Prayer Vigil at NJIT

What: A prayer vigil at NJIT.

Where: On the green of NJIT’s campus. People will meet at the flagpole.

Who: Students, staff and faculty.

When: Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, 4 p.m.

Background: The vigil is a chance for students to commune, and to commemorate the great loss heaped upon our country. According to NJIT President Saul Fenster, “the devastating tragedy of the attacks on the World Trade Center and U.S. Pentagon go beyond our worst nightmares.

“We, in the NJIT community,” Fenster adds, “are now challenged to take care of one another. Many within our community, faculty, students, staff, are facing the loss of family and loved ones. We have knowledge of friends and colleagues lost. We should reach out to everyone, to those who are directly and personally affected, to those who fear wrongful retribution, and to those struggling to direct their anger constructively, rather than destructively.”

How: Contact Public Relations department for parking and directions.


NJIT is a public research university enrolling over 8,800 bachelor's, master's and doctoral students in 80 degree programs through its five colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, the School of Management and the Albert Dorman Honors College. Research initiatives include manufacturing, microelectronics, multimedia, transportation, computer science, solar astrophysics, environmental engineering and science, and architecture and building science. According to Yahoo! Internet Life magazine rankings, NJIT has been America's most wired public university for three consecutive years.

Contact Information:   Sheryl Weinstein
Robert Florida
Public Relations
(973) 596-3433