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At the Starting Point

By Jack Dunn

Published: Nov. 13, 2014

Dudley Square in Roxbury is not a place readily associated with entrepreneurs. So when Gilad Rosenzweig, an MIT-educated architect, urban planner and founder of the high-tech accelerator Smarter in the City, announced his plans to provide six months of free workspace and professional mentorship for minority entrepreneurs in the heart of one of Boston’s poorest neighborhoods, his vision was met with some cynicism from those accustomed to seeing entrepreneurial investment directed across the Charles River to Kendall Square. more »

Jobs with Special Meaning

By Kathleen Sullivan 

Published: Nov. 13, 2014

Every weekday, Boston College School of Social Work Clerical Assistant Mindy Beaulieu rises at 5:30 a.m. to travel by commuter rail from her North Shore home to North Station in Boston, where she catches a ride to the Chestnut Hill Campus. She is always punctual and has not missed a day of work in three years. more »

Center to Educate Students on Real Estate, Urban Action

By Sean Hennessey 

Published: Nov. 13, 2014

Boston College has created the Joseph E. Corcoran Center for Real Estate and Urban Action. Housed in the Carroll School of Management, the center is designed to educate and inspire the next generation of professionals to use real estate as a catalyst for turning struggling neighborhoods into stable, flourishing communities.  more »


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Remembering Service and Sacrifice

Scenes from the annual Boston College Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony, held Tuesday at the Veterans Memorial on Burns Library lawn, and more of this week's best photos can be found on the BC Flickr page.

See some of the events that happened throughout the month of October here at Boston College including the Fall, the Head of the Charles, musicals, midterms, fireworks and more. Video Produced by Sean Casey, Office of News & Public Affairs. Additional shots by Teddy Chapman '17 and Elaine Bishop '18

Undergrads Create Website to Help Make 'Orgo' Simpler for Students

By Ed Hayward 

Published: Nov. 13, 2014

Organic Chemistry.  Few two-word course titles inspire as much dread in students as the yearlong journey through the structures, properties and reactions of carbon-laden organic compounds and materials.  more »

A Quarter Century Later, UCA Jesuit Murders Still Resonate

By Rosanne Pellegrini 

Published: Nov. 13, 2014

The title “One Night in November” is a compelling one for a Boston College exhibit commemorating the 25th anniversary of the murders at the University of Central America (UCA) in El Salvador. And with good reason, according to Campus Minister Donald MacMillan, SJ, the exhibit curator. more »

History Through the Journalistic Eye

By Sean Smith 

Published: Nov. 10, 2014

John Horgan, the Burns Library Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies for this semester, draws on multiple perspectives from careers in journalism, public life and academia for his teaching and research. He recently spoke with the Chronicle’s Sean Smith about his three careers, his impressions of Boston College, and why he’s not ready to declare print journalism dead. more »

Translating His Father's Voice, Not Just His Words

By Office of News & Public Affairs 

Published: Oct. 30, 2014

A Boston College symposium will mark the translation and publication of the new book Dinner with Stalin and Other Stories, edited and co-translated by Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer, and written by his father David Shrayer-Petrov, a prolific and celebrated author of contemporary Russian-American fiction.  more »

Displaying a 'Genius' for the Digital Humanities

By Rosanne Pellegrini 

Published: Oct. 30, 2014

The works of poet Geoffrey Chaucer, widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages, got a 21st-century spin by students recently in a class on the Father of English literature taught by Assistant Professor of English Eric Weiskott. more »