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The Boston Globe

Boston Globe reporter Jon Chesto spotlights how MIT President Sally Kornbluth is “determined to harness MIT’s considerable brainpower to tackle” climate change. During a clean-tech entrepreneurship event hosted by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, Kornbluth highlighted the newly announced Climate Project at MIT, “which commits $75 million and dozens of faculty to solving some of the biggest climate problems.” Kornbluth also noted that MIT’s “culture of entrepreneurship” makes the Institute uniquely positioned to help address the challenges posed by climate change.


The Sean Collier Memorial Fund, Lowell Police and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation have partnered to provide children with free swimming lessons in Lowell, reports Todd Kazakiewich for WCVB. The program “aims to help up to 75 Massachusetts children learn to swim this month,” reports Kazakiewich.

NBC Boston

NBC Boston highlights the work of the Officer Sean A. Collier Memorial Fund, an organization set up in his memory by Officer Collier’s family that raises “funds to help young athletes and the families of fallen officers,” reports Monica Madeja. “I think he’d be thrilled,” says retired MIT Police Sgt. Rich Sullivan, who was Collier’s boss at the department and helps run the fund. “[Sean] was big into donating and giving back to people, and I think he’d be beside himself to see what we’ve done for him.”


Kim Donohue will run the 2023 Boston Marathon to honor her husband, who was injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, and raise awareness for the Sean Collier Memorial Fund, reports Karen Anderson for WCVB. Donohue is “drawing inspiration from her husband and their friend, Sean Collier, an MIT police officer shot and killed just days after the marathon attacks,” writes Anderson.


WHDH highlights an MIT Libraries exhibit at the Maihaugen Gallery in memory of Officer Sean Collier. “On display at the exhibit is a collection of items left in the officer’s honor after he was killed in 2013,” 7 News reports. Condolence materials left with the MIT Police in 2013 and 2014 are also included.

The Boston Globe

A scholarship established in memory of MIT police officer Sean Collier will be awarded for the first time on April 19 at Collier’s alma mater, Salem State. Salem State Prof. Emeritus Ed LeClair tells Emily Sweeney of The Boston Globe that Collier was “an inspirational leader,” and remembers him as “an exceptionally good community police officer.”

NBC Boston

Chris Emma of NBC Boston reports from “Stronger After 5,” an event organized by survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings to remember those who were lost, including MIT Police Officer Sean Collier. All proceeds from the event, which “signified the strength and resiliency of Boston, the victims and their families after the bombings five years ago,” will support the Sean Collier Memorial Fund.

CBS Boston

In this video, CBS Boston reports on the fourth annual Boston Strong Invitational Basketball Tournament held at MIT, which benefits the Sean A. Collier Memorial Foundation. 

CBS Boston

The last leg of the “Tour De Force” bike ride from New York to Boston, which was held in honor of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, was named for Officer Sean Collier, Karyn Regal reports for CBS Boston. MIT Police Officer Dusty Miller called the ride a “great tribute” to Collier. 


Jim Braude of WGBH’s Greater Boston shares an excerpt of a documentary on the building of the new memorial honoring MIT Officer Sean Collier. 

Cambridge Chronicle

In an article for the Cambridge Chronicle, Sara Feijo writes about the new memorial MIT dedicated in honor of Officer Sean Collier. The memorial’s design was “inspired by the gesture of an open hand to reflect the notion of what it means to be ‘Collier Strong.’”

The Tech

MIT has unveiled a new memorial to honor Officer Sean Collier, writes Jennifer Switzer for The Tech. “The permanent memorial is intended to be a place of remembrance and reflection, a place that evokes the strength of Collier Strong, a place that reflects the connectedness of our community,” said Executive Vice President Israel Ruiz.

CBS Boston

Bernice Corpuz reports for CBS Radio on the construction of a new memorial to honor Officer Sean Collier that was designed to embody the spirit of “Collier Strong.” Prof. J. Meejin Yoon explains that the memorial is made up of “32 unique, solid granite blocks working together to support each other to create an impossibly flat five-way vault.”


WBUR reports on the dedication of a new permanent memorial at MIT created in honor of Officer Sean Collier. “Our goal was to show the best of MIT for Sean Collier. Hopefully he would look at it and say ‘Wow, that’s something really cool,’” explains Professor John Ochsendorf. 

Boston Globe

On Wednesday, MIT dedicated a new “curving, star-shaped memorial” in honor of Officer Sean Collier, Steve Annear reports for The Boston Globe. The memorial’s architect, Prof. J. Meejin Yoon, explained that she designed the “memorial to not only look strong, but to have a position about that strength,” explains Yoon.