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Excellence in Teaching and Research

In recent years, Boston College has risen to new heights of academic excellence—and Light the World donors like you can continue to play a major role in that ascension.

Campaign benefactors currently help BC to attract and retain some of the nation’s leading faculty—experts who excel both in the classroom and the research lab. In addition to endowing professorships, donors are providing undergraduate and graduate research fellowships and funding specific investigations.

Thanks to thoughtful investments like these, BC students are joining with leading academic researchers to detect cancers earlier and treat them more effectively; develop innovative teaching methods to engage urban teens in science; explore how infants comprehend their environments; and bring the classical arts into modern day discussions.

Your ongoing support can ensure BC remains a top choice for top faculty.


Three BC professors discuss why endowed chairs foster the best in teaching and research at the Heights. Read On


BC heads to Santiago, Chile, for its latest international partnership, teaming up with the top-ranked university in Spanish-speaking Latin America. Read On


The Coughlin family’s Sesquicentennial Challenge gift will benefit outstanding junior faculty in the Carroll School of Management. Read On

Professor Michelle Meyer and Mark Soo '14

Biology Professor and Sloan Fellow Michelle Meyer, in collaboration with Mark Soo ’14 and other student researchers, is driving the search for more targeted antibiotics in her Higgins Hall lab. Read On

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