Even with full academic schedules, students found plenty of ways to fill the extra time. From ordering late-night cookies to demanding changes in campus culture, from watching student performances to hearing from Broadway legends, Harvard students stayed busy from fall to spring.
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.
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.