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.