Letters

Message from President Brown About Marathon Tragedy Victims

By Robert A. Brown | April 16, 2013

Dear Friends,

I write to you with great sadness to inform you that one of the fatalities in yesterday’s bombing near the finish line of the Boston Marathon has been identified as a Boston University graduate student. In addition, as I reported to you yesterday, another Boston University student was seriously injured in the blast and is being treated at Boston Medical Center.

We cannot at present release the names of the victims. I can tell you that the injured student is in stable condition.

Our hearts and thoughts go out to the family and friends of both victims. As you may know, there is a vigil scheduled to take place this afternoon on Marsh Plaza at 5:30 p.m. Now that we know just how seriously the Boston University community has been affected by yesterday’s events, this vigil takes on a deeper and more somber significance.

Those who have been touched by this terrible tragedy and wish to seek counseling can do so through the Dean of Students Office, through our University chaplains, the Student Health Services, and through the Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center (SARP). Updated information on the situation and on counseling resources can be found on BU Today.

Sincerely,

Robert A. Brown
President