December 2, 2004 • Volume 13 Number 7


YULETIDE EXPOSURE—Freshmen Sandra Tong (L) and JoAnne Wu snapped some photographic mementos of the University’s annual tree-lighting ceremony on Dec. 2. For more on the campus holiday season, see here. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

Neuhauser to Step Down as Academic VP

Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculties John J. Neuhauser announced today that he has decided to step down from the University’s top academic post in 2005. More.

Math, Science Study Finds Asian Nations Still Dominant

New TIMSS report sees ‘significant’ progress for US eighth graders

Boston College researchers released an international study Tuesday that shows students from Asian nations remain the top performers in mathematics and science at the fourth and eighth grade levels, while American eighth graders have made significant improvement in both areas. More.
Researchers: Reforms Needed in Curriculum, Teacher Preparation

University Exploring Merger With Weston Jesuit School

Boston College is discussing a possible merger with the Cambridge-based Weston Jesuit School of Theology, a move that would boost the University’s already considerable Jesuit community and enhance its resources in Catholic and Jesuit theology. More.