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WBUR Oral History Project: Minhui Zheng

Minhui Zheng

Interviewed by: Joanna Shea O'Brien

Date: March 13, 2014

Location: Boston University (Boston, MA)

Recorder: Jayne Guberman

Photo: Minhui Zheng (Photo provided by Minhui Zheng)




Minhui Zheng is a graduate student from China who recently completed her Master’s Degree in Statistics at Boston University. She was a very close friend of Lingzi Lu, who died as a result of the Boston Marathon bombing in April of 2013. Minhui describes her friendship with Lingzi, what it is like to be a foreign student in Boston, and how she and others coped with the tragic death of their friend, as well as the legacy that Lingzi Lu left behind for her personally and for the BU community. 

Audio Clip 1

Minhui describes her last day with Lingzi, and trying to get in touch with her after news of the bombing.

Audio Clip 2

Minhui describes the evening after the Marathon and the events of the following day, as she and her friends look for Lingzi. 

Audio Clip 3

Minhui talks about worrying about Lingzi’s parents.    

Audio Clip 4

Minhui reflects on what Lingzi’s life meant, and how she will continue to keep her life alive. 

Full Interview


Related Links

The Lu Lingzi Scholarship Fund (Boston University)

"BU Marathon Team Carries On The 'Light' Lu Lingzi Left Behind" (WBUR)


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