Grad Student Killed in Blasts
Third victim identified as Lu Lingzi
One of the victims killed by blasts at the Boston Marathon on Monday has been identified as a Boston University graduate student.
Lu Lingzi (GRS’14), a graduate student in mathematics and statistics, was one of three friends who watched the race near the finish line. Another of the three students, Danling Zhou (MET’14), was injured, and is in stable condition at Boston Medical Center.
Robert Hill, dean of Marsh Chapel, visited Zhou Monday evening and again yesterday afternoon. He reports that she underwent surgery on Monday and on Tuesday. “She is doing well,” says Hill. “She has her friends around her, and she will soon have family around her.”
The third BU student was unharmed.
The explosions, detonated seconds apart at about 3 p.m. near the finish line on Boylston Street, killed 3 people and injured more than 170. The Boston Globe identified the other two casualties as 8-year-old Martin Richard of Dorchester, Mass., and Krystle Campbell, 29, of Arlington, Mass.
Counseling is available through the Dean of Students Office, from Marsh Chapel chaplains, at Student Health Services (SHS), and at the Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center (SARP). Chaplains can be reached at 617-353-3560. SHS counselors can be reached at 617-353-3575. SARP can be reached at 617-353-7277. An SHS behavioral medicine provider can be reached at 617-353-3569. The Faculty & Staff Assistance Office is available to provide confidential counseling to faculty, staff, and their families.
In the aftermath of Monday’s tragedy, a Service of Healing will take place this afternoon, Wednesday, April 17, at 5:30 p.m. at Marsh Chapel. All members of the BU community are welcome.
There will also be a gathering to help those who need support and further discussion on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the Burke Room of Agganis Arena. Representatives from Marsh Chapel and staff from Student Health Services Behavioral Medicine, the Dean of Students Office, and the International Students & Scholars Office will be on hand to talk to students.
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased student. May s/he rest in peace.
May God embrace her soul in Heaven. Condolences to her family and to the BU community.
My condolences and prayers to BU community and her family.
Rest in peace my friend. A truly sad news to know.
Pray and RIP
I am very sorry for our community’s lost. May the family and friends find comfort.
My prayers to the family of this BU student and to the whole BU community. May God give us strength at this time.
My condolences go out to the family and friends of this student
A new story, another fresh wave of tears. My prayers to the student’s family and all those who are struggling to grasp these events.
R.I.P. God bless his/her family, friends and fellow students.
I feel very sad for the student and his/her family. Speechless.
BU, we stand in solidarity with you at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and the BU community.
RIP fellow Terrier
So many fond memories of watching the Marathon while a student at BU. Trying hard to hold on to those positive memories and not let the evil replace them — made much harder by finding out one of those lost was a BU student. Thoughts and prayers to the student, his/her friends and family, and the entire BU community.
RIP. To the family and friends let our community be a light of hope & recovery. Once a terrier, always a terrier. We stand with all of you.
My deepest condolence to the family. RIP!
May you rest in peace.
This is so sad. My heart goes out to the family and friends of this student.
May the family and friends find comfort
No words can express the sadness felt for the loved ones and friends of our fellow Terrier. Condolences and prayers to his/her friends and family.
My thoughts, prayers and condolences are with the families of these students.
Feel so sad about this news, R.I.P
R.I.P. In tears.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
My thoughts and prayers go out to their family and friends This is just heart-breaking! Such a beautiful city violated. As a parent of a BU freshmen 16′, I am grateful that BU has kept all their students informed at all times As a parent all you want is your child to be safe.
Senseless. All my love to the family and the entirety of the Boston community.
May you rest in peace, my friend
The sadness definitely hit me harder after learning that a BU student was among the three dead. R.I.P. Hope the family will get through this difficult time.
I couldn’t hold my tears at last, when I heard that the Chinese Consulate confirmed a Chinese BU graduate student died in blasts. I was an international student, at BU, from China. I know how hard it is to live in this country as an international student. I know she must be a determinate young lady, extremely courageous, to come to a foreign country to pursue an advanced degree. I know what kind of sacrifice the young girl and her family had. I know how devastating it is for a family losing its own child. Now a young life has been taken away. This is just so heartbreaking. I know her name, as the entire Chinese community was looking for her before getting the bad news. I respect her privacy, and the will of her family to hold her name from releasing to public. I hope she can RIP. I hope her family can get through this. My thought is always with you.
CHINA AND USA ARE NOW TOGETHER IN FIGHTING AGAINST TERRORISM.
CHINA AND US HAVE ALWAYS BEEN TOGETHER FIGHTING TERRORISM.
My heart breaks over this loss. Prayers to the family and friends, and all those affected directly and indirectly.
I am truly sadden and heartbroken. My thoughts and prayers for these students. I know our BU community was struck hard with this tragic news, but I know our community will stand strong and offer the much needed support to these victims families.
Truly a sad day for Boston, Massacusetts, The USA and the world! The pain deepened for me when I discovered that one of the deceased went to my high school (Medford High) and the other adult went to my college (Boston University). That brought it even closer to home for me, (from and still living in MA, plus attended many Boston marathons, always watching from the finish line.) and reitterates just how vulnerable we all truly are! May God bless all those affected by this tragedy.
Oh, I am truly speechless. Please know that my thoughts are with the family and friends of this student. May you find the peace that you are looking for.
Rest in Peace. Brings it so close to home. God Bless
This is terrible.. my thoughts and prayers go out to the family R.I.P.
As a parent of a BU senior, my heart is broken for this family’s baby, no doubt their pride and joy. Please know so many people are holding Boston, BU and all of the victims in our hearts.
I’m so sad to hear that a fellow BU student has died and another was injured. The incident is horrific. The entire BU community worldwide is feeling your pain.
My condolences to the family and to Boston University community. I feel the sorrow of this senseless situation. Mi mas sentido pesame a la familia y a toda la comunidad de Boston University. Sentimos la pena inmensa que causa esta tragedia sin sentido. Miguel Rodriguez
Rest in peace. No more terrorism, please.
Deeply saddened, especially as a former BU grad student. Prayers for family, friends and BU community.
Even after all these years, Boston is still remembered as a second home and BU as a second family. My thoughts and condolences to our BU family members in their loss.
Be strong BU.
~ Bill Cohen, SMG ’74, on behalf of all BU alumni in Portland OR area
RIP dear friend ! My thoughts and condolences for his/her family and friends.
My heart is broken. You can’t understand the beauty and joy of the boston marathon until you watch the runners that cross the line after the 3 hour mark. These are the true heros – as are the people that wait for them to cross the line. To the beautiful soul who was lost – you were a great friend and will be missed.
Deeply saddened by this tragedy. My condolences to her family, friends and relatives. As a BU alumnus also from China, I feel very sorry to lose a nice member on BU campus. For us who are still alive, let’s cherish our lives and do good things for BU and our society.
Thoughts and prayers to the family. A truly heart-breaking tragedy.
Prayers and being strong are the best choice !!
Please know that we are all praying for the victims and their families at this time. This tragedy has affected all Americans…our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in Boston. We hold you all so dear to our hearts.
I am very sorry for what happened. My thoughts and condolences to our BU family in their losses. Rest in peace.
Thoughts and prayers to this young lady’s family and friends — and to all affected by this horrible act. Peace.
My thoughts and prayers to the family of the BU student. May she rest in peace.
Heartbroken…May the Deceased Rest in Peace!
Truly truly sorry for the victim and her family. RIP…
I’m heartbroken. I’ve been trying to wrap my head around it but still can’t, so I can only imagine what the victims/witnesses/anybody present there and their loved ones are going through at the moment. May our fellow Terrier and the other victims that passed away rest in peace, and may their families find the strength to get through this trying time. Lots of love and prayers your way.
You will never get lost in heaven
Rest in Peace!May there be no bombing in Heaven.Thoughts and condolences to the family.
Being BU graduate, I have very heart feelings with the suffered families.
I am so sorry and heart broken that this happened. This is all very surreal. Thinking of the family and friends of this student and all others affected. <3
This is so sad. I cannot hold myself.
Rest In Peace.
So so sad. I worried a BU student or grad would be hurt. I know our University had a strong attendance at this event….my heart goes out to all the hurt and injured and their families.
We will make it through the darkness. RIP.
Your Terrier brothers and sisters from around the world stand with you united in grief after these acts of cowardice. RIP
Rest in Peace fellow Terrier. Gone too soon. Deepest sympathies to her family and friends and to the entire BU and greater Boston community.
My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and friends
My heart aches for the family of this student as well as all effected by this. Stay strong.
We long for
in these things
of the world;
strung like pearls
on imagined wire.
at the sun.
at the plaintive
syllables of songbirds.
tallness and clarity.
Feeling the vibrations
of it all beneath our feet,
daring to name
poems and chant
to the mysteries.
in the clearings
we have made
in the forest.
for the spirits
of fallen trees.
we avert our eyes.
When great things
they were never there.
on our backs
allowing our mouths
to fill with rainwater,
and hope to rise
from the dust.
Daniel Thomas Moran
A truly heart breaking moment. May she rest in peace. My sincere condolences to her family and loved ones and those of all who were injured. I was at Marsh Chapel during 9/11 and I remember how we all came together irrespective of race or religion. I wish all my fellow Terriers peace and strength.
My deepest condolences to you, rest in peace.
Love is stronger than death even though it can’t stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can’t separate us from love. Rest in peace my dear friend.
Rest in peace
May she RIP; our collective heart aches
BU Grad student ’93
So very sad—all are in my prayers–
Charlotte DeMarco SON ’70
What a tragedy for her family in China, if that is where they live now. To send a daughter here to experience a new culture and expand her learning and to have this terrible outcome. How unutterably sad. I hope they can find a way to understand this thing.
God bless her family!
Boston and BU are in my thoughts and prayers –
May her soul rest in peace and may God give strength to her family.
My hearts bleeds for all the Bostonians .I pray to god for peace and understanding .As a mother of a current BU student I can’t even imagine what her family must be going through . May she rest in peace .my deepest condolences to the family .
Rest in Peace my fellow BU family member. Although I graduated from BU over 30 years now, all BU students past and present are one family. May the Chinese community know my heart is extremely sad on this loss of an obvious wonderful young woman. My deepest sympathy to her family in China and friends around the world. Glen Harris SMG 75
Nice to see the BU community around the globe coming together and posting on our loss at BU this week..
My prayers and thoughts are with you, RIP, God bless…
Although I am back in Singapore, my heart is praying for his family to find peace.
Speechless….As a fellow grad student I truly felt the sadness in my heart. May the culprit of such terrible crime be caught and punished to the fullest extend of justice. My prayers and thoughts are always with you. May your soul rest in peace and happiness in Heaven.
BU and Boston hold a special place in my heart. I am so sad for our BU family.
The fans that have been lost were all a Godsend to the thousands of tired runners they cheered for. Their selfless sacrifice and words of encouragement although now stifled by a senseless act of violence will nevertheless live in our hearts forever. These wonderful people may be gone from this earth but their spirits will undoubtedly be there to motivate future generations of tired runners as they come around the corner from Hereford to Beacon. We will never be silenced by those who threaten our liberties with violence! We are too strong, too brave and too indebted to those who have died for our freedoms to allow a coward to slow us down.
I’m heartbroken. My thoughts are with her family and friends.
I can still remember all the excitement and hope I experienced first coming to BU. It’s tragic to think her experience was cut short by such a senseless act.
The entire BU community across the world feels for your loss.
I am so sorry for the loss to her family and friends. Also am sorry for the loss to the BU community. We will always remember.
May she rest in peace. This is so sad.
Extremely shocked and sad, I am a chinese high school senior and have been admitted in BU…Rest In Peace…I see the stong power comes from both China and USA this time.
Such tragic news. As parents of a current BU student, our heart goes out to all, our arms wrap around you and our tears flow for the loss of Lingzi Lu and the others killed and injured. We are all Bostonians (and Terriers) now.
My thoughts and prayers are with Lingzi and her family. Rest in peace.
Thoughts and prayers for this beautiful young woman and her family. May you RIP. <3
Such a sad day for Boston as a whole and BU as a community. I am a former BU student and am now in California…feeling that I should be with my fellow BU Community to mourn and heal from such a tragic event. God Bless you BU and BE STRONG!!!
I’m so heartbroken. BU and Boston is such a special place, a truly international community. May we always be united in making this world a better place. My heart goes out to Ms. Lu’s family and friends.
My thoughts and prayers go to her family. May her rest in peace.
So young and beautiful! Our New Hampshire family mourns with you. So sorry for your loss and the world. Such a promising young girl. Our hearts go out to friends and family. Please know across the world families who don’t know you are praying for you!!
have tears in my eyes just by reading this article about the loss of this BU student. RIP and be in heaven to make this world a better and safer place…we all should put aside all the hatred against one another and against different races to stop all these unnecessary violences and killings!
It is so sad. Wish her rest in peace! There is no gun and bomb in heaven. My pray goes to her family.
Rest in peace……
So very sad. My thoughts and prayers are with Lu Lingzi’s family. Rest in Peace.
RIP. So sad. So sad. 如此可爱的女孩子，愿父母坚强走下去。
May you rest in peace!!!
Miami alumni of CFA 1973 feels heartbreak for the family of BU grad student Lu Lingzi.
My sincere prayers for this fine young woman and her family. May you find comfort day by day in your proud memories.
My prayers go to her family and friends. 愿她安息，家人和朋友坚强.
Rest In Peace!
BU Be Strong
My deepest condolence to her family and friends.
Very sad about the news. Rest in peace, beautiful girl. My sincere prayers go to her family. 愿她安息，她的悲痛的父母能在主爱中得到慰藉。
so .. so… sorry about the tragic loss of Lu to the BU community, to the world and to her family most of all. Let’s hope the FBI catches this/ these cowards and that they get true justice. Let’s hope we can all give love and strength to her family as well as to the other killed and injured. And let’s continue to make Boston the HUB of learning it has always been and will always be!
Arnie & Robin Pallay
Is there someway we can help with her family? BU community, please advise…
What a tragic loss,no words I can put here will mean anything to the family and friends of Lu Lingzi. I grieve for her as well as Martin Richard and Krystal Campbell.
R. I. P.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
What a beautiful quote. Thank you for sharing it.
May God bless her and ease the suffering of her family. Such a terrible tragedy. We all mourn with Boston.
What a tragedy! I feel so sorry for her family. This news has broken my heart. May God gives Lu’s family peace and strengh. Question: Was Lingzi Lu an International Student?
yes,she’s chinese citizen.
May her soul rest in peace. Our hearts go to her family expressing deep condolences.
So sorry to hear the news and for the lost of her family, may you rest in peace.
R.I.P .Such a pretty girl. May her family be strong.
This is so sad.
I hope that BU will set up a fund for fellow students, alumni and guests to donate to help the family. She’s probably an only child, on whom the family takes immense pride, and depends for emotional, as well as practical support, until now.
She was in one of my classes, she was so beautiful and always looked so peaceful and hardworking. I am very sorry about this tragedy and my sincere thoughts and prayers go to her family, may she rest in peace
My deepest sympathy go out to her family and friends, both here and in China.
She and I come from the same town of China and also we both studied at Beijing Institute of Technology before. We have some friends in common even I don’t know her. Like most Chinese family, she’s the only child of her parents which makes me feel so sorry for her family. R.I.P Lingzi!
News of this devastating attack hits even closer to home knowing that one of the victims was a BU student. It’s heartbreaking. Every member of the BU Community, past and present, feels this loss.
May Lu Lingzi rest in peace. My thoughts go out to her family and friends.
My condolences to her friends and family, may she rest in peace.
The Boston Marathon bombings was the most horrific day i have ever
experienced in my 35 years here. I feel so much for the BU student
who lost her precious life in seconds, and to the other victims of
this senseless attack. It breaks my heart and fills my eyes with tears
to hear of this.
May you rest in peace.
My condolences to the victim and the family!Who should be blamed for the tragedy and who should be taken the responsibilities!
Rest in peace BU fellow:(
My thoughts and prayers are with Lingzi’s family and friends.
Wish there’s no pain in heaven!R.I.P.
Rest in Peace, the younger sister from He Ping District, Shenyang. May peace with you for ever and comfort be with your family member’s broken heart!
I feel so sorry about this. I’m also a Chinese student and I’ll go to BU to study this year, if this happens to me, I cannot imagine how sad my parents will be.Lu Lingzi is such a beautiful girl, she may have a wonderful future… I’m really sorry about her and her family. R.I.P.:(
My deepest sympathy to her and all of those affected by the tragedy. Stay strong Boston and BU.
It’s so sad she was young and full of life and was working towards the future. This is senseless and accomplished nothing. My deepest condolences to the family, friends, and all that is effect by this loss.
What a tragedy! As the only child in the family, she is survived by her parents and 4 grandparents! 6 broken hearts! I wonder what we could do to help the family.
As a parent of a college going girl of Lu’s age, my heart bleeding. Such a sweet and pretty angel! Can’t imagine what must have fallen on her parents. May she rest in peace. My sympathies and prayers for her family.
She is such a lovely and beautiful lady. Rest in the safety of God. May God be with her family. 愿这可爱女孩的家人在主爱里得着力量和安慰。主恩永远与你们同在！
Young, smart, beautiful – so sad she’s gone in such a tragic way. May she rest in peace.
I am the mother of a sophomore at BU and just wanted to say that I feel so tremendously sad for Lu’s friends and family.
So sad!!!! My thoughts with her friends and family
R.I.P Prayers for the family and friends of this young woman.
May peace be with her soul.
may you find your true peace and no more be harmed in heaven
I don’t want to begin to imagine the pain Lingzi’s family has been going through. My heartfelt sympathy and condolences. Please allow you time to grieve and recover from this great loss. May her loving memories comfort you.
So sad!!Rest in peace!!!
Such a beautiful and talented young lady vanished in this meaningless and senseless tragedy. She came all the way from China to realize her dream at the prestigious BU.
Two young women and one cute boy, I hope this is enough to make the bomber feel the guilt. You took away our beautiful Miss Lü, the only child of a family that is thousands of miles away from their daughter.
I hope her family can get through it
I am sadden for the loss of someone full of hopes & dreams. May God be with the family & friends. From Sydney, Australia.
She is so beautiful and smart.I cannot hold my eyes when i heared the news !I am so sorry for lingzi’s family and friends! Rest in peace!
In the same high school, NEYC, graduated in the same year, 2008, may have seen you at some point though not knowing you, may you rest in peace. God bless all NEYCers! Sorry for her family. She might be the only child. :(
Chinese may be more suitable for this moment.亲朋节哀，一路走好。
Rest in peace.
I cannot imagine how hard her family could get throuth this. My prayers go out to her family.
Its a tragedy to hear that we have lost one of our own . Boston used to feel the safest place the whole time I was studying there. It always felt home away from home. My prayers go to lu’s family and to Boston university community!
May God embraces you in heaven.
Rest in peace.
rest in peace
Peace be with BU!
RIP, wish her parents and friends can get through this….
I am crying as I read this. Nothing I say will be novel but my thoughts are with the family. My daughter also far from home was volunteering and this can’t be closer.
I pray God to give the family strength
May she rest in peace. Her family is in my prayers.
The Chuo University community in Tokyo sends its most sincere and heart-felt condolences to the family and friends of Lu Lingzi, and to all members of the BU and Boston communities. Lingzi is in our thoughts and prayers, and will be always.
rest in peace
Let this tragedy remind us all, once again, life is in itself beautiful. Looking at Lingzi’s smile just a few hours ago when this happened, every “thing” that bothers me in my life just melt away…a stressful work,a person cutting the line, etc, it simply does not matter anymore. After all, I am still standing under the sun, breathing…
We never know what will happen the next day. let’s cherish life!
May Love heals every one, for body, and soul.
Rest in peace =(
I am just still at loss for words…..
‘When human weakness answering to the prod of terror calls, “Help us, Oh God!” Then silence let’s the silent voice be heard, bringing it’s message like the spoken word. “Believe, believe in me, cast out your fear. No, I’m not up there beyond the sky, but here, right here in your heart. I am the strength you seek. Believe.’ – Prayer from ‘God Is My Co-Pilot’ by Col. Robt. L Scott, USAAF
Rest in Peace. 天堂很美。