Collier's Cranes

Location: Stata Center, beneath the Gates/Vassar St. skylight
Date: Officer Sean Collier memorial day

On the memorial day of Officer Sean Collier, a beloved campus police officer who lost his life while on traffic duty in events following the Boston Marathon Bombing of 2013, the north-east skylight in Stata was decorated with a sea of paper cranes. Although hacks usually only remain up for a few days, the MIT administration declared that this hack would remain as a memorial, and you may still view it today.

For full information about this memorial, please visit the memorial website.

For more information about the hack that occurred one year prior to this one, see the 2013 article.

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