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Local Catholic educators welcomed the Archdiocese of Boston's new Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Kathleen P. Mears, at a reception hosted by the Barbara and Patrick Roche Center for Catholic Education and the Lynch School of Education. The Pilot | BC Chronicle
A 10-year study by Lynch School of Education researchers, published in the American Educational Research Journal, found that addressing out-of-school factors in high-poverty schools—the novel approach of the City Connects program, directed by Kearns Professor Mary Walsh—produces dramatic improvement in student academic success. Education Week | BC Chronicle
Despite a stock market that's soared the past five years, households have less stashed away for retirement now than they had in 2010, according to a new study by the Center for Retirement Research, directed by Carroll School of Management Drucker Professor Alicia Munnell. Chicago Tribune. She suggests a key question for anyone considering early retirement to ask in a post for the Wall Street Journal
A number of faculty members have commented on various aspects of the Vatican Synod on the Family. Sampling of available links: Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology Richard Gaillardetz: National Post (Canada), Boston Herald | Monan Professor of Theology Lisa Sowle Cahill, Canisius Professor and Jesuit Institute Director James Keenan, S.J.: New York Times, The Atlantic | Theology Professor Stephen Pope: New York Times | School of Theology and Ministry Professor James Bretzke, S.J.: Fox News Boston, Public Radio International-WNYC's 'The Takeaway'
There is growing criticism regarding the awarding of a casino license to the city of Everett, Mass. in light of state and federal indictments against three owners of the proposed building site. Carroll School of Management Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance Richard McGowan, S.J., discussed the controversy on WBUR 'Morning Edition'
For a Jesuit high school on the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota, a new academic year means the usual back-to-school rituals, as well as an Inipi or 'sweat lodge' ceremony and invocations to Tunkashila, the Great Spirit—all showcased by College of Arts and Sciences and School of Theology and Ministry alumnus Rev. Jeremy Zipple, S.J., in a new film for America
A years-long effort spearheaded by Professor of English Paul Lewis to reclaim Edgar Allan Poe for his birthplace came to fruition when a statue of the author was unveiled in Boston. New York Times, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, WBUR 'The Artery, Boston Innovation, Time.com | BC News Release | Lewis, who is chair of the Poe Foundation of Boston, was interviewed about it on WBUR Radio Boston
Thomas A. Mogan, director of the Office of Student Development at Villanova University and a veteran student affairs practitioner with 19 years of experience in the field, has been named associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students, Vice President for Student Affairs Barb Jones has announced. BC News Release
The history of the Republican Party shows why, since the Civil War, the nation has been caught in cycles of progressivism and reaction. Is it possible for the party—and the country—to resolve this tension? asks Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson in an essay adapted from her new book To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party. Washington Post | She discussed the book on WBUR 'Radio Boston'
The Washington Post has partnered with the Center for Retirement Research to bring its readers a list of potential solutions—and their pros and cons—to the challenges facing Social Security by adapting excerpts from the Center's 'The Social Security Fix-It Book' into an interactive graphic feature. Story | Fix-It
The initiative to renew the undergraduate core curriculum enters a new phase this academic year, with the goal of creating four to six pilot courses for 2015-16—and of reaffirming the core's importance to the University, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Interim Dean Gregory Kalscheur, S.J., who chairs the renewal task force, tells the Boston College Chronicle
Thaly Germain, executive director of the Lynch Leadership Academy at the Lynch School of Education and Carroll School of Management, has been named to the 2014 Pahara-Aspen Education Fellows program, which identifies education leaders who use diverse and innovative approaches to ensure all students have quality learning opportunities available to them. BC Chronicle
A Law School-sponsored panel discussion on the documentary 'Whitey: USA v. James J. Bulger' at Robsham Theater featured the prosecution and defense team, reporters who covered the case, the film's director and Law Professor Robert Bloom, moderated by CNN chief national correspondent John King. The panel is featured by CNN
The average number of years of education per Indian citizen has significantly increased since independence, but has produced disappointingly small increases in household consumption. An analysis by Assistant Professor of Economics Scott Fulford explores the reason why. Ideas for India