When Catastrophe Strikes
Many of the graduates of the class of 2006 experienced both the horror of September 11th and the destruction of Katrina during their years of higher education.
On September 11, 2001, Sandro Galea was at his office at the New York Academy of Medicine, at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 103rd Street.
Certain events split time into "before" and "after," shattering our collective sense of safety and well-being.
It wasn't until he changed planes on his way to Saudi Arabia that Dean Sienko fully grasped where he was going and what it meant.