NYU community stands with Boston

Click the photo to see more from NYU’s vigil for the Boston bombing victims.

Students filled the staircase of the Kimmel Center for University Life last night to hold a vigil for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, as well as for the death of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Officer Sean Collier.

Chaplains and staff counselors were present at the event for students who wanted to talk about the tragedy.

A common message throughout the vigil was to appreciate those around you and to offer friendship to those that might not have any.

Students and faculty were asked to participate in a two-minute meditation before the candle lighting. To conclude the vigil, four candles were lit for the victims.

A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, April 23 print edition. Neela Qadir is a deputy university editor. Email her at [email protected].