The Boston College Chronicle

Sept. 18, 2003 Vol. 12, No. 2

Watching a Nation Rebuild, Close Up

BC alumnus spends unforgettable summer working in Iraq

It was one of those change-of-life epiphanies you barely have time to contemplate, says Lydia Khalil '02. In May of last year, she had been busy preparing for her graduation, saying goodbye to college friends and the campus she had known for four years.

MASS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT--Members and guests of the Boston College community attended the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit, a traditional rite for the beginning of the academic year at Catholic colleges, held on Sunday in the St. Mary's Hall rose garden. This year's Mass had an international flavor, with readings in several different languages. Members of the Boston Archdiocese Catholic Choir joined the University's Liturgical Arts Group in singing a gospel song. (Photo by Suzanne Camarata)

Preparing for 'Critical Decisions'

Planning effort leader O'Toole discusses the upcoming assessment

Perhaps, says Prof. James O'Toole (History), being an historian gives one a particular appreciation for milestones.


Nursing School Carries Legacy of Caring

Connell dedication offers a tribute to nursing -- and a call to action

New parents are bound to worry, so when Charles D. Baker and his wife noticed their newborn son seemed to have a temperature they could not help but feel anxious.




'A Very Productive Summer'--Campus construction projects moving ahead as fall semester begins
Memorial Labyrinth for 9/11 Victims Dedicated
Newton Elects to Seek Further Appeal of Project
New Public Affairs Web Site Debuts
BC Football Grad Rate Leads the Country--University also among the top 10 in Div. 1-A for all student-athletes
'Church' Event Available on Webcast
Outstanding BC Alumni to Receive Honors Sept. 25
Annual Monan Lecture Series Will Feature Conway, Zemsky
Mass. AG Reilly to Speak at BC Law School


Unsettling Readings for an Unsettling Time--Additions to annual 'Dean's List' reflect a troubled year
Art and Activism in Focus--New McMullen show offers a rare look at civil rights movement
Taking A Closer Look at the Houses We Live In--Howe edits book on the history and style of US domestic architecture
EXTRA CREDIT--Has Voltaire, Enlightenment free-thinker, posthumously been accorded the Salman Rushdie treatment? Prof. Christopher Kelly (Political Science) explains.

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