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After Top Court Strikes Down Race-Conscious Admissions, What’s Next for Boston College?
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After Top Court Strikes Down Race-Conscious Admissions, What’s Next for Boston College?

“I just felt a little, you know, disappointed that sadly, now a reality is going to be that now there might be even less of a population of students who look like me or come from similar backgrounds as me,” Beato said. “And there’s going to be even less of a population of that in schools that are already predominantly white.”

<strong>Tragedy, Recovery, and Community: Recounting and Reflecting 10 Years After the Boston Marathon Bombing</strong>
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Tragedy, Recovery, and Community: Recounting and Reflecting 10 Years After the Boston Marathon Bombing

“In this weird twist of fate, out of something that was so evil and destructive, I got this glimpse into the really compassionate depths of humans,” Downes said. “It has supercharged me at times when I would otherwise have been really quite down and out. So I would love to find a way to bottle that all up and be able to give it to other people in their times of need as well.”

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