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Folan’s Departure Marks Loss for FYE

By: The Heights Editorial Board

Peter Folan, BC ’97, was tapped by Catholic Memorial School last week to serve as its fourth president. While Folan’s departure marks a loss for FYE and the University, it is also a prestigious opportunity for which Folan deserves recognition.

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Gold Pass Still Has Room To Improve

By: The Heights Editorial Board

This year saw the rollout of the Gold Pass, an electronic ticket for access to all BC sporting events at a single price. While successful in its inaugural year, the Gold Pass still has some problems that the athletics department should work to resolve.

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UGBC Campaigning Needs Better Oversight

By: The Heights Editorial Board

This year saw significant changes in elections structure-the actual campaign period was limited to 10 days, there was no primary vote, and the Elections Committee introduced new sanctioning guidelines. The changes did not entirely eliminate campaigning issues, though.

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BC Must Reevaluate Its Core Revision Process

By: The Heights Editorial Board

Last spring, Boston College brought in an outside consulting firm to help develop a plan for a new core curriculum. Last year’s Core Renewal Committee developed a new plan, heavily focused on interdisciplinary courses, that was meant to be piloted beginning in the fall of 2013. The new core structure was not implemented, however, and it now appears that the University has returned to the drawing board.

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The Heights’ Endorses Fiore-Chettiar & Marchese

By: The Heights Editorial Board

The Heights endorses Nanci Fiore-Chettiar and Chris Marchese, both A&S ’15, for president and executive vice president of UGBC. The Fiore-Chettiar-Marchese team’s platform offers the best and most realistic vision for Boston College’s student government in the year ahead. With well-developed plans of action for many of their platform points and extensive UGBC experience under their belts, Fiore-Chettiar and Marchese are best equipped to execute their vision for UGBC in the year ahead.

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Eagles’ Dedication Earns Impressive Dual Beanpot

By: The Heights Editorial Board

Last season, the Boston College men’s ice hockey team set a school record when it won the Beanpot tournament for the fourth consecutive time. This year, the team set another record with a fifth consecutive Beanpot title. Also impressive is the fact that the BC women’s hockey team won the women’s Beanpot on Tuesday, marking the second time in the last five years that the BC hockey programs have swept the tournament.

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Ambiguous Financial Aid Info Reflects Poorly On BC

By: The Heights Editorial Board

Boston College updated the guidelines on its financial aid application information webpage on Thursday, Feb. 6, after the University was named in a Feb. 3 letter from U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as one of several institutes of higher education potentially violating The Higher Education Act.

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