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Boston College

Motto: Αἰέν ἀριστεύειν (Greek)
Motto in English: Ever to excel
Established: Chartered 1863
Type: Private
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Endowment: US$1.75 billion[1]
President: William P. Leahy, SJ
Faculty: 679[2]
Undergraduates: 9,081[3]
Postgraduates: 4,642[3]
Location: Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
Campus: Suburban; 381 acres (1.5 km²)
Athletics: 31 Varsity Teams[4]
Colors: Maroon and Gold            
Nickname: Eagles
Website: www.bc.edu

Boston College (BC) is a private university located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, in the New England region of the United States. Its historic campus, one of the earliest examples of Collegiate Gothic architecture in North America, is set on a hilltop six miles (10 km) west of downtown Boston. Although chartered as a university by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1863, Boston College's name reflects its early history as a liberal arts college and preparatory school in Boston's South End. It was the first institution of higher education established in Boston, though it later outgrew its urban location and moved to Chestnut Hill on the city's western edge. Boston College is one of the oldest Jesuit, Catholic universities in the United States and is home to one of the largest Jesuit communities in the world. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x1000, 80 KB) Summary Boston College seal. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Ever to Excel is the English translation of the Ancient Greek motto of Boston College: αιεν αριδτευειν It is derived from the sixth book of Homers Iliad, in a speech Glaucus delivers to Diomedes. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... A private university is a university that is run without the control of any government entity. ... Various Religious symbols, including (first row) Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Bahai, (second row) Islamic, tribal, Taoist, Shinto (third row) Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu, Jain, (fourth row) Ayyavazhi, Triple Goddess, Maltese cross, pre-Christian Slavonic Religion is the adherence to codified beliefs and rituals that generally involve a faith in a spiritual... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... USD redirects here. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... William P. Leahy, SJ (born 1948) is the 25th President of Boston College, a post he has held since 1996. ... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Boston College and the Chestnut Hill Reservoir Located 6 miles west of Boston, Chestnut Hill is a wealthy suburb notable for its stately old houses, scenic landscape and the historic campus of Boston College. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Maroon is a color related to dark red. ... Gold is a shade of the color yellow closest to that of gold metal. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... Image File history File links from http://www. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... Boston College and the Chestnut Hill Reservoir Located 6 miles west of Boston, Chestnut Hill is a wealthy suburb notable for its stately old houses, scenic landscape and the historic campus of Boston College. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... Victoria Tower at the Palace of Westminster, London: Gothic details provided by A.W.N. Pugin The Gothic revival was a European architectural movement with origins in mid-18th century England. ... Boston redirects here. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually abbreviated to preparatory school, college prep school, or prep school) is a private secondary school designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... The South End is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ...

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About Boston College

Gasson Tower viewed from Linden Lane.
Gasson Tower viewed from Linden Lane.

Founded by the Society of Jesus, Boston College opened its doors in 1863 to 22 students whose studies were concentrated within a liberal arts curriculum.[5] BC became the second Jesuit institution of higher learning in Massachusetts and the first located in the Boston area. Its charter was among the first documents to stipulate that the institution "from its inception shall be open to youths of any faith," a policy since expanded to include those "of no religious faith at all."[citation needed] Download high resolution version (450x614, 142 KB)View from Linden Lane toward Gasson Tower on the campus of Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts File links The following pages link to this file: Gothic architecture Boston College Gothic revival Categories: GFDL images ... Download high resolution version (450x614, 142 KB)View from Linden Lane toward Gasson Tower on the campus of Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts File links The following pages link to this file: Gothic architecture Boston College Gothic revival Categories: GFDL images ... Gasson Hall is an iconic building on the campus of Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. ... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ...


Boston College is called The Heights, a reference to both its lofty aspirations — the college motto is "Ever to Excel" — and its elevated location on Chestnut Hill, or "University Heights" as the area was initially designated. The name has lent itself to a number of campus organizations — including the principal student newspaper, The Heights — and to those affiliated with the university: BC students were universally called "Heightsmen" until 1925 when Mary C. Mellyn became the first "Heightswoman" to receive a BC degree. Today, the university's legacy includes over 143,000 alumni in over 120 countries around the world.[6] For information about the short-lived television series by this name see The Heights (TV series). ... Ever to Excel is the English translation of the Ancient Greek motto of Boston College: αιεν αριδτευειν It is derived from the sixth book of Homers Iliad, in a speech Glaucus delivers to Diomedes. ... The Heights (est. ... Stemming from its nickname as The Heights, persons affiliated with Boston College have been referred to as Heightsmen, Heightswomen, Heightsonians and Eagles, the latter in reference to the Universitys mascot, the Eagle. ...


Boston College was added to the "25 New Ivies" list in 2006 by Kaplan/Newsweek, which includes "colleges whose first-rate academic programs, combined with a population boom in top students, have fueled their rise in stature and favor among the nation's top students, administrators and faculty -- edging them to a competitive status rivaling the Ivy League."[7] Kaplan or Caplan is a Jewish or Turkish family name that may also refer to one of the following: An interesting point is that immigrants of Jewish origin arriving at the port of Baltimore received a C - Caplan, whereas those who arrived at the port of New York City (Ellis... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ...

The Boston College Coat of Arms from a stained glass window in the Gasson honors library.
The Boston College Coat of Arms from a stained glass window in the Gasson honors library.

Boston College students have enjoyed success in winning prestigious post-graduate fellowships and awards, including recent Rhodes, Marshall, Mellon, Fulbright, Truman, Churchill, and Goldwater scholarships, among others. BC's yield rate for Fulbright awardees is the highest in the country.[8] In 2007, the German department was awarded a record 13 Fulbright scholarships, five more than the previous number from a single department. Though formal numbers are not kept, the number of awardees from one department to study in a specific country is thought by academic scholars to be the largest in the 60-year history of the Fulbright program.[9] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1140x1770, 576 KB) Boston College Coat of Arms photo by author With regard to the photo: I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1140x1770, 576 KB) Boston College Coat of Arms photo by author With regard to the photo: I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The University Seal on a window in Burns Library The Boston College Coat-of-Arms incorporates the heraldic symbols of knowledge; Boston, Massachusetts; Boston, Lincolnshire; and the Jesuit Order. ... Rhodes House in Oxford, designed by Sir Herbert Baker. ... The official logo of the Marshall Scholarship is a blended image of the US and UK flags. ... Mellon could refer to: Andrew William Mellon Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Carnegie Mellon University Mellon Financial Corporation There is also a type of fruit called a melon. ... Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills. ... For other persons named Harry Truman, see Harry Truman (disambiguation). ... Churchill redirects here. ... Barry Morris Goldwater (January 1, 1909 – May 29, 1998) was a five-term United States Senator from Arizona (1953–1965, 1969–87) and the Republican Partys nominee for president in the 1964 election. ...


At US$1.75 billion, BC's endowment is among the largest in American higher education and the largest of any Jesuit university in the world. Its annual operating budget is approximately US$667 million.[1] USD redirects here. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... This list of US and colleges and universities by endowment contains the 56 universities in the United States that have an endowment of at least 1 billion US dollars (at fiscal year-end 2005). ...


AHANA is a term coined (and trademarked) by BC students in 1979 to refer to students of African-American, Hispanic, Asian, or Native American descent.[10] In 2006-07, AHANA students comprised 24% of BC undergraduates.[11] International students make up an additional 5.3% of the student population.[12][13] AHANA is a term that refers to persons of African-American, Hispanic, Asian, or Native American descent. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... Hispanic (Spanish: ; Portuguese: ; Latin: , adjective from Hispānia, the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically denoted relation to the ancient Hispania and its peoples. ... Asian people[1] is a demonym for people from Asia. ... A Sioux in traditional dress including war bonnet, circa 1908. ...


In September 2006, the administration of Boston College unveiled the long-awaited campus overhaul project. Details of the project were featured in the newspaper, The Heights. According to the paper, "BC's strategic vision will bring unprecedented structural development to campus."[14]


The paper also noted that the program would involve replacing the 800 beds in Edmond's Hall with 400-person residence halls on Commander Shea Field and near Moore Hall, overlooking Commonwealth Avenue. BC hopes to relocate the McMullen Museum of Art from Devlin Hall to a newly constructed building on the north side of Commonwealth Avenue, which will include additional open space in favor of a 1,000 to 1,200-person auditorium attached to it. Taking advantage of BC's location on Commonwealth Avenue, the designs will shift the MBTA station to the median in the center of the street. The school is also considering a sky bridge linking the new residence hall and museum. Baseball fields will be moved to the recently acquired St. John Seminary property in the Brighton section of Boston to free up additional open areas on the main campus. The Brighton property will also be home to new parking structures, tennis courts, an indoor track, and a conference center. Commonwealth Avenue (often abbreviated Comm Ave by locals) is a road in the city of Boston, Massachusetts beginning at the western edge of the Public Garden, and continuing west through the Back Bay, Kenmore Square, and the suburbs of Brighton and Chestnut Hill. ... Boston College (BC) is a private university located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, in the New England region of the United States. ... In an urban setting, a skyway, catwalk, or skywalk, is a type of pedway consisting of an enclosed (or covered) bridge between two buildings. ...


Its most dramatic features, however, are a set of academic buildings that anchor a center for the humanities alongside the Dustbowl; a recasting of the Lower Campus as a polished center of intellectual and community life, including a new recreation complex and a University center; a set of science buildings in a quad built on the memories of Cushing and portions of Campion halls; a reef of performing arts facilities on the near edge of the Brighton Campus and an “athletics and recreation district” at the far end; and a knitting together of the Lower and Brighton campuses by means of a footbridge and several blocks of mixed-use development.[14][15]


Rankings and admissions

Admission to Boston College is among the most selective in the United States. For the class of 2012, BC received a record 31,000 applications from prospective undergraduates, admitting less than 27% , making it the most selective class in the school's history. BC ranks fourth among private American universities in the number of applications it receives annually, though it is less than half the size of the three schools that rank above it. Average SAT scores were reported as 2061 on the 2400 scale.[16] For other uses, see SAT (disambiguation). ...


BC placed 11th in a ranking of national universities (published in Forbes Magazine) by the Center for College Affordability & Productivity, a research group in Washington, DC. [17]


The undergraduate school of business, the Carroll School of Management, placed 14th in an annual survey of US undergraduate business schools by BusinessWeek, which noted that "Alumni and professors love helping students find jobs, making BC's campus networking an invaluable resource."[18] BC ranked 35th among national universities in US News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges 2008" rankings.[19] The Carroll School of Management is a graduate and undergraduate business school and one of the professional schools of Boston College. ... BusinessWeek is a business magazine published by McGraw-Hill. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...


A study by Carnegie Communications in 2004 ranked BC 17th among national universities.[20] The same study cited BC as the 8th"most popular" choice among U.S. high school seniors.[21]


A Princeton Review survey of parents that asked “What ‘dream college’ would you most like to see your child attend were prospects of acceptance or cost not issues?” placed BC 6th.[22]


BC also participates in the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)'s University and College Accountability Network (U-CAN). Founded in 1976, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) is an organization of private US colleges and universities. ... The University and College Accountability Network (U-CAN) is a network planned to compare private colleges and universities across a wide variety of characteristics. ...


History

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Early history

The history of Boston College is traced to the founding of the Society of Jesus in 1534 and the early activity of Jesuits in New England in the 17th and 18th centuries. Jesuit founder, St. Ignatius of Loyola, imagined a distinct mission that sought to engage intellectual inquiry, faith, and cultural contributions "in conversation with the city." His Society established colleges and universities in almost every part of the known world, and its members were among the great explorers of the Age of Discovery. In 1825, Benedict Joseph Fenwick, SJ, a Jesuit from Maryland, became the second Bishop of Boston. He was the first to articulate a vision for a "College in the City of Boston" that would raise a new generation of leaders to serve both the civic and spiritual needs of his fledgling diocese. Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... 1534 (MDXXXIV) was a common year in the 16th century. ... Ignatius of Loyola Saint Ignatius of Loyola (December 24, 1491? – July 31, 1556), baptized Íñigo López de Loyola, was a co-founder of the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic religious order commonly known as the Jesuits that was established to strengthen the Church, initially against Protestantism. ... See also: Age of Sail and Afro-Asiatic age of discovery For the computer wargame, Age of Discovery, see Global Diplomacy. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ...


A College in the City

John McElroy, SJ
John McElroy, SJ

In 1827, Bishop Fenwick opened a school in the basement of his cathedral and took to the personal instruction of the city's youth. His efforts to attract other Jesuits to the faculty were hampered both by Boston's distance from the center of Jesuit activity in Maryland and by suspicion on the part of the city's Protestant elite. Relations with Boston's civic leaders worsened such that, when a Jesuit faculty was finally secured in 1843, Fenwick decided to leave the Boston school and instead opened the College of the Holy Cross 45 miles west of the city in Worcester, Massachusetts where he felt the Jesuits could operate with greater autonomy. Meanwhile, the vision for a college in Boston was sustained by John McElroy, SJ, who saw an even greater need for such an institution in light of Boston's growing immigrant population. With the approval of his Jesuit superiors, McElroy went about raising funds and in 1857 purchased land for "The Boston College" on Harrison Street in Boston's South End. With little fanfare, the college's two buildings — a schoolhouse and a church — welcomed their first class of scholastics in 1859. Two years later, with as little fanfare, BC closed again. Its short-lived second incarnation was plagued by the outbreak of Civil War and disagreement within the Society over the college's governance and finances. BC's inability to obtain a charter from the anti-Catholic Massachusetts legislature only compounded its troubles. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1089x617, 524 KB)Lithograph of Boston College, circa 1860. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1089x617, 524 KB)Lithograph of Boston College, circa 1860. ... The South End is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Rev. ... Rev. ... Image File history File links Ratio Studiorum Societatis Iesu, 1598 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Ratio Studiorum Societatis Iesu, 1598 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Ratio Studiorum, 1598 The Ratio Studiorum (Latin: Plan of Studies) often designates the document that formally established the globally influential system of Jesuit education in 1599. ... White Anglo-Saxon Protestant, commonly abbreviated to the acronym WASP, is a term which originated in the United States. ... Not to be confused with Holy Cross College (Indiana) or other similarly named Holy Cross Colleges. ... This article is about the city of Worcester in England. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The South End is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total...


On March 31, 1863, more than three decades after its initial inception, Boston College's charter was formally approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In it, BC was granted the right to confer all university degrees, with the exception of the M.D. (a limitation that was later amended).[citation needed] Johannes Bapst, SJ, a Swiss Jesuit from French-speaking Fribourg, was selected as BC's first president and immediately reopened the original college buildings on Harrison Avenue. For most of the 19th century, BC offered a singular 7-year program corresponding to both high school and college. Its entering class in the fall of 1864 included 22 students, ranging in age from 11 to 16 years. The curriculum was based on the Jesuit Ratio Studiorum, emphasizing Latin, Greek, philosophy and theology. Revolutionary for its time, BC's charter emphasized that "the profession of religion will not be a condition for admission to the College."[citation needed] is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Medicinæ Doctor or Doctor of Medicine (M.D. or D.M.) is a doctorate level degree held by medical doctors. ... Fribourg (French), (German: or , often Fribourg) is the capital of the Swiss canton of Fribourg and the district of Sarine. ... The Ratio Studiorum, 1598 The Ratio Studiorum (Latin: Plan of Studies) often designates the document that formally established the globally influential system of Jesuit education in 1599. ... For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Philosophy (disambiguation). ... Theology finds its scholars pursuing the understanding of and providing reasoned discourse of religion, spirituality and God or the gods. ...


The move to Chestnut Hill

Collegiate Gothic buildings on Chestnut Hill.
Collegiate Gothic buildings on Chestnut Hill.
Thomas I. Gasson, SJ at groundbreaking festivities.
Thomas I. Gasson, SJ at groundbreaking festivities.
Margaret Ursula Magrath '26
Margaret Ursula Magrath '26

Boston College's enrollment reached nearly 500 by the turn of the 20th century. Expansion of the South End buildings onto James Street enabled increased separation between the high school and college divisions, though Boston College High School remained a constituent part of Boston College until 1927 when it was separately incorporated. In 1907, newly-installed President Thomas I. Gasson, SJ, determined that BC's cramped, urban quarters in Boston's South End were inadequate and unsuited for significant expansion. Inspired by John Winthrop's early vision of Boston as a "city upon a hill," he re-imagined Boston College as world-renowned university and a beacon of Jesuit scholarship. Less than a year after taking office, he purchased Amos Adams Lawrence's farm on Chestnut Hill, six miles west of the city. He organized an international competition for the design of a campus master plan and set about raising funds for the construction of the "new" university. Proposals were solicited from distinguished architects, and Charles Donagh Maginnis' ambitious proposal for twenty buildings in English Collegiate Gothic style, called "Oxford in America," was selected. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1203x816, 1255 KB)Sunset on the Heights - Boston College - Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Ford Memorial Tower, Burns Library, Bapst Library and Gasson Hall on BCs historic middle campus Photo © 2005 Harvey D. Egan, SJ File history Legend: (cur) = this is the... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1203x816, 1255 KB)Sunset on the Heights - Boston College - Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Ford Memorial Tower, Burns Library, Bapst Library and Gasson Hall on BCs historic middle campus Photo © 2005 Harvey D. Egan, SJ File history Legend: (cur) = this is the... Victoria Tower at the Palace of Westminster, London: Gothic details provided by A.W.N. Pugin The Gothic revival was a European architectural movement with origins in mid-18th century England. ... Boston College President Thomas I Gasson, SJ (with raised spade) is joined by civic and religious leaders for the groundbreaking of Boston Colleges new Chestnut Hill campus This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for... Boston College President Thomas I Gasson, SJ (with raised spade) is joined by civic and religious leaders for the groundbreaking of Boston Colleges new Chestnut Hill campus This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... Margaret Ursula Magrath, Boston College Class of 1926 File links The following pages link to this file: Boston College Categories: Public domain images | Boston College ... Margaret Ursula Magrath, Boston College Class of 1926 File links The following pages link to this file: Boston College Categories: Public domain images | Boston College ... Founded in 1863, Boston College High School (also known as BC High) is an all-male Jesuit Roman Catholic college preparatory secondary school with historical ties to Boston College. ... Incorporation (abbreviated Inc. ... John Winthrop (12 January 1587/8–26 March 1649) led a group of English Puritans to the New World, joined the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1629 and was elected their first governor on April 8, 1630. ... City upon a hill is phrase often used to refer to John Winthrops famous sermon, A Model of Christian Charity,, of 1630, based on the one of the metaphors of Salt and Light in the Sermon on the Mount (You are the light of the world. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... Amos Adams Lawrence was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1814, the son of famed philanthropist Amos Lawrence. ... Boston College and the Chestnut Hill Reservoir Located 6 miles west of Boston, Chestnut Hill is a wealthy suburb notable for its stately old houses, scenic landscape and the historic campus of Boston College. ... The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ... Considered the father of American Gothic architecture, Charles Donagh Maginnis was born in Londonderry, Northern Ireland on January 7, 1867. ...


By 1913, construction costs had surpassed available funds, and as a result Gasson Hall, "New BC's" main building, stood alone on Chestnut Hill for its first three years. Buildings of the former Lawrence farm, including a barn and gatehouse, were temporarily adapted for college use while a massive fundraising effort was underway. While Maginnis' ambitious plans were never fully realized, BC's first "capital campaign" — which included a large replica of Gasson Hall's clock tower set up on Boston Common to measure the fundraising progress — ensured that President Gasson's vision survived. By the 1920s BC began to fill out the dimensions of its university charter, establishing the Boston College Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the Boston College Law School and the Woods College of Advancing Studies, followed successively by the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, the Carroll School of Management, the Connell School of Nursing, and the Lynch School of Education. In 1926, Boston College conferred its first degrees on women (though it did not become fully coeducational until 1970). With the rising prominence of its graduates, this was also the period in which Boston College and its powerful Alumni Association began to establish themselves among the city's leading institutions. At the city, state and federal levels, BC graduates would come to dominate Massachusetts politics for much of the 20th century. Gasson Hall is an iconic building on the campus of Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. ... The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences is the graduate faculty of humanities, natural sciences and social sciences at Boston College. ... Boston College Law School, known colloquially as BC Law, is one of the six professional graduate schools at Boston College. ... The Woods College of Advancing Studies is an extension school at Boston College. ... The Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) is one of the professional schools of Boston College, located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Carroll School of Management is a graduate and undergraduate business school and one of the professional schools of Boston College. ... The Connell School of Nursing is a graduate and undergraduate nursing school and one of the professional schools of Boston College. ... The Lynch School of Education is a professional school of Boston College. ...


Cultural changes in American society and in the church following the Second Vatican Council forced BC to question its purpose and mission. Meanwhile, poor financial management lead to deteriorating facilities and resources and rising tuition costs. Student outrage, combined with growing protests over Vietnam and the bombings in Cambodia, culminated in student strikes, including demonstrations at Gasson Hall in April 1970. The Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, or Vatican II, was the twenty-first Ecumenical Council of the Roman Catholic Church. ... Gasson Hall is an iconic building on the campus of Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. ...

J. Donald Monan, SJ
J. Donald Monan, SJ

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The Monan era

By the time J. Donald Monan, SJ assumed the presidency on September 5, 1972, BC was approximately US$30 million in debt, its endowment totaled just under US$6 million, and faculty and staff salaries had been frozen during the previous year. Rumors about the university's future were rampant, including speculation that BC would be acquired by Harvard University. Monan's first order of business was to reconfigure the Boston College Board of Trustees. By separating it from the Society of Jesus, Monan was able to bring in the talents of lay alumni and business leaders who helped turn around the university's fortunes. This same restructuring had been accomplished first at the University of Notre Dame in 1967 by Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, CSC with many other Catholic colleges following suit in the ensuing years. In 1974, Boston College acquired Newton College of the Sacred Heart, a 40 acre (162,000 m²) campus 1.5 miles (2 km) away that enabled it to expand the law school and provide more housing for a student population that was increasingly residential and geographically diverse. No less than the university's rescue is credited to Monan who set into motion the university's upward trajectory in finances, reputation, and global scope. In 1996, Monan's 24 year presidency, the longest in the university's history, came to an end when he was named University Chancellor and succeeded by President William P. Leahy, SJ. is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... For other universities and colleges named Notre Dame, see Notre Dame. ... The Rev. ... Newton College of the Sacred Heart was a small womens liberal arts college in Newton Center, Massachusetts. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... William P. Leahy, SJ (born 1948) is the 25th President of Boston College, a post he has held since 1996. ...


Recent history

9/11 Memorial Labyrinth
9/11 Memorial Labyrinth

Since assuming the Boston College presidency, Leahy's tenure has been marked with an acceleration of the growth and development initiated by his predecessor. BC's endowment has grown to US$1.75 billion,[1] it has expanded by almost 150 acres (600,000 m²), and undergraduate applications have surpassed 31,000. At the same time, BC students, faculty and athletic teams have seen unprecedented success — winning record numbers of Fulbrights, Rhodes, and other academic awards; setting new marks for research grants; and winning conference and national titles. In 2002, Leahy initiated the Church in the 21st Century program to examine issues facing the Catholic Church in light of the clergy sexual abuse scandal. His effort brought BC worldwide praise and recognition for "leading the way on Church reform".[23] The Boston College Memorial Labyrinth In memory of BC Alumni who died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 File links The following pages link to this file: Boston College Image:BCmemoriallabyrinth. ... The Boston College Memorial Labyrinth In memory of BC Alumni who died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 File links The following pages link to this file: Boston College Image:BCmemoriallabyrinth. ... Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills. ... Rhodes House in Oxford, designed by Sir Herbert Baker. ... Initiated by Boston College President William P. Leahy, SJ, and begun in September 2002, The Church in the 21st Century Initiative was originally conceived as a two-year project aimed at examining the controversial issues raised by the sexual abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... In the late 20th century, and especially at the turn of the 21st, the Catholic Church in several countries was confronted with a series of allegations concerning sexual abuse of children under the legal age of consent ¹ by Catholic clergy and religious. ...


Recent plans to merge with the Weston Jesuit School of Theology were followed by an article in The New York Times claiming "such a merger would further Boston College's quest to become the nation's Catholic intellectual powerhouse" and that, once approved by the Vatican and Jesuit authorities in Rome, BC "would become the center for the study of Roman Catholic theology in the United States."[24] On February 16, 2006, the merger was authorized by the Jesuit Conference.[25] Category: ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ... For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2003, after years of student lead discussions and efforts, the University approved a Gay-Straight Alliance, the first University-funded gay support group on campus. In 2004, between 1,000 and 1,200 students rallied behind a student-led campaign to expand the school's non-discrimination statement to include equal protection for gays and lesbians.[26] Earlier that year 84% of the student body voted in favor of a student referendum calling for a change in policy.[27] After several months of discussion the university's policy was changed in May 2005.[28]


On December 5, 2007, Boston College announced the Master Plan, a $1.6 billion, 10-year plan to revamp the campus and hire new faculty. The plan includes over $700 million for new buildings and renovations of the campus, including construction of four new academic buildings, a 200,000 square ft recreation center to replace the outdated Flynn Recreation Complex, a 285,000 square ft university center to replace McElroy Commons (which is slated for destruction), and the creation of 610 beds for student housing, as well as many other constructions and renovations.[29] Father Leahy said, "We are announcing our Strategic and Master Plans with the goal of creating the finest campus facilities for our students and faculty, while also committing ourselves to becoming a national leader in liberal arts education and student formation, and the world’s leading Catholic university and theological center."[30] is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


The plan has been criticized by Boston city officials. On February 21, 2008, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino warned the school to construct new dormitory building on its main campus, rather than on the former St. John's Seminary property acquired from the Archdiocese of Boston. Student misbehavior in the neighborhoods around the school has been a problem for area residents. [31] is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


School songs

Alma Mater

Alma Mater was written by T. J. Hurley, who also wrote For Boston (the Boston College Fight Song) and was a member of the Class of 1885. For Boston is the traditional fight song of Boston College. ... For the single by Marilyn Manson, see The Fight Song. ... Year 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Hail! Alma Mater! Thy praise we sing.
Fondly thy mem'ries round our heart still cling.
Guide of our youth, thro' thee we shall prevail!
Hail! Alma Mater! Hail! All Hail!


Hail! Alma Mater! Lo, on the height,
Proudly thy tow'rs are raised for the Right
God is thy Master, His law thy sole avail!
Hail! Alma Mater! Hail! All Hail!


For Boston

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Gasson Quadrangle
Gasson Quadrangle

For Boston, for Boston,
We sing our proud refrain!
For Boston, for Boston,
'Tis Wisdom's earthly fane.
For here all are one
And their hearts are true,
And the towers on the Heights
Reach to Heav'ns own blue.
For Boston, for Boston,
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For Boston, for Boston,
Thy glory is our own!
For Boston, for Boston,
'Tis here that Truth is known.
And ever with the Right
Shall thy heirs be found,
Till time shall be no more
And thy work is crown'd.
For Boston, for Boston,
For Thee and Thine alone.


The campus

Landscape and architecture

Set on a hilltop overlooking the Chestnut Hill Reservoir and the distant Boston skyline (see live webcam), Boston College's 175 acre (700,000 m²) Chestnut Hill campus includes over 120 buildings in addition to athletic fields, rolling hills, wooded areas, three formal gardens, an orchard, and over 100 species of trees.[citation needed] The campus creates an almost rural setting, only 6 miles west of downtown Boston. A "Boston College" "T"-station, located at St. Ignatius Gate, is the western terminus of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line's B-branch (also known as the "Boston College" line) and provides transit to the city center. Travel time is approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Travel time to Boston can be reduced by taking a shuttle bus to the "Reservoir" station and riding the faster D line into the city. A view of Boston College from across the Chestnut Hill Reservoir Chestnut Hill Reservoir is a reservoir created in 1870 on existing marches and meadowland to suppliment the city of Bostons water needs. ... Image:Tstation. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a body politic and corporate, and a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [2] formed in 1964 to finance and operate most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts area. ... Two trains at Park Street. ... Unlike the Red Line, Blue Line and Orange Line, all of which run urban heavy rail cars and use stations with elevated platforms (so that the car is level with the platform and thus the cars are easily handicap-accessible), the Green Line is a trolley/streetcar line and has... Downtown Honolulu in Hawaii, United States, an example of an urban downtown district Central business district (CBD) and downtown are terms referring to the commercial heart of a city. ... The Cleveland Circle stop is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line C branch. ... The D Branch, also called the Highland Branch or Riverside Branch, is a branch of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line in the Boston, Massachusetts area, along which light rail vehicles run. ...


Due largely to its location and architecture, the Boston College campus is known affectionately as the "Heights," the "Crowned Hilltop" and "Oxford in America." This last moniker was the title of the original campus master plan and was confirmed by a visiting British journalist in 1915 who famously wrote, "Even in embryo, it is Oxford and Cambridge without their grime."[32] This article is about the city of Oxford in England. ... This article is about the city in England. ...

The Crowned Hilltop

The Maginnis master plan
The Maginnis master plan

Designed by Charles Donagh Maginnis and his firm, Maginnis & Walsh, in 1908, the Boston College campus is a seminal example of Collegiate Gothic architecture. Publication of its design in 1909 — and praise from influential American Gothicist Ralph Adams Cram — helped establish Collegiate Gothic as the prevailing architectural style on American university campuses for much of the 20th Century. Gasson Hall, BC's signature building, is credited for the typology of dominant Gothic towers in subsequent campus designs, including those at Princeton University's Graduate College (Cleveland Tower, 1913 to 1917), at Yale University (Harkness Tower, 1917 to 1921), and at Duke University (Chapel Tower, 1930 to 1935). Combining Gothic Revival architecture with principles of Beaux-Arts planning, Maginnis proposed a vast complex of academic buildings set in a cruciform plan. The design suggested an enormous outdoor cathedral, with a long entry drive at the "nave," the main quadrangle at the "apse" and secondary quadrangles at the "transepts." At the "crossing," Maginnis placed the university's main building, which he called "Recitation Hall." Using stone quarried on the site, the building was constructed at the highest point on Chestnut Hill, commanding a view of the surrounding landscape and the city to the east. Dominated by a soaring 200-foot bell tower, Recitation Hall was known simply as the "Tower Building" when it finally opened in 1913. Maginnis' design broke from the traditional Oxbridge models that had inspired it — and that had till then characterized Gothic architecture on American campuses. In its unprecedented scale, Gasson Tower was conceived not as the belfry of a singular building, but as the crowning campanile of Maginnis' new "city upon a hill." Charles D. 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Expansion and eclecticism

St. William's Hall
St. William's Hall

Though Maginnis' ambitious Gothic project never saw full completion, its central portion was built according to plan and forms the core of what is now BC's iconic middle campus. Among these, the Bapst Library has been called the "finest example of Collegiate Gothic architecture in America" and Devlin Hall won the Harleston Parker Medal for "most beautiful building in Boston." Subsequent campus expansions exceeded even President Gasson's vision and brought with them a new set of architectural vocabulary: Georgian, Neoclassical, Richardsonian Romanesque, and others. The 1895 Louis K. Liggett Estate was acquired in 1941 and developed into a Tudor style upper campus, while an architecturally eclectic lower campus took shape on land acquired by filling in part of the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. Around this time, a Seattle newspaper ranked Boston College second in a list of "America's Most Beautiful Campuses" (the University of Washington ranked first).[citation needed] Notions of "beauty" meanwhile were challenged by the advent of modernism. The 1940 design for St. Ignatius Church is an important hybrid of this period and is an example of what has been called "Modern Gothic." Modernism had an enormous impact on development after the 1940s, though most modernist buildings at BC maintained decidedly un-modern rough stone facades in keeping with Maginnis' original designs. By the 1960s, BC's severe space demands and poor financial health began to leave their mark, as evidenced by the construction of prefabricated modular apartments on the lower campus. Originally intended as temporary housing, the "Mods" have survived in large part because of their popularity among upperclassmen. Other legacies of this era include the hyperbolic-roofed Flynn Recreation Complex, constructed using laminated wood beams, and the later International Style O'Neill Library, designed by The Architects Collaborative. More recent campus development signals a return to Maginnis & Walsh's Collegiate Gothic designs, as reflected in the renovations of Fulton Hall (1997) and Higgins Hall (2002), and in the construction of Campanella Hall (2003) and the St. Ignatius Gate Residence Hall (2004). Campenella houses a small bookstore, the Hillside Cafe, the Undergraduate Government of Boston College (UGBC), and the Theology, History, Philosophy, and Economics departments. The building is connected via a causeway to Middle Campus through the O'Neill Library entrance. 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The Former "Cardinal's Mansion"

In June 2004, Boston College acquired 43 acres of land from the Archdiocese of Boston.[33][34] The new grounds, adjacent to the main campus (on the opposite side of Commonwealth Avenue), include the historic mansion that served as the Cardinal's residence until 2002. The new grounds are referred to as Brighton Campus, after Brighton, the area in Boston where it is located. Image File history File links Cardinal Mansion, Boston College File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Cardinal Mansion, Boston College File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Sean Patrick Cardinal OMalley, Archbishop of Boston The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the New England region of the United States. ... Commonwealth Avenue (often abbreviated Comm Ave by locals) is a road in the city of Boston, Massachusetts beginning at the western edge of the Public Garden, and continuing west through the Back Bay, Kenmore Square, and the suburbs of Brighton and Chestnut Hill. ... For other uses, see Cardinal (disambiguation). ... Cemetery and apartment houses along Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton, near Chandlers Pond Brighton is a neighborhood of the City of Boston, Massachusetts, located in the northwest corner of the city. ...


Other properties

In addition to the main campus at Chestnut Hill, BC's 40 acre (160,000 m²) Newton Campus is located 1 mile (2 km) to the west and houses the law school and residential housing for roughly one third of the freshman class. Other BC properties include a 20 acre (80,000 m²) seismology research observatory and field station in Weston, Massachusetts, an 80 acre (320,000 m²) retreat center in Dover, Massachusetts, and the Centre for Irish Programmes: Dublin on St. Stephen's Green in Dublin, Ireland. Weston is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States in the Boston metro area. ... Dover is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. ... St. ... This article is about the city in Ireland. ...

Book of Kells facsimile, Burns Library
Book of Kells facsimile, Burns Library

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Libraries & museums

Boston College's eight research libraries contain over twelve million printed volumes, manuscripts, journals, government documents and microform items, ranging from ancient papyrus scrolls to digital databases. Together with the university's museums, they include original manuscripts and prints by Galileo, Ignatius of Loyola, and Francis Xavier as well as world renowned collections in Jesuitana, Irish literature, sixteenth century Flemish tapestries, ancient Greek pottery, Caribbean folk art and literature, Japanese prints, US government documents, Congressional Archives, and paintings that span the history of art from Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Galileo can refer to: Galileo Galilei, astronomer, philosopher, and physicist (1564 - 1642) the Galileo spacecraft, a NASA space probe that visited Jupiter and its moons the Galileo positioning system Life of Galileo, a play by Bertolt Brecht Galileo (1975) - screen adaptation of the play Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht... Saint Ignatius of Loyola, also known as Ignacio (Íñigo) López de Loyola (December 24, 1491 – July 31, 1556), was the principal founder and first Superior General of the Society of Jesus, a religious order of the Catholic Church professing direct service to the Pope in terms of mission. ... Saint Francis Xavier (Basque: San Frantzisko Xabierkoa; Spanish: San Francisco Javier; Portuguese: São Francisco Xavier; Chinese: 聖方濟各沙勿略) (7 April 1506 - 2 December 1552) was a Spanish pioneering Roman Catholic Christian missionary and co-founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuit Order). ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... For other uses, see Flanders (disambiguation). ... West Indies redirects here. ... Bronze statue of Amida Buddha at Kotokuin in Kamakura (1252 A.D.) Japanese art covers a wide range of art styles and media, including ancient pottery, sculpture in wood and bronze, ink painting on silk and paper, and a myriad of other types of works of art. ... ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... World map showing the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere historically considered to consist of the continents of North America and South America with their associated islands and regions. ...


O'Neill Library

O'Neill Library steps
O'Neill Library steps

BC's central research library, the Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Library is named for the legendary former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, a member of the Boston College Class of 1936. Opened in 1984, it houses approximately two million volumes in the humanities, the natural sciences and the social sciences. It also contains US government documents, administrative offices of the Boston College Libraries, and a museum dedicated to "Tip" O'Neill on the second floor, whose papers are housed in the Burns Library. A glass-enclosed atrium on the library's fourth and fifth floors offers sweeping views of the Boston skyline. The CTRC, Computer Technology Research Center (formerly SLSC, the Student Learning and Support Center), the largest computer lab on campus, and the Connors Family Learning Center (formerly ADC, the Academic Development Center), the student tutoring area, are located on the second floor. Image File history File links ONeill Library, Boston College File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links ONeill Library, Boston College File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Thomas Phillip ONeill, Jr. ... Dennis Hastert of Illinois, the current Speaker of the House (since January 6, 1999) The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the United States House of Representatives. ... For other uses, see Humanities (disambiguation). ... Boston College (BC) is a private university located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, in the New England region of the United States. ... Looking up inside the 32-story atrium of the Shanghai Grand Hyatt, part of the Jin Mao Building. ...

Gargan Hall, Bapst Library
Gargan Hall, Bapst Library

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Bapst Library

Opened in 1928, Bapst Library was named for the first president of Boston College (Johannes Bapst, SJ, 1815 to 1887) and it was one of the few structures built according to Charles Donagh Maginnis' original "Oxford in America" master plan. Bapst served as the university's main library until 1984. It has been widely praised as the "finest example of Collegiate Gothic architecture in America." In 1987, it reopened after a two-year, multimillion dollar restoration and now houses the university's fine arts collection. Designed as a "cathedral to learning," it is the most elaborate of the original Collegiate Gothic buildings on campus with extensive stained glass windows, vaulted ceilings and carved wood paneling. Gargan Hall, the soaring reading room on the library's upper floor, has been named the most beautiful room in Boston. Also on the upper floor are the Chancellor's office and the Lonergan Institute. The reading room on the ground floor features a gold-leaf and wood-beamed ceiling that was carefully restored with funds from the Kresge Foundation. A guide to the building's famous stained glass windows is available online.[35] Fine art is a term used to refer to fields traditionally considered to be artistic. ... For other uses, see Cathedral (disambiguation). ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... The Lonergan Institute is a center of research at Boston College (a private university in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts), specialising in the work of Canadian philosopher Bernard Lonergan. ... The Kresge Foundation is U.S. philanthropic foundation dedicated to building stronger nonprofit organizations. ...

Thompson Room, Burns Library

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Burns Library

Ford Memorial Tower, Burns Library
Ford Memorial Tower, Burns Library

The Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections is home to more than 150,000 volumes, some 15 million manuscripts and other important works, including a world-renowned collection of Irish literature. A rare facsimile of the Book of Kells is on public display in the library's Irish Room, and each day one page of the illuminated manuscript is turned. Other significant holdings include original works by Sir Isaac Newton, Samuel Beckett, T. S. Eliot, Graham Greene, Seamus Heaney, Gerard Manley Hopkins, James Joyce, Francis Thompson, George Bernard Shaw, and William Butler Yeats, among others. It also houses the papers of prominent Boston College alumni, including House of Representatives Speaker Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill, Jr.; legal scholar and former US Congressman Robert F. Drinan, SJ; US Representative Edward P. Boland; and Margaret Heckler, Congresswoman, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, and US Ambassador to Ireland. The library is named after the Honorable John. J. Burns (1901 to 1957), Massachusetts Superior Court Justice and a member of the Boston College Class of 1921. The library's lofty Ford Memorial Tower is considerably more elaborate than Gasson Tower, though not as tall. Inside, the Thompson Room features a magnificent oriel window depicting epic poetry, while the Trustee Room includes stained glass depictions of 54 Jesuit armorial crests. Exhibits are held frequently on the library's main level and guided tours are available on request. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1176x1600, 1518 KB)Ford Memorial Tower, Burns Library, Boston College File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 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Law Library

In a new building opened in 1996, the Law Library is located on the Boston College Law School campus in Newton, Massachusetts and contains approximately 500,000 volumes covering all major areas of American law and primary legal materials from the federal government, Canada, the United Kingdom, the United Nations, and the European Union. The library also features a substantial treatise and periodical collection and a growing collection of international and comparative law material. The library's Coquillette Rare Book Room houses works from the fifteenth through nineteenth centuries, including works by and about Saint Thomas More. Boston College Law School, known colloquially as BC Law, is one of the six professional graduate schools at Boston College. ... Nickname: Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Middlesex County Settled 1630 Incorporated 1688 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor David B. Cohen (Dem) Area  - City  18. ... UN redirects here. ... For the Elizabethan play, see Sir Thomas More (play). ...


McMullen Museum of Art

Located in Devlin Hall, the McMullen Museum of Art houses a prominent permanent collection and organizes exhibits from all periods and cultures of art history. Recent exhibits and acquisitions, including works by Edvard Munch, Amedeo Modigliani, Frank Stella, Françoise Gilot, and John LaFarge, have widened both the scope of the collection and its audience. Saints and Sinners, a 1999 exhibition on the work of Caravaggio, attracted the largest audience of any university museum up to that time. Related museum activities include musical and theatrical performances, films, gallery talks, symposia, lectures, readings, and receptions that draw students, faculty, alumni and visitors from around the world. Admission to the Museum is free and open to the general public. This article is about the academic discipline of art history. ... The Scream. ... Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (July 12, 1884 – January 24, 1920) was an Italian artist, practicing both painting and sculpture, who pursued his career for the most part in France. ... Frank Stella La scienza della pigrizia (The Science of Laziness) 1984, oil, enamel and alkyd paint on canvas, etched magnesium, aluminum and fiberglass, National Gallery of Art Washington DC Frank Stella (born May 12, 1936) is an American painter and printmaker. ... Françoise Gilot (born 1921) is known as a companion of Picasso between 1944 and 1953. ... John La Farge, 1902 Angel of Help, 1886. ... For other uses, see Caravaggio (disambiguation). ...


Education Resource Center

Located in Campion Hall, the Education Resource Center (ERC) houses a prominent permanent collection of education materials for the next generation of teachers. The ERC is the special library devoted to the Lynch School of Education and one of the few libraries at BC to have its own cataloguing department. Recent renovations include a new technology room with state of the art equipment, such as SMARTboard and plasma television, to prepare students for their roles as teachers. Related museum activities include its own classroom, viewing areas, and computer lab with Macs and PCs. Like all BC libraries the ERC is a member of the Boston Consortium but its materials are only for the BC community. The Lynch School of Education is a professional school of Boston College. ...


Newton Resource Center

The Newton Resource Center (NRC) is an undergraduate resource library situated in the center of Boston College’s satellite Newton Campus accessible through Trinity Chapel. A converted theater, it is nicknamed "the morgue" both because of its absolute silence and its location in the former crypt beneath the chapel. As of the fall of 2006, the NRC is closed to student access, though the NRC continues to house a large portion of O’Neill’s overflow books, journals, and periodicals. Although there were problems with mold and water in the NRC, extensive work has been done to rectify these issues. Currently there are books being stored there, which can be requested through the O'Neill Library. Mortuary, a film directed by Tobe Hooper, see Mortuary (film). ... Crypt is also a commonly used name of water trumpets, aquatic plants. ...


Kenny-Cottle Library

The Kenny-Cottle Library is located on south side of the Newton Campus. At present, the building is being refitted to be used as office space, but the core of the building remains a closed-to-the-public overflow archive for the O’Neill library, housing more than 200,000 volumes available for request through the main library system.


Other libraries & museums

Other BC libraries include dedicated facilities for the schools social work and education, and a geophysics library at the Weston Observatory. Additional exhibition spaces include a student art gallery on the Bapst Library's mezzanine level as well as exhibition space in the Robsham Theater and Campanella Hall. Items related to BC history and athletics are on display at the Hall of Fame in Conte Forum and the BC Football Museum in the Yawkey Athletics Center. Conte Forum is a 8,606-seat multi-purpose arena in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


Alliances

Saint Ignatius

The unofficial chapel for the university is the Church of Saint Ignatius of Loyola.[36] The church is named after Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order. Although not technically the university's church, St. Ignatius enjoys a special relationship with Boston College through which the university provides the parish with Internet access, e-mail service, telephone and voice mail service, parking, and dormitory space for the religious education program. Each year, several Boston College students teach in the religious education program. Jesuits priests from Boston College occasionally preside at the church's liturgies. On their part, St. Ignatius provides a spiritual home for many students during their time at Boston College and for many alumni on their wedding day. The church building is also used by the college for some of their larger events. A chapel is a private church, usually small and often attached to a larger institution such as a college, a hospital, a palace, or a prison. ... Ignatius of Loyola Saint Ignatius of Loyola (December 24, 1491? – July 31, 1556), baptized Íñigo López de Loyola, was the founder of the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic religious order commonly known as the Jesuits that was established to strengthen the Church, initially against Protestantism. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... Voicemail (or voice mail; abbreviated v-mail or vmail) is a specific application of an interactive voice response system. ... This article is about the teaching of religion. ...


Saint Columbkille's

St. Columbkille's is a Roman Catholic Church and elementary school in Brighton, Massachusetts which has made an alliance with BC. Under the agreement, the school (founded in 1901) is to be governed by a board of members and a board of trustees comprising representatives from the Archdiocese of Boston, Boston College, St. Columbkille Parish and the greater Boston community. The board of trustees will authorize an audit of the school's curriculum, faculty, finances, and facilities before creating a strategic plan to guide the school in the future. Lynch School of Education faculty will work directly with the school's teachers on faculty and curriculum development, presenting new approaches to education and working to establish best practices in the classroom.[37] The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Cemetery and apartment houses along Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton, near Chandlers Pond Brighton is a neighborhood of the City of Boston, Massachusetts, located in the northwest corner of the city. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Board of directors. ... The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the New England region of the United States. ... See Columba (disambiguation) and St Columb for other uses. ... A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ... Light Blue represents the area in Massachusetts known as Greater Boston, while Dark Blue represents the Metro-Boston area and Red represents Boston proper, the City of Boston Greater Boston is the area of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts surrounding the city of Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Lynch School of Education is a professional school of Boston College. ...


The agreement, announced in March, 2006 by University President William P. Leahy, SJ, and Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley, OFM, Cap., represents the first such collaboration between a Catholic university and a parochial school in the United States. Cardinal-Designate Sean P. OMalley, OFM Cap. ... The Order of Friars Minor Capuchin (OFM Cap) is an order of friars in the Roman Catholic Church, among the chief offshoots of the Franciscans. ... A parochial school (or faith school) is a type of private school which engages in religious education in addition to conventional education. ...


Since its inception in 1901, St. Columbkille School has had a strong relationship with Boston College, with thousands of its graduates and parishioners having attended the University. Over the years, the Lynch School has been actively involved in St. Columbkille through its Extended Services Program, which offers after-school and summer programs for children and families focused on learning and healthy development, and its Carnegie Foundation-sponsored "Teachers for a New Era" program, which provides professional development and teacher training at the school. Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an international centre for research in education based in the United States of America. ... Professional development often refers to skills required for maintaining a specific career path or to general skills offered through continuing education, including the more general skills area of personal development. ...


In addition, Boston College students tutor at the school on a weekly basis and teach confirmation classes throughout the school year. BC employees also volunteer in the Read Aloud Program at St. Columbkille, reading to kindergarten, first and second grade pupils during their lunch breaks. In British, Australian, New Zealand, and some Canadian universities, a tutor is often but not always a postgraduate student or a lecturer assigned to conduct a seminar for undergraduate students, often known as a tutorial. ... confirmed redirects here. ... For other uses, see Kindergarten (disambiguation). ...


St. Columbkille School currently enrolls 275 students, 60% of whom are from St. Columbkille Parish, according to school Principal Mary Battles. Tuition for parish-enrolled students is US$2,650 per year. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tuition means instruction, teaching or a fee charged for educational instruction especially at a formal institution of learning. ...


Academics

The St. Ignatius Gate entrance
The St. Ignatius Gate entrance
See also: Degree programs at Boston College
See also: Research centers at Boston College

Boston College comprises eight schools and colleges: Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 946 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 946 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Degree programs at Boston College are offered in over 50 fields in 11 schools and colleges. ... The following is a list of Research centers at Boston College. ...

In December 2004, Boston College announced plans to create a School of Theology and Ministry by merging its Institute for Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry and the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The new school would be located on the BC campus on land recently acquired from the Boston archdiocese. The merge is tentatively set to occur in the fall of 2008.[38][39] The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences is the graduate faculty of humanities, natural sciences and social sciences at Boston College. ... The Carroll School of Management is a graduate and undergraduate business school and one of the professional schools of Boston College. ... The Lynch School of Education is a professional school of Boston College. ... The Connell School of Nursing is a graduate and undergraduate nursing school and one of the professional schools of Boston College. ... The Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) is one of the professional schools of Boston College, located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Boston College Law School, known colloquially as BC Law, is one of the six professional graduate schools at Boston College. ... The Woods College of Advancing Studies is an extension school at Boston College. ... Category: ... Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Middlesex Settled 1630 Incorporated 1636 Government  - Type Mayor-City Council  - Mayor Kenneth Reeves (D) Area  - Total 7. ...


Jesuit-Catholic tradition

BC's Jesuit-Catholic identity is rooted in the distinct vision of Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order, who believed in "finding God in all things." Jesuits are characterized by a dedication to both "the life of the mind and the encounter with the world," a mission distinguished by their intellectual and humanitarian activities — notably in the fields of higher education, human rights, and social justice. As explorers, scientists, artists, diplomats, and writers, Jesuits have historically been at the forefront of scientific discovery and cultural expression. As a result, they have had a sometimes tumultuous relationship with the Catholic Church — and were officially suppressed by the Vatican from 1773 to 1814 — though their work has always been dedicated Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, or "to the greater glory of God." The 112 Jesuits living on the Boston College campus make up one of the largest Jesuit communities in the world and include members of the faculty and administration, graduate students and visiting international scholars.[40] Saint Ignatius of Loyola, also known as Ignacio (Íñigo) López de Loyola (December 24, 1491 – July 31, 1556), was the principal founder and first Superior General of the Society of Jesus, a religious order of the Catholic Church professing direct service to the Pope in terms of mission. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... The Suppression of the Jesuits in Portugal, France, the Two Sicilies, Parma and the Spanish Empire by 1767 was a product of a series of political moves rather than a theological controversy. ...


The synthesis between faith and reason, coupled with BC's inclusive founding mission, attracts students and faculty from diverse religious traditions and a broad range of convictions. Campus spiritual activities are open to all, though entirely optional and include Catholic liturgies as well as religious services in various Protestant, Orthodox, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and other traditions. The Jesuit call to justice is evident in work across religious boundaries in community service, reflection retreats, and immersion programs both on campus and abroad. Alumni also reflect this commitment to humanitarian work: BC ranks eleventh among Peace Corps volunteer-producing colleges.[citation needed] Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... in Christianity: Eastern Christianity Oriental Orthodoxy Orthodox Christianity Orthodoxy by country in Judaism: Orthodox Judaism Modern Orthodox Judaism Jewish organisations: Orthodox Union Categories: ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by... current logo The Peace Corps is an independent United States federal agency. ...

Athletics

The gilded bronze eagle on Linden Lane. The statue once stood in front of U.S. Ambassador Larz Anderson's residence in Tokyo, Japan.
The gilded bronze eagle on Linden Lane. The statue once stood in front of U.S. Ambassador Larz Anderson's residence in Tokyo, Japan.[41]
Main article: Boston College Eagles

The mascot for all Boston College athletic teams is the Eagle, generally referred to as a multiple, i.e., "The Eagles." The character representing the mascot at football, hockey, and basketball games is an American bald eagle named Baldwin, derived from the "bald" head of the American bald eagle and the word "win." Image File history File links The Golden Eagle File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links The Golden Eagle File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Larz Anderson was a U.S. businessman and diplomat, serving as the Ambassador to Japan. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Genera Several, see text. ... Boston College mascot, Baldwin Baldwin the Eagle is the mascot of Boston College, named after the Bald Eagle. ...


The school colors are maroon and gold. The fight song, For Boston, was composed by T.J. Hurley, class of 1885. Maroon is a color related to dark red. ... Gold is a shade of the color yellow closest to that of gold metal. ... For Boston is the traditional fight song of Boston College. ...


The Eagles compete in NCAA Division I-A as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference in all sports offered by the ACC. The men's and women's ice hockey teams compete in Hockey East. (Skiing, fencing, and sailing are also non-ACC.) Boston College is one of only thirteen universities in the country offering NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (Formerly, I-A) football, Division I men's and women's basketball, and Division I hockey. A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic league in the United States. ... Hockey East is a college athletic conference which operates in New England. ...


In hockey and (less famously) baseball, Boston College participates in the annual Beanpot tournaments held at TD Banknorth Garden and Fenway Park, respectively. Boston College competes in the Beanpot against the three other major sports colleges in Boston: the Northeastern University Huskies, Harvard University Crimson, and Boston University Terriers. BC has reached the championship game 29 times and has won the Beanpot 14 times, including the 2008 championship. The Baseball Tournament, much less known, was first played in 1990 and out of seventeen baseball Beanpots, Boston College has won nine, last winning in 2008. The baseball team plays an exhibition game against the Boston Red Sox at City Of Palms Park in Ft. Myers, FL. during Major League Baseball's spring training. TD Banknorth Garden is a sports arena in the West End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. ... Fenway redirects here. ... Northeastern University, occasionally abbreviated as NU or NEU, is a top-tier private research university in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Harvard redirects here. ... For the similarly named institution in Chestnut Hill, see Boston College. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Major Leagues redirects here. ...


The Men's Hockey Team won the 2008 NCAA Championship on April 12th with a 4-1 victory over the University of Notre Dame in Denver, CO.


Principal athletic facilities include Alumni Stadium (capacity: 44,500), Conte Forum (8,606), Kelley Rink (7,884), Shea Field, the Newton Soccer Complex and the Flynn Recreation Complex. The Yawkey Athletics Center opened in the spring of 2005. BC students compete in 31 varsity sports[4] as well as a number of club and intramural teams. On March 18, 2002, Boston College's Athletics program was named to the College Sports Honor Roll as one of the nation's top 20 athletic programs by U.S. News and World Report.[42] Alumni Stadium is a football stadium located on the campus of Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, approximately two miles west of Boston. ... Conte Forum is a 8,606-seat multi-purpose arena in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Kelley Rink is the name of the ice hockey rink within Conte Forum at Boston College. ... is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...


Although a founding member of the Big East Conference, the Eagles left the Big East and joined the Atlantic Coast Conference on July 1, 2005. The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic league in the United States. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Boston College athletes are among the most academically successful in the nation, according to the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate (APR). In 2006 Boston College received Public Recognition Awards with fourteen of its sports in the top 10% of the nation academically. The Eagles tied Notre Dame for the highest total of any Division I-A university. Other schools having ten or more sports honored included Navy (12), Stanford (11), and Duke (11). Teams honored were football, men's fencing, men's outdoor track, men's skiing, women's rowing, women's cross country, women's fencing, women's field hockey, women's indoor track, women's outdoor track, women's skiing, women's swimming, women's soccer, women's tennis, and women's volleyball. Boston College's football program was one of only five Division I-A teams that were so honored. The other four were Auburn, Navy, Stanford, and Duke. The Academic Progress Rate (also known as APR) is a metric established by the NCAA to measure the success or failure of collegiate athletic teams in moving student-athletes towards graduation. ... For other universities and colleges named Notre Dame, see Notre Dame. ... The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and is in Annapolis, Maryland . ... Stanford redirects here. ... Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a state university located in Auburn, Alabama, U.S. With more than 24,100 students and 1,200 faculty, it is one of the largest universities in the state,[6] and according to U.S. News & World Report, has a selectivity rating of more...


In recent times, Boston College Athletics have achieved success. The Football Team won the Champs Sports Bowl over Michigan State University in 2007, extending their bowl winning streak to eight consecutive victories -- the longest active bowl win streak in the nation. The women's basketball team remains competitive in the Atlantic Coast Conference this season. The men's basketball team was one of the final 32 teams remaining in the NCAA Division 1A Basketball Tournament losing to Georgetown in 2006. The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic league in the United States. ... This article is about NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship. ...


Basketball

The Boston College Eagles basketball has achieved recent success under head coach Al Skinner. The team has recently reached the sweet sixteen of the NCAA tournament (2006) and has made the transition to the Atlantic Coast Conference. Boston College basketball, ca. ... Albert L. (Al) Skinner (born June 16, 1952 in Mount Vernon, New York) is a mens college basketball head coach and a former collegiate and professional basketball player. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic league in the United States. ...


Football

The Boston College Eagles have achieved much success in college football. On November 16, 1940, BC's Frank Leahy-coached championship team took a win from two-season undefeated Georgetown in the final seconds in a game that renowned sportswriter Grantland Rice called the greatest ever played. The Eagles completed their only undefeated season with a bowl victory over Tennessee that year, and many historians argue that the Eagles deserved a share of the national championship. In 1942, the team spent three weeks ranked at #3 in the nation and one week at #1, but they were upset by a then-dominant Holy Cross, 55-12.[43] As a result, the team canceled a party at the Cocoanut Grove, which ended up as a wise thing to do because that night the club caught fire. Boston Colleges first football team, 1893 Football at Boston College can be traced to the 1884 founding of the Boston College Athletic Club and the first series of interclass games held on the James Street Fields in Bostons South End. ... is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Grantland Rice (November 1, 1880–July 13, 1954) was an early 20th century American sportswriter. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Not to be confused with Holy Cross College (Indiana) or other similarly named Holy Cross Colleges. ... // The Cocoanut Grove was a nightclub in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


Boston College's two most famous football victories came in dramatic fashion, on the final play of the game. On the day after Thanksgiving, November 23, 1984, before a national audience on CBS, Doug Flutie became a legend when his 48 yard Hail Mary found its way into the arms of Gerard Phelan for a 47-45 victory over Miami in the Orange Bowl. This was also the year Flutie won the Heisman; the only Eagle to date so honored. (See also Flutie effect.) is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Douglas Richard Doug Flutie (born October 23, 1962) is a retired American football and Canadian football quarterback. ... A Hail Mary pass or Hail Mary play in American football is a forward pass made in desperation, with only a very small chance of success. ... The Orange Bowl is an annual college football game that is usually played on January 1 in the Miami, Florida metro area, in the United States. ... Heisman redirects here. ... The Flutie effect or Flutie factor refers to the phenomenon of having a successful sports team increase the exposure and prominence of a university. ...


Nine years later almost to the day (November 20, 1993), the Eagles went into South Bend and defeated top-ranked Notre Dame 41-39 on a 41 yard field goal by David Gordon as time expired. A win would have completed Notre Dame's season at 11-0 with a berth in the national championship game. is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... David Gordon is one of the original developers of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a trainer, author and modeler, who has helped create and shape the field of NLP for almost 30 years. ...


An additional nine years later, BC again thwarted a potential Notre Dame perfect season, defeating the #2 Fighting Irish in South Bend, 14-7. Boston College ran their football winning streak over Notre Dame to five games in 2007 with a 27-14 victory, helping the Eagles rise to #3 in the BCS rankings.[44]


One of Boston College's alumni holds a special place in the NFL record-books. Mike Woicik, a history major,[45] holds the record for most Super Bowl rings. Having gained (as a coach) three with the New England Patriots and three with the Dallas Cowboys. Mike Woicik (born September 26, 1956, in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American football strength and conditioning coach currently with the New England Patriots. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... The Super Bowl ring is an award in the National Football League given to players and coaches of the team that wins the leagues annual championship game, the Super Bowl. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division...


On October 21, 2007, Boston College received its highest ranking since 1942, coming in at #2 nationally in both the AP Poll and in the USA Today/Coaches' Poll. is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Eagles beat Virginia Tech on October 25, 2007, led by Matt Ryan with two touchdown passes in the final 2:11 of the game. This win solidified their spot at #2 in both the AP and Coaches' Poll as well as the BCS rankings. The team faced Virginia Tech again on December 1, 2007 in Jacksonville, Florida in the ACC Championship Game as Atlantic Division champions, but lost 30-16.[46] is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For other persons named Matt Ryan, see Matt Ryan (disambiguation). ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Florida State and Virginia Tech face off in the inaugural ACC title game in 2005 The Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game is a football game held by the Atlantic Coast Conference each year to determine its champion. ...


Ryan broke the Boston College single-season touchdown record previously held by College Hall of Famer, Doug Flutie[citation needed] Douglas Richard Doug Flutie (born October 23, 1962) is a retired American football and Canadian football quarterback. ...


Matt Ryan was awarded the 2007 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, given annually in the United States to the nation's most outstanding senior quarterback in college football.[47] The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award is given annually in the United States to the nations outstanding senior quarterback in college football. ...


Matt Ryan was selected third in the NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons, making him the highest-chosen BC player in NFL draft history. [48] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970-2001) NFC South (2002-present) Current uniform Team colors Black, Red, Silver and White Mascot Freddie Falcon Personnel Owner Arthur Blank General Manager...


Journals, publications & organizations

Campus publications & media

  • @BC, an online multimedia magazine, published monthly
  • BC Bulletin, a monthly alumni newsletter
  • The Boston College Chronicle, A campus newspaper in addition to The Heights
  • Boston College Magazine, a quarterly magazine
  • The Counselor, the weekly newsletter of Boston College Law School
  • Front Row, an online video database of lectures and performances at Boston College
  • The Little Red Book, "What Are We? An Introduction to Boston College and Its Jesuit and Catholic Tradition"

Academic journals & scholarly publications

  • Boston College Environmental Affairs Review
  • Boston College Law Review
  • C21 Resources,[49] a progressive journal of contemporary Catholic issues, published by BC's Church in the 21st Century Center. Begun in 2003, it is now the second largest Catholic publication in the United States.
  • Guide to Jesuit Education
  • International & Comparative Law Review
  • Journal of Technology, Learning and Assessment
  • New Arcadia Review
  • Religion and the Arts Journal
  • Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations
  • TEACHING Exceptional Children / TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus
  • Third World Law Journal
  • Uniform Commercial Code Reporter-Digest

Initiated by Boston College President William P. Leahy, SJ, and begun in September 2002, The Church in the 21st Century Initiative was originally conceived as a two-year project aimed at examining the controversial issues raised by the sexual abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church. ...

Student media

  • The Heights,[50] the principal student newspaper, published twice-weekly; established in 1919
  • The BC, a widely-acclaimed parody of The OC featuring students, Jesuits and administrators
  • Al-Noor", the Undergraduate Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Journal, established in 2007.
  • Elements, the undergraduate research journal, established in 2004
  • The Stylus,[51] the undergraduate art and literature quarterly, founded in 1883
  • Naked Singularity, a magazine dedicated to printing uncensored art, literature, and opinion
  • The Observer, a right-leaning student newspaper
  • Sub Turri,[52] the Boston College yearbook, published since 1913
  • UGBC-TV, the student run cable television stations feature the campus' longest running TV show, Now You Know, a news-variety show, and also broadcast coverage (not live) of campus events
  • WZBC, 90.3 FM,[53] a student-run radio station which provides independent and experimental music
  • The Birch Swingers, a humor magazine with a semesterly publication and daily online updates
  • Ethos, the student bioethics research journal, run by the BC Mendel Society
  • Dialogue, the undegraduate essay journal, founded in 2007
  • The Laughing Medusa, an undergraduate women's literature and arts journal

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Notable student clubs & organizations

  • Acoustics: BC's premier co-ed a cappella group.
  • AHANA Leadership Council[54]
  • Allies - Boston College's officially recognized and University funded Gay-Straight Alliance[55]
  • Appalachia Volunteers[56]
  • Asian Caucus
  • Asinine! Sketch & Improv Comedy[57]
  • BC bOp!
  • The Bostonians of Boston College, BC's oldest and most established a cappella group
  • Boston College "Screaming Eagles" Marching Band
  • Campus School Volunteers
  • College Republicans
  • The Committee for Creative Enactments (CCE)
  • FACES
  • Heightsmen, BC's only all-male a cappella group
  • Hello...Shovelhead![58]
  • InterVarsity
  • Korean Students Association, known for its Annual Culture Show[59]
  • My Mother's Fleabag
  • The Organization of Latin American Affairs
  • St. Thomas More Society[60]
  • The Son's of St. Patrick: the all men Catholic group of Boston College
  • TRUTH[61]
  • Undergraduate Government of Boston College
  • Voices of Imani

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Notable Heightsonians

An entrance to the Bapst Library
An entrance to the Bapst Library

"The Heights" is a nickname given to Boston College. It recalls both BC's lofty aspirations — the college motto is "Ever to Excel" — and its hilltop location, an area initially designated as "University Heights." The name has lent itself to a number of campus organizations, most notably the principal student newspaper, The Heights. BC students were universally called "Heightsmen" until 1925 when Mary C. Mellyn became the first "Heightswoman" to receive a BC degree. "Heightsonian" was originally conceived as a way to gender neutralize the original term "Heightsmen," though "Eagles," once exclusively used for members of the University's athletics teams, is more commonly used.[40] Contrary to its occasional usage by misinformed sportswriters and announcers, the term "Golden Eagles" refers strictly to BC graduates who have celebrated their 50th anniversary reunion.[citation needed] Stemming from its nickname as The Heights, persons affiliated with Boston College have been referred to as Heightsmen, Heightswomen, Heightsonians and Eagles, the latter in reference to the Universitys mascot, the Eagle. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1071x714, 232 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1071x714, 232 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Ever to Excel is the English translation of the Ancient Greek motto of Boston College: αιεν αριδτευειν It is derived from the sixth book of Homers Iliad, in a speech Glaucus delivers to Diomedes. ... The Heights (est. ...

See also

Presidents of Boston College Johannes Bapst, SJ (1863 – 1869) Robert W. Brady, SJ (1869 – 1870) Robert Fulton, SJ (1870 – 1880) Jeremiah O’Connor, SJ (1880 – 1884) Edward V. Boursaud, SJ (1884 – 1887) Thomas H. Stack, SJ (1887) Nicholas Russo, SJ (1887 – 1888) Robert Fulton, SJ (1888 – 1891) Edward I. Devitt... The University Seal on a window in Burns Library The Boston College Coat-of-Arms incorporates the heraldic symbols of knowledge; Boston, Massachusetts; Boston, Lincolnshire; and the Jesuit Order. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Double, Triple, and Quadruple Eagles. ...

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  58. ^ Hello...Shovelhead!
  59. ^ BC KSA
  60. ^ The St. Thomas More Society
  61. ^ TRUTH

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