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The Olympics 'can bring out the best in all of us for the greater good of humanity,' said BC Law School student Caitlin Cahow, a two-time medalist who gained international attention when she was named to the White House delegation to Sochi. She discussed the experience of representing the U.S., both as an athlete and a delegate, in a Q&A with the BC Chronicle
Revs. Francis Xavier Quang Van Tran and Joseph Thang Nhat Nguyen, currently pursuing graduate studies at BC with the goal of returning to their country as seminary professors, were among four Redemptorist seminarians from Vietnam ordained at Mission Church in Boston on February 15. Boston Globe
Longtime Sports Information Director Richard Kelley '87, M.A. '89, died Feb. 13 at age 48 following a three-year battle with ALS. Kelley, who has been called 'the heart of Boston College Athletics,' was a recipient of the BC Varsity Club Medal and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association's 'Most Courageous' Award. BC Athletics | The Heights | Boston Globe | Boston Herald
Census data shows that among big U.S. cities, Boston is home to the widest economic gap, which is why Mayor Marty Walsh has made it clear that fighting inequality is a top priority. Graduate School of Social Work Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing discussed the topic as a guest on WBUR-FM 'Radio Boston'
A poll by Spanish-language broadcaster Univision shows Catholics in Asia and Africa, where the church is growing fastest, expressing strong support for church teachings. School of Theology and Ministry Professor James Bretzke, S.J., comments on the findings. Catholic News Service
With 25 undergraduate alumni currently serving worldwide, BC is once again among the nation’s top 10 medium-sized schools in producing volunteers for the Peace Corps, according to the organization's 2014 'Top Colleges' list. | BC also ranks fourth among medium-sized schools with the "Most Socially Conscious Alumni" in a survey conducted by BestColleges.com.
Irish Institute Executive Director Robert Mauro was among a group of American entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists and others from academia and civil society who traveled to Ireland and Northern Ireland to support STEM education and promote entrepreneurship. BC Chronicle
Rev. Daniel Harrington, S.J., an eminent scholar, author and professor of Sacred Scripture at the School of Theology and Ministry, died at Campion Center in Weston on February 7, after a four-year battle with cancer. BC Obituary | Boston Globe | Catholic News Service | Read a tribute by Rev. James Martin, S.J., in America | Fr. Harrington was 'one of the great treasures of American Catholic biblical scholarship' - 'A Scholar's Life' | Homily by STM Associate Professor Rev. Thomas Stegman, S.J.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, Center for Work and Family Executive Director Brad Harrington offered thoughts on how couples can maintain harmony on the work and family. Huffington Post; Center Associate Director Jennifer Fraone discussed balance for dual-career couples. Fox News Boston
Libby Professor of Law and Theology Cathleen Kaveny writes on Catholic Schools Week in the U.S. and on the controversial firing of a pregnant unwed teacher in recent posts for the Commonweal magazine blog 'dotCommonweal.' Read about her joint appointment to the faculty on Boston.com
As applicants vie for Philadelphia’s last casino licenses, some contend that the market is too saturated to support more gaming. Carroll School of Management Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance Richard McGowan, S.J., discusses the growth of gambling in the region and across the country on NPR-WHYY 'Radio Times'
Nearly a year after Ireland's Taoiseach made an emotional apology to survivors of the Magdalene Laundries, the women continue to suffer poverty, ill-health and trauma, writes English Associate Professor James Smith, a committee member of Justice for Magdalenes Research, in op-ed for the Irish Examiner and Irish Times
2011 alumni Kelli Stack and Molly Schaus and current student Alex Carpenter skate for Team USA in women's hockey at the Sochi Olympics; Brooks Orpik '02 skates for the men's national team, and Law School student and Olympic medalist Caitlin Cahow is among White House delegates to the games.
The Olympic Games are about honoring humankind and transcending differences, writes Law School student Caitlin Cahow, an Olympic silver and bronze medalist and two-time World Champion with the U.S. Women's Ice Hockey Team, who is among White House delegates to Sochi. USA Today | She was interviewed by WBUR 'All Things Considered'