The University of Minnesota will honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks with a moment of recognition on September 11, 2016, and on future anniversaries. Among those killed were alumni Tom Burnett (B.S.B. ’86), Clarin Schwartz (J.D. ’73), and Gary Koecheler (B.A. ’66, J.D. ’72). Scott Wallace (B.S.B. ’80) and Mark Lewis (B.S.B. ’71, M.B.A. ’79) survived.
The Minnesota Student Association (MSA) voted on November 24 to support the remembrance. Alumni Association past chair Jim Du bois (B.A. ’87) spoke on behalf of the Alumni Association and urged approval of the statement of support. The Alumni Association has offered its assistance in implementing the remembrance.
Student representatives of the College Republicans, College of Liberal Arts, and Hillel authored the statement of support, with cosponsorship from Al-Madinah Cultural Center, College Republicans at the University of Minnesota, and the Muslim Student Association.