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Pro Day T-shirts Send The Wrong Message

By: The Heights Editorial Board

During BC football’s annual NFL Pro Day, every BC player competing wore a maroon shirt emblazoned with “EXCELLED.” The message that these shirts conveyed-that these players have already fulfilled the University’s motto, “Ever to Excel”-is worthy of note and concern.

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Selection Of Quigley As Provost Will Benefit BC

By: The Heights Editorial Board

David Quigley, dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, will serve as Boston College’s new provost and dean of faculties beginning on June 1, the University announced Tuesday. Quigley, who has been in his current role since 2009, has demonstrated successful leadership of A&S and is a highly qualified choice for the important position of University provost.

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Feminist Coming Out Day Sparks Conversation

By: The Heights Editorial Board

Buttons bearing the provocative message “This is what a feminist looks like” once again appeared all over campus on Monday, marking Boston College’s second annual Feminist Coming Out Day. This year’s Feminist Coming Out Day built upon last year’s by offering a handout with the button, but more can be done in future years to engage a greater portion of the student body.

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Bystanders’ Efforts Must Lead To More Dialogue

By: The Heights Editorial Board

Jessica Stevens, A&S ’14, and Joseph Palomba, A&S ’15, who both work in the Women’s Resource Center’s Bystander Intervention program, attended a roundtable discussion with the Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault at the White House last week. This invitation is not only a testament to the important work that Stevens and Palomba are doing at Boston College, but it is also a further affirmation that sexual assault is not adequately addressed on college campuses across the U.S.

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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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