Newcomb Hall is now home to a permanent 9/11 memorial, which includes a piece of steel from one of the World Trade Center towers destroyed by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001, and a U.S. flag donated by the family of Glenn Davis Kirwin (Col '82), a UVA alumnus who died in the attacks. Evan Davis, a fourth-year government major and president of the Student Association of Volunteer Firefighters, EMTs, and Rescue Technicians at UVA, led the effort to obtain the steel. "I hope future generations will see this flag and steel and realize there were UVA alumni ... who were in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon," Davis says.
Those spaces that defined us first-year are getting redefined. And they’re taking on even more importance in student life.