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Students, staff, faculty, and neighbors—some 12,000 strong—came together as a community for the UC Berkeley memorial service on Sept. 17. Peg Skorpinski photo.

The Campus Remembers

September, 2001

Under a gray, somber sky, more than 12,000 gathered on Memorial Glade on the UC Berkeley campus on Monday, Sept. 17, to reflect and remember the dead and missing in the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. Some brought flowers, others raised flags and signs of peace—all sought the solace of a community devoted to reason and tolerance. Chancellor Robert M. Berdahl told the crowd, "Let those of us who hold the candle of learning in our hands, hold firm in the vigil for freedom and reasoned discourse."

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Memorial Service Addresses:

Anita Madrid, Staff Ombudsperson

Robert Berdahl, Chancellor

Wally Adeyemo, President, ASUC

View video footage:
Play Video Opening remarks frm Maxine Hong Kingston, author, alumna, and teachers in UC Berkeley's English department
Play Video Excerpts from Chancellor Berdahl's remarks
Play Video Excerpts from remarks by Robert Hass, professor of English and former Poet Laureate of the United States


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