Tag Archives: 9/11

Legacy of the Red Bandanna

The story of Boston College alumnus and 9/11 hero Welles Crowther is the subject of a new book, The Red Bandanna (Penguin Press, 2016) by award-winning ESPN correspondent Tom Rinaldi. When Welles Crowther was a young boy, his father gave him … Continue reading

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A hero’s tale

A new children’s book, titled The Man in the Red Bandanna, tells the story of BC alumnus Welles Crowther, who heroically gave his life while saving others in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. The book was written … Continue reading

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Open City

Teju Cole, author of the novel Open City, will speak on Feb. 21 in Devlin Hall, room 101 at 7 p.m.  Open City, the story of a young Nigerian-German psychiatrist in New York City five years after 9/11, won the PEN/Hemingway Award, … Continue reading

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Let the Great World Spin

Colum McCann, author of National Book Award winner Let the Great World Spin, will address the Class of 2015 and other members of the BC Community tomorrow as part of the Office of First Year Experience’s Conversations in the First … Continue reading

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Summer reading

Since 2004, the University’s Office of First Year Experience has sponsored Conversations in the First Year, a program that joins together the freshman class with ritual, ideas, and conversation. A common text is distributed to the incoming freshman class at … Continue reading

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Writer-in-Residence Gish Jen

Acclaimed novelist Gish Jen, author of the new book World and Town, will be a writer-in-residence at BC next week, making three public appearances. She will read from World and Town on Nov. 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Yawkey … Continue reading

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