University President Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J. discussed the pressures that Boston College faces in the modern day, including an increasingly secular society and struggles within the Catholic Church, at BC’s 2021 University Convocation, according to University communications.
Boston College reported 32 undergraduate COVID-19 cases out of 8,723 tests during pre-semester testing, which took place from Aug. 16 to Aug. 29, according to a University release from Tuesday. There were 46 total positives out of the 15,878 total community tests, a positivity rate of .29 percent.
Eight new board members, ranging from bank executives to Boston-area advocates, joined the Boston College Board of Trustees earlier this summer, according to a University release.
Boston College will enforce a guest limit in residence halls and continue asymptomatic surveillance testing during the fall semester, according to an email sent to BC students on Thursday.
Evans and Walsh Deny Knowledge of Domestic Abuse Allegations Against Newly Appointed Police Commissioner
Boston College Police Department (BCPD) Chief William Evans is defending himself and former Boston Mayor Marty Walsh against claims that they were aware of previous allegations of domestic abuse against the newly appointed Boston Police Department (BPD) Commissioner Dennis White, who was fired on Monday.
Complaints About Boston College Priest Sent to Leahy and Jesuit Provincial Years Prior to Rape Allegation
Members of the Boston College community sent complaints beginning in the 1997-98 academic year to University President Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J., accusing Rev. Ted Dziak, S.J., a Jesuit at BC from 1990 to 1998, of inappropriate conduct with students.
Many seniors were left disappointed on Tuesday after University President Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J., announced that guests will not be allowed at BC’s in-person Commencement for the Class of 2021.
Boston College concluded its series of mandatory student behavioral expectation webinars on Tuesday. The webinars follow several bias-motivated incidents from earlier this semester, including the vandalism on the women’s Multicultural Learning Experience (MLE) floor of Xavier Hall.
The petition has garnered high-profile support in the past, including a retweet from Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, and an endorsement from former Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson, both last March.