The BC alumni network is regarded as one of the most robust alumni networks in the country. It seems as though all alumni are proud they went to BC and eager to help out a “baby Eag.”
Boston College should develop creative solutions to maintain and continue improving diversity on campus after the top court’s decision to axe race-based affirmative action in college admissions.
The Supreme Court’s conservative majority is setting itself up to overturn affirmative action in college admissions this year. Without it, racial diversity in higher education will be permanently damaged—unless Boston College and other top universities radically change their admissions selection criteria.
After a hiring lull during the COVID-19 pandemic, Boston College recruited 63 new faculty members this year—one of the largest faculty cohorts in recent years and the most diverse group of hires BC has ever seen, according to Vice Provost for Faculties Billy Soo.
R. Shep Melnick—the Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. professor of American politics—recently submitted an op-ed to The Heights titled “Our Free Speech Problem.” In his op-ed, Melnick observes the “disturbing” reality that “too many students are afraid to discuss controversial topics, and a significant minority think they are justified in preventing those they disagree with from…
When students gathered outside Lower two weeks ago to join the national protests over the police killing of Breonna Taylor, students of color reflected on their own experiences with racism on Boston College’s campus.
At the Diversity and Inclusion debate, the four teams running for UGBC president and executive vice president squared off on issues of diversity at BC.
Kelli Armstrong—outgoing Vice President of IRPA—discussed the results of the Student Experience Survey administered last fall.
In the aftermath of the “Silence is Still Violence” protests that occured last year and the “die-in” from this past October, Boston College students have felt challenged to reflect upon issues of race within the community. Students of color and more specifically leaders of culture clubs on campus have felt compelled to take consider their places in such protests and in such discussions.