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Make way - it's that time again! Best wishes for a wonderful year to all new and returning students. The Student Affairs website has Welcome Week information for the Class of 2018; use and follow #BCWelcome.

​K​atie Hayward '15 (left) and her friend ​Alex Fissler ​​spent a month in Tanzania this summer, where they climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and volunteered at a school in a Maasai village.


A summer moment captured by Liz Walk '16 while at BC-Ireland.


Rising junior Megan Cooley, an outfielder on the BC softball team, spent four weeks studying in Kuwait earlier this summer | Photo gallery

Even denizens of BC's Children's Center are chillin' to the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS.

ESPN shares the story of Pete Frates '07 and his work to raise awareness of and support to find a cure for ALS, in a video by Drew Gallagher '99. | Sampling of previous coverage: Boston Globe editorial, NBC Nightly News, ABC World News Tonight | Follow social media posts in this updated BC Storify

BC athletes, students, alumni, trustees, senior administrators, staff, Jesuits, faculty and friends have embraced a social media frenzy to raise awareness of and funds to help strike out ALS in honor of former BC Baseball captain Pete Frates, diagnosed in 2012. NBC Nightly News, ABC World News Tonight | View a sampling of social posts in this BC Storify


The August 10 'supermoon'--the largest full moon of 2014--over the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. (Photo by Brett Carter)

BC Police took on a series of simulated emergency scenarios with other area public safety professionals to help reinforce best practices and provide first-hand experience in a training environment. BC Chronicle

Graduating summa cum laude from the Woods College of Advancing Studies has earned Anissa Lane some bragging rights. But she says her work with BC’s Volunteer and Service Learning Center is her number one accomplishment. Recently honored for service by the White House, she is also highlighted by Boston Globe West

BC's Read Aloud Program is celebrating 20 years of sharing the wonders of books with students in Brighton schools. BC Chronicle


Members of the BC community gathered at St. Ignatius Church July 31 to mark the feast day of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. (Photo by Ed Hayward)


July 31 is the feast day of St. Ignatius of Loyola, commemorating the date of death in 1556 of the founder of the Society of Jesus. (Photo by Gary Wayne Gilbert)


More than 1,400 administrators, faculty and staff on more than 90 teams participated in the latest two-month Walk Across Campus, which culminated in a celebration in the Plex. BC Chronicle


In a first for Massachusetts, the Lynch School of Education will certify bilingual education teachers who work in schools offering dual-language immersion across the curriculum. BC Chronicle

More Hall was razed earlier this summer in preparation for the construction of a new residence hall at 2150 Commonwealth Ave. The building, scheduled to be ready for occupancy in fall 2016, will house 490 students. Read updates about the project online (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

SymBa—the Boston College Symphonic Band—performed at the Charles River Esplanade to an audience of more than a thousand last week. It was the second Hatch Shell concert for the 80-member ensemble of BC students, alumni, faculty and community members.

Jennifer Chen ’10 and classmate Michael Weston-Murphy met as freshmen in the Shaw Leadership Program. Engaged on Linden Lane in 2012, they wed this summer, cheered by Chris Maroshegyi '09 and 2010 classmates Sarah Popper, Katherine Kollef, Benjamin Broadmeadow, Kisuk Kim, Cecelia McDonald, Natasha Baker, Jonathan Lichtinger and Laurel Manlow.

Sr. Maryanne Loughry of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice and the Graduate School of Social Work met Pope Francis while she was in Rome for a meeting of the International Catholic Migration Committee.


Under an agreement renewed last week, Santander Universities, a division of Santander Bank, NA, will continue its support for the University’s international doctoral program designed to build expertise in social welfare, headquartered in the Graduate School of Social Work. BC Chronicle

When BC faced Army in Dublin in 1988, it was a first for American college football on European soil. That historic day is recalled inThe Match, a new book by Jim O’Brien '60, founder and president of the Emerald Isle Classic. BC Bookmarks

Eagles meet: Alumnus and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh chats with Nina Zannieri '77, executive director of the Paul Revere Memorial Association and master of ceremonies at the opening of this year's Boston Harborfest.

Seventy-five years after Lou Gehrig's 'luckiest man' speech on July 4, 1939, the fight against ALS continues. BC Baseball's Pete Frates '07, who was diagnosed in 2012 and is a crusader to raise awareness about the disease, shares his story in a post typed with an eye-tracking device.

The Carroll School of Management's new Summer Catalyst Program provides a broad foundation in business to non-management undergraduates. BC Chronicle

Best wishes for Independence Day
and the holiday weekend.


The University community mourns the passing of beloved Jesuit, administrator and friend Rev. William B. Neenan, S.J. View a video of his funeral Mass here.


The University community mourns the passing of beloved Jesuit, administrator and friend Rev. William B. Neenan, S.J.

The University community mourns the passing of beloved Jesuit, administrator and friend Rev. William B. Neenan, S.J., shown at right at Commencement in May.

Meet the newly-minted alumni who have been selected to date for Fulbright awards and TAPIF fellowships. BC Chronicle

School of Theology and Ministry alumnus Quentin Dupont, S.J., who was ordained to the priesthood June 4, served as chaplain for the BC baseball team during his time at the Heights. He's one of nine Jesuits from the STM Class of 2014 who will be ordained this summer.