“They seem, to me, the exact sort of class that ought to be taken pass/fail, so that the obsequiousness encouraged by the obsession with grades can be put aside for once, giving students the chance to speak without the normal consequences of expressing unformed thoughts.”
Boston College retained its place as the No. 31 university in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of top national universities, released on Tuesday.
While field archaeologists dig and lab rats perform scientific analyses, Fleming—whether foraging through filthy and disorganized storerooms or lecturing in a classroom at Boston College-is fleshing out the stories that unearthed materials alone can’t tell.
The classes’ work should serve as an example for other professor-student projects at BC because of its real-world applications.