MIT to honor Officer Sean Collier with memorial remembrance ceremony and celebrate his legacy at community picnic on April 18

MIT will unveil plans for a permanent memorial for Officer Collier on campus, organize community picnic to rally for the MIT Strong marathon team


April 3, 2014

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On Friday, April 18, members of the MIT community will gather at North Court to honor MIT Police Officer Sean Collier with a memorial remembrance ceremony and a community picnic. Plans for a permanent memorial for Officer Collier, which will replace the current temporary memorial that was erected in October, will be unveiled during the ceremony.

Beginning at 9:30 a.m., mayor of Cambridge David Maher, MIT Executive Vice President and Treasurer Israel Ruiz, MIT Police Chief John DiFava, MIT Deputy Police Chief Jay Perault, and members of the MIT and Cambridge community, will join together to remember Officer Collier and celebrate his legacy. MIT professor J. Meejin Yoon, who led the planning committee for the permanent memorial, will present the project design publicly for the first time.

Following at 1:00 p.m., MIT Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart will host a community picnic that will culminate in a rally for the MIT Strong marathon team, which is made up of MIT students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Media must RSVP in order to attend either event. Additional logistics regarding media access will be disseminated to credentialed reporters closer to the date.

WHEN/WHERE:
Friday, April 18
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. (Remembrance Ceremony)
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (Community Picnic/MIT Strong Rally)

North Court
(http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=G16)
Corner of Main & Vassar Streets
(between the Stata Center & Koch Institute)

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Topics: Sean Collier, MIT Strong, Police