Tag Archives: First Year Academic Convocation

Dream bigger

Members of the Class of 2017 have been asked to read Make the Impossible Possible: One Man’s Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary (Broadway Books). The book recounts the story and vision of Manchester Bidwell … Continue reading

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Hope diamond

Each summer, Boston College asks its incoming freshmen to read a book whose theme can provide a starting point for reflection and conversation that will later be illuminated through an address by the author at the annual First Year Convocation … 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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How Lincoln Learned to Read

Over the summer, each member of the Boston College Class of 2014 was given a copy of Daniel Wolff’s How Lincoln Learned to Read. The author will address the Class of 2014 and the rest of the University community at … Continue reading

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