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Relive the vibrancy and emotion of the opening of the academic year with The First Two Weeks, new from Office of News and Public Affairs Video Producer Sean Casey.

 

The vibrancy and emotion of the opening of the academic year at the Heights is showcased in The First Two Weeks, new from Office of News and Public Affairs Video Producer Sean Casey.


Hispanic Heritage Month at BC, sponsored by the Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center, kicked off with the Latin Soul Arts Festival. (Photo by Caitlin Cunningham)

 

Go set the world aflame! The Class of 2018 officially began its journey on Sept. 11 with a torchlit procession from Linden Lane to First Year Academic Conovocation in Conte Forum. (Photo by Caitlin Cunningham)

 

Congrats to BC's Football Eagles! In the photo at right, posted to Twitter, Head Coach Steve Addazio presented a game ball to alumnus and 9/11 hero Welles Crowther's parents following the team's upset win over No. 9 USC at Alumni Stadium Saturday night. The Eagles wore red bandanna gear in Crowther's memory.

 

Go set the world aflame! The Class of 2018 officially began its journey on Sept. 11 with a torchlit procession from Linden Lane to First Year Academic Conovocation in Conte Forum. (Photo by Caitlin Cunningham)

 

Members of the University community gathered Sept. 11 for the Mass of the Holy Spirit, a Jesuit tradition to open the academic year begun in 1548 at the order's first school in Messina, Sicily. This year, BC's Mass was in memory of Vice President William B. Neenan, S.J., who died in June.


We remember the 22 Boston College alumni who lost their lives, and all those affected by the tragic events of September 11, 2001. | The legacy of 9/11 hero Welles Crowther '99 lives on as a symbol of selflessness: Boston Globe | BC's Football Eagles will honor his memory at Saturday's game against USC.


BC rode along in Boston's first 'blimp parade' over the city last week. This was a view from aboard the DirecTV Blimp, captured by University Social Media Manager Melissa Beecher of the Office of News & Public Affairs. More Boston photos | Gasson Hall




First-year students show their BC spirit in this Class of 2018 photo, taken at Alumni Stadium on August 30.


A summery Friday was the perfect backdrop for the 2014 Student Involvement Fair, shown at right in a photo snapped by Carroll School of Management Associate Professor John Gallaugher.



'We begin with three words.' The 2014-2015 Boston College PSA, produced by the Office of News & Public Affairs, showcases the University's motto 'Ever to Excel.'


'Ever to Excel': take a sneak peek at the 2014-15 BC PSA, produced by the Office of News & Public Affairs, that will make its national television debut on ESPN during the BC-Pittsburgh football game September 5.




'Imagining New Worlds,' an exhibition of masterpieces by surrealist Wifredo Lam, is now on view at the McMullen Museum. Read previews and interviews with curator Elizabeth Goizueta from the Boston Globe and Cuban Art News



Thanks to all who worked to prepare the campus for the new academic year! (Photo by BC Student Affairs)

 

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