Sunday, April 21, 2013
The university has established a scholarship in the memory of the graduate student who died at the bombing of the Marathon.
Boston University has established a scholarship to honor LU Lingzi, the graduate student who was killed by the bombings at the Marathon on Monday. Seven members of the committee of the Campaign for BU already contributed $560,000 to the fund according to BU Today. The LU family will be traveling from Shenyang, China to Boston this week. LU's death has led to an outpouring from friends, family and concerned neighbors in China. LU's Sina Weibo page already has 20,000 comments from shocked and upset friends (Sina Weibo is a Chinese social media service that combines Twitter- and Facebook-like features). A memorial service for LU Lingzi will be held on Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m. in the George Sherman Union Metcalf Ballroom. This will be …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Boston University student Lingzi Lu died in Monday's Boston Marathon bombings, but her family and her university are hopeful her memory can inspire others.
Lingzi Lu’s family remembers her as the “joy of [their] lives,” an ambitious young woman, full of dreams and hopes and love for her friends and family. An outpouring of comments on various articles remembers her as an “amazing girl,” with a “beautiful smile.” All that spirit, all that life, was cut tragically short Monday, April 15, when Lu, 23, was killed in the bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, a terrorist act that also claimed the lives of 8-year-old Martin Richard of Dorchester, and 29-year-old Krystle Campbell, of Medford. In an open letter, Lu’s family said Lu "was a bright and wonderful child." "We were thrilled to watch her grow into an intelligent and beautiful young woman," the letter reads. "She was a positive…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
BU freshman Matt Grzelcyk was also named Hockey East Rookie of the Week.
Charlestown native Matt Grzelcyk scored his first collegiate goal in Boston University hockey’s Nov. 11 game against Boston College. The 11th-ranked BU Terriers ultimately fell 4-2 to the No. 1 BC Eagles. “Grzelcyk enters this Friday's game [Nov. 16] at Vermont on a four-game point streak, having tallied a goal and four assists during the stretch,” according to a news release posted on goterriers.com. “He is one of three freshman defensemen in the country currently averaging at least one point per game.” The local defenseman was also named the Hockey East Rookie of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday. In June, Grzelcyk, a freshman at BU, was chosen by the Bruins in the third round of the NHL draft. He is the son of Kathleen and …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Here are five things going on in and around town today.
1. Weather: The National Weather Service says that showers likely on this cloudy, 74-degree day. The evening will be rainy as well with a low of 61. 2. Mama and Me Yoga: Come by Charlestown Yoga for classes geared towards new mothers. Class starts at 10 a.m. and the cost is $20. 3. Reading Readiness: The BPL is hosting a class for toddlers to 5 year olds focusing on reading. Come by the BPL from 3 to 3:50 p.m. to work on reading skills for your child. 4. Syria: The Struggle for Justice and Freedom: The American Islamic Congress at 38 Newbury Street is hosting a lecture on the Syrian crisis from two activists from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. 5. Good People: Boston University Theater presents “Good People,” from Pulitzer Prize winner David …
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Brendan Collier shares his thoughts on his choice to go to Boston University, and play more hockey.
Charlestown native Brendan Collier really likes hockey. A new development it is not, as he’s played in Charlestown since he could fit into skates. The Malden Catholic junior and hockey forward has selected Boston University as his college of choice for 2013 and looks forward to putting on a Terriers jersey. I caught up with Collier outside the Agganis Arena, his future house of worship, to get his thoughts on senior year and hockey under the Terriers flag.