10 Remember 9/112011
By Rima Thompson
Posted: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011
Barbara Schaffer worried about her then son-in-law, who was working at the World Trade Center.
Lawrence Hamer was teaching an early morning marketing class when he learned what happened – and couldn’t believe it.
Paula Dempsey was concerned about DePaul students from the Middle East, and how people may retaliate against them.
And Bob Wachowski had a job to do.
Schaffer, Hamer, Dempsey and Wachowski were all part of the DePaul community on 9/11, when both the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses were evacuated after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
The campus was impacted in many ways -- safety, communication, concern for family and loved ones and the loss of DePaul alum Todd Beamer, who was aboard United 93.
DePaul community members share their memories of 9/11:
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