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In life, 'we can allow our experience to strengthen us or diminish us," Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny said in his address to the Sesquicentennial Class of 2013. 'The choice is ours. As graduates of Boston College, I know what yours will be.' More on the Taoiseach's speech and Commencement 2013 in the news item below. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)
Congratulations and best wishes
to the Class of 2013!
Congratulations to all graduating seniors, and welcome to campus, parents, families and friends!
The Gasson Hall quadrangle will undergo a major reconstruction this summer, a project that will include regrading, landscaping and other changes. Work will begin May 21. BC Chronicle
Information stored on mobile devices (smart phones, iPads, tablets, et. al.) is often the target of theft during travel. Learn what you can do to protect data before, during, and after a trip. Faculty and staff can participate in this month’s Security Awareness Contest for a chance to win great prizes. Learn more at bc.edu/security
On the Connell School of Nursing's third clinical service trip to Haiti, 21 Boston College faculty, students, and alumni cared for up to 200 patients a day in mobile clinics and in orphanages. Video
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings and subsequent campus lockdown, BC's Baseball Eagles paid a pregame tribute to the Boston College Police, who worked tirelessly to keep the University safe. BC Chronicle (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)
Members of the Ignatian Society, a group of 623 Boston College students who graduated from Jesuit high schools, recently organized a Mass in honor of the University’s 150th anniversary, in Gasson Hall Chapel. President William P. Leahy, S.J., was the principal celebrant.
'Scrubs' star Zach Braff was at Robsham Theater Saturday night for the return of the Baldwin Film Awards, which recognize the best student-made films and performances of the year. Boston Globe (Photo by Christopher Huang)
Goldwater Scholar Maria Asdourian '15, whose focus is on neurological diseases, discusses her research of multiple sclerosis in the lab of Biology Professor Dan Kirschner in this 90-second video
Hundreds of BC students gathered to honor victims of the Boston Marathon bombings in a 'Last 5' walk around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir on May 3. At right, sophomores and event organizers Danielle Cole and Michael Padulsky address the walkers. Video highlights | Photos | NECN, CBS News Boston, Fox News Boston | Boston.com
BC's official Instagram channel, populated with campus images by Office of News & Public Affairs intern Emily Hobbs '13, has been designated a 'suggested user' by the photo-sharing platform, which now highlights BC's photostream as a recommendation for others to follow.
The 15th annual Arts Festival showcased more than 1,000 students' and faculty members' work in music, theater, dance, poetry, film, painting, sculpture, and more. Video highlights (Photo at right by Caitlin Cunningham)
Professionals from the Puppet Showplace in Brookline collaborated with BC students throughout the academic year prior to last week's staging of 'AvenueQ' at Robsham Theater, helping them to construct and control their puppet actors. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)
Springtime at the Heights, captured in a Boston College Minute. Video
Administrators said the events of last week required Boston College to be a community of faith and fellowship, as well as a place of learning and scholarship. The University met the challenge. BC Chronicle (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)
A web browser connects your computer to the rest of the world. Protect your identity, data, and computer by making sure your browser settings are configured with security in mind. Faculty and staff can participate in this month’s Security Awareness Contest, for a chance to win great prizes. Details from bc.edu/security
A number of Jesuit colleges and universities made gestures of support for BC and Boston over the past week, including Loyola Maryland, Santa Clara and, at right, Marquette University.
The John Lennon wall in Prague, a sketchpad for hope and inspiration, now bears a line from 'For Boston' -- an expression of solidarity from abroad by BC juniors Mosie Duhe, Amanda Gallagher, Eileen O'Malley, Tony Boswell, Meghan Gilfillan and Madeline Miller.
Connell School of Nursing freshman Sarah McNamara captured this Mile 21 moment on Marathon Day.
Hundreds packed St. Ignatius Church Tuesday for the University's Mass of Healing and Hope in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon tragedy. Photos
Hundreds packed St. Ignatius Church Tuesday for the University's Mass of Healing and Hope in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon tragedy. (Photo by Graham Beck '15 for The Heights)
A BC contingent at the Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival premiere of 'Cry Old Kingdom' by Jeff Augustin '08. (Front l-r: Cam Cronin and Alex Lucci '12, an intern, Christina Lepri and Sarah Lang '10, Meghan Hart '08. Rear: BC Theater Chair Scott Cummings, Caitlin Berger and Libby McKnight '11, Grace Jacobson '10, Augustin, Amanda Engborg and Sarah Lunnie ’08.)
What connects Boston Public Library head Philip J. McNiff, flamboyant local restaurant owner Bette Arnold and Queen Elizabeth II? Find out at the latest Burns exhibit, on view through May 17.
The Mods-Stayer Hall team led the field in the 2013 NRG Games, designed to reduce residence hall energy consumption. According to the Office of Sustainability, the five-week competition saved nearly 27,000 kWH, equivalent to the electricity for three homes and annual emissions of four cars.