NROTC midshipmen stand vigil on Eastman Quadrangle to mark the 15th anniversary of the attacks of September 11. The University of Rochester lost six alumni that day: Jeremy Glick ’93, Jean Hoadley Peterson ’69N, Jeffrey Smith ’87, ’88S (MBA), Zhe (Zack) Zeng ’95, ’98S (MBA), Aram Iskenderian ’82, and Brendan Dolan ’86. (University photo / Dawn Wendt)
Honey Meconi, chair of the Department of Music, leads an all-woman ensemble of student musicians in a performance of Aaron Copeland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man” from the balcony of Rush Rhees Library to mark the beginning of classes on Wednesday morning. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)
Flags in front of the Eastman Quad and Rush Rhees Library fly at half staff after the mass shooting in Dallas, Texas. The University hosted two community dialogues on “Race in America, Race in Rochester” to seek answers to questions about violence, racism, and ways to bridge the divides in America.
Read President Joel Seligman’s statement from Wednesday’s community dialogue.
The United States and the University flags were at half staff on Monday to honor those killed in the shootings at an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, Florida. In a written statement, President Joel Seligman said, “The horrific tragedy in Orlando yesterday touches all of us. On behalf of the University of Rochester I extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the victims of yesterday’s mass shooting in Orlando. ” (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)
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The NROTC honor guard presents colors during a dedication and remembrance ceremony for University alumnus Zhe “Zack” Zeng ’95, ’98S (MBA), a former Brighton Volunteer Ambulance member who was killed at the September 11 attacks while helping first responders at the World Trade Center. Earlier this year, Brighton dedicated its new ambulance, “In memory of Zhe ‘Zack’ Zeng and all the rescuers who died on September 11, 2001. ‘So Others May Live.’ ” / (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)