BC makes top 20 list of most expensive universities
Published: Monday, November 3, 2008
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 18:01
Boston College was named the 12th most expensive university for the 2008-2009 school year by CampusGrotto.com. Though it has the 40th highest tuition at $37,410, the additional cost of room and board pushes the University to a spot among the most expensive universities overall at $49,020. Sarah Lawrence College tops the list of most expensive universities at $53,166, followed by George Washington, New York, and Georgetown universities. Bates College had the highest tuition, at $43,950. Most of the universities heading the list are private liberal arts schools in the Northeast with low student-to-teacher ratios.
ON CAMPUS Women's basketball team shares college dreams with kids Seven members of the Boston Colleve women's basketball team visited the children of Dorchester's Winthrop Elementary school last month. The players talked to the students about setting goals to attend college and working to achieve their dreams. Emily Shamieh, principal of the Winthrop school, said the team's visit helped students and their parents begin thinking about college possibilities. "These women are athletes, but they are students first," Shamieh told reporters. "Their visit lets my students see that you can be a great athlete, but you also have to set goals and develop academically. I want my students to see that any dream is possible, but that there is a lot of work involved."
UNIVERSITIES NYU fundraising campaign sets multi-billion dollar record New York University now tops the list of university fundraising campaigns after their seven year "Campaign for NYU" ended last August after raising over $3 billion, shattering the campaign's goal of $2.5 billion. The previous record was held by the University of California at Los Angeles, at $3 billion. However, a number of onoging campaigns may soon put NYU's record in their shadow. Johns Hopkins University and Stanford University both have ongoing, multi-year fundraising efforts that have each already passed the $3.3 billion mark. About $376 million of NYU's campaign has already gone to student aid.
UNDER REPORTED October brought voters 'tricks' during final campaign days As Election Day nears, some groups have taken to delivering tricks to voters' doorsteps in an effort to prevent certain groups, particularly blacks and Hispanics, from voting. Fliers were circulated in predominantly black neighborhoods in Philadelphia, warning voters they could be arrested at the polls if they had unpaid parking tickets. In Virginia authentic-looking fliers said that two elections would be held due to high voter turnout - one on Tuesday for Republicans and another on Wednesday for Democrats. E-mails in Pennsylvania have also been circulated connecting Sen. Barack Obama to the Holocaust.