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Star-Studded Night for Scholarships

Star-Studded Night for Scholarships

BC’s beloved Pops on the Heights Gala celebrated its 25th anniversary with an evening that included Chris O’Donnell '92, Jennifer Hudson, and John Williams. More than XXXX guests gathered to mark the occasion, raising a record-setting amount for student scholarships. Explore more.

Alumni Volunteer Leaders Unite

More than 170 BC alumni volunteers returned to the Heights for the inaugural Eagles For Others Volunteer Leadership Forum to share ideas and strategies to keep all Eagles engaged with BC. See more

A Champion’s Challenge

Pete Frates '07's global juggernaut of fundraising and awareness for ALS is explored in The Ice Bucket Challenge: Pete Frates and the Fight against ALS, co-authored by Dave Wedge '93 and Casey Sherman. Read more. 

A Strategy for Excellence

The University's new 10-year strategic plan, Ever to Excel: Advancing Boston College's Mission, is described as "ambitious and focused," with four pillars inspired by BC's heritage and its mission to be a force for good in the world. Learn more

A Global Trio

Explore the works of landscape painters from Belgium and New England, as well as abstract artists from Latin America in a trio of exhibitions running concurrently at the McMullen Museum of Art. Discover more

Adventurer Ascends the Heights

Adventurer Ascends the Heights

Adventurer and author Erik Weihenmayer '91, H'03, the first blind person to summit Mount Everest, is coming to the Heights to speak to BC students—and alumni can tune in via live stream. Explore more

Tim van Opijnen

Building Up Resistance

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria pose a major threat to public health. Associate Professor of Biology Tim van Opijnen's research into how bacteria respond to the drugs meant to kill them has important implications for the development and use of antibiotics. Discover more.

Students Help Free Innocent Man

Students Help Free Innocent Man

With the help of a BC Law School program, an innocent man has been freed from prison after serving 38 years for a murder he did not commit. Learn more

BC Treasure Lauded

BC Treasure Lauded

The renovation that gave BC's McMullen Museum of Art a new home will receive a prestigious Preservation Achievement Award, honoring the "new life" given to the 1927 Roman Renaissance Revival building. See more

A Middle Eastern Journey

A Middle Eastern Journey

A group of Boston College seniors visited Kuwait to expand their understanding of the Arab world and the relationships between Arab and Western societies—an experience made possible by a gift from a BC family. Read more

Alumni Profiles

Mark DeNatale '94

Four amateur cyclists—including Mark DeNatale—competed in the Race Across America, known as the world’s toughest race. A film about their epic adventure debuted at the Breckenridge Film Festival. Explore more

Jan Hasselman, JD'97

The lead counsel for the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in its fight against the Dakota Access pipeline, Jan Hasselman says the struggle "punctured the consciousness of the nation"—for good. Read more

Sarah Khan '03

Sarah Khan '03

Award-winning travel writer Sarah Khan recently explored the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius. Her cover story for the New York Times Travel section reveals what lies beyond its spectacular beaches. Explore more.

Thomas Wahhab

Thomas Wahhab '00, MS'14, P'09, '09, '11

IT consultant Thomas Wahhab just celebrated 25 years at BC and is working on his third degree at Woods College. It's a long way from the Liberian civil war he fled with his sons, also now BC grads. Learn more.





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