Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 19:01
The Heights commends Conor Sullivan, LSOE ’13, and all those involved in planning BC Ignites: Diversity for providing Boston College with a public forum to discuss the topic of diversity on campus. While many close social networks on campus may have conversations about diversity at BC, BC Ignites will offer all members of the BC community the opportunity to share their views and hopefully take some initial steps toward solving any issues surrounding diversity on the Heights.
The issue of diversity on campus is controversial, but it is necessary to discuss. The Heights applauds the courage that the students who planned this event have shown by creating a forum to discuss tough issues. Only positive change can come from open conversation about diversity on campus.
Now that there is a public forum that allows BC students to discuss this issue, attendance is crucial. The Heights strongly encourages all available students to attend this event. BC Ignites is an opportunity to move forward as a University, and poor attendance would squander this opportunity and the courageous efforts made by of the students who made it happen.
The Heights also encourages students who attend this event to continue to talk about diversity at BC after the event is over. BC Ignites is a good starting point off of which students can launch meaningful conversations, and these conversations can have a positive impact on the University if they continue long after next Monday night.