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Band, Audio System Clash At Wake Game

By: Eleanor Hildebrandt

The Boston College and Wake Forest football teams were not the only ones battling in Alumni Stadium last Friday night. The BC “Screaming Eagles” marching band and the athletic department’s audio system were also struggling-over airtime.

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Case Around Belfast Tapes Continues

By: Eleanor Hildebrandt

On Friday, May 31, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston issued a ruling with regard to interviews from the Belfast Project, Boston College’s oral history project on the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

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First Circuit Court Rules On Belfast Project

By: Eleanor Hildebrandt

On Friday, May 31, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston issued a ruling with regard to interviews from the Belfast Project, Boston College’s oral history project on the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

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Quad To Undergo Renovations Over Summer

By: Eleanor Hildebrandt

According to the Boston College Chronicle, the Academic Quad-located in the center of Devlin, Fulton, Lyons and Gasson Halls-will undergo landscaping changes this summer. The renovation will begin the day after Commencement, May 21, and is scheduled to finish before classes resume in the fall.

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Garza Stepping Down From Position As BC Provost

By: Eleanor Hildebrandt

Boston College’s Provost and Dean of Faculties Cutberto Garza announced on May 6 that he will be stepping down from his position on June 30 of this year. He will take a yearlong leave of absence from the University and will return to BC as a professor in the fall of 2014.

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Administrators Take Steps To Deal With Grade Inflation At BC

By: David Cote and Andrew Skaras

Starting during the Vietnam War, average grades at universities nationwide began to climb steadily, a trend that has not stopped since. At the time, professors were unwilling to give students low grades, as a poor GPA could jeopardize their military exemption status and result in their being sent to fight and possibly die overseas.

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Focus Groups Explore BC’s Diversity

By: Eleanor Hildebrandt

During the last academic year, the Office of AHANA Student Programs (OASP) and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs conducted a climate survey about diversity on campus. This past spring, smaller focus groups were convened in order to gather more information about questions that sprang up as a result of the original survey and could not be answered with any preexisting institutional data.

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