Boston University confirmed this afternoon that the third victim of the Marathon bombings was a graduate student at the school. The victim's name has not yet been released, as BU officials are still speaking with the family.
From the university's release:
The student was one of three friends who watched the race near the finish line. Another of the three students, also a BU grad student, was injured and is in stable condition at Boston Medical Center.
Robert Hill, dean of Marsh Chapel, visited the injured student 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.