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Woods Honored For 44 Years

By: David Cote

On Tuesday night, just a few of the thousands of people affected by the deanship of Rev. James A. Woods, S.J., dean of the Woods College of Advancing Studies (WCAS), gathered in Conte Forum for a celebration of Woods’ career. Woods has served as dean of WCAS for 44 years, beginning his tenure in 1968.

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Reddit Cofounder Warns Of SOPA Legislation

By: David Cote

There are few people in the world with the ability to give a presentation covering topics ranging from a humpback whale in the South Pacific Ocean named Mr. Splashy Pants to congressional hearings on Internet piracy, but Alexis Ohanian is one of them. Ohanian, cofounder of Reddit and noted Internet activist, visited the Heights Tuesday night for a presentation sponsored by UGBC and Boston College Venture Competition (BCVC).

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Body In Res Tentatively Identified As Franco Garcia

By: David Cote

The body found in the Chestnut Hill Reservoir shortly before 8 a.m. yesterday morning has been tentatively identified by state police as that of Franco Garcia, WCAS ’12, who went missing on Feb. 22 after a night out with friends at Mary Ann’s in Cleveland Circle. Initial observations indicate that the body is Garcia’s, but an autopsy is necessary for confirmation.

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Bob Woodruff Will Address Class Of 2012

By: David Cote

Award winning television journalist Robert Woodruff will address the Boston College Class of 2012 at the 136th Commencement ceremony on Monday, May 21. Woodruff made national headlines after sustaining a traumatic brain injury while reporting on the United States War in Iraq.

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Body Found In Chestnut Hill Reservoir

By: David Cote

Early this morning, a man walking his dog reported a body floating in the Chestnut Hill reservoir. The body has not yet been identified, and it is not known whether the body is that of a man or a woman.

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Students Rally For Trayvon Martin

For one, Trayvon Martin’s tragic story hit too close to home. For another, social activism has always been a part of life. But for all of the participants in Tuesday’s rally to raise awareness for Martin’s case, justice was the end goal.

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BCAAUP Writes To Leahy, BOT Asking For Investigation

By: David Cote

In response to growing national and international interest in the Belfast Project legal case, the Boston College chapter of the American Association for University Professors (BCAAUP) has sent a letter to the Board of Trustees and the president, as well as started a petition to create a third party committee to investigate the research that occurred during the Belfast Project.

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