Although BC does very well in supporting students pursuing a Fulbright grant, it does not do as well encouraging students to apply for more prestigious grants, exhibited by the school’s low number of Rhodes and Marshalls. Expanding the UFC and encouraging a culture of fellowships would do much to improve the school’s competitiveness.
As the Dean of Students’ Office works on revising the Student Guide with the Office of Student Involvement and UGBC, these are some concerns they should keep in mind.
The process by which UGBC selected its new Executive Vice President after the resignation of Chris Marchese was inconsistent with the protocol outlined in the Constitution. This reveals a disconcerting disregard for the contract between the student government and the student body.
The Dean of Students’ Office is currently rewriting the Student Guide, a much needed action. It is commendable that they are involving students in the process, and students should take advantage of the opportunity to share their view.
Recent events at Harvard, Stanford, and Dartmouth have raised questions about ethical practices in conducting research. The failure to seek informed consent from the participants in two projects is reprehensible.
The collaboration between Exposure Productions and the BC students behind Mod of Cards is a positive way of encouraging artistic development on campus. It offers a model of how BC might better prepare students for creative fields.
BC recently launched a third-party hotline for ethics complaints. The establishment of this hotline is an improvement to the University’s internal auditing.
This week, the Women’s Center is hosting the annual Love Your Body Week, a week dedicated to combating issues of body image and self-esteem. This year has a compelling program of events that students should take the time to attend.
Drawing from the perspective of student social media fellows, the new hashtag BC360 campaign is a positive development for BC social media.
After Republican Charlie Baker’s victory over Martha Coakley, students should be aware of changes that might be coming to higher education.