CMC Events Commemorate Sept. 11 Anniversary

Claremont McKenna College will hold two remembrance activities surrounding Sept. 11, including a faculty/student/alumni panel discussion at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, and a public ceremony at Zinda Field.

At 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, a panel discussion reflecting on the events and their impact will be held at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum. Vice president and dean of the faculty William Ascher will moderate the faculty/student/alumni panel, which will be followed by Q&A. Scheduled participants include: Mark Blitz, Fletcher Jones Professor of Political Philosophy and government department chair; P. Edward Haley, professor of government and W. M. Keck Foundation Chair of International Strategic Studies; Diane Halpern, professor of psychology and director of CMC’s Berger Institute for Work, Family & Children; and Paul Kapur, assistant professor of government and Diana Selig, assistant professor of history. The panel will also include an alumnus and student representative. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required for the pre-event dinner by contacting

An 8:00 p.m. gathering will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Zinda Field. The event is free and open to the public, and will include remarks from the Rev. Catherine Grier Carlson, CUC chaplain; Professor Tahir Andrabi of Pomona College; and presentation of the colors by CMC’s ROTC cadets. A special meeting of the CMC Parents Club will also be held that evening, with parents encouraged to join their families at Zinda Field. Visit for additional information on these events.