Laura Steinberg will be the director of the Schiller Institute. With this hiring, four of the last five senior administrators hired at BC have been women.
In a speech at last week’s faculty convocation, Boston College Executive Vice President Mike Lochhead offered an overview of the nearly 75 ongoing and completed campus improvement projects.
The meeting addressed the project’s effects on traffic, parking, and noise, as well as confirmation of a new engineering department—the first public indication of any such plans.
Boston College submitted an Administrative Site Plan Review Application to the Newton City Council’s Land Use Committee on March 4 which contains detailed blueprints and renderings of the proposed Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society.
“The Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society provides the School of Social Work that ideal platform to reach across disciplines to define, understand, design, and test interventions,” the dean of the Boston College School of Social Work said in an email.
Though the department is working to become stronger, according to Marc Snapper, chair of the chemistry department, its focus with regard to the Schiller is truly on reciprocity.
Boston College’s computer science (CS) department has been dogged by one issue in particular plaguing its growth opportunities: staffing. The Schiller Institute will give the department an opportunity to expand its faculty and increase its financial resources, but computer science’s issues may need to be met in the more immediate term.
The Shea Center for Entrepreneurship is planned as one of the cornerstones of the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society, but the reason why isn’t necessarily obvious. Shea has had to fight back against a perception that it’s a center created only for Carroll School of Management students, according to Jere Doyle, executive director of the Shea Center and BC ’87.