Over the summer, BC revised its sexual misconduct policy to define important terms, such as “consent,” and to change the model of investigation and adjudication of sexual assault cases. These changes are improvements in the University’s policy.
Mentorship Through the Arts, a volunteer program founded by junior Meredith Smith, helps local public schools provide an arts education by putting BC students in art workshops for K-4 students, a valuable service for schools that have seen arts funding cut.
After a semester of tense relations between the Campus School parents and BC’s administration regarding the school’s future, the parents and the University have commendably collaborated on securing the Campus School on BC’s campus for the future.
At a university with a commitment to social justice, the Social Justice Coalition successfully creates a needed forum for specific clubs to meet, exchange ideas, and collaborate.
In an attempt to contain the ever-increasing cost of college, President Barack Obama has announced a plan to rate colleges based on value with the ultimate goal of tying federal financial aid to those rankings. In both methodology and impact, this plan is flawed.
The new Digital Studio in O’Neill offers students many musical and design-based resources to which they might not otherwise have access.
The University made some significant changes to the campus to improve campus accessibility over the summer, but students and faculty have concerns that have not been addressed.
Canstruction, a nonprofit that holds annual design-building competitions, collects cans that are donated to a food bank after a building competition. It is an event that BC students should consider attending.
National Coming Out Week will begin today with a barbeque on Stokes Lawn. The week of events in support of GLBTQ issues is a positive public way to raise awareness and show support for those who might feel alone.
In its current form, the Senior Class Gift is severely flawed. If it were changed to give students more control over how the money is spent, then it could be both more transparent and more effective.