Spending time in the classroom benefits incarcerated individuals because it allows them to feel like students rather than prisoners, according to Patrick Conway, director of Boston College’s Prison Education Program. Conway spoke on Tuesday as part of the Lynch School of Education and Human Development’s Experience, Reflection, and Action seminar for first-year students.
UGBC’s Senate discussed expanding transportation options to Upper Campus for students with disabilities during its meeting on Tuesday night.
Boston College dropped three spots to No. 39 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 rankings of the best national universities. Prior to this year’s rankings, BC had held steady at No. 36 for two years.
Boston College’s Program on Global Ethics and Social Trust (GEST) officially launched last week. The two-year international pilot initiative focuses on cultivating conversations about global issues among university faculty around the world.
Boston College High School is renaming McElroy Hall, the school’s first building, citing Rev. John McElroy’s, S.J., historical ties to slavery. Boston College has no plans to rename McElroy Commons—also dedicated to John McElroy—in light of BC High’s decision.
Co-sponsored by the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society, the Clough Center hosted its second annual forum, “What the Constitution Means to Us,” in celebration of Constitution and Citizenship Day on Thursday evening. Members of the BC community shared what the words of the Constitution mean to them.
Silence filled a crowded room in Gasson Hall on Friday night as colorful flags and golden balloons lined the front of the room. Students and faculty bowed their heads as Yvonne McBarnett, director of the Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center (BAIC), led a prayer to begin the Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month celebration. McBarnett’s prayer kicked off a lineup of speakers and performances to commemorate the first day of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, which is celebrated each year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.
Boston College Residential Life Workers called for the establishment of a ResLife student workers’ union in an email sent to resident assistants (RAs) and graduate assistants on Sunday night.