In an attempt to contain the ever-increasing cost of college, President Barack Obama has announced a plan to rate colleges based on value with the ultimate goal of tying federal financial aid to those rankings. In both methodology and impact, this plan is flawed.
The University made some significant changes to the campus to improve campus accessibility over the summer, but students and faculty have concerns that have not been addressed.
Canstruction, a nonprofit that holds annual design-building competitions, collects cans that are donated to a food bank after a building competition. It is an event that BC students should consider attending.
National Coming Out Week will begin today with a barbeque on Stokes Lawn. The week of events in support of GLBTQ issues is a positive public way to raise awareness and show support for those who might feel alone.
With new autonomy from the NCAA, the ACC is likely to allow colleges to offer scholarships to athletes that cover the full cost of attendance. Should that be the case, BC should extend that to all full-scholarship athletes.
City Councilor Josh Zakim has taken it upon himself to push college athletic departments in the city to protect their athletes better. Although the NCAA has been slow to change policies for players’ health and safety, it is not the city’s place to step in and intervene.
When moving off campus, students face a number of difficulties inherent in the process itself. On top of that, they must deal with the added anxiety of pressure from fellow students to sign a house early. Together, this makes finding off-campus housing difficult and unpleasant.
Yesterday’s BC Ignites brought mental health, a difficult topic to discuss, to the forefront of conversation on O’Neill Plaza. Coupled with some of UGBC’s other new initiatives, this public discussion can work to decrease the stigma associated with mental illness on campus.