Seth Mnookin details his experience listening to the Boston Police Scanner after hearing about the death of Officer Sean Collier throughout the night until 6 am in Watertown. As a Graduate Student at MIT studying Scientific Writing, he was an active tweeter logging the event for the New Yorker.
Nieman Fellow David Abel chronicles his experience at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, where he was filming a documentary, during a panel at the Nieman Foundation on Wednesday evening. Initially, he thought the first explosion 10 feet away from him was a system malfunction; but after the second bomb, just like when the second plane hit the Second Tower, he knew it was an attack.
Kirin Gupta '16 speaks out against rape culture and sexual assault at the Harvard Take Back the Night March organized by the International Women's Rights Collective, Our Harvard Can Do Better, Harvard Socialists, and Student Labor Action Movement as part of the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response's annual "Take Back the Night" month. She proclaimed that "there's an anti-rape movement in this town."
Ashton B. Carter, the United States Deputy Secretary of Defense, discusses rational behind changes in government spending to improve national security. Dr. Carter is responsible for the salary of one out of every two people in the Pentagon.