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Farewell to a friend

More than a thousand members of the BC community gathered at St. Ignatius Church to bid farewell to beloved Jesuit, administrator and friend Rev. William B. Neenan, S.J., who passed away on June 25 at age 85. BC News Release | View a video recording of the funeral Mass here | BC obituary | 'His priesthood was in himself.' Boston Globe | Fr. Neenan 'lived BC's mission.' Boston Herald | Jesuits.org | America shares the video of his appearance at C21's Agape Latte series earlier this year. | Read a sampling of posts to social media by faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends in this BC Storify.

Teaching Ruby Bridges

Fifty years ago, Barbara Henry NC'53 joined the frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement in the south when she accepted a position as a first-grade teacher at a newly integrated school in New Orleans. She reflected on the experience in the Boston Globe Magazine

A scholar's tribute

The late Fouad Ajami, an American academic and public intellectual deemed by many the poet laureate of Middle East Studies, was 'a gem of a scholar' who interpreted the Middle East to his American audiences as 'defined by hybridity, fluidity and diversity,' writes Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies Franck Salameh. Jerusalem Post

Orientation for parents

Specialized events, such as BC's Parent Orientation program, allow colleges to focus on information of specific interest to parents, as well as to provide advice for easing the pain of separation from children. Boston Globe

Bridging the generation gap

Professional relationships that reach across generations may be great—or fraught with misunderstanding and conflict. Center for Work and Family Executive in Residence Lauren Stiller Rikleen discussed the dynamic on WBUR 'Radio Boston'