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Maura McSweeney

Maura Lester McSweeney, Philosophy '17, (and beloved Philosophy work study student) has been awarded the prestigious Archibishop Oscar A. Romero Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes a BC junior who best represents the values and ideals inherent in the life of Oscar Romero. Devotion to learning as evidenced by the student's academic record, and dedication to community service, both on and off campus, are the primary factors in determining the scholarship award. Above: Maura and her parents.  

Mitchell Clough

Mitchell Clough ’16 was recently awarded second prize at the 5th Annual William and Mary Undergraduate Philosophy Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia. The prize was awarded based on the philosophical merit and rigor of the papers submitted to the conference. Mitchell presented a segment of his senior honors thesis entitled “Rawls and Human Rights: Overlapping Consensus or Overpowering Demand?” to a group of undergraduate students attending from across the country.

Honors students

This year’s senior Honor’s students in Philosophy (L to R) Brianna Mae Naumchik, Walter Yu, Richard Balagtas, Mitchell J. Clough, and Eleni Callas celebrating at a dinner at the home of Prof. Eileen Sweeney. Theses topics

Boston College Magazine

The voyage
Jeffrey Bloechl
's philosophy class was a test of mind, heart, and body.



Upcoming Events

BC Ethics Workshop
Presentation by Matthew Ray: "Recognition without Identity."
Contact Micah Lott
Wednesday, May 4
3:00 to 4:30 p.m., Stokes 325N

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