During his tenure at Boston College, University President Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J., has made a big deal out of living one’s life in accordance with Jesuit values. Shortly after becoming president in the fall of 1996, Leahy supported BC’s decision not to recognize the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community (LGBC) student group, saying that…
As a Boston College nursing school graduate and as a former co-news editor (’65), as well as a fervent supporter of The Heights, I am writing to express my outrage at the leniency of token “sanctions” that the BC administration has given as its response to the students identified as the perpetrators of the racist,…
Dozens of students protested on Thursday demanding racial justice after no officers with the killing of Breonna Taylor.
The FACES Council hosted a Zoom event in which BC faculty discussed institutional racism and anti-racism techniques for the classroom. Over 100 attended.
BC posted on its Instagram that it is “listening” to student anecdotes of racism on the @blackatbostoncollege Instagram page.
“If students, faculty, and the University actually wish to combat racism, we must remember the event in December and be careful not to push the issue of racism aside.”
Students and administrators discussed faculty and academic affairs at the second Student-Administrator Forum of the semester on Wednesday. The focus of the evening was the faculty hiring process.
Students confronted a panel of administrators and students in the wake of Michael Sorkin, CSOM ’21, defacing walls, furniture, blinds, and a mirror in Welch Hall with racist epithets on Sunday.
In response to Michael Sorkin’s racist vandalism, top BC administrators sent out two separate statements—one to faculty and one, albeit much less detailed, to students—rather than addressing the University community as a unified group.