Jordan Windham | Campus Writer
“Nobody knew what was really going on,” Rogers said. “I was sitting in his office when the second plane hit the World Trade Center, and he looked at me and said, ‘We’re under attack.'”
“It’s nice to feel safer,” said Patricia Montgomery, sophomore in mechanical engineering. “I already feel safe at Auburn, but it’s nice to have this back-up stuff. We’ve definitely covered a lot of points that I wouldn’t have even thought of.”
“It’s just fun to meet new people especially because most of the people here are either Korean or have an interest in Korea,” said Catherine Johnson, sophomore in computer science.
On German Unity Day, Kaffee und Kuchen was held in memory of professor Thomas Nadar, who taught in Auburn University’s German department for almost 30 years and helped many students win Fulbright Scholarships to study abroad.
“Learn your route to class and walk that same route every time and you do not venture," Ragan said. You just walk to it and walk right back out.”
“I loved that children were so excited by the music and dancing and clapping and yelling and excited about Aubie,” said Sandra McMillin, Auburn resident. “I liked [the floats] that looked like the stadium with all of the people in it.”
“It’s great having 130 friends that I can chat with at any time about any sort of powerlifting thing that I want to because one of the biggest things is that I always seem to bore my friends who don’t lift when I talk about it with them,” Riedel said.
“I think telling each other’s stories and having people listen to them creates such a wonderful, rich community,” Divakaruni said. “Our stories show us at once how we are all wonderful, different, unique, original human beings, and they show us that we share a common core of humanity.”
“I think it was uniquely Auburn,” said Pam Sweeney, Auburn alumna. “I really liked all of the build up to it. The best thing was all of the ways it was telling that Auburn is affecting and growing. Just all about Auburn. It really reminds me of Disney World.”
“We know that there will be a lot of people on campus and this will be a great opportunity for us to thank them and just to show through bringing the exterior of Samford Hall alive — the real world impact of the campaign,” DiFolco Parker said.