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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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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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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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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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Nacier-Alonsozana To Lead UGBC During 2013-14 Year

By: Eleanor Hildebrandt

Voting in the final UGBC elections for the 2013-14 school year closed at midnight on Friday, Apr. 5. Matt Nacier and Matt Alonsozana, both A&S ’14, were elected UGBC President and Executive Vice President, respectively. Of the 9,110 Boston College undergraduates, 3,116 voted in the final elections, which began on Apr. 4. Fifty-eight percent of the votes were cast for the Nacier-Alonsozana team, with the remaining 42 percent voting for the team of Tim Koch, A&S ’14, and Chris “Trugs” Truglio, CSOM ’14.

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BCSSH And University Still At Odds

By: David Cote

Tensions have calmed somewhat between the administration and Boston College Students for Sexual Health (BCSSH) since the controversy over “Safe Sites” made national headlines last week, but the students involved remain dedicated to their cause.

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Spring Weekend To Feature ‘Bingo Players’ At Plex

By: Eleanor Hildebrandt

Plexapalooza returns on Sunday, April 14, when the Bingo Players-an electric dance music (EDM) group best known for their single “Cry (Just a Little)”-will take over the Plex basketball courts. The Dutch duo, which will be fresh off its performance at the California music festival Coachella, will play until midnight in the Plex show, which is jointly hosted this year by UGBC’s Campus Entertainment department, the Residence Hall Association (RHA), and Nights on the Heights (NOTH).

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