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Supreme Court Rejects Belfast Project Appeal

By: Eleanor Hildebrandt

On Monday, Apr. 15, the United States Supreme Court denied the appeal made by Belfast Project Director Ed Moloney and Belfast Project researcher and former IRA member Anthony McIntyre in an effort to prevent the recordings of interviews with former IRA member Dolours Price from being handed over to the Police Services of Northern Ireland.

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BC Rallies In Wake Of Bombings

By: Eleanor Hildebrandt

On the afternoon of Monday, Apr. 15, around 3 p.m., the crowd at Mile 21 was considerably thinner than it had been just hours earlier. The stream of runners passing by the Boston College campus had narrowed to a trickle, but students were still leaning over the guardrails by St. Ignatius Church, yelling encouragement and offering high fives. Friends, family, and local citizens had gathered on the other side of Commonwealth Ave. to do the same. One or two people had heard a sound like thunder a few minutes earlier, but no one thought much of it-the weather was turning from April sun to rain, perhaps. The Boston Marathon went on.

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Faculty And Admins In Conflict Over Senate

By: Eleanor Hildebrandt

Unlike many institutions of higher education, Boston College does not have a faculty senate.
The University did not always lack a governing faculty body, however. In the 1960s and 1970s, the University Academic Senate (UAS) was in operation. According to Michael Malec, a professor in the sociology department and the treasurer of the BC chapter of the American Association of University Professors (BCAAUP), UAS consisted of 50 percent faculty members, 25 percent administrators, and 25 percent students. In the late ’70s, though, the senate shifted to mostly faculty dealings, then to a forum for faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences, and then faded away at the end of the 1980s as meetings were more and more sparsely attended.

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Six Seniors Arraigned For Vandalism

By: Eleanor Hildebrandt

Yesterday in Brighton District Court, six Boston College students-Charles Howe, Timothy Orr, Arthur Pidoriano, Christian Rockefeller, David Rogers, and Matthew Tolkowsky, all A&S ’13-were charged with breaking and entering a Brighton apartment as well as with the willful and malicious destruction of property over the value of $250, according to a press release from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.

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Paramore Struggles With A New Identity On Self-Titled Album

By: Brennan Carley

We live in a world populated by bands that exist as mere shells of their former selves. Guns N’ Roses is now the Axl Rose Experience, the Smashing Pumpkins essentially boils down to Billy Corgan and whoever isn’t pissing him off at the moment, and now, pop-punk early aught-staple Paramore is merely lead singer Hayley Williams with the help of the newly recruited Jeremy Davis and Taylor York.

Having hobbled along subsisting on one-off Twilight and Transformers soundtrack singles and the occasional award-show red carpet appearance, Paramore emerges relatively unscathed from its awkward transitional phase.

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