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Students Should Respect Marathon Changes

By: The Heights Editorial Board

The Campus School Volunteers of Boston College will not be permitted to maintain their long-standing tradition of participating in the marathon as bandit runners. As a result, the Campus School will host its own marathon on April 13, the week before the official Boston Marathon. The Campus School’s decision to host its own marathon to honor the hard work of its runners is wise and students should still support the runners.

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Campus Voice Ought To Connect UGBC, Students

By: The Heights Editorial Board

UGBC relaunched Campus Voice, a website that provides a forum for students to create and support initiatives meant to improve the BC community, this week. his or her particular issue’s status through emails from UGBCWhile the site’s goals-including increased transparency, accountability, and dialogue between UGBC and the student body-are well intentioned, the execution of the site launch has been flawed so far.

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New Funds Afford Way To Recognize Junior Faculty

By: The Heights Editorial Board

David Miele was recently named as the first Sesquicentennial Challenge chair, the first of up to 10 chairs that the University is planning to establish for assistant professors. The establishment of such chairs is a rarity, as most universities reserve endowed chairs for senior, tenured faculty, and BC should continue to recognize junior faculty.

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Athletics’ Indecision Hurts BC Basketball

By: The Heights Editorial Board

Donahue was told last Thursday that he would return next year, according to Sports Illustrated, but as of press time there has still been no word from the athletic department about the coach’s status. Although it is debatable whether Donahue deserves to keep his job next season, there is no denying that BC has handled the days since the basketball team’s season-ending loss last Wednesday very sloppily.

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Selection Of Quigley As Provost Will Benefit BC

By: The Heights Editorial Board

David Quigley, dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, will serve as Boston College’s new provost and dean of faculties beginning on June 1, the University announced Tuesday. Quigley, who has been in his current role since 2009, has demonstrated successful leadership of A&S and is a highly qualified choice for the important position of University provost.

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Feminist Coming Out Day Sparks Conversation

By: The Heights Editorial Board

Buttons bearing the provocative message “This is what a feminist looks like” once again appeared all over campus on Monday, marking Boston College’s second annual Feminist Coming Out Day. This year’s Feminist Coming Out Day built upon last year’s by offering a handout with the button, but more can be done in future years to engage a greater portion of the student body.

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Bystanders’ Efforts Must Lead To More Dialogue

By: The Heights Editorial Board

Jessica Stevens, A&S ’14, and Joseph Palomba, A&S ’15, who both work in the Women’s Resource Center’s Bystander Intervention program, attended a roundtable discussion with the Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault at the White House last week. This invitation is not only a testament to the important work that Stevens and Palomba are doing at Boston College, but it is also a further affirmation that sexual assault is not adequately addressed on college campuses across the U.S.

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