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February 2002
CUNY Responds: Rebuilding New York
CUNY Alumnus/Prize-winning Journalist Reports from Islamabad, Jalalabad, Kabul
City Tech Students Envision Rebuilding St. Nicholas Church
U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins Mulls Emergency Service of Verse
John Jay College and FEMA Address Urban Hazards
Helping Students Write about Trauma
Biography of a Life Cut Violently Short
CUNY Law Practice In the Public Interest Since 9/11
Graduate Center 9/11 Digital Archive
Windows on the World Chef Returns to City Tech following 9/11
Walt Whitman Sums Up “Human and Heroic New York”
Inaugural Conference on "Women and Work"
For Alzheimer’s Patients Life’s a Stage
Kingsborough Center Incubator of Global Virtual Enterprises
Governor Proposes State Budget
White House Urged to Support Pell Grant Increase
President Jackson Named to Schools Board
Fine Way To Learn About Steinway

City College Scholar-Director Chosen Cultural Affairs Commissioner by Mayor

Claire Shulman Honored by QCC

CUNY Counsel Elected Legal Aid Society Chair

Law Dean Glen Honored by State Bar

“American Art at the Crossroads”—
April Symposium at Graduate Center

Challenging Summer for Students in Vassar/CUNY Program


Voices of History in the Present Tense:
Graduate Center 9/11 Digital Archive

In a 21st-century approach to recording and preserving history, the Center for Media and Learning at the CUNY Graduate Center is creating a permanent 9/11 Digital Archive of first-hand accounts of the September 11 attacks and their aftermath. The online archive will allow site visitors to contribute their stories.

The archive will help provide a legacy of personal expression, a historical context for understanding the events, and a model for new applications of digital technology in the work of historians and archivists. It is hoped that creating the 9/11 Digital Archive will generate new software tools to help historians collect, preserve, and write history in the new century. Officially open on March 11, the site can be found at http:// In addition to traditional narratives, the first-hand accounts will include such new media as emails, digital images, streaming video and audio, and links to other sites offering information and views about 9/11.

Other significant Web-based resources related to the attacks will be organized and annotated, and the Digital Archive will also back-up other ephemeral material, such as unmaintained Web sites produced in immediately after 9/11.

The 911 Digital Archive is funded by a $700,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (established in 1934 by the then president and CEO of General Motors), to be divided between the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at the Graduate Center and its collaborator on this and other projects, the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University in Virginia.