May 11, 2006 • Volume 14 Number 17


Alumni Remembrance Book dedication May 18 Boston College alumni who have given their lives in the service of their country will be honored in a newly-published Veterans Remembrance Book to be dedicated in a special ceremony at Burns Library on Thursday, May 18.

Nearly 300 former students have been killed in hostile military action from World War I to the current Middle East conflict.

The Veteran's Remembrance Book, a smaller version of the University Memorial Book, contains the names of Boston College's war dead inscribed in calligraphy on a special hand-made paper. The volume, which includes a dedication page, is bound in hand-tooled leather.

Update on AC change-over

Facilities Services recently issued an update regarding the scheduled start-up of air conditioning systems on campus. Air conditioning is on in academic buildings but has not been activated in residential halls because of forecasted cool temperatures at night. The temperate weather has allowed the University to delay the implementation of air conditioning and reduce energy consumption. To report any problems, call the Work Order Center at ext.2-3048.

Burns exhibit to honor Jane Jacobs

An exhibit in tribute to noted champion of city life and architectural critic Jane Jacobs, who died April 25, will be on display through July 7 at the Burns Library, which has been home to the archive of Jacobs' papers for more than a decade.

"In Remembrance of Jane Jacobs" will include books, photographs manuscripts and memorabilia and will be located in the Ford Tower entrance to the Burns Library.

Jacobs, who authored the groundbreaking 1961 book The Death and Life of Great American Cities and played a major role in preserving the community aspects of city life and architecture, had longstanding ties to Boston College. She visited campus several times and served as a resident author of the BC PULSE Program. In 1995, Jacobs donated to Burns a multi-media collection including a film on her work, recordings and numerous drafts, manuscripts and other papers and memorabilia.

For more information about the exhibit, call ext.2-3282.

Summer early release policy begins May 26

Vice President for Human Resources Leo V. Sullivan has announced the 2005 summer early release policy schedule. From May 26 through Aug. 25, most University offices will close at 3 p.m. on Fridays.

Sullivan issued several guidelines associated with the policy:

-It applies to Friday afternoons between 3 and 5 p.m. and may not be used to alter work hours at any other time.

-The shorter work day applies to those who are normally scheduled to work after 3 p.m. on Fridays. In those cases where a person's regular shift ends earlier than 5 p.m., the employee may be released two hours early with the supervisor's approval.

-If an employee is required to work past 3 p.m., he or she may receive compensatory time off on another day approved by the supervisor.

-An employee who takes a vacation or sick day on Friday is charged with a full day and does not get an "extra" two hours to use at another time.

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