You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Metro

For Boston college students, a week marked by trauma

For a generation of Boston’s college students, it has become the most traumatic week in their collective experience.

Beyond the devastating headlines — a Boston University graduate student killed in the bombing, an MIT officer shot to death — the lives of tens of thousands of young people have been upended. At MIT, some had their studying interrupted by gunfire. At Northeastern, undergraduates who were moments away from sitting down for finals were instead ordered to shut themselves in their dorm rooms.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week