On Dec. 15, Texas state troopers filed charges against the driver who struck and killed former Boston College adjunct professor Kent Wosepka while he was riding with a group of five other cyclists in East Texas, according to Chron.
On Dec. 16, the United States Senate voted 75–18 to confirm Nicholas Burns, a member of the Boston College Board of Trustees and BC ’78, as the new United States ambassador to China, according to Reuters.
Boston College has canceled Campus Ministry’s Arrupe International Immersion service trips that were scheduled for Winter Break due to concerns about COVID-19, according to an email sent to participants 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.
On Wednesday, EcoPledge embarked on a door-to-door trek throughout Stayer, Walsh, and 90 St. Thomas More Rd. in hopes of collecting some of the hundreds of plates, bowls, and silverware that have vanished from dining halls throughout the semester.