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Rescue and Jessica

In their new children’s picture book, Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship (Candlewick, 2018), authors Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes (a Boston College alumnus) share an inspiring story of a girl and her service dog. Rescue thought he’d grow up … Continue reading

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After Everest

After Erik Weihenmayer became the first blind person to summit Mount Everest, his expedition leader said to him: “Don’t make Everest the greatest thing you ever do.” Weihenmayer, a member of the BC Class of 1991, has gone on to lead expeditions … Continue reading

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Disability bioethics

Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, co-director of the Disability Studies Initiative at Emory University, will present “Disability Bioethics: Toward Theory and Practice” on Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Murray Room of Yawkey Center. Garland-Thomson, who is a professor of English at … Continue reading

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