The Retriever Weekly, Vol. 36, no. 4 (September 18, 2001)

Title

The Retriever Weekly, Vol. 36, no. 4 (September 18, 2001)

Description

On September 18, 2001, the front page of The Retriever Weekly chronicled student life in the week after the September 11th terrorist attacks. The paper described the confusion and heightened emotions in the aftermath, but also chose to focus on the unity of the campus through the many events held the following week. The night of the attacks, more than 1,000 people attended a Teach-In in the University Center Ballroom and a speak-out event was held the following day. On Thursday night, the University Center plaza was crowded for a candlelight vigil. Besides attending campus events, students also expressed their thoughts and feelings online through their AOL Instant Messenger icons and away messages; American flags and Red Cross symbols replaced typical emoticons, and away messages such as out to dinner� or studying� became prayers and remembrances.

Creator

The Retriever Weekly; Daugherty, Scott; Furgol, Malcolm

Source

University Publications

Date

9/18/2001

Format

newspapers; articles; 11.5 x 16 in.

Identifier

UPUB R4-001

Files

http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/UMBC_50th_Online_Exhibit/50umbctimeline/PDFs/sept18retriever.pdf

Citation

The Retriever Weekly; Daugherty, Scott; Furgol, Malcolm, “The Retriever Weekly, Vol. 36, no. 4 (September 18, 2001),” UMBC 50th, accessed February 18, 2020, https://umbc50.omeka.net/items/show/1507.