Travel allowance rate is increased

Boston College Controller Michael Driscoll announced last week that the reimbursement for use of a private automobile on University business has been increased from 32.5 cents per mile to 34.5 cents.

Additional information on mileage allowance and travel policy is available through the on-line version of the Boston College Policies and Procedures Manual at /bc_org/evp/polpr/V/5-200-050/5-200-050.html.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

The Women's Resource Center and PEER Education Network have organized several events as part of Eating Disorders Awareness Week, which is Feb. 4-11.

Tables with information on eating disorders and related issues will be set up in the McElroy Commons lobby on Feb. 6 and 7. A panel discussion will be held on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in McGuinn 121, and on Feb. 11 there will be a presentation by Healthy Eating And Living (HEAL) at 7:30 p.m. in the Vanderslice Hall Sixth Floor Lounge.

For more information, contact the Women's Resource Center at ext.2-3489 or the PEER Education Network at ext.2-0218.

Bostonians selected for "best-of" album

The Bostonians, a Boston College a cappella student group, have been chosen to appear on the "Best of College A Cappella 2001" album. "BOCA 2001" showcases songs performed by a cappella student groups from American colleges and universities.

The Contemporary A Cappella Society, which compiles the annual album, selected The Bostonians' rendition of the Alanis Morrissette song "Uninvited" from their most recent CD "Quarter Past Nine."

"Having a song picked to be on 'BOCA' is considered to be a great honor in the world of college a cappella, possibly the highest honor a group could hope to achieve," said the group's business manager, Adam Umhoefer, '03. "It also speaks extremely well of the University. All throughout the country, a cappella fans will see the name 'Boston College' on the CD, undoubtedly helping to establish a reputation of excellence for musical programs at BC."

For information, contact the group at ext.2-4909.

Marathoner raising funds for Saldarini

Boston Marathon runner Clint Huff is inviting members of the Boston College community to sponsor him in this year's race on behalf of Prof. Anthony Saldarini (Theology), who is battling cancer.

Huff will be running for the third year as a member of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge Team, having raised more than $7,000 in his first two years for the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He is a longtime friend and colleague of Saldarini, who underwent a bone marrow transplant last September.

Those interested in sponsoring Huff should send a check made out to "Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge" as soon as possible to: Clint Huff, 95 Hemlock Park Drive, Groton, MA 01450. Include name, address and a prediction of Huff's finish time - Huff notes that his best time is 4:07:39 and says he has set a goal of breaking the four-hour mark.


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