News & Notes
Published: Monday, April 8, 2002
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 18:01
LGBC organizes Day of Silence at BC The Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community (LGBC) of Boston College will be participating in a National Day of Silence tomorrow, along with 700 other schools. Any student who participates will commit to nine hours of silence in protest of the “silence faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their allies,” according to the card they will carry. Sign-ups for the event will be in the McElroy Lobby today. Tim Carraher, A&S ’04, director of LGBC, is organizing the event and can be reached at 6-7176 for questions.
BC grad schools fare well in U.S. News rankings, remain in top 40 Several Boston College graduate schools are among the nation’s top 40, according to the 2002 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Graduate Schools. BC Law School is ranked 22, while the Lynch School of Education is 21, up one place from last year. The Carroll School of Management’s graduate program is ranked number 39 among business schools, and its part-time MBA program is ranked in the top 20, at 17. This is an advancement from last year for CSOM, which moves up two spots.
Nominations sought for BC Community Service Award Nominations for the annual Boston College Community Service Award are currently being accepted by the Office of State and Community Affairs. Members of the BC community are encouraged to nominate any faculty or staff member who has demonstrated exceptional volunteer work in 2002. Forms are due this Friday and can be picked up at Hopkins House at 116 College Road.
Graduation speaker yet to be determined There is still no confirmed graduation speaker for this year, according to Director of Public Affairs Jack Dunn. Problems in scheduling on the part of potential speakers are proving to be the biggest obstacle in securing this year’s orator. “We’ve made overtures to people who’ve expressed profound interest,” said Dunn, who explained that because of conflicts, these people are not able to speak. Dunn is confident that the University will have a graduation speaker by next week.