To the Amherst Community
Friday, Sept. 14, 2001
As you know, today has been declared a national day of prayer and remembrance.
At Amherst there will be a noontime service of remembrance in Johnson Chapel.
All members of the Amherst community are invited to attend. Faculty teaching at
that hour may wish to cancel classes or, if not, should accommodate the desire
of students to participate in the service. Campus employees should feel free to
take the time to attend the service; dining services employees should consult
with their supervisor. In addition, all members of the campus community are invited
to attend a candlelight vigil that will begin at 10 p.m. on the Freshman Quad.
A reminder, too, that in recognition of this community's sentiments about the
impact of the recent terrorist attacks on all of our lives, the "Coeducation
at 25" celebration has been postponed. Should you want a relatively quiet
place to retreat, the McCaffrey Room, where "Images of Coeducation"
is on exhibition, will be available as a place to gather and reflect throughout
the day on Friday, Sept. 14, and Saturday, Sept. 15. All are welcome.
We continue to offer thoughts and prayers for those most affected by the events
of recent daysespecially those who have lost friends and family in New York,
Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., and those who still await word of loved ones
who remain among the missing.