“I intend to bring the same energy, passion and conviction to my work with students, faculty and staff at Saint Mary’s that I brought to the Woods College each day,” said Dean of the Woods College of Advancing Studies Rev. James Burns, I.V.D., to The Chronicle.
Friday’s march occurred in the midst of a number of notable events for other unions across the country, including Harvard University voting to form a union.
“The strength instilled in me as a child came into play and I found the power I never knew existed in me,” said Queenie Santos, a breast cancer survivor, to those gathered. “For the first time in my life I couldn’t run away from what I was scared of or terrified of. I had to stand up to face it head on, and to fight.”
The staff of the Women’s Center stressed that its wide range of resources are available to anyone who needs them.
“Throughout the nearly 13 years of his public, Christian social ministry, King so attuned himself to the word of God, as to recover and to exercise the biblical vocation of prophecy for his country, our country, indeed, for the world.” Theology professor M. Shawn Copeland said.
“These workers are not going away, and we will stand with them for as long as it takes and and we will coordinate our resources to support them,” said Dennis Williams of the United Auto Workers.
“The fact that Boston College is once again among the top Fulbright producing research universities is a testament first and foremost to the quality of our students, to their inventiveness, breadth of interests, and hard work,” said Paul Christensen, director of the student fulbright program at BC.
GlobeMed is a nonprofit organization with 60 chapters in universities across the country.
“The University remains grateful to the Yawkey Foundation for their generosity in support of Boston College,” said University Spokesman Jack Dunn in a statement to The Heights.