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BC Republicans’ Choice to Invite Klavan Unproductive, Needlessly Divisive
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BC Republicans’ Choice to Invite Klavan Unproductive, Needlessly Divisive

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, Andrew Klavan, a writer and conservative talk show host, gave a lecture at Boston College entitled “The Art of Being Free.” The event, sponsored by Boston College Republicans, was heavily protested due to Klavan’s history of Islamophobic, sexist, and racist comments.   As the sponsoring organization, it was irresponsible for BC Republicans…

NCAA Proposal to Pay College Athletes Crafted to Buy NCAA Time, Not to Implement Significant Change
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NCAA Proposal to Pay College Athletes Crafted to Buy NCAA Time, Not to Implement Significant Change

The NCAA’s top decision-makers voted unanimously on Tuesday that the association would start to consider modifying its rule that currently exempts student-athletes from profiting on the commercial use of their identity. The NCAA is starting the process of providing student-athletes “the opportunity to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness in a…

Harvard Student Organizations Wrongly Accused ‘The Crimson’ of Endangering Students
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Harvard Student Organizations Wrongly Accused ‘The Crimson’ of Endangering Students

After the Harvard Crimson reached out to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for a comment on an article about an “Abolish ICE” rally, Act on a Dream, a Harvard student organization for immigration rights, started a petition denouncing the newspaper. Other organizations, including Harvard College Democrats and Harvard Democrats for Warren, have signed the petition…

During Jesuit Self-Survey, BC Should Consider How to Better Serve Students from Lower-Income Families
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During Jesuit Self-Survey, BC Should Consider How to Better Serve Students from Lower-Income Families

Boston College is participating in a self-study as a part of the Jesuit Mission Priority Examen initiated by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The study is designed as a self-reflective measure to assess how well Jesuit universities are demonstrating Jesuit ideals. Topics in the survey range from integrity to campus culture. Jesuits and…

Mass. E-Cigarette Sale Ban Fails to Sufficiently Prepare Businesses
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Mass. E-Cigarette Sale Ban Fails to Sufficiently Prepare Businesses

As of Sept. 24, Massachusetts temporarily banned sales of all electronic cigarette products, per a public health emergency declared by Governor Charlie Baker. The ban followed an outbreak of 805 vaping-related illnesses and 12 vaping-related deaths across the country. At the time of publication, Massachusetts accounted for 61 of those illnesses. The science on the…

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