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Hello, Class of 2018!Today’s Spotlight features photographs, by Dominick Reuter of members of the MIT Class of 2018. Top row, from left to right: Jin Kim, Alaisha Alexander, Amelia Bryan, John Peurifoy and Monica Valcourt.

Every member of MIT’s incoming freshman class has at least one thing in common: they all survived the stressful, competitive, and often soul-searching process of applying to college.

While most of his current classmates were likely toiling over essays and prepping for interviews, John Peurifoy was making a business of getting into college.

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The MIT home page Spotlight showcases the research, technology and education advances taking place at the Institute every day.

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Strength in numbers

Strength in numbers

Today’s Spotlight uses images of campus memorials to fallen MIT Officer Sean Collier. Images of the human chain down Vassar Street, held at 2:50 p.m. on Monday to commemorate the victims of last week’s violence, are by M. Scott Brauer. Images of the memorial at MIT Police headquarters are by Dominick Reuter. Photographs showing the MIT Facilities Department proceeding toward MIT Police headquarters to pay their respects to Collier and the MIT Police are by Patrick Gillooly/MIT.

This Wednesday at noon, MIT will host a memorial service honoring the late Sean Collier, President L. Rafael Reif announced this morning in an email to the MIT community. The event will be open to the MIT community and to law enforcement officers from across the nation.

Top state and federal officials will also be invited to the event, which will be held on Briggs Field and is expected to draw up to 10,000 attendees. The event will follow a private memorial service and funeral in Wilmington, Mass., early this week for Collier, the MIT Police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty on Thursday evening.

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