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Nanci Tessier
Tessier named vice provost for enrollment management

Boston College has named 1982 alumna Nanci Tessier, vice president for enrollment management at the University of Richmond, as the University’s first vice provost for enrollment management. BC News Release

Stuart Hall
America's top law schools

Boston College Law School is ranked 17th on a list of the Top 50 Law Schools in America published by Business Insider, based on a survey of legal industry professionals, as well as data on acceptance and post-graduation employment rates. 

Liane Young
Tracing intractable conflicts

New research into the nature of intractable political conflicts, led by Assistant Professor of Psychology Liane Young, might shed light on how to address other perennial arguments. NPR 'Morning Edition,' New York Magazine, Science Blog, The Guardian (UK)

Jonathan Laurence
Eyes on Tunisia

Europe should watch Tunisia, which can already lay claim to the most democratic success story in the uncertain post-Arab Spring period, writes Associate Professor of Political Science Jonathan Laurence. Brookings UpFront | The Economist

Franck Salameh
Dialects and Middle East peace

Perception of the Middle East as a place with a certain culture and language ignores the array of different cultures that have developed over the course of history, contends Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies Franck Salameh in an interview with NPR affiliate KGOU-Oklahoma

Gasson with autumn leaves
Autumn moments

Some quiet autumn moments on campus captured in a new video by Sean Casey of the Office of News & Public Affairs.

Jonathan Trejo-Mathys
In Memoriam: Asst. Professor Jonathan Trejo-Mathys

A memorial Mass will be held at St. Ignatius Church on Saturday, December 6, at 10 a.m. for Assistant Professor of Philosophy Jonathan Trejo-Mathys, who died November 28 after a long battle with cancer. He was 35. BC Obituary

Marylou Sudders
New Mass. HHS chief

Marylou Sudders, an associate professor of the practice at the School of Social Work, discussed her appointment as head of the state office of health and human services in an interview with the Boston College Chronicle | The appointment drew praise from officials and members of the health care community when it was reported by the Boston Globe

Deborah Levenson
NECLAS Best Book Prize

Professor of History Deborah Levenson has been awarded a Best Book Prize by the New England Council of Latin American Studies for her book Adiós Niño: The Gangs of Guatemala City and the Politics of Death. BC Bookmarks

Daniel Lyons
Big game blackouts

The type of fee dispute that recently shut out nearly 400,000 Bay State Verizon FiOS customers from broadcasts including a Thanksgiving Day NFL game will continue to threaten local access to big-time sports and television events, according to Law School Associate Professor Daniel Lyons. Boston Herald

Elizabeth Goizueta
Touring 'New Worlds'

WGBH-News toured the retrospective exhibition 'Wifredo Lam: Imagining New Worlds' at the McMullen Museum of Art for a segment of 'Greater Boston' that includes an interview with curator Elizabeth Goizueta of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures' Hispanic Studies program.

Marina McCoy
Ending in hope

'Hope means choosing to act in ways that lead me closer to what is good and loving, even though the future is often unknown and beyond my control.' Associate Professor of Philosophy Marina McCoy writes on the Examen, a Ignatian technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day, for DotMagis

Vincent Rougeau
A need for change

The tragedy in Ferguson is another in a long list of examples of how guns and deadly violence distort the relationship between citizens and the police in the United States, Law School Dean Vincent Rougeau writes in the Boston Globe

Lev Golinkin
Fleeing the USSR

Alumnus Lev Golinkin's account of his Jewish family's escape from the oppression of the Soviet Union, relayed in his new memoir A Backpack, a Bear and Eight Crates of Vodka, is 'hilarious and heartbreaking.' New York Times

Daniel Kanstroom
U.S. deportation and diaspora

Law School Professor Daniel Kanstroom, associate director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice, addressed a a range of historical, political and legal issues surrounding deportation in a recent speech covered by KGNS-TV, Texas

Bishop Joseph Maguire
In memoriam: Alumnus Bishop Joseph Maguire

Alumnus and retired Bishop Joseph Maguire '41, longtime leader of the Catholic diocese of Springfield, Mass., has died at age 95. Catholic News Service | Homily

TJ Martinez
In memoriam: Alumnus T.J. Martinez, S.J.

Alumnus Antonio 'T.J.' Martinez, S.J., '92, STM '07, founder of Cristo Rey Jesuit school in Houston and BC's 2014 Laetare Sunday speaker, has died of stomach cancer at age 44. Obituary | Tribute

City Connects students
City Connects' success

The success of the Lynch School of Education's City Connects program in helping to support students in and out of the classroom is featured as a Boston Globe 'G' cover story

Westy Egmont
Immigration reform

School of Social Work Associate Professor of the Practice Westy Egmont, director of the Immigrant Integration Lab, discussed ramifications of President Obama's executive order on immigration reform in an interview with CNN

DirecTV CEO with MBA students
Chief Executives Club

Alumnus Michael White, chairman, president and CEO of DirecTV addressed the latest gathering of BC's Chief Executives Club of Boston, and spoke with Carroll School of Management MBA students. View his speech on NECN | Bloomberg News, Boston Business Journal, Boston Herald

John Mahoney
Inside college admission

Director of Undergraduate Admission John Mahoney joined his counterparts from Harvard and UMass Boston for a roundtable discussion of the college admission process from an insider's perspective. 'WBZ NightSide with Dan Rea'

Tiziana Dearing
Feeding the homeless

Ordinances banning food distribution to homeless people in public spaces, however well intended, should not stand, writes School of Social Work Associate Professor of the Practice Tiziana Dearing. Huffington Post

Four student creators of 'Orgo Made SimpleBoston Globe

Michael Barnett
Growing urban science ed

Two square feet of space is all some Boston teens need to grow up to 40 plantswithout any soil. Urban science education meets hydroponics in an initiative by Lynch School of Education Professor Michael Barnett and BC colleagues, funded by the National Science Foundation and highlighted by NSF Discoveries