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One month later

September 11, 2001

Time passes by, but lives remain changed


By Ted Borden
and Shannon Pettyplece
Daily Staff Reporters
One month ago today, at 8:48 a.m., University
students found themselves and all other Amen-
cans in a different world.
In the hours following that time, when
hijacked airliners reduced New York's World
Trade Center to rubble and sliced into the Penta-
gon, taking thousands of lives. In that month,
students have been forced to reevaluate long-held
opinions and beliefs on a number of issues both
political and personal:
"Seeing as it is my freshman year, the attacks
U.S. I

made everything harder. I just wanted to go
home after everything happened," said LSA
freshman Stephanie Fleno. "The attacks united
everyone and they made me proud to be an
American and a New Yorker."
Many share this sense of patriotism and have
found new ways to express it. "I'm a lot more
patriotic. I never would have thought of buying a
flag, and now I have one stuck on my car," said
Business junior Lauren Katz.
The effects of Sept. 11 can be seen not only in
the flags flying from windows across campus but
also in the .support many are showing for Presi-
dent Bush at this traditionally liberal institution.
"I was really disappointed when he won, but
1 its

now, I feel good about having him in the White
House. I take comfort in the people supporting
him, such as (Secretary of State Colin) Powell
and (Defense Secretary Donald) Rumsfield," said
LSA senior Beth Kibort.
LSA junior Sameer Hossain said the president
has responded well to an unprecedented position.
"He didn't have much time to show his char-
acteristics, but as soon as it happened, he took a
very big role and I've been impressed. It's the
hardest thing any president of the United States
has ever had to do and I've been satisfied," Hos-
sain said.
Despite supporting Bush's policies on terror-
ism, many were not convinced by his statement

that airline travel is a safe mode of transporta-
tion. "My parents flew out a few weeks ago to
Seattle, and I feel like I'm the parent in this situa-
tion where I want them to call as soon as they get
there," Katz said. "Normally I wouldn't do some-
thing like that. I've got a knot in my stomach
because I know they are going to have to fly
Yet some students feel the tragedy has
improved previously relaxed security standards.
"I've traveled several times since everything
happened and I feel safer going through security.
These were changes that were necessary," Kibort
Nevertheless, students recognize the historical

and international impact of the past month's
events. "I feel that this happens in other countries
every day and we don't even think about it," said
RC sophomore Sarah Tasman. "But it finally
happens to us and we get knocked off our high
horse. Never before has an event of even remote
similarity affected every aspect of our daily
As the months go on and normalcy returns,
many students believe the events will always be
as poignant as they were this past month.
"I will remember that day for the rest of my
life. I think for our generation, that day will be
like the day Kennedy was assassinated," said





KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - In
the biggest attack so far against Kabul,
U.S. jets pounded the Afghan capital
yesterday, and explosions thundered
around a Taliban military academy,
artillery units and suspected terrorist
training camps. Buildings miles away
shook with the fury of the attack.
With the United States claiming air
supremacy in its campaign to root out
Osama bin Laden's terrorist network,
American jets roamed across the skies
for more than two hours, seeking out
targets on the fringes of this war-
ruined city of 1 million.
U.S. aircraft returned to the skies
over this city early today pounding
sites near the airport. In two sorties,
jets fired at least 11 heavy-detonation
projectiles. They lit' up the night sky.
Flames surged skyward. Taliban gun-
ners returned fire with anti-aircraft
weapons. Thick clouds of black smoke
rose from the direction of the airport.
The private Afghan Islamic Press in
Pakistan said U.S. jets and missiles
also attacked the Taliban's southern
stronghold of Kandahar for the second
time in a day and a Taliban military
base at Shamshaad, about four miles
from the Pakistani border.
A U.S. official in Washington,

meanwhile, said two adult male rela-
tives of Taliban leader Mullah
Mohammad Omar were killed in
bombing strikes Sunday on the leader's
home in Kandahar in the south of the
country. The official, speaking on the
condition of anonymity, also said a
senior Taliban officer was reported
killed in strikes near Mazar-e-Sharif in
the north.
Before the latest bombardment
began after sunset, the United Nations
reported that Taliban loyalists have
been beating up Afghans working with
U.N.-affiliated aid agencies, apparently
taking aim at one of the only Western
symbols remaining in the country.
The barrage on Kabul yesterday
night appeared to be the longest and
biggest yet in the 4-day-old U.S.-led
air campaign. Warplanes fired missiles
in rapid succession while Taliban gun-
ners unleashed furious, but futile bar-
rages of anti-aircraft fire at the jets
flying beyond their range. Taliban
mobile air defense units cruised
through the city, firing at the planes.
Powerful explosions could be heard
around Kabul airport in the north of
the city and to the west in the direction
of Rishkore and Kargah - both areas
See WAR, Page 7A

An.F-14crew member gives the thumbs-up signs as he lands safely on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the Arabian Sea yesterday. The Enterprise
is one of the many U.S. ships involved in the attacks in Afghanistan.
Visa moratorium plan abandoned

By April Effort
For the Daily
Rodolfo Altamirano, director of the University's
International Center, said he breathed a sigh of relief
when California Sen. Dianne Feinstein abandoned her
plan for a six-month moratorium on student visas after
receiving strong opposition from the American Coun-
cil of Education.
He wasn't the only one holding his breath. Many
international students would have been affected by

this moratorium, including Edin, a second-year inter-
national graduate student who requested his last name
not be printed.
"I'm still angry at the fact that we have to fight prej-
udices in a place were they are not even suppose to
exist," Edin said.
He said that if passed, the plan would have severely
affected him, people he knows and the University.
Feinstein, a Democrat, tabled her plan last Friday
and has no plans to revive it any time soon.
Altamirano said that if it had passed, the University

would have been affected in many ways.
"These students bring a rich intellectual and cultur-
al resource," Altamirano said.
Altamirano also said he did agree with one aspect
of Feinstein's plan - an Internet database that Immi-
gration and Naturalization Services would use to
monitor international students.
Yoshihiro Nishizawa, a lawyer and research scholar
from Japan, said there would be more justification for
a six-month suspension rather than a database.
See VISAS, Page 7A

in carillon
only at U'
By Caey Ehrlich
For the Daily

SNRE partnership OK'd

By Tyler Boersen
Daily Staff Reporter
A plan to build a partnership
between the School of Natural.
Resources and the College of Litera-
ture, Arts and Sciences passed anoth-
er hurdle last week when University
President Lee Bollinger approved
budgets allowing implementation of a

new environmental studies program
within LSA.
The plan, which still needs to be
approved by the University Board of
Regents, would phase out the under-
graduate school at SNRE and create
programs in environmental policy and
environmental science in LSA, while
involving the faculty of both colleges.
"The Program on the Environment

is an undergraduate program that will
be offered as an equal partnership
between LSA and SNRE," said LSA
Dean Shirley Neuman. "This means
that faculty from SNRE will partici-
pate fully with those in LSA in offer-
ing the courses, and that there will be
an Advisory Comnittee with equal
representation from LSA and SNRE."
See SNRE, Page 7A

Although most University stu-
dents have never met campanolo-
gy Prof. Margo Halsted, nearly all
are quite familiar with her work.
Halsted plays an instrument
called the carillon that allows her
to produce music using a bell
weighing 12 tons: inside the Bur-
ton Memorial Tower on Central
Campus. The largest of the 55
bells in the tower is the third
heaviest in the world and large
enough to fit a kindergarten class
"I have the best job at the Uni-
versity. It's so fun to have people
come up to play and watch it,"
Halsted said. "The carillon is
very versatile. You can place the
melody anywhere you want. It's
fun to play because you use your
whole body."

Campanology Prof. Margo Halsted plays the carillon in the Bell Tower. Hasted
directs the only carillon graduate program in the country.

ate program in the country. Only
one student, Jeremy Chesman,
has earned a master's degree in
the program under the direction
of Halsted, and there are currently
no graduate students in the pro-
Chesman is now studying the
carillon in Belgium on a grant
from the Belgian American Edu-
cational Foundation. Although
there are no students in the caril-
lon program at present, students
have opted to take a class on the

12 students at the University and
not all are music majors.
"Students are auditioned on the
piano and practice on the practice
keyboard," Halsted said. "When
they get good enough they can
play in the tower."
Only 500 carillons exist in the
world, and the University harbors
two of them - one in Burton
Memorial Tower on Central Cam-
pus and another in the Ann and
Robert H. Lurie Tower on North
Campus. Played from a keyboard,

Biological war
fears. run' ,high
By Jacquelyn Nixon
Daily Staff Reporter
In the aftermath of two cases of anthrax exposure in Florida
last week, the threat of a biological terrorist attack seems more
of a reality than ever before. In Michigan however, prepara-
tions for handling such an attack have been in the making
since before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11.
Geralyn Lasher, director of communications for the Michi-
gan Department of Community Health,said the state has been
working with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
while preparing a procedure similar to Florida's in the event of
a biological attack.
Using a required reporting system, Florida health officials
were able to trace the origin of the anthrax strain back 50
years to an Iowa lab.
"The key is that early type of detection ... identifying
something quickly, notifying the appropriate people"' Lasher







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