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U.S. Senator William 'Mo' Cowan (D-Mass.), former chief of staff for Mass. Governor Deval Patrick, addressed the Class of 2013 at BC Law School Commencement on May 24. Boston Globe | Graduate student and Boston Marathon bombing survivor Brittany Loring, who received an MBA at BC's main ceremony on May 20, also received a juris doctorate degree at the Law School graduation. Lowell Sun
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny drew a standing ovation for his rousing address to the Sesquicentennial Class of 2013 at 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'
The Great Recession of 2007 hit all American households hard, but a report from BC's Center on Wealth and Philanthropy, based on a projection model developed by senior associate director John J. Havens, shows the economic downturn was relatively less hard in Boston. Boston.com
Carroll School of Management Information Systems Associate Professor Gerald Kane commented on the announcement that YouTube will ask consumers to pay for some of its videos. Washington Post. He also wrote about what social media managers can learn from communication following the Boston Marathon bombings for the 'Big Idea' blog of Sloan Management Review
The University has received a strong endorsement for its ongoing campaign to trim energy use on campus from Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, which will recognize Boston College as a Northeast Business Leader for Energy Efficiency, and Massachusetts Business Leader State Champion, at the organization's summit gathering in June. BC News Release
With evidence that government forces in Syria have used chemical weapons, the U.S. and Britain are evaluating whether and how to intervene in the conflict. Theology Associate Professor Rev. Kenneth Himes, O.F.M., outlines reasons for a cautious approach in an opinion piece for The Tablet
Sleep deprivation is a significant hidden factor in lowering the achievement of school pupils, according to data from BC's TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, directed by Lynch School of Education researchers Ina V.S. Mullis and Michael O. Martin. It is a particular problem in more affluent countries; the study found the U.S. to have the highest number of sleep-deprived students. BBC News, BBC TV, Time, PRI/The World, U.K. Daily Mail, Malta Independent, New Zealand Herald
Century Ireland is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago, produced by a team of researchers at Boston College Ireland led by Academic Director Mike Cronin. The project is a collaborative partnership with the major cultural and educational institutions in Ireland, funded by the Department of the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and hosted by RTÉ. Century Ireland | RTÉ Evening News, Irish Times, Irish Independent, RTÉ Radio (third story).
Debbie Inkley, founder and executive director of the nonprofit organization Opportunity Foundation of America, was featured for her efforts to bring the EagleEyes assistive technology created by Carroll School of Management Egan Professor of Computer Science Jim Gips and colleagues to individuals with severe special needs. KUTV-Salt Lake City
Provost and Dean of Faculties Cutberto Garza has announced that he will step down from his position on June 30 after eight years of service. He will take a year-long study leave as he transitions to his new role as University Professor starting in September 2014. BC News Release
A Massachusetts funeral director is striking out in his search for a place to bury Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a gunbattle with police. Law Professor Ray Madoff discussed the issues involved with 'Here and Now' on NPR/WBUR-FM and the New York Times