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Peter McKenzie
Financial VP to retire

Financial Vice President and Treasurer Peter McKenzie, who has helped guide Boston College through two-and-a-half decades of fiscal stability and unprecedented growth, has announced his plans to retire at the end of the calendar year.

Mother Teresa
A moment with Mother Teresa

Two decades ago this month, a helicopter touched down on what is now BC’s Brighton Campus bearing Mother Teresa. For those present, it was a moment to remember.

Rebecca Hatcher
Admission volunteer leader

From Admitted Eagle Day to tour-guide training, Reba Hatcher ’16 oversees all aspects of the University's 600-volunteer Student Admission Program. BC Chronicle

Brinton Lykes
Toward peace in Korea

An international group of women made a rare crossing of the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea, to bring attention to the need for peace between the two nations. Lynch School of Education Professor M. Brinton Lykes, associate director of BC's Center for Human Rights and International Justice, was among them. BC Chronicle

Ted Gup
Preserving historical fact

If people can gainsay the past to advance their narratives, disregarding whatever contradicts them, is anything indisputable? An essay by journalist Ted Gup, who has taught 'Literature of Fact' in the American Studies program, in the Chronicle Review

Maureen Kenny
Lynch School dean steps down

Lynch School of Education Dean Maureen Kenny, who has led the school as interim dean and then dean since 2011, has announced her plans to step down after four years of successful leadership. BC Chronicle

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Core curriculum governance

A new University Core Renewal Committee will assume responsibility for the core curriculum beginning July 1, Provost and Dean of Faculties David Quigley has announced. In addition, Associate Professor of History Julian Bourg will serve as inaugural Associate Dean for the Core. More

Diana Pullin
Assessing school reforms

Public schools in Washington, D.C., have made promising improvements after seven years of intensive reforms, but many disparities persist, according to authors of a National Research Council report, among them Lynch School of Education Professor Diana Pullin. Washington Post, WTOP

Mike and Dan Bourque
BC's VP brothers

Mike and Dan Bourque, respectively BC's vice presidents of Information Technology Services and Facilities Services, talk work and family in a Q&A with the Boston Business Journal

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Quidditas Jesuitica

Boston College hosted an international symposium June 10-14, sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies and focused on the quidditas Jesuitica—Jesuit distinctiveness. Read more

Heather Cox Richardson
The GOP and higher ed

The new war on universities is just the next step in an anti-intellectual struggle against critical thinking, according to a commentary by Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson for Salon.com

Kent Greenfield
SCOTUS and social media

Does the Constitution protect violent speech on social media? Law School Professor Kent Greenfield discusses the recent Supreme Court ruling on Facebook posts. NECN

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BC in the News

Review highlights of external media coverage related to BC faculty and student accomplishments and University programs and events from the past academic year in this News & Public Affairs viewbook of selected newsclips. BC in the News

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Eagles Football in Ireland

Boston College will host Georgia Tech in Ireland at the Aer Lingus College Football Classic on September 3, 2016. The announcement was made June 4 at a press conferences in Dublin, attended by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and one at BC, featuring Director of Athletics Brad Bates, alumnus and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Football Head Coach Steve Addazio. View video

Elisenda Grigsby
Inaugural math prize winner

Assistant Professor of Mathematics J. Elisenda Grigsby is the inaugural recipient of a new research prize in topology and geometry, awarded by the Association for Women in Mathematics.

Maxim D. Shrayer
A forgotten masterpiece

Arthur Miller's 'Incident at Vichy,' a one-act play about rounding up Jews and Roma that marks its 50th anniversary this year, held lessons for Soviet refuseniks, writes Professor of Russian and English Maxim D. Shrayer. Tablet Magazine

Hans de Wit
Student mobility dilemmas

The world of international student recruitment has become increasingly complex, writes incoming Center for International Higher Education Director Hans de Wit of the Lynch School of Education. Inside Higher Ed

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Student Fulbright winners

Eight BC students have won prestigious Fulbright awards for post-graduate study abroad, with an additional six named as alternates. BC Chronicle

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Expedition to Turkey

A group of BC faculty will meet with academic, political, cultural and religious leaders in the Republic of Turkey through an Office of International Programs initiative to expand research and study opportunities in less frequently visited countries. BC Chronicle

Carlo Rotella
Opera's great hope

A composer, conductor, poet, pianist and critic may, at age 25, be the most promising operatic talent in a generation. But can he handle the spotlight? Professor of English and Director of American Studies Carlo Rotella's writes on Matthew Aucoin for the New York Times Magazine

Maureen Kenny
Lynch School dean among nation's 'most influential'

Lynch School of Education Dean Maureen Kenny is among the nation's most influential deans in the field, ranking at No. 8 in a survey by test preparation service provider Mometrix.

Peter Krause
Could Baghdad fall?

Assistant Professor of Political Science Peter Krause discussed recent ISIS advances in Iraq and Syria in an interview with NECN

Ruihua He
NSF CAREER award

Assistant Professor of Physics Ruihua He has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, a prestigious grant for early-career faculty that will support his research of quantum liquid crystals. BC News Release

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Connell School opening event in Maloney Hall

The Connell School of Nursing officially opened in its new Maloney Hall location with a Reunion Weekend reception in honor of 2015 Dean Rita P. Kelleher Award recipient Cecilia McVey '72. Read more

Gasson Tower in the spring
'The Last Two Weeks'

Exams, sunshine, Senior Week, Commencement. A look back at the final days of the semester in 'The Last Two Weeks' by Office of News & Public Affairs Video Producer Sean Casey.

Robert Savage
Ireland's evolution

Ireland's vote in favor of gay marriage surprised many. But Ireland, and Irish Catholics, have changed remarkably in the last few decades, historian Robert Savage tells WGBH 'Morning Edition.'

Matt Sienkiewicz
Ragged road to a dream

The joy and frustration of a small company determined to remake the motorcycle industry and grab a piece of the American dream is captured in the film 'Ragged Edge,' produced and directed by Assistant Professor of Communication Matt Sienkiewicz. Wisconsin Public Television

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Eagles' academic success

Twelve Boston College athletic teams have received this year's NCAA Academic Progress Rate Public Recognition Award. BC Athletics News

James Keenan, S.J.M. Shawn Copeland
Five minutes with Pope Francis

What would you say if you had five minutes with Pope Francis? Canisius Professor and Jesuit Institute Director James Keenan, S.J., and Professor of Theology M. Shawn Copeland reply in America.

Rev James Burns IVD and Anthony Biondolillo
Striking a balance

From favorite courses to balancing studies with work-life, academic award winner Anthony Biondolillo reflects on his experience at the Woods College of Advancing Studies in this Q&A.