A handbill distributed by the Students for a Democratic Society which advertised a march on campus demanding Harvard fill in Muddy Pond. SDS members were convinced that the courts would not otherwise find the University liable to fill it in.
Coverage from The Crimson announced to campus that two children had drowned on University land.
Coverage from the Globe broadcasted to the city and to Harvard that two children died on their land.
Local newspapers picked up word of the Johnson children’s deaths, informing the community about the tragedy.