“The fact that we come from different backgrounds both socially and financially makes this campus unique, so it’s hard to see how this portion of the BC community’s needs are being overlooked at one of the most memorable portions of their undergraduate experience,” said Lauren Kaufman, CSOM ’18.
“The Committee could arrange with BC Dining, like organizations such as Arrupe and an annual class trip to Israel and Palestine do, to collect donations from students.”
“To our graduates I say: please accept the sacred invitation to live in the light of service,” said U.S. Senator Bob Casey.
Casey will be presented with an honorary law degree at the commencement event.
Kiara, a rising senior, wanted to walk at this past year’s graduation so that her mother, who is suffering from Ovarian cancer, would have the chance to see her graduate. Her request was denied.
The remarks from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz, BC ’66, focused on embracing change in a world that has shifted in many key ways, as shown by massive environmental change, like increased snowfall, and social tragedies, like the Boston Marathon bombings.
The BC Law School announced this week that Jeanne Shaheen, the first female senator and governor of New Hampshire, will speak at the 2016 commencement.
The University announced Thursday that Ernest Moniz, the U.S. Secretary of Energy, will speak at Commencement on May 23.