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CSOM Named Sixth Best US Business School

By: Eleanor Hildebrandt

The Carroll School of Management (CSOM) was ranked No. 6 among United States undergraduate business schools in Bloomberg Businessweek’s annual review, released last week. The ranking is calculated based on five different areas: a student survey, the schools’ academic quality, rankings by employers’ recruiters, the rank of MBA feeder schools, and graduates’ starting salaries. This year marks the third time in the past five years that CSOM has ranked in the top 10-it placed No. 9 both last year and in 2010, with a dip to 16th place in 2011.

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UGBC Campaigns Underway, Primary Begins Today

By: Eleanor Hildebrandt

Primary voting begins today on OrgSync for the 2013 UGBC Presidential and Vice Presidential elections, and after voting ends tomorrow, one ticket will be eliminated from the running.
The three teams-Tim Koch, A&S ’14, and Chris “Trugs” Truglio, CSOM ’14; Molly McCathy and Ricky Knapp, both A&S ’14; and Matt Nacier and Matt Alonsozana, both A&S ’14-have been focusing on spreading their platforms to the student body throughout the last week. All teams have been holding dorm walks, attending on-campus events, and utilizing social media to spread their names.

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Admins Warn BCSSH About ‘Safe Sites’

By: David Cote

On Friday, Mar. 15, the University administration sent an email to the residents of all rooms identified as Boston College Students for Sexual Health (BCSSH) “Safe Sites,” indicating that students in those rooms could be in violation of University policy if they were found to be distributing condoms to the general student body. The letter, signed by Paul Chebator, dean of students, and George Arey, director of the Office of Residential Life, further indicated that residents of these rooms could be subject to disciplinary action.

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Resolution Calls For Divestment

By: Eleanor Hildebrandt

Boston College students have begun to push against the administration on University investment in fossil fuel companies. On Mar. 18, BC Fossil Free, a coalition of Boston College undergraduate and graduate students, sent out a press release asserting that the University is contradicting Boston College’s Jesuit, Catholic values by hosting Peter Voser, the CEO of the Royal Dutch Shell company, at today’s CEO Club of Boston luncheon.

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Feminism The Focus Of ‘Coming Out Day’

By: Eleanor Hildebrandt

Amidst the flurry of UGBC campaigning, students and faculty members across campus have been showing their support for a different cause this week. While the maroon-and-gold pins sported on backpacks and lapels are themselves unassuming and understated, their message-“This is what a feminist looks like”-is anything but.

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BC Alum Nominated For Next Secretary Of Energy

By: Eleanor Hildebrandt

If the Senate confirms Ernest Moniz, BC ’66, as the next U.S. Secretary of Energy, two of the 15 members of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet will be Boston College alumni. Secretary of State John Kerry, BC Law ’76, assumed office on Feb. 1 this year-the date of Moniz’s confirmation hearing is as of yet undecided. He is poised to inherit the position from current Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, who served during Obama’s first term.

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UGBC Campaigning Officially Begins Today

By: Eleanor Hildebrandt

The campaigning season for president and vice president of the Undergraduate Government of Boston College (UGBC) during the 2013-14 academic year will begin today. Three teams are competing: Tim Koch, A&S ’14, and Chris Truglio, CSOM ’14; Molly McCarthy and Ricky Knapp, both A&S ’14; and Matt Nacier and Matt Alonsozana, both A&S ’14. The team of Nick Barrett, CSOM ’14, and Tim Strakosch, A&S ’14, removed themselves from the running last week.

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Bergoglio Elected As First Jesuit Pope

By: David Cote

With the election of Pope Francis yesterday, the College of Cardinals has taken a step forward in the direction of a more global Catholic Church, Boston College theologians have said.
Francis, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is the first Jesuit to become pope, as well as the first pope from South America. Although he was reportedly runner up to Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger in the last papal election, he was not initially considered a serious candidate for the papacy during this conclave, mostly due to his age-he is 76 years old. His election occurred on only the second day of the papal conclave, much faster than many theologians were expecting given the unique nature of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation.

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