The Boston College Chronicle


May 24, 2002 Vol. 10, No. 18

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'You Are Today Called to Service and to Greatness'

Sept. 11, Church crises are common themes in Commencement talks

The United States' ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, R. Nicholas Burns '78, issued a JFK-like call to service to Boston College graduates whose senior year has been shadowed by grave crises in the world and the Catholic Church.

R. Nicholas Burns, the American ambassador to NATO, addresses the graduates during Monday's Commencement Exercises in Alumni Stadium. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

Text of Commencement Address by R. Nicholas Burns

Citations for the 2002 Honorary Degree Recipients

Finnegan Award Winner Finds Leadership a Challenge, Not a Burden

Photos: BC's Day in the Sun



University to Launch Study of Church Crisis

Program will draw on BC scholars to explore issues and challenges facing Catholicism

University President William P. Leahy, SJ, has announced plans for a "special academic focus" at Boston College over the next two years to examine issues relating to the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church.


For Service Award Winner, BC Is One 'Big Family'

When he first arrived at Boston College in 1994 from his native Haiti, Dishroom Supervisor Lionel Charles [right] thought he should do something to thank the University for making him a part of its "big family," he says.




A Day That 'Couldn't Be Better'--University pays tribute to Fr. Woods and school that now bears his name
Checking the Math--As the book closes on another academic year, here's where BC stands in three key areas
Higgins Hall, Lower Campus Projects Nearing Completion
Education Group Honors Brabeck
Alumni Association Elects Griffin
Houston Fellowship Winner Plans Study In Britain
Clay Is New Associate Law Dean
Gamson Joins Eminent Academy


Knowing Paul Robeson--Historian Andrew Bunie offers new portrait of controversial figure
Student Leaders Show Appreciation for Supported Employment Program
BC Technology Donations Given to Ghana Village
Summertime On the Heights: A Campus Calendar

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