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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)

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


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.

Three members of the School of Theology and Ministry Class of 2014 who also hold additional BC degrees were ordained to the priesthood on June 14: Mario Powell '03, Sam Sawyer '00 and Thomas Simisky MA '01AP via Wall Street Journal | Nine STM alumni are among the 19 U.S. Jesuits ordained this month. Details | Biographies

Alumnus and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh with Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs Don Hafner and his wife Mieko Kamii, who were exhibiting a patriotic spirit at Sunday's Bunker Hill Day Parade in Charlestown.

Finnegan Award recipient David Cote and finalists Danielle Gautereaux, Megan Cannavina and Joshua Coyne each exemplify the University's motto 'Ever to Excel.' BC Chronicle

June 16 is G Day, as all BC faculty and staff migrate to Google Mail. 280 Google Guides (like the Career Center's Kelly Alice Robinson and Campus Recreation's Megan Burkes, shown at a pre-launch event) will be ready to assist their colleagues. Need help? Check or contact IT at 617-552-HELP.


Board of Trustees Vice Chair John F. Fish P'13; Vincent J. Quealy, Jr., '75, P'06, '07, '10; Patricia Randolph Williams, Esq. '77 and BC Hockey Head Coach Jerry York '67, MEd'70, CAES'73 have been honored with 2014 Alumni Association Distinguished Volunteer Tribute Awards

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry J.D. '76 adds his name to the University's book of visiting dignitaries and honorary degree recipients. (Photo by Gary Wayne Gilbert)


College of Arts and Sciences seniors' Final Flight procession to Commencement, passing Devlin Hall. (Photo by Caitlin Cunningham)

Oh, the places they'll go.... A new graduate showcases a line by Dr. Seuss at Commencement 2014. (Photo by Caitlin Cunningham)

Lots of 'selfies' on the field, but still plenty of photographs taken the traditional way on Commencement Day. (This one by Lee Pellegrini)

Vice President William P. Neenan, S.J., pauses for a congratulatory Commencement fist bump with Kate Morrissey '14. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)