Ethiopian Hunger Spurred by Climate

By: David Cote

In recent months, Ethiopia’s troubled government has been increasingly accused of inaction and corruption in the face of serious famine concerns. Recurring droughts have devastated the country, causing 46 percent of the population to be malnourished, according to the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Despite a recent report by the organization which stated world hunger has decreased for the first time in 15 years, 35 million people go to bed every night without enough to eat in Ethiopia.


Story of a life: Tim Padulsky

An inspiration, a role model, a star student, an activist, a loving brother, son, grandchild, and best friend of many. The friends, family, advisers, and professors of Tim Padulsky, CSOM ’09, all remember the enormous smile, warm heart, and unrelenting positive spirit that the 20-year-old boy had before his life was cut short on Sunday.


Student Delivers Keynote Speech

By: Lisa De Gray
“Nature fits all of her children with something to do.” The words of James Russell Lowell lingered on the screen for just a few moments before they were replaced by images of nature and smiling individuals embracing the great outdoors. As the video continued, the audience heard stories from different participants in Outdoor Explorations (OE).


UGBC Looks To Revive Disability Council

By: Katie Julian
As part of her effort to raise disability awareness both on campus and in the community as well as to assert the voices of the disabled population at Boston College, Samara Meyers, director of disability issues within the Undergraduate Government of Boston College (UGBC) and A&S ’07, has taken the initial steps to revive a disability council at BC.

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