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'I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.' – G. K. Chesterton

Students at the Capitol building in Washington, DC

A delegation from BC on Capitol Hill for the year’s largest Catholic advocacy day, urging members of Congress to address the moral issues raised by Pope Francis during his recent visit to the U.S. The day was part of the 18th Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice.

Resilience header shot - Charles River

Resilience. Four BC students demonstrate its power in their efforts to live out the University's motto 'Ever to Excel.' Video

Dan Bunch with students

BC’s Learning to Learn Program, directed by Dan Bunch, is a national model for helping students adjust to the challenges of college. BC Chronicle

Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P., receives the President's Medal for Excellence from University President William P. Leahy, S.J. C21 Center Director Thomas Groome looks on.

Peruvian theologian Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P., widely noted for his foundational work in liberation theology, receives the President's Medal for Excellence from University President William P. Leahy, S.J., as Church in the 21 Century Center Director Thomas Groome looks on. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

Phil Schiller

The dedication of the Carroll School of Management's Shea Center for Entrepreneurship featured a panel discussion among leading entrepreneurs and a keynote address by Phil Schiller ’82, senior vice president of worldwide marketing for Apple Inc. BC Chronicle (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

Jared Huffman, Stephen Lynch, Vincent Rougeau, Edward Markey, Michael Capuano

U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman J.D. ’90, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch J.D. ’91, U.S. Sen. Edward Markey '68, J.D. '72, and U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano J.D. ‘77—at right flanking Dean Vincent Rougeau—were featured speakers at an alumni reception with members of Congress held during the recent Law School Reunion.

 Kosta Karamanakis and the Archbishop of Constantinople

Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences junior Kosta Karamanakis at an Oxford University reception for Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople, whom he first met last summer while working on an Advanced Study Grant research project in Istanbul.

Veterans Memorial Wall

BC's Veterans Memorial Wall honors alumni who died in service to their country. (Photo by Gary Wayne Gilbert)

Kathleen McGillycuddy and Madeleine Albright


More than 500 students, faculty, alumni and friends packed Robsham Theater for the inaugural Council for Women of Boston College Colloquium last week. The event featured former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, at right with CWBC founding co-chair Kathleen McGillycuddy NC '71. (Photo by Rose Lincoln)

Madeleine Albright with students


More than 500 students, faculty, alumni and friends packed Robsham Theater to hear former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (at right with students), deliver the inaugural address of the Council for Women of Boston College Colloquium.

Sammy Chong SJ beside his artwork

Interdisciplinary artist and visiting assistant professor Sammy Chong, S.J., discusses his latest work, which recasts the spiritual journey of St. Ignatius for a contemporary audience. BC Chronicle

Ford Tower

Who is Margaret Ford? And why is Burns Library's Ford Tower, one of Boston College's most iconic landmarks, named in her honor? Research by reference librarian and archives specialist Shelley Barber sheds light on the story behind a campus legend. BC Chronicle

Chandler Gisholt Minard '18 at BC Farmer's Market


A glimpse of one of this year's BC Farmer's Markets on Corcoran Commons Plaza. (Photo by Christopher Huang)

sunlight figures in Gasson rotunda

A 'ghostly' moment in Gasson Rotunda posted to Twitter by Katie Gold '19. Happy Halloween!

The crowd at the starting line of the Red Bandanna Run


Another huge turnout Saturday for the Volunteer and Service Learning Center's Red Bandanna Run, held to honor 9/11 hero Welles Remy Crowther '99 and support the charitable trust in his name. Revisit the event through social media in this BC Storify. (Photo by Peter Julian '17)

Howie Kim, Cai Thomas and Ricardo Alberto of the Class of 2016 at the unveiling of plaques honoring BC scholarship winners.

Three new plaques in O'Neill Library showcase the undergraduate winners of BC's heritage scholarships – the Martin Luther King Jr., Archbishop Oscar A. Romero, and Benigno and Corazon Aquino awards. BC Chronicle

Margaret Kelleher


Margaret Kelleher Ph.D. '92 of University College Dublin delivered the inaugural Adele Dalsimer Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Center for Irish Programs. Kelleher was a student of Dalsimer, the co-founder of BC's Irish Studies Program. (Photo by Duncan Johnson)

Federal Circuit Court of Appeals at BC Law School


A session of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals at BC Law School provided a rare chance for the community to see an appellate court in action. BC Chronicle

Thomas Oboe Lee, Ralf Gawlick, Erin Huelskamp, Kevin Cao

Boston College composers Thomas Oboe Lee, Ralf Gawlick, Erin Huelskamp and Kevin Cao ’16, along with Mark Berger, will present their works in concert October 25. BC Chronicle

Eagles in Hanoi: Among employees and guests of leading global B2B research and advisory firm SiriusDecisions on a tour of Vietnam were Richard Hoy '75, David Dripchak '77, Eric Dripchak '10, Katie Sheehan '10, Chris Hoy '10, Halsey Stowe '10 and Mass. State Senator Kevin Honan '86.

rainbow over Gasson tower


Last Friday's early morning rainbow was captured by Lynch School of Education alumna Susan Shea, assistant director of the Office of International Students and Scholars.

students rehearsing a production of 'Carousel'

The Robsham Theater Arts Center fall season opens with Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'Carousel,' one of the most popular musicals of the 20th century. At right, a rehearsal with the show's director, Monan Professor in Theatre Arts Michelle Miller '98. BC Chronicle


Quinn Amsler being interviewed on draft day

Nine-year old Quinn Amsler of Lexington is the ninth newcomer to BC's Men's Basketball team. The young cancer patient was drafted through nonprofit Team IMPACT, which works to improve quality of life for children facing life-threating and chronic illnesses. NBC

Jim Husson, Julia and Victor Fung, William P. Leahy, SJ

More than 100 members of the Boston College community, accompanied by numerous Hong Kong civic leaders, were on hand October 15 for the awarding of the President’s Medal for Excellence to Victor and Julia Fung, P’99 for their lifelong support of education.

S. Chiamaka Okorie in Ghana

Connell School of Nursing junior S. Chiamaka Okorie, in Ghana for a summer research project funded through the Amanda V. Houston Traveling Fellowship, put her talents to work on a pressing public health problem. BC Chronicle

Fr. Leahy with BC Hong Kong chapter


President William P. Leahy, S.J., and senior leaders at Boston College Global Forum: Asia will present the President's Medal for Excellence to BC parents Dr. Victor Fung and his wife, Julia; host a discussion with George Yeo of the Vatican Council for the Economy, and attend other events with local Eagles in Hong Kong and Manila.

James O'Neill


His troubleshooting approach was unparalleled and his detailed emails legendary. But serving as an Information Technology Services guru for web administrators across campus was just one chapter in the four-decade career of newly-retired Jim O'Neill. BC Chronicle

Fireworks at Alumni Stadium



Happy Homecoming Weekend! This photo of Thursday evening's fireworks display was posted to Twitter by user @OnlyinBoston.

panelists at the Rappaport Forum

State and local leaders discussed transit and economic development in Roxbury's Dudley Square at an event sponsored by the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School.