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Death again haunts Boston University community

Fire victim is 11th student lost in 13 months

First, another tragic headline. Then the latest letter about grieving from president Robert A. Brown. Another vigil, another funeral.

It is a cycle that has become painfully familiar at Boston University, where 11 students, including undergraduates and graduate students, have died in the past 13 months in accidents or violence. The array of tragedies covers so many ways a young life could end suddenly: a senseless shooting, traffic accidents, a death after a fraternity party.

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