Month: April, 2013

News

Proposal For New Core Unveiled

The Class of 2017 could begin taking new core classes as early as next spring, pending the approval of the latest core plan by University President Rev. William P. Leahy, SJ, and University Provost Cutberto Garza.

News

Jones Named New VPSA

By: Eleanor Hildebrandt

Boston College, which has operated without a vice president for student affairs (VPSA) since former VPSA Patrick Rombalski left in November of 2012, announced today that Barbara Jones has been hired to fill that position. Jones will officially begin work at BC on July 1 after she finishes the year at Miami University of Ohio, where she has worked as the vice president of the division of student affairs since 2008.

News

Irish PM Enda Kenny To Be 2013 Commencement Speaker

By: Eleanor Hildebrandt

The University announced today that Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny will be the Commencement speaker for the Class of 2013. Kenny assumed office as Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland in March of 2011. He is a member of the Irish Fine Gael political party and established a coalition government with the Labour Party at the beginning of his term. Before his election as prime minister, Kenny served as Ireland’s Minister for Tourism and Trade from 1994 to 1997, and has served as a Teachta Dala-a parliamentary representative-since 1975.

News

Manhunt Shuts BC Down

By: Eleanor Hildebrandt

On Friday morning, students at Boston College were asked to remain inside their dorms as the search for a suspect in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings continued. Governor Deval Patrick had requested that all residents of Boston, Watertown, Newton, Cambridge, Belmont, and Waltham shelter in place while the Boston Police Department and the FBI conducted its search for the suspect in the bombings. The stay-in-place order was lifted shortly after 6:30 p.m. that day.

News

Boston Manhunt Concluded After Day Of Lockdowns

By: Eleanor Hildebrandt

On Friday morning, students at Boston College were asked to remain inside their dorms as the search for a suspect in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings continues. The stay in place ban was lifted shortly after 6:30 p.m. that day.

Metro

Stories from the Finish Line

By: Eleanor Hildebrandt

The undergraduate students profiled above were primarily located between  Mile 25 and the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Meanwhile, Alex Trautwig, BC ’12, was in Kenmore Square. Of those interviewed, four were runners for the BC Campus School Marathon Team and two were spectators.

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