Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny drew a standing ovation for his rousing address to the Sesquicentennial Class of 2013 at the BC's 137th Commencement Exercises on May 20. Commencement also was a milestone for graduate students and close friends Brittany Loring and Liza Cherney, both injured in the Boston Marathon bombing, who were present to receive their MBA degrees. Cherney accepted her degree at the main ceremony on behalf of their Carroll School of Management class. BC Chronicle | Full text of the Taoiseach's remarks | Sampling of media coverage: Boston Globe, AP, UPI, NBC News, Fox News Boston, CBS Boston, Irish Independent, Irish Times, Irish Central, RTE (video links to the left), Boston.com | Loring, who also will receive a juris doctorate from BC Law School, reflected on the weeks since the attacks, and on the future, in the Boston Herald | Op-ed: 'As BC graduates, Catholicism is alive and well on campus': Washington Post 'On Faith'
Monday, May 20, 2013 | Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill Campus
February 16 - June 2, 2013 | McMullen Museum, Chestnut Hill Campus
April 11 - December 1, 2013 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Stokes Hall South, 3rd Floor Lobby