Students finalize 9/11 events
As the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks approaches, Student Government Executive Cabinet members met Monday to discuss campus-wide memorial services.
Cabinet officials reviewed plans for the events, which will begin this evening. Preparations have begun for a vigil at the Grotto, to begin at 8:00 p.m. It will be followed by a procession to the Hesburgh Library reflecting pool, where a prayer service will be held.
On Wednesday, the anniversary of the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people, a rosary will be said at the Grotto at noon. At 5:00 p.m. that afternoon, University President Father Edward Malloy will preside over mass at the reflecting pool. The Basilica and University Choirs will be on hand to provide music. Student Body President Libby Bishop expressed confidence that the services will give the Notre Dame community a chance to remember the events of Sept. 11 together.
"[The mass] is going to be a nice, reflective memorial," Bishop said.
She also asked Cabinet members to encourage their constituents to attend the services.
Other cabinet news:
u Susan Longenbaker unveiled the new consolidated student activities calendar.
The new publication, entitled "Everything Under the Dome," will be printed twice weekly. The editions, covering Friday-Sunday and Monday-Thursday, will list a broad variety of scheduled lectures, entertainment events, and other campus happenings. "Everything" will be posted in the LaFortune Student Center and distributed to residence halls for display. Longenbaker encouraged other students to submit events to firstname.lastname@example.org.
u Student programming at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore is moving towards a reality. At Thursday's Student Senate meeting, Bookstore manager Jim O'Connor will speak on the possibility of hosting events at the facility.
Bookstore officials, noting the increased alumni presence during football weekends, are reportedly eager to accommodate student events in order to show their interest in the Notre Dame community as a whole.
u Cabinet members discussed potential options for supplements to The Shirt, the popular football spirit item. Members expressed concern that The Shirt's utility is diminished during cold-weather games, when the kelly green apparel is hidden under heavy jackets. The most popular option was The Hat, a gold winter beanie that would provide a unified student color at games later in the season.
All News Stories for Tuesday, September 10, 2002