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John Kerry To Deliver 138th Commencement Address

On Monday, May 19, U.S. Secretary of State and former Senator from Massachusetts John F. Kerry, BC Law ’76, will deliver the address at the University’s 138th Commencement Exercises. Full story

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    John Kerry to Deliver 138th University Commencement Address

    April 24, 2014

    On Monday, May 19, U.S. Secretary of State and former Senator from Massachusetts John F. Kerry, BC Law ’76, will deliver the address at the University’s 138th Commencement Exercises.

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    Career Center Settles On New Director

    April 24, 2014

    Nearly two years after the departure of the last Career Center director, career services at Boston College can claim a new commander. Joseph Du Pont, Esq. joins BC from Brandeis University, where he worked since 2007 to expand the reach and capabilities of their Hiatt Career Center. 

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    Another Arrest Made In Connection To McConville Case

    April 24, 2014

    In a series of arrests made in the ongoing investigation of the murder of Jean McConville—one of the most famous of up to 16 victims killed by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) between the ’70s and ’80s—a 57-year-old woman was brought in for questioning relating to the case last Wednesday, according to a report from The Guardian.

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    Hoodie Allen To Headline 2014 Modstock Concert

    April 24, 2014

    On April 14, the Undergraduate Government of Boston College (UGBC) confirmed that indie rapper Hoodie Allen will headline Boston College’s 2014 Modstock concert, playing a free show on Thursday, May 1, with opener San Francisco-based artist DJ Earworm beginning at 3:30 p.m.

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    COLUMN: Giving Our Hearts Away

    April 24, 2014

    Responsibilities and obligations may be more significant duties than we often imagine. There are the typical responsibilities such as washing dishes after a meal and simple obligations like showing up for class on time—but there are also responsibilities toward one another and the crazy, giant world that we all inhabit.

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    Leaders Address 'Boston Strong' Motto

    Contributors To Presidential Scholars' Publication Discuss Social Injustices In Boston

    April 16, 2014

    One year after the Boston Marathon bombings, four contributors to a publication produced by Boston College Presidential Scholars—"The Heart of This City: Boston Strong and Becoming Stronger”—came to speak at BC. 

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    York's Salary Jumped In 2012

    Bates, Addazio Salaries Not Listed In BC's 2013 990 Tax Form

    April 16, 2014

    Head men’s hockey coach Jerry York’s total compensation from Boston College increased by more than 20 percent—up to $638,975—in 2012, according to the University’s 2013 Fiscal Year IRS Form 990, which was released this week. 

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    BC Senior Dies In NYC Cab Accident

    Kelly Gordon Fatally Struck By Two Taxis

    April 14, 2014

    On Friday morning, the Boston College Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs notified students via email of the death of Kelly Gordon, CSOM ’14.

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    University Asks Students To Act Safely At Marathon

    April 14, 2014

    In an email to be sent out to students today the University will ask students to exhibit respect and caution at next week’s Boston Marathon, a year after two bombs killed three and injured 264 at the finish line on Boylston St.

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    Elizabeth Smart Shares Story Of Overcoming Adversity

    After Being Held In Captivity For Nine Months At Age 14, Smart Now Looks To The Future

    April 14, 2014

    Everyone faces obstacles, but it’s overcoming them and focusing on the future that is critical—that’s how Elizabeth Smart was able to survive after she was abducted, held in captivity, and raped every day for nine months. Smart spoke to a full Devlin 008 on April 10, with students packed into the stairwells and onto the floor around the podium—BCPD was called in to manage the crowd.

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    Schor To Be Awarded By ASA For Research

    April 14, 2014

    The American Sociological Association (ASA) has recognized Boston College professor of sociology and best-selling author Juliet Schor as the recipient of this year’s Public Understanding of Sociology Award.

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    BC Clean Promotes Responsible Spring Move-Out

    April 14, 2014

    The Boston College Office of Residential Life created BC Clean in the spring of 2011—a year-end campus move-out program that both encourages students to take greater responsibility for packing up their possessions and donates unwanted or unneeded materials to charity.
     

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    Healthcare App Wins SEED Competition

    April 14, 2014

    Loic Assombo, A&S ’15, was awarded first place in the Social Entrepreneurs Envisioning Development (SEED) competition last Tuesday for his plan to develop a smartphone app to spread awareness about life-threatening diseases to countries in Africa.

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    COLUMN: Love With Open Arms

    April 14, 2014

    While I’m not going to try to argue that racism and sexism are easy problems to fix, I am going to argue that the thing holding us back from solving them is a lack of the kind of open-minded, open-armed love that we learned about in religion class and an inability to see past the fixed identities that we assign each other.

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    Students ‘Take Back the Night’ For C.A.R.E. Week

    April 10, 2014

    On Wednesday evening, hundreds of students, survivors, and supporters gathered on O’Neill Plaza for “Take Back the Night”—a night of awareness, support, and solidarity for those affected by rape and sexual assault.

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    Admissions In For The Class Of 2018

    April 10, 2014

    This year, Boston College received approximately 23,200 applications from prospective undergraduates, 7,800 of whom were offered admission.

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    BC Students Stand Against Sweatshops

    April 10, 2014

    Although thousands of miles and drastically different lifestyles separate them, college students across the U.S. are pledging to stand in solidarity with factory workers in Bangladesh, where poor working conditions threaten their lives daily.

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    BCAAUP Petitions For Faculty Senate

    April 10, 2014

    For members of BCAAUP, an increased role in shared governance has led to a petition for two main initiatives: forming a standing committee for the faculty handbook, and reinvigorating a faculty senate.

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    Chebator, Zovko Talk Relationships at Agape

    April 10, 2014

    Dean of Students Paul Chebator and his wife Mer Zovko, an assistant director of the Students Programs Office (SPO), concluded this year’s Agape Latte series on Tuesday evening with a discussion about relationships, trust, and faith.

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