowing in the

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University Park Fire Department honors Sept. 11 By KATE GARDNER Contributing Writer

University Park residents gathered for a small ceremony in front of the UP Fire Department Friday morning to honor those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, commemorating the 10th anniversary. Held for the third year in a row, the commemoration opened with a flag ceremony performed by the fire department’s Honor Guard, as well as a featured performance by the Color Guard. UP Fire Chief Randy Howell, who began the annual tradition when he came to the UP Fire Department in 2008, spoke at the event along with state Rep. Dan Branch and the Rev. Dr. L. Nelson Bell. “[The ceremony] is an effort to remember not just the fallen firefighters and police officers and medical workers who died

that day, but also everyone who lost their life,” Howell said. Bell praised the actions of those who first arrived at the scene of the attacks. He believes that God was never far from those who suffered that day. “[The victims] saw God in the eyes of the first responders,” he said. “They are our heroes.” As he watched the events of 9/11 unfold, Branch remembers thinking that America will be changed forever. “I wondered for the first time if I was going to be sending my son off to war,” he said. Honor Guard Commander and Firefighter/Paramedic Joe Watkins took part in the flag ceremony. A college student at the time of the attacks, Watkins understands and respects just how dangerous the nature of his job really is. “We’re always running in

while everyone [else is] running out. And those guys in the twin towers, the last thing that ever crossed their minds was that those towers were coming down,” Watkins said. “You’re doing your job. That’s when people call us ­— when they’re in their worst need.” In honor of the 343 firefighters who died in the attacks, Watkins said that firefighters across the nation began a special tradition in their memory. “The slogan around the firefighter world is ‘3-4-3 never forgettin.’ It’s put on our engine; it’s talked about all the time,” he said. “We weren’t there, but the brotherhood of the firefighters goes way deep.” UP resident Laura Walsh lived in New York for several years and her friend, Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas, perished in the United Airlines Flight 93 crash. The plane was brought down

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University Park Fire Chief Randy Howell honored those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. This was the third annual commemoration lead by Howell.

in Pennsylvania after several passengers tried to regain control of the plane from terrorists. “I think being able to mark


[the anniversary] here is really meaningful,” she said. “She was really great. She shared her telephone with many people who

didn’t have one on that flight. It is meaningful to me to be out here and remember Lauren.”


Panel discusses civil liberties, Muslims fight for acceptance security in post 9/11 world


Professor Seyum Brown, the John Goodwin Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics and National Security, discusses how the world has changed since the events of 9/11 during the “The Day the Whole World Watched” lecture at Dallas Hall Sunday afternoon.

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A panel convened Sunday in front of a small crowd to discuss how the U.S. has changed since 9/11, specifically honing in on the willingness of American citizens to sacrifice civil liberties in favor of higher security measures. “Preoccupation with avoiding another 9/11 has caused us to transform our state, previously known as the cradle of liberty into a Big Brother state of the Orwellian nature,” said Seyom Brown, professor of political science at SMU, who used the Patriot Act as an example, saying that though its constitutionality had been challenged it was still defended on the grounds of security. Matthew Wilson, also a political science professor, questioned whether the U.S. had “turned a corner” in its understanding of civil liberties. “Prior to 9/11 you could never have gained the groundswell support necessary for legislation like the patriot act,” he said. He explained that since 9/11 the federal government has not only taken on public enhancements of security such as the now extensive

process of getting on an airplane, but has also proliferated its use of warrantless wiretaps, surveillance and the monitoring of people’s associations within clubs and religious organizations. Describing himself as “agnostic” on whether or not the expansion of state power has had a net positive impact on the nation, he explained that the discussion of national security at the expense of civil liberties is a classic example of “all or nothing policies,” in which politicians fail to adequately present tradeoffs and instead choose peg policies as being only bad or only good — something he called “unsophisticated and unhelpful,” calling for more honest political discourse. The panel also focused on the intersection between religion and politics, both in regard to the political agenda of the religious fanatics who executed the attacks as well as the political and religious response of the United States. “Sept. 11 and the days that followed showed the intersection of religion and politics at its worst and most destructive and at its best and most transcendent,” Wilson said. “Religion was a glue that held people together, even across

sectarian lines.” Wilson discussed the members of congress who, the night after the attacks, joined hands and sang “God Bless America” rather than the national anthem. In the same discussion of the rise of religiosity after the attacks, Robin Levin, an SMU ethics professor, said the mix of religious passion and fear led to things such as ethnic profiling. Jeff Dumas, a public policy professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, critiqued the conduct of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan noting that the modern tendency towards nation building does not serve the ends of limiting the base of support of the terrorists. Explaining that nation building is unilateral in that the U.S. tells other nations what they need and gives it to them, he recognized that this caused the receiving nation to feel like “a charity case.” In order to economically develop nations and eliminate the base of support terrorists are now gaining from our bombing campaigns, he instead advocated that the United States collaborate in economic development because “partners interact differently than subordinates.”

Rais Bhuiyan speaks at the “Ending the Cylces of Violence” lecture, on Friday evening. Bhuiyan, the founder of, was one of the nation’s first hate crime victims after 9/11.

By ESSETE WORKNEH Contributing Writer

Sept. 11, 2001 is a day that will live on in infamy. The anger, violence and fear that day created continue to seep through the fabric of American life. As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approached, the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility held a series of events reflecting on the anniversary and what it means today. On Sept.9, approximately 50 people gathered in Dallas Hall’s McCord Auditorium to listen to a panel of community and interfaith leaders discuss the “violence that began on 9/11 and the need for national and global healing.” Dallas Morning News senior writer Dianne Solís moderated the nine speakers as they examined the steps to take in order to create a world full of non-violence, one where compassion, not hate, is the primary emotion. The panel included Rais Bhuiyan, a Muslim man from Bangladesh, who survived a facial bullet wound by Mark Stroman, an enraged man seeking retaliation for 9/11. Stroman had previously

murdered two South Asian men in Dallas within a month of the attacks and was eventually arrested and sentenced to death. Instead of responding with retribution, Bhuiyan sued to stop the execution, and even created a website called “World Without Hate” to help spread his message. Bhuiyan, however, was unsuccessful and Stroman was executed in July. “My parents teaching, upbringing and Islamic faith helped me to forgive and never hate, and run this campaign because he is a human being,” Bhuiyan said. Most of the panel agreed that while America has come a long way in eradicating intolerance, the journey to acceptance is far from over. Alia Salem, founder of the DFW Chapter of the Islamic Speaker’s Bureau, felt there was a serendipitous level of kindness directed toward her in the early days following 9/11, but has since witnessed a weakening in tolerance for Islam. “[There has been] a decline in how I feel, as far as my comfort level, in engaging with people… the people who defended mosques after 9/11 are the same people who protest new mosques being built,” she said. The anger in today’s society was put down to a lack of understanding, fear and ignorance.

Panelists agreed that cultural education and instruction on how to deal with negative emotions were key in creating a more compassionate world. “Each of us thinks we have a special monopoly on the creator… we refuse to realize that the creator intentionally made us different,” Hind Jarrah, co-founder and former president of Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation, said. Attendee Lauren Zielinski thought it was interesting to hear from all the different faiths and see the many commonalities between them. “I feel like this is a conversation that many people would benefit from hearing,” she said. SMU student Amar Zeynu said that while he felt ostracized in high school for being different, his experience at SMU has been a positive one. “The Chaplin’s Office has been really supportive of the Muslim Student Association and has made us feel like we’re not a minority at all,” he said. The event concluded with a video of Robert Kennedy’s April 1968 speech on the menace of violence where he asserted that “violence breeds violence, repression breeds retaliation, and only a cleansing of our whole society can remove this sickness from our souls.”


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Looking back and ahead, America remembers 9/11 LARRY NEUMEISTER, SAMANTHANA GROSS Associated Press

Determined never to forget but perhaps ready to move on, the nation gently handed Sept. 11 over to history Sunday and etched its memory on a new generation. A stark memorial took its place where twin towers once stood, and the names of the lost resounded from children too young to remember terror from a decade ago. In New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, across the United States and the world, people carried out rituals now as familiar as they are heartbreaking: American flags unfurled at the new World Trade Center tower and the Eiffel Tower, and tears shed at the base of the Pentagon and a base in Iraq. President Barack Obama quoted the Bible and spoke of finding strength in fear. George W. Bush, still new to the presidency that day, invoked the national sacrifice of the Civil War. Vice President Joe Biden said hope must grow from tragedy. And Jessica Rhodes talked about her niece, Kathryn L. LaBorie, the lead flight attendant on the plane that hit the south tower. She remembered a radiant smile and infinite compassion, and suggested that now, 10 years on, it is time to turn a corner. “Although she may not ever be found, she will never ever be lost to her family and her friends,” Rhodes said after she read a segment of the list of the dead at ground zero. “Today we honor her by letting go of the sadness over losing her and embracing the joy of having known her.” It was the 10th time the nation has paused to remember a defining day. In doing so, it closed a decade that produced two wars, deep changes in national security, shifts in everyday life and, months before it ended, the death at American hands of the elusive

terrorist who masterminded the attack. “These past 10 years tell a story of resilience,” Obama said at a memorial concert at the Kennedy Center after he visited all three attack sites. “It will be said of us that we kept that faith; that we took a painful blow, and emerged stronger,” he said. The anniversary took place under heightened security. In New York and Washington especially, authorities were on alert. Ahead of the anniversary, the federal government warned those cities of a tip about a possible car-bomb plot. Police searched trucks in New York, and streets near the trade center were blocked. To walk within blocks of the site, people had to go through checkpoints. The names of the fallen ‚2,983 of them, including all the victims from the three Sept. 11 attack sites and six people who died when terrorists set off a truck bomb under the towers in 1993‚ echoed across a place utterly transformed. In the exact footprints of the two towers was a stately memorial, two great, weeping waterfalls, unveiled for the first time and, at least on the first day, open only to the relatives of the victims. Around the square perimeter of each were bronze parapets, etched with names. Some of the relatives were dressed in funereal suits and others in fire department T-shirts. They traced the names with pencils and paper, and some left pictures or flowers, fitting the stems into the recessed lettering. At the south tower pool, an acre in area and 30 feet deep, Mary Dwyer, of Brooklyn, remembered her sister, Lucy Fishman, who worked for Aon Corp., an insurance company that occupied seven floors near the very top.


In commemoration of the September 11th attacks, 2,977 American flags were planted in the Meadows Museum Sculpture Garden for each of the victims of 9/11 and their families.

“It’s the closest I’ll ever get to her again,” she said. One Sept. 11 relative pronounced the memorial breathtaking. An underground section and a museum won’t open until next year, but for many of the families, the names were enough. “It breaks me up,” said David Martinez, who watched the attacks happen from his office in Manhattan, and later learned that he had lost a cousin and a brother, one in each tower. At memorial services, people

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Nick Brown served in Iraq from 2003 to 2007. After being injured, he received the Purple Heart award, which is given by the current president.

Brown said. Although Brown was wounded in Iraq, serving our country is something he finds important and encourages others to do so as well. “After 9/11 I had a much better appreciation of the freedoms that we all take for granted every day, as well as a deeper respect for those who continue to sacrifice in order to protect those freedoms,” Brown said. For him, 9/11 is a day to remember friends who were lost in battle trying to protect those freedoms that were threatened after the events unfolded 10 years ago. “Sept. 11 always reminds me of them and others who have made the ultimate sacrifice,” he said.

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move on with her life because they were scared this guy got shot in the face and who knows what his lifestyle will be in the future,” Bhuiyan said. This was the end of his “American Dream.” Over time, Bhuiyan was able to heal, forgive and move forward. Today he is working to make something positive out of his situation and he is sharing his story with the nation. “God decided to put me into these situations so that I could be a messenger,” he said. “I could be a bridge builder between people, religion and different community.” Standing on the principles he learned from his Muslim faith, Bhuiyan chose to start this positive change with his attacker. Stroman was on death row and Bhuiyan fought to save his life. Bhuiyan did not want the loss of

another human life to add to the already tragic situation. “Hate is not a solution,” he

Hate cannot be a solution, hate is the problem creator.

—Rais Bhuiyan

said. “ Hate cannot be a solution, hate is the problem creator.” Bhuiyan believes if his attacker had the chance to get to know him—along with the other two victims of the killing spree—Stroman would not have committed the crimes. He believes the same thing of the 19 hijackers who committed the terrorist attack on 9/11. “It’s impossible for a human to kill another human being once they know these are peaceful

people just like me,” Bhuiyan said. Today Bhuiyan is championing the movement, “World Without Hate.” The program stresses the importance of knowing and understanding your neighbors. Bhuiyan believes that through education and understanding, hate can be overcome. For Bhuiyan, the 10th anniversary of 9/11 brings mixed emotions. It’s an event that altered the course of his life completely, but he still looks at the day with hope. A hope that the country he loves will overcome its differences and learn to live together in peace. “Despite our religious beliefs, our cultural differences, let’s move forward,” he said. “At the end of the day we are all Americans living in the same country as one nation.”

talked of grief and loss and war and justice. But they also talked of moving forward. “Every year it becomes more significant,” Barbara Gorman said at a service for the Port Authority dead, which included 37 police officers, one of them her husband, Thomas. “My kids are 25, 21, 18. They understand now. It’s not so much a tragedy anymore as history, the history of our country.” In the decade between then and now, children have grown. The second-graders who were with Bush on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, will graduate high school next spring. And children who were in the cradle or the womb on that day are old enough to read names at the anniversary, old enough to bear the full burden of their grief. “You will always be my hero,” Patricia Smith, 12, said of her mother. Nicholas Gorki remembered his father, “who I never met because I was in my mother’s belly. I love you, Father. You gave me the gift of life, and I wish you could be here to enjoy it with me.” Alex Zangrilli said: “Dad, I wish you were here with me to give me advice, to be on the sidelines when I play sports like all the other dads. ... I wish we had more time together.” Madeline Hoffman smiled as she said to her father: “Everyone always tells me I

look and act just like you.” And Caitlin Roy, whose father was a firefighter, said: “I want to thank you for the nine years you spent as my dad. They were short but not without their benefits. We’re taken care of now. We’re happy.” Obama, standing behind bulletproof glass and in front of the white oak trees of the memorial, read a Bible passage after a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., when the first jetliner slammed into the north tower 10 years ago. The president, quoting Psalm 46, invoked the presence of God as an inspiration to endure: “Therefore, we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.” Obama and Bush, joined by their wives, walked up to one of the pools and put their hands to some of the names. Bush later read from a letter that President Abraham Lincoln wrote to a mother believed to have lost five sons in the Civil War: “I pray that our heavenly father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement.” In a ceremony at the Pentagon, Biden paid tribute to “the 9/11 generation of warriors.” “Never before in our history has America asked so much over such a sustained period of an allvolunteer force,” he said. “So I can say without fear of contradiction or being accused of exaggeration, the 9/11 generation ranks among the greatest our nation has ever

produced, and it was born right here on 9/11.” Defense Secretary Leon Panetta paid tribute to 6,200 members of the U.S. military who have died in the Iraq and Afghan wars. One hundred eighty-four people died at the Pentagon. In Shanksville, Pa., a choir sang at the Flight 93 National Memorial, and a crowd of 5,000 listened to a reading of the names of 40 passengers and crew killed aboard the fourth jetliner hijacked that day a decade ago. Obama and his wife traveled to the Pennsylvania town after their visit to New York and placed a wreath at the memorial. During the president’s visit, members of the crowd chanted, “USA! USA!” One man called out: “Thanks for getting bin Laden!” It was the first anniversary observance since al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan in May. For the most part, in New York, away from the trade center, it was a pleasant September Sunday. People had brunch outdoors. Bicycles crowded the paths along the Hudson River. Families strolled around. Sailboats caught a river breeze and drifted past the dock where emergency vessels evacuated trade center survivors. Elsewhere in the nation, it was a day not to bring life to a stop, as it was 10 years ago, but to pause and reflect. Outside FedEx Field in Landover, Md., fans got ready for the first Sunday of the NFL season, the Redskins and Giants, Washington and New York. There was extra security at the stadium. Scott Millar, a Redskins season ticket-holder, used the logic of post-Sept. 11 America in deciding to go to the game. “You’ve got to trust the security. You’ve got to trust the people who are here to protect you,” he said. “We’re here to have a good time.” In southwest Missouri, where 160 people died in May in the nation’s deadliest tornado in six decades, New York firefighters and ground zero construction workers joined survivors in a tribute to the victims of Sept. 11. The New York contingent brought a 20-by-30-foot American flag recovered a decade ago from a building near the trade center. Survivors of a Greensburg, Kan., tornado began repairing the flag in 2008, using remnants of flags from their town. The final stitches are being made in Joplin, Mo., and then the flag will go to the National 9/11 Memorial Museum. Missouri is the last stop on a 50-state tour to promote national unity and volunteerism. “We’re so far away from the World Trade Center,” said Miller, who brought her mother and two children to the Joplin tribute. “But it doesn’t matter how far away you are.”

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distance over the New York City skyline. Goodheart, who was off duty at the time of the attack and raced back to his firehouse to help, would soon be buried waist-deep in debris. As he flipped through photos of the wreckage, fellow firefighters rushing to the scene, crumpled buildings and a computer still displaying its animated screen saver amidst the ruins. “Compared to other people, I did pretty good,” Goodheart said. He remembers the complete silence that followed the collapse of the second tower. The only audible sound was the occasional beeping of firefighters’ masks, which emit that sound when their owner hasn’t moved for a period of time. Even when looking over the funeral schedules, Goodheart keeps a level head. “That first Saturday there

were 27 funerals,” he said. Some may not realize how significantly the families of first responders were impacted after the tragedy. According to Goodheart, within his fire department alone, a father and son who were both firefighters were killed, as well as another father and his two sons, one of whom was a police officer. While the firefighters of 9/11 are still remembered and celebrated as heroes, Goodheart hopes that people will remember to celebrate firefighters around the country who risk their lives everyday. At the stair climb, the lives of firefighters lost in the line of duty this year were not forgotten. A “Table of Honor” was set in the lobby of the tower to remember the five Dallas area firefighters whose lives were lost this year, and could not be in attendance for the climb. The plates at the table contained lemon wedges

to remind everyone of the firefighters’ “bitter fate,” as well as a mound of salt representing the “river of tears” cried by their family members. The table set up is a longstanding tradition originating from the military. Sonya Reynolds, the wife of one of a participating firefighter from the Plano Fire Department, said that she knows danger is something that comes with her husband’s job. “It’s just something I accept. He may not come home,” Reynolds said. “I’m very happy he did this to honor those who had fallen.” Goodheart, who slept on sidewalks between his shifts at ground zero, went back to the site several months later and collected a piece of glass from one of the buildings’ windows that he keeps in a bag with his photo album. “Sometimes it’s almost like today, and other times it’s just a passing thought,” he said.



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Growing up terror-fied: The 9/11 generation I remember exactly where I was on Sept. 11, 2001. I was sitting on the floor of my sixth-grade science class making a bridge out of toothpicks and marshmallows when my teacher turned the television on. I remember being so confused. My teacher was crying and people were pointing at the screen. What was going on? Ashley Withers My teacher tried to calm down and explain to us that planes had hit some very important buildings in New York City on purpose. I didn’t get it. Why would anyone do that? Within minutes children started to be pulled out of class by their parents. I waited and waited, but mine never came. By the end of the day I was one of 20 students sitting in the cafeteria just waiting for that final bell to ring. When we were finally released I ran home to find my dad sitting on the couch crying. He tried to explain what had happened, but couldn’t. There weren’t and there still are not any words to describe 9/11. How did this happen? Why? Unfortunately, 10 years later, these questions still haven’t been fully explained to me. I was 11-years-old when these terrorist attacks changed America forever. I literally grew up with the war on terror constantly raging in the background. To be honest, I do not remember what the world was like before our country was afraid, before we realized we were, in fact, vulnerable. To me it seems commonplace to go through a million safety measures before getting on a plane, to spend billions of dollars on a foreign war and for people to use 9/11 as reasoning for all types of political action. My parents remember walking onto a plane without throwing out their liquids, without walking through a machine that might cause radiation damage. I don’t know anything other than getting to the airport two hours early for all of the new security measures. Sept. 11 has also provided a significant amount of political fodder. Though the attacks brought America together for a short period of time, the post-9/11 policies have become a dividing line between political parties. This is a small slice of the post-9/11 era. A lot of people have been impacted way more than me, but a friend of mine commented in class this week that we are all a part of history now and I definitely think that holds true. Growing up in the post-9/11 era, we each have a story to tell and it makes up the bigger picture of that day, that moment in time. contributor

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For our grandparents, it was Pearl Harbor. For our parents, it was the assassination of JFK. For us, it is 9/11. We Allison Thompson all remember exactly where we were when we found out about our nation being under attack. On Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, 2001 my mother paged us over our household intercom: “Michael, Arthur, and Allison, it is time to wake up. There is a national crisis; meet me in my bedroom.” In my sleepy state I thought to myself she must be joking. But right after that thought she chimed in again: “I’m not joking.” I figured that it was something serious since my mom, the Queen of Nicknames, used our full names here. So, I rolled out of bed and met my brothers in the hallway, and the three of us walked to my parents’ bedroom. There was my mom, trying to stay calm but noticeably shaken. With the TV on in the background she announced that two planes had been flown into the World Trade Center Towers; then she added, “and we don’t know if Kevin made it out.” Kevin was my father’s best friend and very much of an uncletype figure for my brothers and me. My dad often says, “You can’t choose your family, but you can

choose your friends.” Kevin was a friend, turned into family. He and my father spoke every workday morning—with my family in California and Kevin in New York, they had a routine phone call appointment at 6 a.m. PT (9 a.m. EST), and they would catch up. In fact that morning my dad was trying to call Kevin but couldn’t figure out why all he could get was a “fast busy (i.e., “all circuits are busy”) signal. It was then that one of his co-workers ran by his office and told him that the first tower had been hit. My dad ran to the only room with a TV (along with the rest of his colleagues) just as the second plane flew into the south tower (where Kevin worked). I don’t remember much about that day past hearing the news. I do remember feeling numb and lost. Going to school was completely pointless—nobody learned anything new that day; we just watched the news. It was a constant reminder that Kevin might not have survived. My brother and I called home at lunch (you remember pay phones, don’t you?) to see if Mom had gotten any news —there was none. That night all five of us stayed in my parents’ room; none of us could sleep, so we just watched old TV shows. Kevin worked on the 102nd floor of the second tower that was hit and did not survive. He did manage to call and leave a message for his wife, Lori, after the first tower was hit, just to let her know

that he was all right. Kevin had three young children (ages 2, 5, and 7) who were suddenly fatherless and confused. Sept. 11 cast a dark shadow on my family. While my parents mourned the loss of a brother-like friend, my brothers and I mourned the loss of a close uncle. My eldest brother was plagued with nightmares around the attack and was greeted at college with students protesting, holding signs saying, “We deserved 9/11!” Nobody understood. My parents attended the memorial service for Kevin; my father gave a eulogy. My father, who had worked and traveled to the New York area for decades, said he had never “heard it so quiet;” they came back to California even more heartbroken. Kevin and Lori’s children were young and couldn’t comprehend why their dad didn’t have a grave. About nine months after the attack, Lori was informed that they had found some of Kevin (a femur and a thigh bone, I believe). My parents made one more trip to Summit, N.J., to help bury him. My family and Kevin’s family have grown even closer after his death. My mom began going back to New Jersey four or five times a year to provide Lori with some relief from being a single mother. My father helped with their investments and would fly the family out to California for vacations. When I got to high school, I spent a couple of spring

breaks in New Jersey helping with the kids and babysitting so that Lori could go out with friends. Over the past ten years, Lori has managed as a single parent, but she has raised three wonderful children. Her children battled issues such as the oldest child not having a father-like figure, the middle child suffering from ADD, and the youngest having temper issues because he couldn’t remember his father. The kids (ages 17, 15, and 12) are thriving. My dad was back East a couple of months ago and got to stop by and visit with them. He called me on his way back to the hotel and told me, while choking up, “Kevin … would be so proud.” My dad recently sent me a book, “With Love and Prayers,” by F. Washington Jarvis, the headmaster of Roxbury Latin in Boston. When queried by parents about how the school prepares students for college, he often states that “We prepare them for death.”, i.e., one of the few certitudes of life. It’s good training —unfortunately, sometimes it’s needed to be applied too early … and too often. So remember to hug your family and friends and tell them you love them. You never know what will happen. Allison Thompson is a senior majoring in business management and French. She can be reached for comment at

Tragedy brings hope through volunteering contributor

On Sept. 11, 2001, 2,977 lives were lost. My memory of 9/11 is very clear, because on that day my father was killed in the World Christina Rancke Trade Center. My cousin, in her early 20s at the time, survived the attacks on the World Trade Center, escaping Tower two. Imagine for a minute losing a loved one in the World Trade Center or imagine someone you loved was on one of the planes that struck the towers. Individuals in New York City were not the only ones affected by the tragedy. Sept. 11, 2001 changed the lives of many throughout America. I remember volunteering Sept.

11, 2009 in Florida State University’s project. That day college democrats and republicans volunteered together, despite different political affiliations. One former SMU student, was influenced by the Young America’s Foundation and decided to bring the project to our very own campus. Now because of that one individual, SMU is one out of over 180 campuses across America to adopt the project, according to Young America’s Foundation. Last year, SMU brought in volunteers from various campus groups and organizations to start our own Never Forget Project. Sept. 10, 2010 volunteers for SMU’s 9/11: Never Forget Project set up 2,977 flags for victims, and displayed them around the lawn in front of Dallas Hall. Myself and the other volunteers raised over $300 for

the Dallas Police and Fire Relief Fund by selling 9/11 bracelets and pins throughout the day at various tables also located around the area in front of Dallas Hall. Local news and radio stations interviewed volunteers throughout the day, covering the event. One display in the front of Dallas Hall allowed students to highlight the names of 9/11 victims that they knew. In total, five names were highlighted. When a former SMU student emailed the undergraduate class of Southern Methodist University students that year, I responded right away to her email. Now after my involvement, I have had the opportunity to share my experiences within the classroom and expand the memorial throughout SMU. Being part of this nationwide memorial project for 9/11 victims

impacts many across America, and as someone who has suffered a personal loss, participation is appreciated and recognized across the country. A series of 9/11 remembrance events took place this year. I was selected as the student event chair and have been working with the Maguire Center for Ethics to help with these events. All that I’m doing here at SMU is to honor my dad and all the other 9/11 victims. My goal is to make him proud and do all I can here on campus to bring the SMU and Dallas community together to reflect on and remember the tragic events of the attack. Christina Rancke is a junior majoring in advertising and communcations. She can be reached for comment at crancke@

Where were you when...

Students remember where they were on that fateful day “I was in Canterbury Episcopal School...I didn’t understand the situation at the time, and I only got it after my mom picked me up and explained someone flew planes into a skyscraper. I wasn’t emotionally affected by it because I was a child in Texas and it happened in New York.”

“My classmates and I were outside ready to go to recess when a teacher came and told us, ‘Something really bad happened in New York.’ We were more surprised than scared...I cringed when I saw that plane smash into the Twin Towers. It still gives me chills just imagining it.”

“I was a fourth grader in Prattville, Ala., walking to school and blissfully unaware of what was happening. When I got to school, I heard talk of “them” and that “they” were coming. I was so confused and remained so until I went home and heard the full story from my mom.”

“...What I really remember is that I wasn’t ever really told what happened. At school they just said ‘something bad happened,’ and my parents, who thought the school had told me, were too upset to really talk about it. It wasn’t until I was watching TV with my parents at night that I saw the video.”

“Living next to Barksdale Air Force Base where President Bush visited, our school became subject to heightened scrutiny. After getting home, I sat with my mom to watch the news, not fully understanding what was happening...I still don’t understand, and I hope I never do, because then I would have to fully grasp the concept of hatred.”

“I recall being in fourth Grade and hearing over the intercom that ‘something very bad happened today.’ There was early dismissal, and I heard about the Pentagon bombings on the drive home. I saw my mom standing outside the front lawn and watched the plane fly into the building on repeat... That’s all I can remember.”

-Matthew Schklair

-Hayley Wagner

-Michael Graves

-Goke Akinniranye

-Michelle Raimond

-Andrew Pinkowitz


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Mustangs down Miners, 28-17, in home opener By NICK KARAGEORGE Contributing Writer

SMU claimed victory over UTEP, with a 28-17 win at Ford Stadium Saturday night. The Mustangs opened up the scoring in Saturday’s game with a four play 60-yard drive finished off with a one yard run from halfback Zach Line. UTEP answered with a touchdown of their own from their running back Leilyon Myers. Tied at 7-7, SMU was driving until McDermott completed a 27-yard pass to Keenan Holman and the Miners forced a fumble to take over possession. UTEP proceeded to kick a field goal and scored 10 consecutive points. Enter quarterback Kyle

Padron kept the ball on a designed quarterback keeper off the left side of the offensive line for a highlight 12-yard touchdown and dramatic entry to the game. SMU stalled the Miners at the start of the second quarter and forced UTEP to kick a long field goal that they missed. SMU took over and marched down the field. On the drive, McDermott connected with Cole Beasley for a 24-yard gain and Line capped off the drive with his second score of the day MICHAEL DANSER/ The Daily Campus on a seven yard run. SMU started the third quarter Junior running back Zach Line advances the ball during play against UTEP on Saturday evening. Line Rushed for 114 yards, aiding in SMU’s victory, 28-17. forcing UTEP to punt. On the ensuing SMU drive, Beasley Padron, after J.J. McDermott all the first quarter. Padron scored caught a pass and made two started the game and played nearly on his first play. defenders miss. While fighting for

extra yards, he fumbled and UTEP returned the ball to SMU’s 39-yard line. On the play, Germard Reed of UTEP went down with an injury and had to be taken off the field in an ambulance. According to Fox Sports, he was able to move his arms and legs after being taken off the field. UTEP’s running back Leilyon Meyers then proceeded to score his second touchdown of the game from the SMU two yard line to make the

score21-17, with SMU in the lead. With nine minutes left in the fourth quarter, UTEP still trailed 2117 when Ja’Gared Davis intercepted UTEP’s quarterback Nick Lamaison on a tipped pass. It was unclear who was going to make a play down the stretch to win the game until Davis forced and recovered a fumble for a touchdown. UTEP backed up in their own end zone to put the Mustangs up 28-17 and sealed SMU’s first win of the season.


Mustangs improve record at Baden Classic By E’LYN TAYLOR Sports Editor

The SMU volleyball team improved to 4-5 for the season this weekend at the Baden Classic hosted by Long Beach State. The Mustangs helped out their record with the 3-1 win against Utah State in the final match. However, the weekend did not start off as well for the volleyball team. In a two round match Friday, the Mustangs fell short losing 3-2 to Oregon State and 4-3 to Long Beach State. Oregon State won the first set 25-23. The Mustangs answered in the second set with a 25-22 victory. The Beavers fought back winning the third set 25-21. The Mustangs needed a win in the fourth set. SMU trailed Oregon 20-15 until SMU’s All-American Dana Powell fought and took the set 27-25. From then the score trailed point for point until the fifth set. Three straight attack errors from the Mustangs caused the Beavers to lead 9-7 in the fifth set.

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The Beavers advanced the score winning 25-21 in the final fifth set. Powell, Kelli Becerra and Savannah Myklebust finished the match with double-doubles. Powell led SMU in kills with 19 and digs with 23, while Myklebust had 11 kills and 17 digs. Becerra scored her teamleading fourth double-double of the season with 51 assists, matching her season-high, and 12 digs. In the second round, the Mustangs fell to Long Beach State 3-0 who played its first match in the tournament. Jessica Oliver and Courtney Manning led the Mustangs in the match with seven kills each. But in their final night the Mustangs clinched a four-set win over Utah State. Although Utah State took an early win in the first set winning 25-21, the Mustangs answered in the second set starting with a 7-2 lead. The Mustangs finished the set 25-13 to take a 2-0 lead in the match.

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Human Rights major approved

Quad, fountain dedication ushers in next century


The Board of Trustees officially approved the Human Rights major Friday morning. This makes SMU the first college in the South to offer the major and the fifth in the country. The major will go into effect in the fall of 2012.  Dr. Rick Halperin, the director of the Embrey Human Rights Program, received an email with the news. “This step today is a great recognition of student interest in this program. We wouldn’t have this major without the students who are interested in pursuing these courses and their passion to make the world better,” Halperin said. “So it’s really a tribute to student interest.” Halperin started teaching human rights through the history

department at SMU in the spring of 1990. The program officially began on July 1, 2006 after receiving a one million dollar donation. The minor, which started in Fall 2007, gives students the opportunity to learn about all forms of human rights ranging from civil to cultural. The major will allow students to delve deeper. “We are absolutely moving in the right direction,” said Adriana Martinez, who served on SMU’s Human Rights board last year and is a student representative for the Board of Trustees this year. Students will be able to choose between two tracks, one focusing on gender and human rights and the other on public policy and human rights. “It’s a really transformative event,” Halperin said. “To recognize that we have attracted

and we are obviously going to continue to attract students here from all over the country who want, in some capacity to work for a better society and a better world.” Martinez agrees. “Clearly the program has a lot of student interesting,” she said, adding that the major fits into Dedman College’s strategic plan that incorporates more multidisciplinary  programs that provides problem solving and multilateral skills.  Although student and faculty supporters were the big contenders in the approval of the major, Halperin believes everyone will benefit. “It’s really a team triumph,” he said. “And I mean the entire SMU family.” Sarah Kramer, managing editor, contributed to this report.

By RAHFIN FARUK Contributing Writer

The R. Gerald Turner Centennial Quadrangle, Gail O. and R. Gerald Turner Centennial Pavilion and the Cooper Centennial Foundation dedication ceremony was full of optimism regarding SMU’s next century. “SMU has succeeded for two reasons,” Caron H. Prothro, chair of the Board of Trustees, said, “Our donor generosity and our institutional leadership.” The quadrangle, a 1.5 acre site that includes live oak trees, ornamental shrub gardens and colored pavers, serves as a tribute to the progress SMU has made under the leadership of President Turner for the last 15 years. SMU has become a Tier 1 school that now ranks as the 56th best in the nation, according to U.S. News’ annual ranking. The aesthetic of the school has also improved to one of the top neoclassical college campuses. “Fifteen years ago, parts of SMU were unattractive,” Turner, said. “This quadrangle and fountain are a culmination of a number of projects.” While the Turner family graciously accepted the monument from the Board of Trustees, Turner was quick to give credit to the Cooper family. “Today, we add a credit to the Cooper family for their contributions.” In character with his charm, Turner warned the crowd that he was not retiring just because he has a tribute in his name. After making a few wiles about SMU’s obsession with pristine buildings, he spoke about the symbolism of the event. “It’s been a great 16 years with the school. Maybe it won’t be 16 more, but it will be a great time and even better time.”


President R. Gerald Turner and his wife deliver a speech of gratitude at the dedication of the Gail O. and R. Gerald Turner Centennial Quadrangle at the Collins Executive Education Center on Friday afternoon. Earlier this year, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name the quadrangle after the President and his wife for their contribution to SMU’s success since President Turner assumed his position in 1995.

Carl Sewell, a class of 1966 Board of Trustee member, closed the ceremony by raving about SMU’s bright future. “What SMU wants to be, it can be. We can be equal to any university in the nation,” she said. For students attending the event, the moment was an inspirational one. “SMU is becoming an even more amazing school. Everything is going up from our rankings to our athletics,” first-year Daisuke

Takeda said. For those that missed the enlightening moment, Turner had a piece of advice. “I urge all of you to come out and see the fountain one night,” he said. “It is just fantastic.”

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