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ONU to observe 10th anniversary of 9/11
Ohio Northern University has scheduled several events in observance of the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
On Thursday, Sept. 8, a moment of silence will be observed at the 11 a.m. chapel service in memory of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Rory Stauber, ONU’s interim chaplain, has written a topic-appropriate litany that will be read responsively as a part of the service.
On Sunday, Sept. 11, the ONU Chapel, the Ada First United Methodist Church, the Ada Presbyterian Church, Ada’s St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and the Ada Disciples of Christ Church all will ring their church bells at 8:46 a.m., 9:03 a.m., 9:38 a.m., and 10:03 a.m. There will be four sets of four rings to mark the four plane crashes that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001.
Also on Sept. 11, there will be a moment of silence observed by the 300 participants of the noon sorority bid day meeting in the ONU Field House.
The observances will conclude on Sept. 15 with the annual Constitution Day program in the Dicke Forum at 7 p.m. Since the 9/11 attacks, the tension between civil rights and national security has raised questions about rendition, state secrets, illegal wiretapping and whether government officials are or should be immune from liability. ONU law professors Joanne Brant and Michael Lewis will discuss and debate the scope and the intersection of various powers that the Constitution confers upon the president, Congress and the courts. They will consider whether these and other anti-terrorism measures serve to make Americans more secure, or compromise important constitutional values.