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To the Amherst Community

Tom Gerety
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 days—especially 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.