Laura Steinberg will be the director of the Schiller Institute. With this hiring, four of the last five senior administrators hired at BC have been women.
One of the primary goals of this shift, however, is to benefit international students.
The economics major was reclassified as a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program from a social science this summer. The major was discontinued and replaced by Econometrics and Quantitative Economics (EQE) which will serve as its new name.
Almost a year after the “Silence is Still Violence” march, Boston College is staring down several obstacles that stand in the way of a more diverse and representative faculty, but according to figures, BC has one of the most diverse faculties of its peer schools.
“Our world/society truly needs ‘liberal art’ engineers to lead with character and technical acumen.” said Olga Pierrakos, chair of the Wake Forest engineering program.
Mae Jemison, the first woman of color to be deployed in space, works to promote inclusivity both for women in STEM fields and among people in relation to Earth and space.
A study released shows that Boston College was ranked fourth in financial value for universities in Massachusetts, which is both something to applaud, and a sign that there is more room to grow.