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Quad To Undergo Renovations Over Summer

By: Eleanor Hildebrandt

According to the Boston College Chronicle, the Academic Quad-located in the center of Devlin, Fulton, Lyons and Gasson Halls-will undergo landscaping changes this summer. The renovation will begin the day after Commencement, May 21, and is scheduled to finish before classes resume in the fall.

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Person of the Year: Dick Kelley

By: Austin Tedesco

A little girl runs into the room beaming with joy. She’s just seen a towering star.

“We just saw Ryan Anderson,” she exclaims. “He’s so tall.”

Dick Kelley turns his head, and as Anderson walks through the door followed by fellow Boston College basketball players Lonnie Jackson and John Cain Carney, Kelley lights up brighter than his starstruck niece.

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Momentum Award: Larry Scott

By: David Cote

A lot  has changed in the chemistry department since Lawrence Scott first came to Boston College.

The current Louise and Jim Vanderslice and Family professor in chemistry arrived on the Heights in 1993, just after the construction of Merkert Hall, still the only academic building on campus dedicated to a single department.

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Focus Groups Explore BC’s Diversity

By: Eleanor Hildebrandt

During the last academic year, the Office of AHANA Student Programs (OASP) and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs conducted a climate survey about diversity on campus. This past spring, smaller focus groups were convened in order to gather more information about questions that sprang up as a result of the original survey and could not be answered with any preexisting institutional data.

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Momentum Award: Rachel Newmiller

Rachel Newmiller, A&S ’13, is busier than most other college seniors are at this time of year-in New York for the weekend for a fundraiser and at a ceremony the following Monday to receive the Brian D.A. Hall Award for her commitment to service to Boston College’s Campus School. […]

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Administrators Take Steps To Deal With Grade Inflation At BC

By: David Cote and Andrew Skaras

Starting during the Vietnam War, average grades at universities nationwide began to climb steadily, a trend that has not stopped since. At the time, professors were unwilling to give students low grades, as a poor GPA could jeopardize their military exemption status and result in their being sent to fight and possibly die overseas.

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Momentum Award: Tim Koch

By: Adriana Mariella

Tim Koch, A&S ’14, knows the meaning of being a man for others. He has spent his now three years at Boston College helping to shape the BC community and the student experience through both his work as an Orientation Leader (OL) and his involvement in UGBC

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