Leahy’s Leadership Is Not Jesuit: In Response to: “Complaints About Boston College Priest”
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Leahy’s Leadership Is Not Jesuit: In Response to: “Complaints About Boston College Priest”

During his tenure at Boston College, University President Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J., has made a big deal out of living one’s life in accordance with Jesuit values.  Shortly after becoming president in the fall of 1996, Leahy supported BC’s decision not to recognize the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community (LGBC) student group, saying that…

In Response To: “‘Why Is It Only Our Floor?…Why Us?:’ Multicultural Learning Floor Vandalized Saturday Morning”
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In Response To: “‘Why Is It Only Our Floor?…Why Us?:’ Multicultural Learning Floor Vandalized Saturday Morning”

On February 2, The Heights reported on an incident of vandalism in the Boston College residence hall of CLXF on the third floor of Xavier. According to Heights reporting, door decorations were torn off, doors were knocked on, and trash bins were knocked over. This incident occurred on a Saturday night.  What I take issue…

In Response To: “Faculty Consider Advisory Board for Koch Program”
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In Response To: “Faculty Consider Advisory Board for Koch Program”

On Nov. 18,  The Heights reported on the potential creation of an advisory board to oversee new political science program(s) funded by the Koch Foundation. In reading the article, I was disappointed by the proposed advisory structure, especially considering that it is in an area that so explicitly impacts the Boston College educational experience.  While…

Letter to the Editor: In Response to: “Koch Foundation Offers Funding for Political Science”
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Letter to the Editor: In Response to: “Koch Foundation Offers Funding for Political Science”

When The Heights reported news of the Boston College political science department receiving funding from the Koch Foundation, the reaction was unsurprising. Yet, I question those who express concern that this proposal will compromise BC’s Jesuit mission and values, and academic freedom. Those in the opposition have pointed to George Mason University as a bad…

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