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Ryan J. Madson ’13 tries to lock up a cradle and score a takedown. Madson won this match with a score of 14-1.

Samuel T. Whittemore

Photo taken at the scene of the fatal shooting of the MIT police officer late yesterday night near 32 Vassar Street.

Ho Yin Au—The Tech

A makeshift memorial to MIT police officer Sean A. Collier was erected by a steady stream of visitors in front of Building 32 on Friday, Apr. 19.

Melissa Renée Schumacher—The Tech

Following a “reflection” held on Kresge Lawn Wednesday afternoon, members of the MIT community sign cards for hospitals and first responders to the Boston Marathon tragedy. The reflection, hosted by Students at MIT Allied for Student Health (SMASH), featured speeches by Chancellor Eric Grimson PhD ’80 and Institute Chaplain Robert Randolph.

Ho Yin Au—The Tech

“Playing the bagpipes helps me get over bad times,” John Graham ‘16 said after he played “Amazing Grace” on the banks of the Charles River, in tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon attacks earlier that same day. Two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring over a hundred people.

Ho Yin Au—The Tech

The Green Building at MIT was lit with the pattern of the American Flag on the night of April 15, 2013.

Christopher A. Maynor—The Tech

Vice President-elect Alex Guo is a third-year PhD student in EECS, and received her B.S. from UC Berkeley. “I think it’s a responsibility for us to have built a brand and engage more students so they know what we do and help us do it better.”

Ethan a. Solomon—The Tech

Boylston St. remained blocked off Wednesday evening after Monday’s bombings. Blue and yellow flowers, representing the colors of the Boston Marathon, were tucked into the barricade near a makeshift memorial.

Ho Yin Au—The Tech

Messages and gifts of thanks and in remembrance of slain MIT police officer Sean A. Collier were displayed at the lobby of MIT Police headquarters.

Meng Heng Touch—The Tech

Students tied well-wished messages to flowers set up by the organizers of the commemoration event held on Kresge lawn Wednesday afternoon.

Ho Yin Au—The Tech

Messages and gifts of thanks and in remembrance of slain MIT police officer Sean A. Collier were displayed at the lobby of MIT Police headquarters.

Christopher A. Maynor—The Tech

Secretary-elect Chris Smith is a first-year PhD student in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, and received his SB from MIT. ”What leads me to be involved is just a basic impulse to serve.”

Ho Yin Au—The Tech

MIT police officer Kevin O’Connor paid tribute to fellow officer Sean A. Collier in front of Building 32 on Friday, Apr. 19. Collier was slain near this location the prior evening.

Tim Lloyd

In the Hayden Library.

David Da He—The Tech

The Green Building was lit up in purple on Friday, Apr. 19.

Courtesy of Boston.com

On Thursday, the FBI released images of two suspects involved in the Boston Marathon bombings that occurred on Monday. Two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring over a hundred people.

Mark Linga

Matthew S. Humbert G (left) and Michael J. Tarkanian (right) stand by the sculpture in a material science lab.

Christopher A. Maynor—The Tech

Treasurer-elect Parth Trivedi is a first-year S.M. candidate in Aero/Astro and received a B.S. from Purdue. “I think serving the community is a fundamental responsibility and I have always tried to maintain that wherever I go.”

David M. Learned

Four athletes from the MIT triathlon team competed last weekend at the Collegiate National Championship in Tempe, Arizona. From left to right, the teammates are Mitchell David Hsing G, Sarah A. Weir ‘14 (a Tech sports editor), Sam Nicaise G, and Akansh N. Murthy ‘13.

Courtney Klemens

List Visual Arts Center preparatory John Buck installs the sculpture looking over the Media Lab atrium.

Chris maynor—The Tech

Ryan J. Madson ‘13 finished fourth in his final national competition.

Courtney Klemens

History, Theory, and Criticism of Art and Architecture students pose with the sculpture in their department offices.

Tim Lloyd

The sculpture rested in the second floor lobby of the Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Department.

MIT NEWS

MIT Police Officer Sean A. Collier was fatally shot and killed Thursday night. Collier was shot on Vassar St. in his vehicle near the Stata Center (Bldg. 32) and Koch Institute for Cancer Research (Bldg. 76). He was 27 years old and a resident of Somerville.

MIT Police Chief John DiFava, in a statement, described Collier as a dedicated officer who was extremely well liked by his colleagues and the MIT community.

At approximately 10:20 p.m., police received reports of shots fired on the MIT campus, the Middlesex County District Attorney’s office said. At 10:30 p.m., Collier was found shot in his vehicle in the area of Vassar and Main streets. He was found with multiple gunshot wounds, and was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital and there pronounced deceased, the statement said.

Ho Yin Au—The Tech

Messages and gifts of thanks and in remembrance of slain MIT police officer Sean A. Collier were displayed at the lobby of MIT Police headquarters.

Infographic by joanna kao—The Tech
John Stempien

Attendees of the 2013 American Nuclear Society Student Conference.

Ho Yin Au—The Tech

A steady stream of visitors paid tribute to MIT police officer Sean A. Collier in front of Building 32 on Friday, Apr. 19. Collier was slain near this location on Apr. 18.

Christopher A. Maynor—The Tech

President-elect Caleb Waugh is a fifth-year MsC student in Nuclear Science and Engineering.“The institute is so responsive to our input and needs. The GSC can make enormous impact, and it can be used for a lot of good on behalf of students.”

Ho Yin Au—The Tech

A steady stream of visitors paid tribute to MIT police officer Sean A. Collier in front of Building 32 on Friday, Apr. 19. Collier was slain near this location on Apr. 18.

Ho Yin Au—The Tech

A steady stream of visitors paid tribute to MIT police officer Sean A. Collier in front of Building 32 on Friday, Apr. 19. Collier was slain near this location on Apr. 18 in his police cruiser.

Ho Yin Au—The Tech

The Green Building at MIT was lit in tribute to slain MIT police officer Sean A. Collier on the night of Apr. 19.

David Da He—The Tech

Police officers return to the Cambridge Police Headquarters in East Cambridge after the manhunt on Friday, Apr. 19.

David James

Jack (Tom Cruise) cautiously approaches a drone in Oblivion.