The weekly COVID-19 undergraduate positivity rate at Boston College fell last week for the second week in a row, marking a new semester low.
Columnist Grace Christenson asks a question that high school seniors across the country are asking themselves right now: Is Boston College a good school? Well, that depends on what you mean by good. But if we’re using the University’s coronavirus response as a measuring stick, the answer is no.
Columnist Doug Girardot writes that in their reopening rhetoric, BC officials did everything in their effort to downplay the realities of college life in a pandemic. The flurry of summer emails students received in their inboxes and the maroon and gold technocratic signage littered throughout campus have suggested a conditional promise of normalcy: If you do all these things, then we can have school just like usual. But this is a dangerously fantastical apodosis.
UGBC leaders are undergoing conversations with the University administration about ways BC can better support its students who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. While conversations are ongoing, BC has no plans to establish an LGBTQ+ resource center in the near future, according to Vice President for Student Affairs Joy Moore and Director of Student Outreach and Support Caroline Davis.
Vice President for Student Affairs Joy Moore sent a letter to Boston College students and parents on Monday with more details for the fall semester.
After serving in the position on an interim basis since last fall, Joy Moore, BC ’81, was named vice president for Student Affairs last month, an opportunity she said she is thrilled about and reaches far past what she ever thought was possible in her career.