U.S. Navy photo by PH2 (AW) Jim Watson

Cover photo by U.S. Navy PH2 (AW) Jim Watson ’99.


Chancellor's Message

Opening Remarks

Members of the University community
share their thoughts on September 11.

In Memoriam
The names of alumni who died as
a result of the terrorist attacks.

Time of Terror
Alumni and others recount their
stories of survival and rescue
and recovery efforts.

Lessons of Hope
On the SU campus, terror was
transformed into togetherness
and understanding.

Future Impact
Maxwell School scholars provide
assessments of what lies ahead
for the nation.

An exploration of issues related
to the September tragedy.

At Ground Zero

Photographer’s Mate, 2nd Class (Aviation Warfare) Jim Watson ’99 and Journalist, 1st Class Preston Keres ’00, two of the photographers whose work is featured prominently in this issue, were among the first Naval personnel off the helicopters in lower Manhattan on September 11. Both are graduates of SU’s Military Photojournalism Program, which is offered by the Newhouse School’s Department of Visual and Interactive Communications under the direction of Professor Dow Smith. The program’s stated goal is "to help military photographers become great photographers." Students are put through an intensive one-year regimen of writing courses and photography lab training.

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