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BC Will Start Sesquicentennial Celebration With Mass At Fenway

By: David Cote

Boston College will begin its Sesquicentennial celebration this month with a mass at Fenway Park on Sept. 15 at 4 p.m. The event will be open to BC students, faculty, alumni, and other guests who have preregistered online. The mass is the first in a series of events that will highlight various aspects of BC’s history and dedication to education in the 150 years since its founding in 1863.

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Belfast Project Case May Go To Supreme Court

By: David Cote

Irish journalist and Belfast Project researcher Ed Moloney, together with Belfast Project researcher and former IRA member Anthony McIntyre, recently announced their intention to bring the case of the Belfast Project to the United States Supreme Court. The pair, appealing a decision by the United States First Circuit Court of Appeal that rejected their right to intervene in the Boston College archive case, have repeatedly emphasized the case’s vast constitutional importance and potentially harmful ramifications on the fragile peace process in Northern Ireland and the enterprise of oral history.

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Campus Takes On A New Look

By: David Cote

The University’s central plaza has a new, green look this fall, following construction over the summer months. The area in front of O’Neill Library has been regraded, and grass and trees have been planted to give campus additional green space in light of construction on the site of the former Dustbowl.

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Momentum Award: Chris Faherty

By: David Cote

Christopher Faherty, president of Eagle EMS and A&S ’13, has been riding ambulances for almost a third of his life. Growing up in Little Silver, New Jersey, he began volunteering in the local fire department at the age of 14 to fulfill his Confirmation class community service requirement, transitioned to Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and hasn’t looked back since.

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