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Brittany Loring, Patrick Downes, Paula Ebben, Dave Wedge


On the eve of the second anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, the University community gathered to hear stories of strength, resilience and grace from BC alumni survivors Patrick Downes and Brittany Loring, as well as author Dave Wedge and news anchor Paula Ebben. BC Chronicle

Panelists Dave Wedge, Brittany Loring, Patrick Downes seated; Paula Ebben at podium


On the eve of the second anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Boston College community gathered to hear alumni survivors and journalists speak on how the event changed their lives, as well as their perceptions of themselves and the world around them. BC Chronicle

Alexandra LaTorre, Isra Hussain, Mackenzie Arnold, Theresa Rager and Jesse Mu discuss their documentary


A group of sophomore Presidential Scholars has produced a 30-minute film that explores mental health-related issues in the Boston area, with particular focus on cultural and socioeconomic disparities that affect treatment, stigma and care.

Patrick Downs, Dave Wedge, Brittany Loring, Paula Ebben


'BC Strong: Boston College Alumni Share Their Personal Stories of the Marathon Bombings
' on April 14 will feature survivors Patrick Downes ’05 and Brittany Loring JD/MBA ’13, along with Dave Wedge ’93, co-author of the best-selling book Boston Strong: A City’s Triumph Over Tragedy. Award-winning newscaster Paula Ebben ’89 will moderate.

'BC Strong' logo


'BC Strong: Boston College Alumni Share Their Personal Stories of the Marathon Bombings
' on April 14 will feature survivors Patrick Downes ’05 and Brittany Loring JD/MBA ’13, along with Dave Wedge ’93, co-author of the best-selling book Boston Strong: A City’s Triumph Over Tragedy. Award-winning newscaster Paula Ebben ’89 will moderate.

Part-time faculty member Lynne Anderson teamed up with Dining Services as part of her Food and Culture Writing seminar. At left, Associate Director for Food and Beverage Michael Kann provided some instruction in kitchen hygiene, knife use and food preparation. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)



From classroom to kitchen: an unusual partnership between BC Dining Services and an English Department writing seminar.

Maxwell S. Andrew, Kenneth Chenault


Economics major Maxwell S. Andrew '18 received The American Express Scholarship at BC's Chief Executives Club of Boston meeting last week, at which AmEx CEO Kenneth Chenault spoke. (Photo by Justin Knight)

2015 Relay for Life attendees with Baldwin


BC Relay for Life saw a turnout of more than 1500 for its eighth annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The 2015 event raised more than $150,000; more than $1 million has been raised to date. View a video of this year's first lap (Photo by Christopher Huang)

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and BC School of Social Work Dean Alberto Godenzi with former BCSSW faculty member Marylou Sudders Tuesday at the State House. (Photo by Caitlin Cunningham)


School of Social Work Dean Alberto Godenzi, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker and members of the social work community honored new state Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders at a recent State House event. Sudders was a BCSSW faculty member when she was tapped for the cabinet post.

lilies in stained glass from St. Mary's Hall


An Easter reflection by John Glynn, campus minister and alumnus of the School of Theology and Ministry.

Best wishes for a joyous Easter.

One lit candle



The schedule of BC liturgies for the Easter Triduum is available at the Campus Ministry site.

Boston College charter

 

On April 1, 1863, the Boston College charter was granted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Learn more about the University's first 150 years in The Heights: An Illustrated History of Boston Collegeand, for a chance to win a copy of the book, enter the caption contest on BC Facebook

 

Students at BC's Commencement Fair


Nearly 1200 students attended BC's inaugural Commencement Fair for graduating seniors. View scenes from the two-day event  from @BC

A group of BC staffers

 

With temperatures climbing, it's almost possible to forget the winter that resulted in 60,000 yards—2400 truckloads—of snow being hauled from Main Campus. But let's not forget the herculean efforts of the staffers who kept BC going. BC Chronicle

 

Nursing students and patients in the Dominican Republic

 

Eight Connell School of Nursing undergraduates accompanied faculty members Rosemary Byrne and Melissa Perez to the Dominican Republic, where they provided health care education and witnessed great care disparities firsthand.

Bryce Pinkham at Robsham Theater

 

Bryce Pinkham '05, whose performance in Broadway's award-winning musical 'A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder' earned accolades and a Tony nomination, returned to BC this week for the DeVoy Perspectives on Theatre Series. Boston Globe 'Names' (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

Alex Carpenter receives Kazmaier Award

 

Congratulations to junior forward and Hockey East Player of the Year Alex Carpenter, the first BC player to win the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award for the top player in women’s college hockey. BC Athletics, Boston Globe, USA Hockey video

Attendees at the Roche Center for Catholic Education workshop

 

A group from St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, N.J., was among attendees at a Roche Center for Catholic Education workshop on Pope Francis’ call to action Evangelii Gaudium. BC News Release | The Pilot

Student team in the KPMG Case Competition

 

After winning the 2015 Regional KPMG Case Competition, this Boston College team of junior Natalie Buckner and sophomores Megumi DeMond, Bridget Gorham and Lesley Zhou became the first all-women team to move to the final round of the competition in New York City.

A copy of


Scéal a tharraingíonn scéal
. One story draws another, the Irish proverb goes. For staffers in Burns Library, exploring rare book and manuscript collections often begins a journey of connected stories, as they illustrate in an exhibit now on view.

St. Patrick window, Gasson Hall


Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh—Happy St. Patrick's Day! View selections from BC's Irish Collection, chosen by Burns Library staffers, in an exhibit on view through May. At right, the Thomas Murphy window in Gasson 100 depicts the patron saint of Ireland pleading before King Laoghaire on Easter Sunday, 433 A.D. (Photo by Gary Wayne Gilbert)

Tim Fonesca

 

It's tempting treats for all occasions as BC Dining Services welcomes executive pastry chef Tim Fonesca, who comes to the Heights from premier Boston hotel the Four Seasons. BC Chronicle

An anti-busing March in 1970s Boston

 

Lynch School of Education alumnae Kerry Dunne and Kavita Venkatesh have helped to shape a new curriculum for the Boston Public Schools that includes attention to the city’s turbulent busing history. The Heights

 

Appalachia Volunteers



Some exuberant Appalachia Volunteers in McKee, Kentucky. More Spring Break adventures in this social Storify.

Appalachia Volunteers

 

Some exuberant Appalachia Volunteers in McKee, Kentucky. More Spring Break adventures in this social Storify.

Students building houses on Spring Break


Appalachia Volunteers building houses, other student service, the University Chorale's Ireland tour, fun in the sun. Catch a glimpse of Spring Break 2015 in this social Storify

John Finney conducting the Chorale in Galway Cathedral

 

John Finney rehearsing with the University Chorale before Mass at Galway Cathedral during their Ireland tour—one of many adventures in the arts, history, service and sunshine undertaken by students over Spring Break. Catch a glimpse in this social Storify

Eagle statue against winter sky



Winter sky captured by Elaine Bishop '18.

Honorary Pete Frates No. 3 jerseys

 

At the Eagles-Red Sox 25th exhibition match in Fort Myers this week, both teams wore No. 3 jerseys in support of former BC caption Pete Frates '07, now an inspirational crusader in the fight against ALS. Boston Globe, TodayShow.com | See a sampling of social media posts

Graphic for BCPD training exercise


Boston College Police, in cooperation with Boston Police, will conduct the second of two emergency training sessions in Robsham Theater on Wednesday, March 4, from 5-11 p.m