A petition urging Boston College to allow four exemptions to its vaccination booster mandate claims there are “very serious safety concerns” with the University policy. The petition has garnered 830 signatures as of Sunday.
The Affirm Lab, a research team at Boston College whose goal is to improve care for stigmatized youth, is currently conducting two studies to assess how mental health clinics and schools can better support transgender youth.
The University announced updated penalties for noncompliance with COVID-19 surveillance testing for the spring semester, including multiple account holds, a required education module, and summary suspensions, in an email sent to students on Tuesday.
First-year enrollment at Boston College Law School increased by 40 percent this past year due to a heightened interest in law careers during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Boston Business Journal.
Boston College implemented new COVID-19 protocols for the spring semester, including a pre-second semester COVID-19 testing requirement, a temporary masking period, and changes to isolation and quarantine protocols, according to an email sent to students on Wednesday.
Members of the Boston College community who plan to be on campus for any part of the spring semester are required to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccine when eligible, according to an email sent out by Vice President for Human Resources David Trainor and Director of University Health Services Douglas Comeau on Tuesday.
Boston College reported its highest number of undergraduate cases of COVID-19 this semester, with 94 undergraduate positives out of 10,505 tests performed since Sunday, according to its BC Forward website.
Dana Sajdi, an associate professor of history at Boston College, received two grants—the Teaching, Advising, and Mentoring Grant and the Innovations in Graduate Education Grant—this past May, with plans to change the way we learn about history.
In the first two weeks of February, around 100,000 research volumes will travel 3,000 miles across the country headed for their final destination—Boston College.