On Friday, August 31, The Carroll School Class of 2016 will kick off their academic year with an excursion into Boston. Teams of students (organized by their Portico section and led by their Portico T.A.) will use cutting edge technology to navigate the city of Boston, competing against the clock and classmates for prizes. Examples of tasks include:
- Visit the Red Auerbach statue in Faneuil Hall, where Professor LaCombe will talk about the convergence of sports, business, and race in Boston.
- Visit the South End location of the original Boston College.
- Learn about the infamous Whitey Bulger case, including current updates from the FBI, with Professor Cabral.
- Explore the MBTA - its history and business model - with Professor Cioni in Harvard Square.
- Invest your summer earnings at the financial office of Charles Ponzi.
- Tour the West End Museum with Dean Keeley to learn about the "urban villagers" of the West End - an entire neighborhood displaced.
- And much, much more!
Teams will compete for prizes which will be awarded for best presentations and most points collected. Students will synthesize the summer readings and excursion during the first week of class, when prizes will be announced.
All member of the Class of 2016 should move into their campus housing by Thursday, August 30 to be ready to explore Boston on Friday morning. Portico Teaching Assistants will be contacting the freshmen this summer with more details.
Excursion Schedule (still subject to change)
Friday, Aug 31
9:30 am - Class of 2016 Welcome with the Reverend President William Leahy, S.J.
10:30 am - Travel into Boston to complete tasks
4 pm - Return to campus
4:30 pm Turn in poster
First day of class
Discussion and prizes