Boston College

Last updated

Boston College
Boston College seal.svg
Latin: Collegium Bostoniense
Motto Αἰὲν ἀριστεύειν (Greek)
Motto in English
"Ever to Excel"
Type Private research university
EstablishedMarch 31, 1863;161 years ago (March 31, 1863)
Founder John McElroy
Accreditation NECHE
Religious affiliation
Catholic (Jesuit)
Academic affiliations
Endowment $3.3 billion (2022) [1]
President William P. Leahy, S.J.
Provost David Quigley
Academic staff
1,848 [2]
Administrative staff
2,690 [2]
Students15,106 (2022) [3]
Undergraduates 9,532 (2022) [4]
Postgraduates 5,574 (2022) [5]
Location, ,
United States

42°20′06″N71°10′13″W / 42.33500°N 71.17028°W / 42.33500; -71.17028
CampusSmall City, [6] 388 acres (157 ha) (total) [2] Chestnut Hill (main campus), 175 acres (71 ha)
Chestnut Hill (Pine Manor Institute), 48 acres (19 ha)
Newton Campus, 40 acres (16 ha)
Brighton Campus, 65 acres (26 ha)
Newspaper The Heights
Colors Maroon and gold [7]
   
Nickname Eagles
Sporting affiliations
Mascot Baldwin the Eagle
Website www.bc.edu
Boston College Logotype.svg

Boston College (BC) is a private Jesuit research university in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Founded in 1863, the university has more than 15,000 total students. [8] Although Boston College is classified as a research university, it still uses the word "college" in its name to reflect its historical position as a small liberal arts college. [9] [10]

Contents

The university offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees through its eight colleges and schools. Its main campus is a historic district and features some of the earliest examples of collegiate gothic architecture in North America. In accordance with its Jesuit heritage, the university offers a liberal arts curriculum with an emphasis on formative education and service to others. [11]

Boston College athletic teams are the Eagles. Their colors are maroon and gold and their mascot is Baldwin the Eagle. The Eagles compete in NCAA Division I as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference in all sports offered by the ACC. The men's and women's ice hockey teams compete in Hockey East. Boston College's men's ice hockey team has won five national championships. [12]

Alumni and affiliates of the university include governors, ambassadors, members of Congress, scholars, writers, medical researchers, Hollywood actors, and professional athletes. [13] Boston College has graduated 3 Rhodes, 22 Truman, and 171 Fulbright scholars. [14] [15] [16] [17] Other notable alumni include a U.S. Speaker of the House, a U.S. Secretary of State, and chief executives of Fortune 500 companies.

History

Early BC in Boston's South End OldBClithograph.jpg
Early BC in Boston's South End

Early history

In 1825, Benedict Joseph Fenwick, S.J., a Jesuit from Maryland, became the second bishop of Boston. He was the first to articulate a vision for a "College in the City of Boston" that would raise a new generation of leaders to serve both the civic and spiritual needs of his fledgling diocese. In 1827, Bishop Fenwick opened a school in the basement of his cathedral and took to the personal instruction of the city's youth. His efforts to attract other Jesuits to the faculty were hampered both by Boston's distance from the center of Jesuit activity in Maryland and by suspicion on the part of the city's Protestant elite. Relations with Boston's civic leaders worsened such that, when a Jesuit faculty was finally secured in 1843, Fenwick decided to leave the Boston school and instead opened the College of the Holy Cross 45 miles (72 km) west of the city in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he felt the Jesuits could operate with greater autonomy. Meanwhile, the vision for a college in Boston was sustained by John McElroy, S.J., who saw an even greater need for such an institution in light of Boston's growing Irish Catholic immigrant population. With the approval of his Jesuit superiors, McElroy went about raising funds and in 1857 purchased land for "The Boston College" on Harrison Avenue in the Hudson neighborhood of South End, Boston, Massachusetts. With little fanfare, the college's two buildings—a schoolhouse and a church—welcomed their first class of scholastics in 1859. Two years later, with as little fanfare, BC closed again. Its short-lived second incarnation was plagued by the outbreak of Civil War and disagreement within the Society over the college's governance and finances. BC's inability to obtain a charter from the anti-Catholic Massachusetts legislature only compounded its troubles.

On March 31, 1863, more than three decades after its initial inception, Boston College's charter was formally approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. BC became the second Jesuit institution of higher learning in Massachusetts and the first located in the Boston area. Johannes Bapst, S.J., a Swiss Jesuit from French-speaking Fribourg, was selected as BC's first president and immediately reopened the original college buildings on Harrison Avenue. For most of the 19th century, BC offered a singular 7-year program corresponding to both high school and college. Its entering class in the fall of 1864 included 22 students, ranging in age from 11 to 16 years. [18] The curriculum was based on the Jesuit Ratio Studiorum , emphasizing Latin, Greek, philosophy, and theology.

Gasson Tower Gasson Tower.jpg
Gasson Tower

Move to Chestnut Hill

Boston College's enrollment reached nearly 500 by the turn of the 20th century. Expansion of the South End buildings onto James Street enabled increased separation between the high school and college divisions, though Boston College High School remained a constituent part of Boston College until 1927, when it was separately incorporated. In 1907, newly installed President Thomas I. Gasson, S.J., determined that BC's cramped, urban quarters in Boston's South End were inadequate and unsuited for significant expansion. Inspired by John Winthrop's early vision of Boston as a "city upon a hill", he re-imagined Boston College as a beacon of Jesuit scholarship. Less than a year after taking office, he purchased Amos Adams Lawrence's farm on Chestnut Hill, six miles (10 km) west of downtown. He organized an international competition for the design of a campus master plan and set about raising funds for the construction of the "new" university. Construction began in 1909. [18]

By 1913, construction costs had surpassed available funds, and, as a result, Gasson Hall, "New BC's" main building, stood alone on Chestnut Hill for its first three years. Buildings of the former Lawrence farm, including a barn and gatehouse, were temporarily adapted for college use while a massive fundraising effort was underway. While Maginnis's ambitious plans were never fully realized, BC's first "capital campaign"—which included a large replica of Gasson Hall's clock tower set up on Boston Common to measure the fundraising progress—ensured that President Gasson's vision survived. By the 1920s BC began to fill out the dimensions of its university charter, establishing the Boston College Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the Boston College Law School, and the Woods College of Advancing Studies, followed successively by the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, the Carroll School of Management, the Connell School of Nursing, and the Lynch School of Education and Human Development. In 1926, Boston College conferred its first degrees on women (though it did not become fully coeducational until 1970). On April 20, 1963, an address by President John F. Kennedy, the nation's first Catholic president who had received an honorary degree in 1956, was the highlight of a week-long centennial celebration. [19] With the rising prominence of its graduates, Boston College and its powerful Alumni Association had established themselves among the city's leading institutions. At the city, state and federal levels, BC graduates dominated Massachusetts politics for much of the 20th century. However, cultural changes in American society and in the church following the Second Vatican Council forced the university to question its purpose and mission. Meanwhile, poor financial management lead to deteriorating facilities and resources, and rising tuition costs. Student outrage, combined with growing protests over Vietnam and the bombings in Cambodia, culminated in student strikes, including demonstrations at Gasson Hall in April 1970.

The Monan era

By the time J. Donald Monan, S.J. began his presidency on September 5, 1972, BC was approximately $30 million in debt, its endowment totaled just under $6 million, and faculty and staff salaries had been frozen during the previous year. Rumors about the university's future were rampant, including speculation that BC would be acquired by Harvard University. After Monan's appointment, the Boston College Board of Trustees was reconfigured. The board was broadened beyond its historic membership of members of the Society of Jesus, as lay alumni and business leaders were brought in, bringing new business models and an ability to raise funds. A similar restructuring had been accomplished first at the University of Notre Dame in 1967 by Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, CSC, and Edmund Stephan, [20] with many other Catholic colleges following suit in the ensuing years. In 1974, Newton College of the Sacred Heart was merged into BC, allowing expansion of Boston College to the Newton College 40-acre (16 ha) campus. 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away. Boston College Law School moved to the campus, and its dormitories provided needed housing for a student population that was increasingly residential, for which the school had to lease off-campus apartments and even motel rooms. Monan was credited with turning around the school's financial position, leading to an improved reputation and increasing attention from around the world. In 1996, Monan's 24-year presidency came to an end when he was named University Chancellor and succeeded by President William P. Leahy, S.J.

Recent history

Gasson Quadrangle BC Campus Green.jpg
Gasson Quadrangle

Since assuming the Boston College presidency, Leahy's tenure has been marked with an acceleration of the growth and development initiated by his predecessor, as well as by what some critics see as abandonment of the college's initial mission to provide a college education for residents of Boston. It has expanded by almost 150 acres (610,000 m2), while dramatically reducing the greenery of its middle campus, although portions of the college's legendary "Dustbowl" were removed to accommodate additional expansion of its buildings. During this period, undergraduate applications have surpassed 31,000. At the same time, BC students, faculty and athletic teams have seen indicators of success—winning record numbers of Fulbrights, Rhodes, and other academic awards; setting new marks for research grants; and winning conference and national titles. In 2002, Leahy initiated the Church in the 21st Century program to examine issues facing the Catholic Church in light of the clergy sexual abuse scandal. His effort brought BC worldwide praise and recognition for "leading the way on Church reform." [21] Recent plans to merge with the Weston Jesuit School of Theology were followed by an article in The New York Times claiming "such a merger would further Boston College's quest to become the nation's Catholic intellectual powerhouse" and that, once approved by the Vatican and Jesuit authorities in Rome, BC "would become the center for the study of Roman Catholic theology in the United States." [22] On February 16, 2006, the merger was authorized by the Jesuit Conference. [23]

Campus Green Boston College Campus Green.jpg
Campus Green

In 2003, after years of student-led discussions and efforts, and administrators' repeated rejection of pleas from students, the school approved a Gay-Straight Alliance, the first university-funded gay support group on campus. In 2004, between 1,000 and 1,200 students rallied behind a student-led campaign to expand the school's non-discrimination statement to include equal protection for gays and lesbians. [24] Earlier that year 84% of the student body voted in favor of a student referendum calling for a change in policy. [25] After several months of discussion the university changed its statement of nondiscrimination to make it more welcoming to gay students in May 2005, but stopped short of prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. [26]

Stokes Hall amphitheater Stokes Hall Amphitheater.jpg
Stokes Hall amphitheater

On December 5, 2007, Boston College announced a master plan, a $1.6 billion, 10-year plan to revamp the campus and hire new faculty. The plan includes over $700 million for new buildings and renovations of the campus, including construction of four new academic buildings, a sharp reduction in the size of the legendary "dustbowl" campus green, a 200,000 sq ft (19,000 m2) recreation center to replace the Flynn Recreation Complex, a 285,000 sq ft (26,500 m2) university center to replace McElroy Commons (which is slated for destruction), and the creation of 610 beds for student housing, as well as many other constructions and renovations. [27] [28] The plan has been criticized by Boston city officials. On February 21, 2008, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino warned the school to construct new dormitory building on its main campus, rather than on property acquired from the Archdiocese of Boston. The school was long an institution that targeted commuter students from the Boston area, however in the school's pursuit of a national legacy, that function has been forgotten as the number of commuter students enrolled dropped from well over 50% to a mere three students, according to statistics published by the alumni magazine.

On June 10, 2009, Mayor Menino and Boston's zoning commission approved the Boston College Master Plan, signaling an end to the long approval process, while allowing the school to enter design and planning phases. [29]

On October 18, 2017, hundreds of students walked out of class in a protest against racism and to demand the college officials pay more attention to the school's racial climate. The walk out was sparked by the defacing of two Black Lives Matter posters and an offensive photo was circulated on social media sites. [30] On December 8, 2018, walls, furniture, and a bathroom in the Welch Hall were vandalized with racist, anti-black graffiti. [31] Also, over the previous months, pro-refugee and Black Lives Matter signs were repeatedly removed around campus. [32]

Campuses

Chestnut Hill main campus

Aerial view of the Chestnut Hill main campus. Boston College campus aerial from above (Quintin Soloviev).png
Aerial view of the Chestnut Hill main campus.

Boston College's main campus in Chestnut Hill, 6 miles (9.7 km) west of downtown Boston, is 175-acre (710,000 m2) and includes over 120 buildings set on a hilltop overlooking the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. A "Boston College" streetcar station on Boston's MBTA public transit system, is located at St. Ignatius Gate; it is the western terminus of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line's B branch (also known as the "Boston College" line) and connects the school to Boston's city center and to other destinations in the city. Due largely to its location and presence of buildings featuring gothic towers reaching into the sky, the Boston College campus is known generally as the "Heights" and to some as the "Crowned Hilltop". [33] The main campus is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [34]

Gargan Hall, Bapst Library Gargan Hall Bapst Library.jpg
Gargan Hall, Bapst Library

Boston College's eight research libraries contain over two million printed volumes. Including manuscripts, journals, government documents and microform items, ranging from ancient papyrus scrolls to digital databases, the collections have some twelve million items. Together with the university's museums, they include original manuscripts and prints by Galileo, Ignatius of Loyola, and Francis Xavier as well as collections in Jesuitana, Irish literature, sixteenth-century Flemish tapestries, ancient Greek pottery, Caribbean folk art and literature, Japanese prints, U.S. government documents, Congressional Archives, and paintings that span the history of art from Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Opened in 1928, Bapst Library was named for the first president of Boston College (Johannes Bapst, S.J., 1815 to 1887) and it was one of the few structures built according to Charles Donagh Maginnis' original "Oxford in America" master plan. Bapst served as the university's main library until 1984. A guide to the building's stained glass windows is available online. [35]

Newton Campus

In 1975, Boston College merged with Newton College of the Sacred Heart. The Centre Street campus of the Newton College has since become housing for freshman of Boston College and the current location of the Boston College Law School. [36] Athletic fields for some of Boston College's teams have also been constructed on Newton Campus. The campus is located 1 mile west of the main campus and is serviced by the university bus system. [37]

Brighton Campus

Between 2004 and 2007, Boston College acquired 65 acres (260,000 m2) of land from the Archdiocese of Boston. [2] [38] [39] This included the archdiocese's former headquarters, sold to the university in 2004 for $107,400,000. [40] This land holds a variety of buildings for the school of theology, along with facilities for the men's baseball and women's softball team. [41]

Other properties in Chestnut Hill

In 2017, the university purchased the 24-acre Mishkan Tefila Synagogue property in Chestnut Hill. When purchased, the property was only used for administrative services and event parking. [42] The former synagogue's 806-seat auditorium has since been opened as a new rehearsal and event venue for Boston College's Robsham Theater Arts Center. It is currently the largest venue for theater at the university. Additionally, the building houses a large, ballroom-style, multi-purpose room and a hexagon-shaped meeting room for performances, events, and conferences. An outdoor quad is also available to be used for events and the performing arts. [43]

Approximately 17 wooded acres of the property, however, have been taken by the City of Newton under the power of eminent domain in December 2019. [44]

In 2020, Boston College bought Pine Manor College, a small liberal arts college in Chestnut Hill with a high amount of first generation college students and inner city students that was undergoing financial struggles. [45]

Organization and administration

Its annual operating budget is approximately $1.02 billion. [46] The most recent and ongoing fundraising campaign, dubbed "Soaring Higher", was announced on September 28, 2023. The campaign aims to raise $3 billion, double the last campaign's goal. Of this goal, $1.1 billion is earmarked for student financial aid, $750 million is for student life initiatives, and $1.15 billion is for academic programs. [47]

Catholic and Jesuit

St. Ignatius of Loyola statue by Bolivian-born artist Pablo Eduardo. St. Ignatius of Loyola Statue.jpg
St. Ignatius of Loyola statue by Bolivian-born artist Pablo Eduardo.

The 112 Jesuits living on the Boston College campus make up one of the largest Jesuit communities in the world and include members of the faculty and administration, graduate students, and visiting international scholars. [48]

The chapel for the university is located in St. Mary's Hall, the Jesuit residential facility. Additional BC chapels are Trinity Chapel on the Newton Campus, St. Joseph's Chapel in the Basement of Gonzaga Hall on Upper Campus, Simboli Hall Chapel on the Brighton Campus, and St. Catherine of Sienna Chapel in Cushing Hall. [49] Over 70 Catholic Masses are celebrated on Campus each week during the Academic Year. The college also maintains close relations with the nearby Church of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. [50]

Affiliated institutions

St. Columbkille Parish is a Catholic Church and elementary school in Brighton, Massachusetts, that has an alliance with BC. Under the agreement, the parish school is to be governed by a board of members and a board of trustees comprising representatives from the Archdiocese of Boston, Boston College, St. Columbkille Parish and the greater Boston community. The board of trustees will authorize an audit of the school's curriculum, faculty, finances, and facilities before creating a strategic plan to guide the school in the future. Lynch School of Education and Human Development faculty will work directly with the school's teachers on faculty and curriculum development, presenting new approaches to education and working to establish best practices in the classroom. [51]

Admissions

For the Class of 2027, Boston College received 36,525 applications, of which it admitted 15%, a record low for Boston College. [52] The interquartile (middle 50%) of admitted students of the class of 2025 who submitted test scores under Boston College's test-optional policy possessed scores between 1450 and 1520 on the SAT and 33–34 on the ACT. [53] The accepted class includes students from all 50 states and 75 foreign countries. The college is need-blind for domestic applicants. [54]

Admissions figures by class year [2] [55]
ClassApplicationsAdmittedAdmit rateTotal enrollmentYield
202736,5255,51115%2,33542%
202640,4946,74816.7%2,33537%
202539,8777,53618.9%2,51633%
202429,4007,75226%2,40831%
202335,5529,67927%2,29724%
202231,0848,66928%2,32727%
202128,4549,22332%2,41226%
202028,9569,01731%2,35926%
201929,4868,40529%2,16226%
201823,2237,87534%2,28829%
201724,5387,90532%2,21528%
201634,0619,81329%2,40525%
201532,9749,22728%2,11323%

Academics

Schools and colleges

St. Ignatius Gate entrance Boson College sign.jpg
St. Ignatius Gate entrance

Boston College is made up of a total of eight constituent colleges and schools: [56]

Rankings

Boston College tied for 39th among national universities and tied for 625th among global universities in U.S. News & World Report 's "America's Best Colleges 2023-2024" rankings [68] and 88th in the Forbes 2023 edition of "America's Top Colleges". [69] In 2016, the undergraduate school of business, the Carroll School of Management, placed 3rd in an annual ranking of U.S. undergraduate business schools by Bloomberg Businessweek . [70] A 2007 Princeton Review survey of parents that asked "What 'dream college' would you most like to see your child attend were prospects of acceptance or cost not issues?" placed BC 6th. [71] Boston College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. [72]

Order of the Cross and Crown

The Order of the Cross and Crown, founded in 1939, [73] is the College of Arts and Sciences honor society for seniors who have achieved an average of at least A−, as well as established records of unusual service and leadership on the campus. The selections committee, composed of the deans, faculty members, and administration, appoints specially distinguished members of the Order to be its officers as Chief Marshal and Marshals. Induction into the Cross and Crown Honor Society is one of the highest and most prestigious honors that BC students can receive. [74] [75]

Research

Scholarly publications

  • Boston College Law Review [76]
  • C21 Resources, [77] a progressive journal of contemporary Catholic issues, published by BC's Church in the 21st Century Center.
  • Dianoia: The Undergraduate Philosophy Journal of Boston College, [78] a journal featuring undergraduate work in philosophy from around the world.
  • The Eagletarian, [79] published by The BC Economics Association.
  • Guide to Jesuit Education [80]
  • Journal of Technology, Learning and Assessment [81]
  • Lumen et Vita: The Graduate Academic Journal of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, [82]
  • New Arcadia Review [83]
  • Religion and the Arts Journal [84]
  • Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations, [85] the official journal of the Council of Centers of Jewish-Christian Relations (CCJR) [86] and is published by the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College and the Boston College Libraries.
  • Teaching Exceptional Children / Teaching Exceptional Children Plus [87]
  • Uniform Commercial Code Reporter-Digest [88]

Student life

Student body composition as of May 2, 2022
Race and ethnicity [89] Total
White 58%58
 
Hispanic 11%11
 
Asian 10%10
 
Foreign national 8%8
 
Other [lower-alpha 1] 8%8
 
Black 4%4
 
Economic diversity
Low-income [lower-alpha 2] 13%13
 
Affluent [lower-alpha 3] 87%87
 

AHANA

AHANA is the term Boston College uses to refer to persons of African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American descent. [90] [91] The term was coined at Boston College in 1979 by two students, Alfred Feliciano and Valerie Lewis, [92] who objected to the name "Office of Minority Programs" used by Boston College at the time. They cited the definition of the word minority as "less than" and proposed, instead, to use the term AHANA which they felt celebrated social cultural differences. After receiving overwhelming approval from the university's board of trustees, and UGBC president Dan Cotter, the Office of Minority Student Programs became the Office of AHANA Student Programs. The term, or one or its derivative forms, such as ALANA (where "Latino" is substituted for "Hispanic"), has become common on a number of other American university campuses. Boston College, which has registered the term AHANA as a trademark, has granted official permission for its use to over 50 institutions and organizations in the United States. Many more use the term unofficially. Other institutions that use the AHANA acronym include Suffolk University, [93] Cleveland State University, [94] Eastern Mennonite University, [95] Saint Martin's University, [96] Le Moyne College, [97] and Salem State University. [98] There have been cases of racist graffiti and vandalism on dorm walls. [31]

Student media

Newspapers
Broadcasting
Other notable publications
Ensembles

Theater Performance

  • The Dramatics Society [123]
  • Contemporary Theater [124]

Alma mater

"Alma Mater" was written by T. J. Hurley, who also wrote "For Boston" (the Boston College fight song) and was a member of the Class of 1885. [125]

Athletics

Silvio O. Conte Forum Conte Forum Boston College.png
Silvio O. Conte Forum

Boston College teams are known as the Eagles. They compete as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level (Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) sub-level for football), primarily competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) for all sports since the 2005–06 season. The Eagles formerly competed as a charter member of the Big East Conference from 1979–80 to 2004–05. Up to that point, Boston College was the only Big East member affiliated with the Catholic Church that played football in the conference. All the football-playing members of the Big East are now secular (usually public) institutions. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing (non-ACC), football, golf, ice hockey (non-ACC), sailing (non-ACC), skiing (non-ACC), soccer, swimming, tennis, and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, fencing (non-ACC), field hockey, golf, ice hockey (non-ACC), lacrosse, rowing, sailing, skiing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field and volleyball. The men's and women's ice hockey teams compete in Hockey East; while the women's rowing team competes in the Eastern Association of Women's Rowing Colleges (EAWRC) as well as the ACC; and the co-ed skiing, fencing and sailing teams are non-ACC/NCAA. Boston College is one of thirteen universities in the country offering NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly, I-A) football, Division I men's and women's basketball, and Division I hockey.

An ice hockey game played at "Kelley Rink", Conte Forum. Ice Hockey Conte Forum.jpg
An ice hockey game played at "Kelley Rink", Conte Forum.

The mascot for all Boston College athletic teams is the Eagle, generally referred to in the plural, i.e., "The Eagles". The character representing the mascot at football, hockey, and basketball games is an American bald eagle named Baldwin, derived from the "bald" head of the American bald eagle and the word "win". The school colors are maroon and gold. The fight song, For Boston , was composed by T.J. Hurley, class of 1885.

Alumni Stadium, home of the Boston College Eagles. Alumni Stadium Boston College.jpg
Alumni Stadium, home of the Boston College Eagles.

In hockey, Boston College participates in the annual Beanpot tournaments held at TD Garden. Boston College competes in the Beanpot against the three other major sports colleges in Boston: the Northeastern University Huskies, Harvard University Crimson, and Boston University Terriers. A baseball beanpot exists, which features the UMass Minutemen instead of Boston University. The baseball team also plays an exhibition game against the Boston Red Sox at jetBlue Park after several years at City Of Palms Park both in Ft. Myers, Florida during Major League Baseball's spring training. The men's hockey team won 5 NCAA Hockey Championships, including 2008, 2010, and 2012.

Principal athletic facilities include Alumni Stadium (capacity: 44,500), Conte Forum (8,606), Kelley Rink (7,884), Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at John Shea Field (1,000), the Newton Soccer Complex (1,000), and the Margot Connell Recreation Center. The Yawkey Athletics Center opened in the spring of 2005. BC students compete in 31 varsity sports [126] as well as a number of club and intramural teams. On March 18, 2002, Boston College's Athletics program was named to the College Sports Honor Roll as one of the nation's top 20 programs by U.S. News & World Report . [127]

Football

Boston College's first football team in 1893. Boston Eagles footb 1893.gif
Boston College's first football team in 1893.

On November 16, 1940, BC's Frank Leahy-coached championship team took a win from two-season undefeated Georgetown University in the final seconds, in a game that sportswriter Grantland Rice called the greatest ever played.

Two of Boston College's most famous football victories came in dramatic fashion, on the final play of the game. On November 23, 1984, before a national audience on CBS, Doug Flutie threw a 48-yard (44 m) Hail Mary to Gerard Phelan for a 47–45 victory over the University of Miami at the Orange Bowl. The Eagles finished the 1984 season with a 10–2 record, defeating the University of Houston in the Cotton Bowl. The team completed the season with a #5 rank in the AP poll. [128] Flutie was awarded the Heisman Trophy, the only Eagle to date so honored. On November 20, 1993, the Eagles beat undefeated archrival Notre Dame 41–39 on a 41-yard field goal by David Gordon as time expired, preventing the Fighting Irish a berth in the national championship game.

In 2007, the Eagles reached the #2 rank in both the AP and Coaches' Poll as well as the BCS rankings, led by Matt Ryan. Ryan was awarded the 2007 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, presented annually to the nation's most outstanding college senior quarterback. [129] He was selected third in the 2008 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons, making him the highest-chosen BC player in NFL Draft history. [130]

The Eagles annually wear red bandanna-themed uniforms in honor of fallen September 11, 2001 hero Welles Crowther, class of 1999. Crowther, who played on BC's lacrosse team, was an equity trader who died saving the lives of at least 10 people during the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. He used a red bandanna that he often carried to keep from breathing in smoke and debris. [131] [132]

Women's Lacrosse

The Boston College Eagles women's lacrosse team is an NCAA Division I college lacrosse team representing Boston College as part of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They play their home games at Newton Soccer Complex in Newton, Massachusetts, and occasionally, at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Fight Song: "For Boston"

"For Boston" is claimed to be America's oldest college fight song, composed by T. J. Hurley in 1885. It has two verses but the most commonly sung one is the first verse. Boston-based band Dropkick Murphys covered this song on their album Sing Loud, Sing Proud! . Changes have been made to the song, including reworking the phrase "for here men are men" into "for here all are one" in the first verse.

Notable persons

BC students were universally called "Heightsmen" until 1925 when Caitlin Beckman became the first "Heightswoman" to receive a BC degree. "Heightsonian" was originally conceived as a way to gender neutralize the original term "Heightsmen", though "Eagles", once exclusively used for members of the university's athletics teams, is more commonly used. [48] The term "Golden Eagles" refers strictly to BC graduates who have celebrated their 50th anniversary reunion. "Double Eagles" refer to alumni received an undergraduate and graduate degree from the college and "Triple Eagles" are those alumni who are also attended Boston College High School.

There are over 179,000 alumni in over 120 countries around the world. [2] Boston College students have been recipients of Rhodes, Marshall, Mellon, Fulbright, Truman, Churchill, and Goldwater scholarships. BC's yield rate for Fulbright awards is the highest in the country. [133] In 2007, students in the German department were awarded 13 Fulbright scholarships, five more than the previous highest number from a single department. Although formal numbers are not kept, and the claim cannot be confirmed, the number of award winners from one department to study in a specific country is considered by some scholars to be the highest in the 60-year history of the Fulbright program. [134]

See also

Notes

  1. Other consists of Multiracial Americans & those who prefer to not say.
  2. The percentage of students who received an income-based federal Pell grant intended for low-income students.
  3. The percentage of students who are a part of the American middle class at the bare minimum.

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">University of Massachusetts Amherst</span> Public research university in U.S.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a public land-grant research university in Amherst, Massachusetts. It is the oldest, largest, and flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, and was founded in 1863 as the Massachusetts Agricultural College. It is also a member of the Five College Consortium, along with four other colleges in the Pioneer Valley.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">University of Massachusetts</span> Public university system in Massachusetts

The University of Massachusetts is the five-campus public university system and the only public research system in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The university system includes five campuses, a satellite campus in Springfield and also 25 campuses throughout California and Washington with the University of Massachusetts Global.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">University of Massachusetts Lowell</span> Public research university in Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is a public research university in Lowell, Massachusetts, with a satellite campus in Haverhill, Massachusetts. It is the northernmost member of the University of Massachusetts public university system and has been accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) since 1975. With 1,110 faculty members and over 18,000 students, it is the largest university in the Merrimack Valley and the second-largest public institution in the state. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Emmanuel College (Massachusetts)</span> Private college in Boston, Massachusetts, US

Emmanuel College is a private Roman Catholic college in Boston, Massachusetts. The college was founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur as the first women's Catholic college in New England in 1919. In 2001, the college officially became a coeducational institution. It is a member of the Colleges of the Fenway consortium. In addition to the Fenway campus, Emmanuel operates a living and learning campus in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Suffolk University</span> Private research university in Boston, Massachusetts, US

Suffolk University is a private research university in Boston, Massachusetts. With 7,560 students, it is the tenth-largest university in metropolitan Boston. It was founded as a law school in 1906 and named after its location in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The university's notable alumni include mayors, dozens of U.S. federal and state judges and members of the U.S. Congress. The university is also host to its namesake public opinion poll, the Suffolk University Political Research Center.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Northeastern University</span> Private university in Boston, Massachusetts, US

Northeastern University is a private research university with its main campus in Boston, Massachusetts. Established in 1898, it was founded by the Boston Young Men's Christian Association as an all-male institute before being incorporated as Northeastern College in 1916, gaining university status in 1922. With more than 36,000 students, Northeastern is one of the largest universities in Massachusetts by enrollment.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">University of Massachusetts Dartmouth</span> Public university in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, U.S.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is a public research university in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. It is the southernmost campus of the University of Massachusetts system. Formerly Southeastern Massachusetts University, it was merged into the University of Massachusetts system in 1991.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Santa Clara University</span> Jesuit university in Santa Clara, California

Santa Clara University is a private Jesuit university in Santa Clara, California. Established in 1851, Santa Clara University is the oldest operating institution of higher learning in California. The university's campus surrounds the historic Mission Santa Clara de Asís which traces its founding to 1777. The campus mirrors the Mission's architectural style and is one of the finest groupings of Mission Revival architecture and other Spanish Colonial Revival styles. The university is classified as a "Doctoral/Professional" university.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">College of the Holy Cross</span> Private college in Worcester, Massachusetts, US

The College of the Holy Cross is a private Jesuit liberal arts college in Worcester, Massachusetts. It was founded by educators Benedict Joseph Fenwick and Thomas F. Mulledy in 1843 under the auspices of the Society of Jesus. Holy Cross was the first Catholic college in New England and is among the oldest Catholic institutions of higher education in the United States.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Bentley University</span> Private university in Waltham, Massachusetts, US

Bentley University is a private university in Waltham, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1917 as a school of accounting and finance in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood.

Boston College High School is an all-male, Jesuit, Catholic college preparatory high school for grades 7–12 in Boston, Massachusetts. It is located on Columbia Point in Dorchester.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Marquette University</span> Jesuit university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US

Marquette University is a private Jesuit research university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Established by the Society of Jesus as Marquette College on August 28, 1881, it was founded by John Martin Henni, the first Bishop of the diocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Initially an all-male institution, Marquette became the first coeducational Catholic university in the world in 1909.

Merrimack College is a private Augustinian university in North Andover, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1947 by the Order of St. Augustine with an initial goal to educate World War II veterans. It enrolls approximately 5,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 34 states and 36 countries. The school has an acceptance rate of 75%.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Conte Forum</span> Multi-purpose arena in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

The Silvio O. Conte Forum, commonly known as Conte Forum, Kelley Rink, or simply Conte, is an 8,606-seat multi-purpose arena which opened in 1988 in Boston, Massachusetts on the campus of Boston College in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood. Conte Forum is home to the Boston College Eagles men's and women's basketball and ice hockey teams as well as the Boston College Marching Band.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Boston College Eagles</span> Intercollegiate sports teams of Boston College

The Boston College Eagles are the athletic teams that represent Boston College, located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. They compete as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level, primarily competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

The Heights (est.1919) is the independent student newspaper of Boston College. The paper, published weekly during the academic year, is editorially and financially independent from the University. The paper's Editorial Board consists of 48 editors and managers who are responsible for the operations of the newspaper.

The Gloria L. and Charles I. Clough School of Theology and Ministry (CSTM) is a Jesuit school of graduate theology at Boston College. It is an ecclesiastical faculty of theology that trains men and women, both lay and religious, for scholarship and service, especially within the Catholic Church.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Gasson Hall</span> Main building of Boston College

Gasson Hall is a building on the campus of Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Designed by Charles Donagh Maginnis in 1908, the hall has influenced the development of Collegiate Gothic architecture in North America. Gasson Hall is named after the 13th president of Boston College, Thomas I. Gasson, S.J., considered BC's "second founder."

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences</span>

Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences (MCAS) is the oldest and largest constituent college of Boston College, situated on the university's main campus in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Founded in 1863, it offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Thomas I. Gasson</span> American Jesuit educator

Thomas Ignatius Gasson was an American Catholic priest and Jesuit. Born in England, he emigrated to the United States at the age of 13, and was taken under the care of two Catholic women in Philadelphia, which led to his conversion to Catholicism soon thereafter. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1875, and studied theology at the University of Innsbruck in Austria, where he was ordained a priest. Upon his return to the United States, he became a professor at Boston College, before being named President of Boston College in 1907.

References

  1. As of March 7, 2022. U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2021 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY20 to FY21 (Report). National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA. 2022. Retrieved June 5, 2023.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Boston College Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Assessment (December 2020). "Boston College Fact Book 2020–2021" (PDF). bc.edu. Boston College. Archived (PDF) from the original on December 6, 2021. Retrieved February 2, 2022.
  3. "Common Data Set". Boston College. 2023. Retrieved December 18, 2023.
  4. "Common Data Set". Boston College. 2023. Retrieved December 18, 2023.
  5. "Common Data Set". Boston College. 2023. Retrieved December 18, 2023.
  6. "IPEDS-Boston College". Archived from the original on November 12, 2020. Retrieved November 7, 2021.
  7. "Boston College Colors". Archived from the original on November 13, 2022. Retrieved November 13, 2022.
  8. "Common Data Set". Boston College. 2023. Retrieved December 18, 2023.
  9. "Mission & History - About BC - Boston College". www.bc.edu. Archived from the original on April 1, 2019. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  10. "Carnegie Classifications - Institution Profile". Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research. Archived from the original on July 27, 2020. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  11. "Mission & History - About BC - Boston College". www.bc.edu. Archived from the original on April 1, 2019. Retrieved June 7, 2022.
  12. "Boston College Official Athletic Site Ice Hockey". Bceagles.Com. Archived from the original on May 13, 2012. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
  13. "Notable Alumni - About BC - Boston College". www.bc.edu. Archived from the original on May 1, 2019. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  14. "Boston College Consistently a Top Producer of Fulbrights". www.bc.edu. Archived from the original on June 10, 2022. Retrieved June 7, 2022.
  15. "Boston College junior wins Truman Scholarship". www.bc.edu. Archived from the original on June 7, 2022. Retrieved June 7, 2022.
  16. "Boston College Alumna Isabelle Stone Selected for Rhodes Scholarship". www.bc.edu. Archived from the original on July 27, 2020. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  17. "Thirteen from Boston College Win Fulbright Awards". www.bc.edu. Archived from the original on July 27, 2020. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  18. 1 2 "History – Boston College". Bc.edu. June 19, 1909. Archived from the original on January 3, 2007. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  19. "Trip to Boston: President Kennedy's Address at Boston College Centennial Ceremonies. Cardinal Cushing, Archbishop of Boston; Governor Endicott Peabody of Massachusetts; Nathan M. Pusey, President of Harvard University; Edward M. Kennedy (EMK) - JFK Library". www.jfklibrary.org. Archived from the original on March 6, 2019. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  20. Saxon, Wolfgang (January 25, 1998). "Edmund Stephan, 86, Lawyer Who Reorganized Notre Dame". The New York Times. ISSN   0362-4331. Archived from the original on August 13, 2017. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
  21. Lehigh, Scot (June 19, 2002). "BC is leading the way on church reform". The Boston Globe . Archived from the original on February 16, 2007. Retrieved April 10, 2006.
  22. Gibson, David (December 12, 2004). "Jesuits Show Strength, Even as Their Numbers Shrink". The New York Times . Archived from the original on May 20, 2014. Retrieved February 6, 2017.
  23. "Weston Jesuit Authorized to Take Next Steps Toward Re-affiliation with Boston College" (PDF). Boston College. Jesuit Conference. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 30, 2006.
  24. Russell, Jennifer (April 16, 2005). "1,000 rally for gay rights at college". The Boston Globe . Archived from the original on May 28, 2006. Retrieved October 2, 2006.
  25. Mark, Alexis (March 3, 2005). "Support shown for referendum". The Heights . Archived from the original on July 29, 2012.
  26. Russell, Jenna (May 10, 2005). "Boston College set to adopt language that welcomes gays". The Boston Globe . Archived from the original on May 24, 2005. Retrieved October 2, 2006.
  27. Archived March 26, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  28. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on February 27, 2008. Retrieved December 17, 2007.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  29. "Boston signs off on BC expansion". The Boston Globe. June 19, 2009. Archived from the original on June 22, 2009.
  30. Sweeney, Emily (October 18, 2017). "Hundreds of BC students walk out of class to rally against racism". The Boston Globe . Archived from the original on November 23, 2017. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  31. 1 2 "Breaking News: Welch Hall Vandalized With Racist Slurs". BANG. December 9, 2018. Archived from the original on December 10, 2018. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  32. "Black Lives Matter, Pro-Refugee Signage Removed From Communication Department". BANG. October 19, 2018. Archived from the original on December 10, 2018. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  33. "Boston College Facts – Boston College". Bc.edu. February 1, 2012. Archived from the original on October 14, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  34. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service. January 23, 2007. Reference#: 90000109
  35. "@BC". Archived from the original on May 3, 2005.
  36. Isidoro, Andrew. "Libraries: Boston College University Archives: Newton College of the Sacred Heart". libguides.bc.edu. Retrieved February 8, 2024.
  37. "Campuses, Maps & Directions - About BC - Boston College". www.bc.edu. Retrieved February 8, 2024.
  38. "Abuse in the Catholic Church / The financial cost". The Boston Globe . April 21, 2004. Archived from the original on October 28, 2005. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  39. "Abuse in the Catholic Church / Scandal and coverup". The Boston Globe . April 20, 2004. Archived from the original on August 30, 2005. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  40. Paulson, Michael (April 21, 2004). "Diocesan headquarters sold to BC". The Boston Globe . Archived from the original on February 24, 2021. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
  41. "Facilities". Boston College Athletics. Retrieved February 29, 2024.
  42. "BC closes on $20M acquisition of Chestnut Hill synagogue campus". bizjournals.com. Archived from the original on July 8, 2016. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  43. "300 Hammond Pond Parkway Venue Information Packet" (PDF). February 11, 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on July 27, 2020. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  44. John Hilliard (December 3, 2019). "Newton moves to seize Webster Woods from Boston College". Boston Globe. Archived from the original on December 5, 2019. Retrieved December 5, 2019.
  45. "Boston College will take over Pine Manor - The Boston Globe". BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved November 16, 2023.
  46. "Boston College Financial Statement Summary 2022-2023" (PDF).
  47. "Boston College announces $3 billion Soaring Higher campaign". www.bc.edu. Retrieved February 8, 2024.
  48. 1 2 Voosen, Paul. "Disambiguation Archived September 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine ." December 7, 2005, Boston College Magazine. Retrieved December 26, 2006.
  49. "University Chapels - Campus Ministry - Boston College". www.bc.edu. Archived from the original on March 11, 2018. Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  50. "The Parish of St. Ignatius of Loyola". Bc.edu. Archived from the original on March 2, 2015. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  51. "The Boston College Chronicle". Bc.edu. March 30, 2006. Archived from the original on January 17, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  52. "Meet BC's Class of 2027". www.bc.edu. Retrieved February 29, 2024.
  53. "Admissions Statistics". bc.edu. Archived from the original on October 24, 2019. Retrieved January 25, 2022.
  54. "Undergraduate Financial Aid: Frequently Asked Questions". Office of Student Services. Boston College. Retrieved May 3, 2023.
  55. "Boston College Fact Book 2020-2021" (PDF). bc.edu. Boston College Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Assessment. p. 32. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 10, 2021.
  56. "Boston College". Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Retrieved July 3, 2009.
  57. "ShanghaiRanking's 2023 Academic Ranking of World Universities". Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. Retrieved February 10, 2024.
  58. "Forbes America's Top Colleges List 2023". Forbes . Retrieved September 22, 2023.
  59. "2023-2024 Best National Universities". U.S. News & World Report . Retrieved September 22, 2023.
  60. "2023 National University Rankings". Washington Monthly . Retrieved February 10, 2024.
  61. "2024 Best Colleges in the U.S." The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse. Retrieved January 27, 2024.
  62. "ShanghaiRanking's 2023 Academic Ranking of World Universities". Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. Retrieved February 10, 2024.
  63. "QS World University Rankings 2024: Top global universities". Quacquarelli Symonds . Retrieved June 27, 2023.
  64. "World University Rankings 2024". Times Higher Education . Retrieved September 27, 2023.
  65. "2022-23 Best Global Universities Rankings". U.S. News & World Report . Retrieved February 25, 2023.
  66. "Boston College – U.S. News Best Grad School Rankings". U.S. News & World Report. Archived from the original on January 26, 2019. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  67. "Boston College – U.S. News Best Global University Rankings". U.S. News & World Report. Archived from the original on May 5, 2020. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  68. "Boston College". U.S. News & World Report . Retrieved February 15, 2024.
  69. "America's Top Colleges". Forbes . Retrieved February 15, 2024.
  70. Rodkin, Jonathan. "Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2016". Bloomberg.com. Archived from the original on April 26, 2016. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  71. "BC PLACES 6TH IN PRINCETON REVIEW'S SURVEY OF PARENTS' TOP 10 "DREAM COLLEGES"" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on June 15, 2007.
  72. Massachusetts Institutions – NECHE, New England Commission of Higher Education, archived from the original on October 9, 2021, retrieved May 26, 2021
  73. History of Boston College: From the Beginnings to 1990, Donovan, Dunigan, FitzGerald, 1990
  74. "Seniors honored at induction - News - The Heights - Boston College". February 22, 2014. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014.
  75. "Order of the Cross and Crown". Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  76. "Boston College Law Review". Boston College. March 23, 2012. Archived from the original on May 22, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  77. "C21 Resources". Boston College. Archived from the original on August 10, 2005.
  78. "Dianoia". Boston College. Archived from the original on December 25, 2017. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  79. "Untitled Document". Boston College. Archived from the original on July 15, 2016. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  80. "A Pocket Guide to Jesuit Education". Boston College. December 3, 2010. Archived from the original on January 17, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  81. "Journal of Technology, Learning and Assessment". eScholarship@BC. Archived from the original on April 26, 2011. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  82. "Lumen et Vita". Open Access Journals at Boston College. Archived from the original on December 27, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  83. "The New Arcadia Review". Boston College. January 14, 2009. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  84. "Religion and the Arts Journal". Boston College. November 9, 2010. Archived from the original on March 27, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  85. "Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations". eScholarship@BC. Archived from the original on May 30, 2011. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  86. "Welcome". Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations. Archived from the original on April 1, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  87. "Teaching Exceptional Children / Plus". eScholarship@BC. Archived from the original on June 14, 2006.
  88. "Uniform Commercial Code Reporter-Digest". Boston College. January 31, 2012. Archived from the original on May 9, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  89. "College Scorecard: Boston College". United States Department of Education. Archived from the original on June 15, 2022. Retrieved May 8, 2022.
  90. A Companion to Media Studies - Page 289 by Angharad N. Valdivia
  91. 'Minority' Label Gets A Second Look in Boston - The Boston Globe
  92. "The Boston College Chronicle". Archived from the original on June 8, 2015. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  93. "AHANA PROGRAMS & SERVICES". Suffolk University. Archived from the original on December 29, 2011. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  94. "AHANA Program". Cleveland State University. Archived from the original on January 4, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  95. "The AHANA student grant". Eastern Mennonite University. Archived from the original on November 12, 2012. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  96. "AHANA Connections". Saint Martin's University. Archived from the original on May 11, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  97. "Opportunity Programs". LeMoyne. LeMoyne College. Archived from the original on May 8, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  98. "AHANA Programs and Services". Salem State University. Archived from the original on June 21, 2009. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  99. "The Heights". Bcheights.com. Archived from the original on May 6, 2006. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  100. "The Gavel - Progressive Student Voice of Boston College". bcgavel.com. Archived from the original on June 10, 2015. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  101. "Home - The Torch BC". thetorchbc.com. Archived from the original on August 1, 2015. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  102. The New England Classic , Archived December 12, 2019, at the Wayback Machine .
  103. "About the Journal". Colloquium: The Political Science Journal of Boston College. Archived from the original on April 12, 2021. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  104. "WZBC". wzbc.org. Archived from the original on December 23, 2005. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  105. "UGBC TV". Undergraduate Government of Boston College. Archived from the original on June 30, 2006.
  106. "Now You Know". UGBC.org. Archived from the original on September 8, 2008.
  107. "Sub Turri". Bc.edu. Archived from the original on January 9, 2006. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  108. "The Stylus". Bc.edu. Archived from the original on April 14, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  109. "Elements – The Undergraduate Research Journal of Boston College". Bc.edu. Archived from the original on February 17, 2023. Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  110. "Al-Noor: The Boston College Undergraduate Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Journal". Bc.edu. August 21, 2009. Archived from the original on June 11, 2016. Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  111. "The Heights – Journal sheds light on the Middle East". Bcheights.com. Archived from the original on September 21, 2016. Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  112. "@BC » Feature Archive » Journal entries". At.bc.edu. January 20, 2010. Archived from the original on June 11, 2010. Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  113. "Kaleidoscope International Journal". Bc.edu. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
  114. "Dianoia - Philosophy Department - Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences - Boston College". www.bc.edu. Archived from the original on December 25, 2017. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  115. "BC bOp! – Boston College". Bc.edu. September 28, 2009. Archived from the original on May 27, 2010. Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  116. "Marching Band – Boston College". Bc.edu. April 8, 2010. Archived from the original on May 28, 2010. Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  117. "Boston College Symphony Orchestra". Bc.edu. September 28, 2012. Archived from the original on May 2, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  118. "Pep Band – Boston College". Bc.edu. October 26, 2009. Archived from the original on May 28, 2010. Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  119. "University Wind Ensemble of Boston College". Bc.edu. April 22, 2010. Archived from the original on May 28, 2010. Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  120. "University Symphonic Band – Boston College". Bc.edu. October 19, 2009. Archived from the original on May 28, 2010. Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  121. "The University Chorale of Boston College". bc.edu. February 28, 2011. Archived from the original on November 2, 2012. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
  122. "The Madrigal Singers of Boston College". wordpress.com. February 17, 2011. Archived from the original on October 20, 2017. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  123. "BC Theater - Get Involved". BC.edu. Archived from the original on December 25, 2017. Retrieved November 23, 2021.
  124. "Contemporary Theatre Club Boston College 's Flowpage". www.flow.page. Retrieved November 23, 2021.
  125. McGrann, Jeremiah (2014). "Tune-full". bc.edu. Archived from the original on February 24, 2018. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  126. "Boston College – General Releases". Bceagles.cstv.com. July 1, 2005. Archived from the original on October 14, 2007. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  127. "College Sports - U.S. News & World Report". Usnews.com. March 18, 2002. Archived from the original on May 7, 2005. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  128. "College Football Reference". June 15, 2010. Archived from the original on June 15, 2010. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  129. "Matt Ryan Wins 2007 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award" (PDF). December 3, 2007. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 28, 2008. Retrieved April 14, 2008.
  130. "SI Grade". CNN. Archived from the original on May 1, 2008. Retrieved April 26, 2010.
  131. Kilgannon, Corey (September 8, 2017). "Saved on 9/11, by the Man in the Red Bandanna". The New York Times. Archived from the original on March 31, 2018. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  132. "YouTube". www.youtube.com. Archived from the original on October 25, 2017. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  133. "News". Ohio University Outlook. December 13, 2005. Archived from the original on January 17, 2006. Retrieved May 7, 2006.
  134. "German Dept. Sweeps Fulbrights". The Heights . May 3, 2007. Archived from the original on August 31, 2007.

Commons-logo.svg Media related to Boston College at Wikimedia Commons