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Rev. Hubert Walters, who for 22 years has been the director of the Voices of Imani gospel choir and an adjunct music lecturer in the College of Arts & Sciences, has been presented with an artistic achievement award by the Boston College Arts Council. Also receiving awards were singer-songwriter Ellis Paul '87 (see "For a Song") and students Jennifer Minguci '04 (theater), Paul Schutz '04 (music composition), Krista D'Agostino '05 (theater), and Elyse Mallouk '06 (studio art and English).
» More on Walters from the Boston College Chronicle
» More on the student honorees from the Chronicle

On April 22, some 600 Boston College students, faculty, and staff donned blue T-shirts with the message, "Gay? Fine by Me." The shirts were distributed by the student government and the Women's Resource Center; the College Republicans at Boston College issued a press release supporting the action. Supplies of the shirts were exhausted in two hours, and the organizers plan to order more next year.
» More from the Heights (registration required)
» The "Gay? Fine By Me" website

The Boston College Libraries have purchased access to the Eighteenth Century Collections Online database, which aims to collect and make available every significant title printed in Great Britain between 1701 and 1800, along with thousands of works from the Americas. The database houses a variety of materials, from books, directories, and advertisements to sheet music and sermons. When completed, it will contain nearly 150,000 titles representing more than 33 million pages of material.
» 18th Century Collections Online

Jeffrey Sullivan '06, a sophomore political science major, has been awarded the 112th Fulton Prize, given to the best speaker in the annual debate competition. Arguing against the FCC's indecency regulations, Sullivan's side lost the debate in a narrow decision.
» A Fulton mystery from BCM, Spring 2002

Professor Thomas Chiles (biology) is the corecipient of a five-year, $4.65 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study a subset of white blood cells called B-1a. Overproduction of B-1a has been linked to the onset of
autoimmune diseases and leukemias. Chiles's corecipient is Thomas Rothstein, a professor of medicine at Boston University.
» More on Professor Chiles's research

Thirty-one members of BC's Class of 2003 entered the Peace Corps. In addition, 35 BC alumni are currently serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, outnumbering alumni from any other college or university.
» Peace Corps homepage
» Jesuit Volunteers International homepage

The Beckman Scholars Program at BC, which funds undergraduate research in science, has been renewed. An initial award from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation in 2001 provided support for five students in chemistry and biology to participate in faculty-supervised research for two summers and, on a part-time basis, during one academic year. BC is one of 13 institutions to be granted such funding for 2004–06, during which period another five students will receive a total of $17,600 each.
» Student research projects, current and past

Boston College has reached an agreement in principle to purchase St. Stephen's Priory, encompassing 78.5 acres on the Charles River in Dover, Massachusetts, from the Dominican Fathers Province of St. Joseph. The property, which BC will use as a retreat and conference center, includes buildings totaling 68,792 square feet. More than 1,400 BC students participate in University-sponsored retreats each year.
» More on the land purchase

Joseph Halli '05 of Northport, Alabama, has become the fifth BC student in seven years to win a Truman Scholarship. The award, which recognizes leadership and public service, provides $3,000 for senior year and $27,000 for graduate study. Halli will apply his grant toward a law degree and a master's in social work. BC was cited last year as a Truman Honor Institution for its successful participation in the scholarship program.
» More from the Boston College Chronicle


  • Paul T. Banks '39, MA'41, assistant professor of mathematics at BC from 1948 to 1982, on July 12, at age 87.
    » More from the Milton Times
  • Christopher Catanese '05, honors student in the College of Arts and Sciences, on July 6, at age 21.
  • John R. Eichorn, founder of the Campus School and professor emeritus of the Lynch School of Education, on June 9, at age 90.
    » The Campus School homepage
  • Ruth O'Connell Fallon, director of admissions for the Graduate School of Social Work from 1964 to 1989, on June 17, at age 91.
    » More from the School of Social Work


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