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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.

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