On the afternoon of Jan. 6, Rev. Michael Davidson, S.J. turned on CNN in his residence at Boston College and watched with fear and embarrassment as a mob of rioters objecting to the certification of the Electoral College stormed the U.S. Capitol Building.
When the University suspended in-person classes in March, Jiayi Wang, MCAS ’22, returned home to Henan, China to finish out the semester in a different hemisphere, and because of U.S. travel restrictions barring entry to those coming from China, she was unable to return to campus for the fall semester.
Boston College canceled all of its study abroad programs for the Spring 2020 semester on Monday, according to an email sent to students scheduled to study abroad next semester from Office of International Programs Director Nick Gozik.
On-campus students may leave for Thanksgiving Break and not return until next semester, or they may stay in Massachusetts for the break and finish the semester on campus.
Students planning on studying abroad in spring 2021 are awaiting a decision from the Office of International Programs (OIP) about whether it will hold its expected programs. Nick Gozik, the director of OIP, said that a decision is expected to be made in “mid-Fall.”
Although prospective students and families have been unable to traditionally preview Boston College’s campus due to the suspension of all on-campus visits in March, the Office of Undergraduate Admission has worked to provide students with a school visit experience in a new virtual landscape.
A Boston College student filed a class-action lawsuit against the University seeking a partial refund for tuition after BC moved classes online for the remainder of the spring semester in March, on the grounds that the University failed to provide the full in-person educational experience and access to facilities for which students paid.
Climate Justice at Boston College joined with students, various organizations, and alumni from 29 other colleges in the Atlantic Coast and Big Ten conferences to release a joint statement calling for divestment from fossil fuels on Tuesday.