Category Archives: Guest Authors

Constitution Day lecture

John Fabian Witt, whose award-winning book Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, will present “Two Humanitarianisms” in honor of Constitution Day on Sept. 17 at 3:30 p.m. at the Boston College Law … Continue reading

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Eggers to address Class of 2018

Acclaimed author Dave Eggers will address the Class of 2018 at the annual First Year Academic Convocation on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. in Conte Forum. Each member of the freshman class was given a copy of Eggers’ best-selling novel, The … Continue reading

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The Circle for the Class of 2018

Members of the Class of 2018 have been invited to read The Circle by Dave Eggers over the summer. The Circle touches on issues of intimacy, community, humanity, work-life balance, the role of technology in today’s society in the story of … Continue reading

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Nun on the bus

The School of Theology and Ministry presents “Politics, Faith, and Prophetic Witness,” a lecture by Simone Campbell, S.S.S., author of A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community (HarperCollins, 2014) and executive director of NETWORK, … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Maya Angelou

Acclaimed poet, author and actress Maya Angelou, who died today at age 86, made several appearances at Boston College over the course of her legendary career. In 1983, the University awarded her an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. She … Continue reading

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Mercy

Boston College will host Cardinal Walter Kasper, Cardinal-Priest of Ognissanti, in Via Appia Nuova and president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, on May 1 at 4:30 p.m. in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons. Cardinal Kasper … Continue reading

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Alice McDermott, astonished by love

Novelist Alice McDermott, winner of a National Book Award for Charming Billy, will speak on “Astonished by Love: Storytelling and the Sacramental Imagination” on Apr. 30 at 6 p.m. in Cadigan Center. McDermott is also the author of Someone, longlisted for … Continue reading

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