Charlotte Allen's story this week documents how many of the country's top universities are commemorating the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks with postmodern intellectual posturing and Islamic outreach. But we're pleased to note that not all of the nation's universities have lost sight of remembering the fallen and the heroes of 9/11.
Indiana University, for instance, will be hosting a campus wide "service of rememberance" in the school's auditorium on September 11. Remarks from university president Michael McRobbie, Bloomington mayor Mark Kruzan, and the president of the local firefighters' union will be puncutated with performances, arranged by the music school, of orchestral music and three Christian hymns. Capping the service will be a speech by Kevin Bush, an IU undergrad and football player who also happens to be a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a performance of "Amazing Grace." Here's more from a university press release:
A beam from the World Trade Center, which will become part of a permanent 9/11 memorial in Bloomington, will be on display outside the Auditorium.
On the morning of Sept. 11, members of the IU Bloomington community are invited to gather to watch televised remembrance ceremonies in New York City, Washington, D.C., and at the Flight 93 National Memorial site in Pennsylvania. Public viewing areas will include the Great Room of Hutton Honors College, room 219 at the Kelley School of Business and Edmonson Lounge in Collins Living-Learning Center.
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