BOSTON -- Up to 200 students, administrators and faculty at Boston University gathered Tuesday with candles in hand at Marsh Chapel -- next to a memorial dedicated to nonviolence advocate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. -- to pray and reflect as the college community learned of a graduate student's death in the Boston Marathon bombings.
The student, one of three killed in the Boston Marathon tragedy, had been watching the race with two friends near the finish line, the university said Tuesday. The Chinese Consulate said Tuesday that the victim was a Chinese national.
One of the student's friends, also a grad student, was injured and was in stable condition at Boston Medical Center, the university said. The third friend, another student, was not hurt.
"We're not releasing any names at this time and we'd rather not provide any details about major or department because we are waiting until the family has been able to handle the information," said Colin Riley a BU spokesman.
Riley said that the university scheduled the vigil to allow members of the community to console each other.
He added that a town meeting also was being held Tuesday night in the student union.
"It's a town meeting for people to talk about things," he said. "We have a lot of support here -- counselors, chaplains and others to facilitate that and provide any support people need."
A second victim of the Boston Marathon bombings was identified Tuesday by her father.
Krystle Campbell, 29, of Medford, Mass., was killed as she watched the marathon with a friend, said William Campbell Jr., 56, by telephone.
"She was incredible," the heartbroken father said. "She was there for everyone, no matter what."
Campbell, a manager at Jimmy's Steer House near Boston, was near the finish line to cheer for her friend's boyfriend when the bombs exploded, family said.
Martin Richard, 8, of Boston's Dorchester neighborhood, also has been identified by family as a victim of the bombings.
William Campbell said doctors confused his daughter with her friend, and told him and his wife that they were operating on Krystle at Massachusetts General Hospital.
When they took Campbell to see her, he said, "That's not my daughter. Where's my daughter?"
Shortly after, a detective showed up with a photo of Krystle and said she had died, family said.
Campbell said he was "angry" at whoever perpetrated the attack.
Kelly Dunham, who identified herself as a neighbor and friend of Krystle Campbell, said "She will be forever missed. There was no one on earth like Krystle. She was an angel on earth."
With Zachary R. Dowdy and Gary Dymski