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'Goodbye, Friend'

By Sean Smith 

Published: July 17, 2014

Crowded in amongst the pews of St. Ignatius Church were former colleagues and students, fellow priests and academics – but whatever their titles or backgrounds, they had known the joy of being called “friend” by William B. Neenan, SJ. more »

Lynch School Program to Certify Bilingual Educators

By Ed Hayward 

Published: July 17, 2014

The Lynch School of Education will launch a program in September to certify bilingual education teachers who work in schools offering dual-language immersion classes where English- and Spanish-speaking students develop fluency in both languages across their academic subjects. more »

‘Pass On Your Light to Others’

By Sean Smith 

Published: May 22, 2014

US Secretary of State John F. Kerry told the Class of 2014 at Monday’s Commencement Exercises that his Boston College education had inspired him to serve others. more »


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The Class of 2014

The Class of 2014 lines up on Linden Lane to begin their processional across campus to Alumni Stadium. (Photo by Caitlin Cunningham) See more photos: BC Flickr page.

Watch this two minute recap of Boston College's 138th Commencement with the words of University President William P. Leahy, SJ and U.S. Secretary of State and '76 BC Law alumnus John Kerry. (Video Produced by Sean Casey, Office of News & Public Affairs) Enjoy additional videos on the Boston College Youtube Channel.

Fr. Morello Organizing Study of Religious Life in Latin America

By Kathleen Sullivan 

Published: July 23, 2014

The election of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina as pope has focused increased attention on the Catholic Church in Latin America, says sociologist and Jesuit priest Gustavo Morello, SJ, but there is little data about the state of Catholicism in a post-modern, urbanized Latin America.  more »

'This Year Has Been a Blessing to Me'

By Rosanne Pellegrini 

Published: July 17, 2014

Graduating summa cum laude in May from the Woods College of Advancing Studies — and overcoming many challenges along the way in pursuit of higher education — Anissa Lane has earned bragging rights. more »

Religious Exemption and the Law

By Sean Smith 

Published: July 17, 2014

A new book by Professor of History Alan Rogers explores a previous chapter in this continuing imbroglio: attempts to prosecute parents who use prayer and spiritual healing to treat their children’s medical problems. more »

A Conversation with Woods College of Advancing Studies Interim Dean James Burns, SJ

By Sean Smith 

Published: June 26, 2014

In an ongoing series interviewing several of Boston College's Academic Deans, Sean Smith sat down with James Burns from the Woods College of Advancing Studies. more »

A Catalyst for Learning Business

By Sean Hennessey 

Published: June 23, 2014

The Carroll School of Management has launched a new summer program offering non-management students an opportunity to learn a thing or two about business. more »