Hosts sought for Commencement

The Commencement Committee is seeking volunteers from the ranks of Boston College's administrative and support staff to serve as University hosts at Commencement Exercises on Monday, May 19 in Alumni Stadium.

University hosts distribute programs, welcome guests, answer questions and provide directions. They will be given a fact booklet and an optional training meeting will be offered. A gourmet lunch will be provided for University hosts on Commencement day.

Those interested should send their names, addresses, campus phone numbers and e-mail addresses via e-mail to University Registrar Louise Lonabocker ( Any assignment preference (Alumni Stadium, Conte Forum or the Recreation Complex) should be noted in the message.

Annual Fulton Prize Debate slated for April 24

The Fulton Prize Debate, one of Boston College's oldest continuing traditions, will be held on Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m. in Gasson 305.

The debate has been held annually since 1890 and the winner will be presented with the Fulton Medal. The topic for this year's debate is "Resolved: That the United States Should Require Industries to Adopt Pollution Control Measures to Eliminate Environmental Racism."

The debaters will be sophomores Jennifer Kennedy and Joshua Marmol, and freshmen James Walson and Monique Reynes.

In continuing another tradition associated with the debate, the Fulton Debating Society will present its annual Fultonian of the Year Award, honoring a member of the BC community who has supported the ideals of the society, at the event. This year's winner will be Lect. Gail McGrath (Communication).

Yale Russian Chorus to perform on April 25

The Yale Russian Chorus will sing its program of sacred and secular music from Russia and its neighboring republics in Gasson 100 on Friday, April 25 at 8 p.m.

The a cappella choral ensemble of Yale students, faculty and staff will perform under the sponsorship of the Humanities Series' Lowell Lectures.

The event is free and open to the public.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. to speak on April 17

Henry Louis Gates Jr., the W.E.B. DuBois professor of humanities at Harvard University, will read from his memoir, Colored People , on Thursday, April 17 at 3 p.m. in McGuinn Auditorium.

The event is part of Visiting Assoc. Prof. Harriet Masembe's (English) Storytelling Program and is sponsored by the Office of the Academic Vice President.

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