Dartmouth Remembers 9/11: A Conversation with Michael Arad ’91

Dartmouth will mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and remember community members who lost their lives on that day, in a ceremony on Sunday, September 11, 2011.

Dartmouth Now spoke with Michael Arad ’91, designer of “Reflecting Absence,” the 9/11 memorial located in New York City where the Twin Towers once stood. The memorial will open on September 11, 2011, the 10th anniversary of the attacks. Arad talked to Dartmouth Now about what the design means to him and how his experience at Dartmouth helped prepare him for the eight-year-long process of building the memorial.

On Sunday, September 11, 2011, community members are invited to gather in front of Dartmouth Hall at 12:15 p.m. for a tolling of the bells, brief remarks from Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson, remembrance of those who were lost that day through a reading of their names, and a moment of silence.