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'BC Strong' Offers Personal Sides to Boston Marathon Bombings Story

By Sean Smith 

Published: Apr. 15, 2015

On the eve of the second anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Boston College community gathered April 14 to hear three alumni speak on how the event changed their lives, as well as their perceptions of themselves and the world around them. more »

Chicago Archbishop Cupich to Address Graduates

By Office of News & Public Affairs 

Published: Apr. 9, 2015

Chicago Archbishop Blase Joseph Cupich, leader of the country’s third-largest Catholic diocese and a champion for the economically and socially disenfranchised, will address the graduates at Boston College’s 139th annual Commencement Exercises on May 18. more »

Groome to Lead Church in the 21st Century Center

By Kathleen Sullivan 

Published: Apr. 9, 2015

School of Theology and Ministry Professor Thomas Groome, an internationally renowned theologian, popular Catholic author and authority on religious education, has been appointed director of the Church in the 21st Century Center (C21) by University President William P. Leahy, SJ. more »


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Students cooking in a row, alongside their professor

Classroom Kitchen

Part-time faculty member Lynne Anderson (second from left teamed up with Dining Services as part of her Food and Culture Writing seminar. Read the full article. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

Last week, Boston College Admission sent decision emails out to the Class of 2019. The incoming class was warmly wlecomed on social media through the #BC2019 campaign. See more here on the #BC2019 website. (Produced by Sean Casey)

Presidential Scholars Project Looks at Mental Health

By Sean Smith 

Published: Apr. 9, 2015

They knew they had a compelling story to tell, and felt the way to share it was to make a documentary – even if they didn’t really know how. more »

Arts Festival Has a 'Pop' to It This Year

By Rosanne Pellegrini 

Published: Apr. 9, 2015

Boston College’s artistic talents will once again be in the spotlight when the University holds its 17th annual Arts Festival April 23-25. more »

Honor Is 'a Reminder to Always Work for Justice'

By Rosanne Pellegrini 

Published: Apr. 9, 2015

Ricardo Alberto recently was awarded the 2015 Archbishop Oscar A. Romero Scholarship, which recognizes a junior whose life demonstrates an understanding of, and commitment to, the values and ideals inherent in the life of Archbishop Romero. Recipients also must demonstrate involvement in, and service to, the Hispanic/Latino community at BC and in the wider community. more »

Presidential Scholars' Documentary on Mental Health in Boston to Be Shown April 7

By Sean Smith 

Published: Apr. 1, 2015

A group of Boston College sophomores have put together a 30-minute documentary on mental health issues in the Boston area, with a particular focus on cultural and socioeconomic disparities that affect treatment, stigma and care. The film, “A Boston State of Mind,” will premiere on April 7 at 7:15 p.m. in Higgins 300. more »

A Writer of 'Timely and Universal' Subjects

By Rosanne Pellegrini 

Published: Mar. 26, 2015

Acclaimed and award-winning Ethiopian-American writer Dinaw Mengestu, whose works chronicle the African diaspora in America, will visit Boston College on April 8. more »