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April 18, 2013

Message from President Daniel H. Weiss on Boston Marathon Bombing

All Lafayette flags will be flown at half staff through sundown Saturday in honor of those who were injured and lost their lives in the Boston Marathon bombing.

President Daniel H. Weiss sent the following message to the Lafayette community Wednesday evening:

As you may know, one of the victims who died in the bombing at the Boston Marathon was Lu Lingzi, a graduate student at Boston University.

Lafayette and Boston University will enter into a new, close relationship this fall when B.U. becomes a member of the Patriot League. I have reached out to President Robert Brown to offer condolences from our community in this time of loss on their campus.

As a community, we feel solidarity not only with B.U. but with colleges and universities in Boston and everywhere whose members participated in, watched, or simply celebrated this longstanding annual tradition on Monday, only to be traumatized by the senseless violence. While we are not aware of any members of the Lafayette family who have been directly affected by the violence, we feel solidarity with all communities, wherever they are, who are suffering in the wake of this tragic event.

A vigil will held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in Centre Square, downtown Easton, at which members of our community may express prayers, concern, and condolences for the victims. Sponsored by the Easton Interfaith Action Committee, the event will include clergy from several local churches and synagogues.

Watch a video about the vigil, which includes a comment by Evan Kenagy ’16.

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