Former Homeland Security official to speak

Arif Alikhan, a former assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, will speak at 5 p.m. in the FedEx Global Education Center on Pittsboro Street. Afterward a panel discussion, “9/11 Ten Years Later: The Impact on Muslims at Home and Abroad,” will feature representatives of UNC, Duke and the Islamic Association of Raleigh.

On September 11, UNC’s Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower tolled its bells for one minute beginning at 10 a.m. to commemorate the events of September 11, 2001 in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa.

At the same time, Chancellor Holden Thorp and Douglas Dibbert, president of the General Alumni Association, placed flowers at the 9/11 Memorial Garden established on campus by the Class of 2005. The garden is off the brick walkway next to the George Watts Hill Alumni Center along the Kenan Stadium side of Stadium Drive.

The garden’s cornerstone bears a plaque with the names of our fallen alumni: Karleton Douglas Beye Fyfe, Mary Lou Hague, Andrew Marshall King, Ryan Ashley Kohart, Dora Menchaca, and Christopher Quackenbush.

A video tribute to the 9/11 anniversary is posted on the University’s website.