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Westy Egmont on CNN to Discuss Obama's Immigration Executive Order

NOVEMBER 21, 2014

Following Barack Obama's announcement that he would use executive authority on immigration policy, BC Social Work Professor Westy Egmont went on CNN to discuss what the order means for the millions of immigrants affected by the president's decision.

"I'm sure that tonight, there's a lot of weeping and joy in millions of homes across the United States," Egmont told CNN International anchor Errol Barnett. "This is a profound opportunity for people to come out of the shadows…It means for some people the ability to go to work legally. It means for many people the ability to stay with their children who have already been given under DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] the opportunity to stay in the country. It certainly is going to mean an emotional opportunity to breathe deeper, to feel cohesively a part of the community in which in they live, and to take hope for the future."  More about Westy Egmont on CNN »

Research Roundup

NOVEMBER 11, 2014

Several faculty and students at Boston College School of Social Work have been recognized for their work on critical research studies and creative projects serving the community. While the commendations represent a diversity of subject matter and methods of inquiry, all of the projects share the same principal mission: to support work to create social change.

The scholarships, awards, and commendations are from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institute on Aging, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and other organizations.  More about research roundup »

Events

Social Innovation Symposium

FEBRUARY 1, 2012
6:45–9 p.m.
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

The Social Innovation Symposium will be a conversation among three social entrepreneurs working to bring social innovation to the nonprofit, for-profit, and public sectors:

  • Earl Phalen, CEO of Reach Out and Read; Founder of Summer Advantage USA; and Co-Founder and Former CEO of BELL
  • Jim Laughlin, Director of Communications for Life Is Good
  • Eric Schwarz, Co-Founder and CEO of Citizen Schools

See the event schedule

The symposium is a unique graduate and undergraduate collaboration sponsored by the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, Capstone, and the Institute for Liberal Arts.

Boston College undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff are invited to register by January 26, 2012, to margaret.dolan.2@bc.edu.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Berzin at stephanie.berzin@bc.edu.