Jan 1, 2006
In the wake of September 11, Ellis Island became both a symbol of American nationalism and a reminder of heightened domestic security as a result of the attacks. President George Bush addressed the nation from Ellis Island one year after the destruction of the World Trade Center, underscoring its status as an American icon in the post-9/11 world. Meanwhile, access to the island is now prefaced by security checks rivaling, and perhaps surpassing, those at U.S. airports.
Graduate School of Arts and Science | Press Release