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University Appoints Vice Provost for Enrollment Management

By Jack Dunn

Published: Dec. 11, 2014

Boston College has named 1982 graduate Nanci Tessier, vice president for enrollment management at the University of Richmond, as the University’s first vice provost for enrollment management.  more »

The Long and Short of It

By Sean Hennessey 

Published: Dec. 11, 2014

Longer lives, reduced support from Social Security, and insufficient contributions to 401K plans: just some of the issues that have made the so-called “Golden Years” of retirement nothing but a distant memory. more »

First Round of New Courses Approved for Core Curriculum

By Sean Smith 

Published: Feb. 3, 2011

Beginning next fall, Boston College freshmen can fulfill core curriculum requirements through new team-taught or linked courses that deal with such topics as the global implications of climate change, genocide and crimes against humanity, the social contexts of violence, and the challenge history and literature face in pursuing truth. more »


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Season of Worship, Music and Cheer

With the holiday season in full swing, Boston College was the site for numerous events and activities, including the annual University Chorale and Symphony Orchestra Christmas concert at Trinity Chapel on Newton Campus; the Alumni Association’s “Winter Wonderland” for families (above). For more of this week's best photos, visit the BC Flickr page.

Quiet moments on campus capture the feeling of November at the Heights. From the splendor of the changing season and our Veterans Day observances, to students studying, at service or enjoying a pumpkin spice latte with friends, to the community coming together for hockey games or the annual multi-faith Thanksgiving ceremony —autumn is a time to savor.

Produced by Sean Casey, featuring Teddy Chapman '17 and Elaine Bishop '18

Reflections for the Season of Light

By Rosanne Pellegrini 

Published: Dec. 11, 2014

“Let the joy, peace, and light of the Christmas season dance within you!” That enticement to experience the annual Boston College production of “Christmas Reflections,” which celebrates the season in story, music and dance, beckons from its sponsor, the Boston Liturgical Dance Ensemble. more »

Toying With Science, Nature

By Ed Hayward 

Published: Dec. 11, 2014

Growing up in the small farming town of Davis, Calif., in the shadows of World War II, T. Ross Kelly learned early on that fun to be had was fun that had to be made. As a boy, Kelly’s preferred toys tended toward rocket kits and go-carts — devices that were as fun to assemble, as they were to use. If they produced flames and smoke, all the better. more »

New Book Traces BC Hockey History

By Sean Smith 

Published: Dec. 11, 2014

With hockey season in full swing, a must-read for hockey aficionados – or anyone with an interest in BC and Boston history – is Tales from the Boston College Hockey Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Eagles Hockey Stories Ever Told by former News & Public Affairs Associate Director Reid Oslin ’68, MA ’71, who was also BC’s sports information director for 24 years. Oslin, who retired in 2012, recently talked about his latest book with Chronicle’s Sean Smith. more »

LSOE Program Seen Aiding Local School

By Ed Hayward 

Published: Dec. 4, 2014

For six years, Lynch School of Education faculty, staff and students have worked closely with the Russell Elementary School in Dorchester, producing a range of innovative programs and supports that are being credited as part of the reason the Russell has risen to new heights of academic achievement. more »

Tools for Greater Understanding

By Sean Smith 

Published: Dec. 4, 2014

Boston College undergraduates’ volunteer activities often involve working with immigrants in a variety of settings and circumstances. But how much do students really know about the social, legal, political, demographic and other aspects of immigration in the United States? more »