On Sept. 11, 2001, the University’s class of 2012 just began the sixth grade, while the University’s freshman class started the second grade. The event varied in the way it affected individuals, but it collectively defined and united our generation. The campus community is filled with people from all walks of life, but each person at the University likely remembers something from that day.

In the 10 years that have passed since that horrific day, many things have changed in our country. Some are menial but tedious, like removing your shoes when going through airport security. Others have been monumental, like enduring two long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The post-9/11 culture in the United States shaped the way many University students grew up as well as young people throughout the country.

With the 10-year anniversary this weekend, The Michigan Daily is reprinting content that appeared on this page in the days following the attack to display the University’s sentiment in the immediate aftermath. Though most of us were not on campus on the day of the attacks, we hope to demonstrate how the events — though a decade later — are still, and will forever be, embedded in all our minds.

Michelle DeWitt and Emily Orley
Co-Editorial Page Editors


Sept. 11, 2001: Attacks thrust U.S. into grim, vulnerable reality, Sept. 12, 2001

From the University, Sept. 12, 2001

Joint student statement, Sept. 13, 2001

United we stand: 15,000 at Diag vigil proves ”U” can come together during terrorism crisis, Sept. 13, 2001

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