ESF Remembers 9/11
Campus community came together during time of national tragedy
"The tragic events of Sept. 11 touched us all and have forever changed the lives of both the American people and our friends throughout the world. What has not changed, however, is the indomitable spirit of the ESF community."
This was the message President Neil Murphy sent to the ESF family via the fall 2001 edition of Inside ESF.
Soon after the first plane hit the World Trade Center, the television from the Office of News and Publications - the only television in the building - was moved into the Bray Hall Rotunda and soon students, faculty, and staff were gathered around the 24-inch screen watching events unfold.
Campus staff mobilized to set up a gathering place for students in Alumni Lounge. Televisions were set up and telephone lines were made available for students to contact family members. Food was brought in, and faculty and staff volunteered to be on site.
Approximately 70 students, transported in ESF vans with volunteer drivers, went to the Red Cross to donate blood. Members of the Physical Plant staff hung American flags at numerous locations on campus.
The next day, students and staff organized a candlelight vigil on the ESF Quad at 1 p.m. Following the vigil, one candle was kept lighted. It was this ESF candle that was used to light the first candle in the Syracuse University service that began at 8 p.m.
- Community Stewards to Receive ESF’s Feinstone Award
- ESF Hosts Inaugural SUNY Leaders Sustainability Summit
- AIC’s Artist-in-Residence to Be Featured in ESF Show
- Princeton Review Again Ranks ESF No. 2 among Nation’s ‘Green Colleges’
- SUNY, W.K. Kellogg Foundation Announce Grant for Sustainable Village and Learning Community in Haiti
- ‘Moonlighting’ Focuses on E.O. Wilson’s Half-Earth Project
- ESF Golfers Take to Links in Players Championship
- Newcomb Campus Hosts Artist in Residence
- Soccer Teams Win Big on Senior Day
- Snails Bred in ESF Lab Help Species Crawl Back from Brink of Extinction
- ‘Extinct’ Floreana Tortoise Species Could Return to Galapagos
- U.S. News Ranks ESF among the Best
- LA, EFB Students Delve Into Harriet Tubman’s History
- MLA Student Receives ASLA Honors
- ESF Co-Sponsors ‘Drive and Shine’
Office of Communications
122 Bray Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210