Prior to the attacks, many Penn students said it was just a normal morning. But the attacks threw the day into uncertainty — some students proceeded to class as usual before the University suspended operations, and reporters and editors from The Daily Pennsylvanian rushed to the office to cover the unfolding tragedy.
In her speech, Gutmann emphasized the need to recognize all those who lost their lives that day, including 16 Penn alumni.
Gutmann is set to depart her role after President Joe Biden nominated her to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Germany in July.
Twenty years ago today, four former Daily Pennsylvanian editors reported on one of the biggest stories of their lives. Now, they return to share their experiences with current reporters, students, and the Penn community.