Boston College needs to ease its policies and restrictions on student demonstration to better support its students’ free speech rights.
A Historic Man Who Deserves Recognition: Boston College Should Name 245 Beacon Street After Rev. J. Donald Monan
Through his 24 years at the helm of Boston College, former University President Rev. J. Donald Monan, S.J. saved BC from financial ruin and bolstered the University’s status as a top institution of American higher education. Now, regardless of its financial interests, the University should honor Monan’s transformative presidency by naming 245 Beacon Street after him.
Boston College Has a Responsibility To Make Its Investment Portfolio More Transparent
Boston College’s profile of its $3.7 billion endowment is short, vague, and far from informative. The University has a moral responsibility to change this.
Boston College Should Expand Availability of Thanksgiving Airport Shuttle Service
Boston College should better serve students traveling during Thanksgiving Break by creating its own shuttle service that runs to both Boston Logan International Airport and the city’s Amtrak stations. UGBC has offered a Thanksgiving shuttle service to the airport and South Station several times over the last decade. UGBC’s shuttle service is an effective use of its budget of $363,450, but it is not enough to fulfill the needs of the student body.
Boston College Should Equalize Student Pick Times to Guarantee Quality Course Selection for Undergraduates
Boston College should equally distribute course registration appointment times among BC students in order to ensure that each student gets a fair opportunity to register for their desired courses. The current random assignment system means that “unlucky” students who consistently receive late pick times may be held back during registration, preventing them from fulfilling key…
Boston College Should Partner with Local Governments to Install Off-Campus Emergency Blue Lights
Boston College should fulfill its responsibility to provide a safe living environment for its students by installing emergency blue lights around off-campus housing. Recent reports of attempted break-ins this year and increased reports of rape and stalking in 2021 demonstrate that BC must provide a security system for the hundreds of students that are not guaranteed four years of housing.
In compliance with the Clery Act, BC’s recently released crime statistics show that reports of both rape and stalking increased in 2021.
Boston College Should Reform BC Dining to Fulfill the Basic Needs of Every Student
The price of Boston College Dining’s meals relative to the multitude of nutritional needs of over 9,400 undergraduates force many students to ration their meal plan money and can make it difficult for them to meet their basic health needs.
Boston College Should Make Senior Week More Accessible, Lower Ticket Prices ￼
Boston College should implement more affordable Senior Week events to make the programs more accessible to students. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which hindered social connection between members of the Class of 2022, Senior Week events are an effective way to foster a sense of unity among students. The senior class deserves to…
New Mile 21 Programming Engages Students on Marathon Monday
Boston College administrators and student organizations should be commended for the success of their student programming on Marathon Monday. The campus-centric activities—which included Breakfast Bingo, Mile 21 Field Day, and a live concert by Jason Derulo in the Mod Lot—refocused Marathon Monday behavior away from overcrowded parties off campus and toward celebrating the runners and…
‘The Heights’ Endorses Lubens Benjamin And Julia Spagnola for UGBC President And Vice President
The Heights endorses candidates Lubens Benjamin, CSOM ’23, and Julia Spagnola, MCAS ʼ23, for 2022–23 Undergraduate Government of Boston College president and vice president. After examining the teams’ policy platforms and holding hour-long meetings with each team, The Heights Editorial Board found that Benjamin and Spagnola are best equipped to effectively lead UGBC and bring…