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PLEBISCITE

Howe (left) and Nauman. Photo by Lee Pellegrini

Howe (left) and Nauman. Photo by Lee Pellegrini

Receiving 53.6 percent of the vote, Luke Howe '06 and Ben Nauman '06 have been elected president and vice president, respectively, of the undergraduate student government for 2005–06. In all, 3,985 votes were cast—exceeding last year's total by nearly 800 votes.

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NUMBERS WATCH
The Board of Trustees has set undergraduate tuition for the 2005–06 academic year at $30,950, an increase of 6.9 percent. Financial aid will increase by 7.7 percent, to $95.3 million. And the operating budget is set at $618.2 million, a seven percent increase.
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SECURITY UPDATE
The University informed more than 100,000 alumni donors in March that a security breach had been detected on a computer containing their Social Security numbers and addresses. An investigation indicated that the computer, managed by a third-party vendor and used to solicit alumni donations, was not targeted to access personal information, but alumni were notified as a precaution. As of early May, there have been no reports of identity theft from alumni. For further information call (866) 683-6369 or visit www.bc.edu/offices/techsupport/security.
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LYCEUM
Guest speakers and visitors at Boston College this spring included:

  • Maya Angelou, poet
  • Peter Balakian, author of The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response (2003)
  • Medea Benjamin, founder of feminist antiwar group Code Pink
  • Billy Collins, poet
  • Dorothy Cross, multimedia artist
  • Michael Eric Dyson, author of I May Not Get There with You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr. (2000)
  • Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America (2001)
  • Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005)
  • Susan Jane Gilman, author of Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress (2005)
  • Kerry Healey, lieutenant governor of Massachusetts
  • Carma Hinton, director of the film Morning Sun (2003)
  • Karim Kawar '87, Jordanian ambassador to the United States
  • James Howard Kunstler, author of The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape (1993)
  • Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop of Washington, D.C.
  • Luis Moreno-Ocampo, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
  • Sari Nusseibeh, president of al-Quds University in Jerusalem
  • Charles Pierce, author of Hard to Forget: An Alzheimer's Story (2000)
  • Robert Randolph, Talib Kweli, and the Virginia Coalition, pop musicians
  • P. Sainath, author of Everybody Loves a Good Drought: Stories from India's Poorest Districts (1998)
  • David Sanger, New York Times White House correspondent
  • Mary Ellen Strom, video and installation artist
  • David Tracy, theologian

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WORSHIP COUNTS
Between services at Boston College and adjacent St. Ignatius Church, the University community has access to 70 celebrations of the Mass each week, according to a report by the office of University Mission and Ministry. The weekly average rises to 77 when Masses to commemorate holy days and special events are included. Catholics are 70 percent of the undergraduate population.
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» University Mission & Ministry

DEATHS

  • Gary P. Brazier, member of the political science faculty from 1959 to 1991, on March 10, at age 83.
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  • Katherine C. Cotter, member of the education faculty from 1952 to 1987, on March 25, at age 83.
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  • Wilbur Davis, dining services employee from 1990 to 1999, on February 24, at age 66.
  • Katharine Hastings, University administrator in the office of the academic vice president from 1958 to 1997, on March 31, at age 84.
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  • Marion Jennings, member of the education faculty from 1959 to 1969, on April 22, at age 92.
  • Francis C. Mackin, SJ, a member of Boston College's Jesuit community since 1954, who served in a variety of faculty and administrative positions at the University, on April 20, at age 85.
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  • Robert F. O'Malley, member of the chemistry faculty from 1947 to 1988, on February 16, at age 86.
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  • Mary E. Robinson, theology department secretary from 1978 to 1987, on March 27, at age 72.
    » Obituary listing
  • Yu-Chen Ting, member of the biology faculty from 1962 to 1990, on April 2, at age 84.
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