No campus parking on Commencement Day

In order to free parking space for families and friends of the graduates, employees are being directed to park at one of two off-campus sites on Commencement Day, May 18.

Employees will not be allowed to park on Lower Campus, in the More Hall lot, or in either of the parking garages. Alternate parking sites are the Mall at Chestnut Hill and St. John's Seminary. Shuttle buses will run between the campus and each of the sites from 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Middle Campus parking will be available to holders of "A" permits.

Irish Institute to host Northern Ireland symposium

The Boston College Irish Institute will sponsor a symposium titled "The Northern Ireland Peace Agreement and the Future of the Irish Economy," tomorrow, May 8, from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Conte Forum Shea Room.

The symposium will feature an Irish interparliamentary delegation led by Parliament Speaker Seamus Pattison and Desmond O'Malley, chairman of the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs.

For more information, call the Irish Institute at ext.2-4503.

Users asked to clear space on personal Web server

The Office of Information Technology recently announced that the University's personal World Wide Web server [] has run out of disk space.

Although IT anticipated the problem, and made plans to install an additional disk drive this summer, the shortage occurred sooner than expected. To help ease this difficulty and allow those who need to place files on the server for academic purposes such as final exams or class projects, the office asks all users to check their directories for any files which can be removed to free up space. These might include unused files which may be stored on the server but are not linked from the user's home page.

Users also are asked to temporarily remove large files not essential to their sites, such as movie and sound files. These are likely to be the easiest to remove and will free up the most disk space.

The new disk drive is expected to be ready in six to eight weeks.

Speech contest winners are announced

The winners of the Communication Department's 1998 Leonard Persuasive Speaking Contest were: first place, Aisha Bain '00; second place, Hozaifa Cassubhai '00; and third place, Joseph Strazzeri, '00. Contestants' speeches, which had to deal with a current and controversial topic, were judged on the basis of evidence, reasoning, organization, analysis and delivery.

Law books for children on exhibit at Law Library

A selection of books aimed at teaching children the basic concepts of Anglo-American law are on display in the Law Library's Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room through May 26.

Published mostly in the 19th century, the books are designed for the moral and civic education, as well as entertainment, of children. Several of the books portray animals as lawyers and judges and use humor to make their points. One 1841 book includes an account of the slave ship Amistad's capture.

The library is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hosts needed for summer program

The Irish Institute is seeking University faculty or staff living near campus who would like to host participants in a summer program for young Irish business graduates. Hosts will be paid for providing food and accommodation during the program, which runs from mid-June to mid-August.

Those persons who are interested should contact Joan Coffey at the institute, ext.2-4503, by May 15.

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