To the members of the MIT community,
Writing between flights, eager to get home, I am struggling to grasp the events that have frozen our cities and our campus.
I want to express our profound sorrow for the loss of Officer Sean Collier, and our enduring gratitude for his service and his extraordinary sacrifice. To his family, we offer our deepest sympathy.
We will find ways to console one another at this time. We will come together as a community soon.
I should be back on campus this evening, at home with you.
L. Rafael Reif