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Gasson Tower and fireworks

The University has reached its $1.5 billion goal for 'Light the World,' the largest capital campaign in Boston College history and one that has united BC alumni, parents, and friends across the globe.  

Student group in a laboratory

In 2015, 264 student fellows were involved in faculty research projects in 20 departments, ranging from economics to theater to physics. Boston College Magazine visits five science laboratories where Undergraduate Research Fellows are at work.

Darren Kisgen and his board game Dragonwood

It started as something Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Finance Darren Kisgen created to play with his kids. Now his fantasy adventure game, Dragonwood, has gone global. AP

Gasson Tower at sunset

Best wishes for a happy and peace-filled new year.

Gasson Tower and holiday lights

Best wishes for a happy holiday season and a peaceful new year. (Photo by Liam Weir '18)

Gasson Tower and BC Christmas tree

Best wishes for a happy holiday season and a peaceful new year. View this year's BC Christmas video. (Photo by Gary Wayne Gilbert)

Students pose with Santa at the Christmas tree lighting

Santa worked a campus visit into his pre-Christmas schedule, stopping by the annual tree lighting ceremony for some photos with students. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

Choir of STM students at St. Ignatius Church


The School of Theology and Ministry marked Advent with its annual service of lessons and carols at St. Ignatius Church. (Photo by Gary Wayne Gilbert)

Eagle Global Leadership Initiative


Local high school students got a taste of high-stakes global politics and diplomacy from BC Model U.N.'s Eagle Global Leadership Initiative. BC Chronicle

Gabelli Plazas

In recognition of a $10 million gift from the foundation of longtime benefactor, BC parent and current University Trustee Mario Gabelli to support beautification of the campus, the open spaces around Conte Forum will be named the Gabelli Plazas. BC Chronicle

Group of Elements student staffers meeting

BC's undergraduate research journal Elements, which marks its 10th anniversary this year, is now an open access journal operating under a Creative Commons license and recognized as a digital publication by the Library of Congress. (At right, Editor-in-Chief Marissa Marandola ’16, center, and staff members at a recent meeting photographed by Peter Julian '17.)

Aerial view of campus foliage

A look at the highlights of fall semester at the Heightsstudy, spirit and the splendor of the changing seasonin a new video from the Office of News & Public Affairs.

Student curators of the 'We Were BC' exhibit

Still time to catch the latest exhibit in the 'Making History Public' series: #WeWereBC, for which undergraduate curators used archival material from Burns Library to chronicle the first 100 years of Boston College history.

St. Mary's Hall

The St. Mary's Hall renovation project has earned the Institutional Sustainability and Preservation Award from Historic Newton and the Newton Historical Commission, which recognizes exemplary restoration of historic architecture and landscapes in the city. (Photo by Gary Wayne Gilbert)

Christmas tree lighting ceremony in front of Gasson Hall


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on campus. The annual tree lighting ceremony took place on December 4. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and author Alexa von Tobel,

This week's meeting of the Boston College Chief Executives Club featured Uber co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick in conversation with best-selling author Alexa von Tobel, founder and CEO of The forum will host its first global event in Dublin next September. (Photo by Justin Knight)

Ronan Tynan master class


Renowned vocalist Ronan Tynan, a member of the Irish Tenors, taught two master classes in Gasson 100 earlier this semester, sponsored by the Music Department. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

Giving Tuesday Gasson Hall graphic

Thanks to all who supported Giving Tuesday! BC reached the first goal of 1,000 donors, which unlocked $100,000 for financial aid from an anonymous donor. Now, a donor has stepped up with a new challenge: For every additional 100 people who give, the donor will contribute an extra $10,000 for financial aid. Help make it happen.

Dance Ensemble rehearsal


BC's first 'Week of Dance' begins todayan outgrowth of an initiative to provide additional dance mentorship as well as an opportunity to showcase the work of student dancers. (Photo by Christopher Huang)

Gasson Hall


'I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.' – G. K. Chesterton

Students at the Capitol building in Washington, DC

A delegation from BC on Capitol Hill for the year’s largest Catholic advocacy day, urging members of Congress to address the moral issues raised by Pope Francis during his recent visit to the U.S. The day was part of the 18th Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice.

Resilience header shot - Charles River

Resilience. Four BC students demonstrate its power in their efforts to live out the University's motto 'Ever to Excel.' Video

Dan Bunch with students

BC’s Learning to Learn Program, directed by Dan Bunch, is a national model for helping students adjust to the challenges of college. BC Chronicle

Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P., receives the President's Medal for Excellence from University President William P. Leahy, S.J. C21 Center Director Thomas Groome looks on.

Peruvian theologian Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P., widely noted for his foundational work in liberation theology, receives the President's Medal for Excellence from University President William P. Leahy, S.J., as Church in the 21 Century Center Director Thomas Groome looks on. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

Phil Schiller

The dedication of the Carroll School of Management's Shea Center for Entrepreneurship featured a panel discussion among leading entrepreneurs and a keynote address by Phil Schiller ’82, senior vice president of worldwide marketing for Apple Inc. BC Chronicle (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

Jared Huffman, Stephen Lynch, Vincent Rougeau, Edward Markey, Michael Capuano

U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman J.D. ’90, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch J.D. ’91, U.S. Sen. Edward Markey '68, J.D. '72, and U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano J.D. ‘77—at right flanking Dean Vincent Rougeau—were featured speakers at an alumni reception with members of Congress held during the recent Law School Reunion.

 Kosta Karamanakis and the Archbishop of Constantinople

Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences junior Kosta Karamanakis at an Oxford University reception for Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople, whom he first met last summer while working on an Advanced Study Grant research project in Istanbul.

Veterans Memorial Wall

BC's Veterans Memorial Wall honors alumni who died in service to their country. (Photo by Gary Wayne Gilbert)

Kathleen McGillycuddy and Madeleine Albright


More than 500 students, faculty, alumni and friends packed Robsham Theater for the inaugural Council for Women of Boston College Colloquium last week. The event featured former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, at right with CWBC founding co-chair Kathleen McGillycuddy NC '71. (Photo by Rose Lincoln)

Madeleine Albright with students


More than 500 students, faculty, alumni and friends packed Robsham Theater to hear former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (at right with students), deliver the inaugural address of the Council for Women of Boston College Colloquium.