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An Open Letter to the Class of 2018

Miranda Richard | Posted 08.21.2014 | College
Miranda Richard

What no one tells you about the "promised land" of higher education is that it is wonderful, but it is not always an easy place to navigate. Moving away from home for the first time is scary, and it is okay to be scared.

The Case of the Deleted Social Security Data: Why It Is Bad for Workers and Retirees

Karen Friedman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Money
Karen Friedman

When policymakers shape legislation to expand retirement savings and pension coverage, it's important for them to know the truth about how much Social Security provides, which isn't a lot.

Man Dies In Tragic Accident After Raising $100,000 For Friend Who Started ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

Associated Press | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact

BOSTON (AP) — A 27-year-old man died in a Nantucket diving accident, hours after he raised $100,000 for a Lou Gehrig's disease charity in honor of h...

Colleges Are Offering Freshman Orientations For Parents

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.01.2014 | College

Colleges across the U.S. have put a new spin on "take your child to work day," or in this case, "take your parent to school day." By flipping the ...

College Class Tries To Revive The Lost Art Of Dating

Boston Globe | Posted 05.20.2014 | College

In a Starbucks on the Boston University campus, Dave Griffin sat down with an acquaintance from his hometown of Duxbury. Griffin placed two coffees an...

Good News: Many Hispanic Catholics. Challenge: To Meet Their Spiritual Needs

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 07.05.2014 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

The practice of Catholicism by U.S. Hispanics has never been higher, but the needs of this huge community require the Church to do more.

Down Goes No. 1!

AP | JOHN KEKIS | Posted 02.19.2014 | Sports

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — To a man, the Boston College Eagles were convinced of one thing: DK was looking down on them. Olivier Hanlan and Patrick Heck...

LOOK: Kobe Goes To College

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

Always trying to scale new heights on and off the court, Kobe Bryant unexpectedly dropped by the Heights to take in a few classes on Thursday night. W...

Why We Can't Make Ends Meet

Brad Harrington | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Brad Harrington

In recent weeks we've heard a great deal about income equality. While this month marks the 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson's "war on poverty," in r...

WATCH: Coach Tried To Argue With Ref But It Didn't Go Well

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

Boston College's head basketball coach Steve Donahue might not want to watch highlights from his team's latest loss. On Wednesday, the Golden Eagles f...

BC Star Rushes Into Heisman Conversation

AP | JIMMY GOLEN | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

BOSTON (AP) — Andre Williams had already rushed for more than 2,000 yards heading into Boston College's regular-season finale. Florida State quarter...

Boston College Student Confesses To Starting Fires Around Campus

Business Insider | Posted 11.29.2013 | College

A Boston College student was arrested earlier this week after he confessed to starting multiple fires in academic buildings around campus, according t...

HIGHLIGHTS: This Is How You Rush For 339 Yards In A Single Game

AP | JIMMY GOLEN | Posted 11.16.2013 | Sports

BOSTON (AP) — Andre Williams ran for 339 yards to break Boston College's single-season and single-game rushing records, leading the Eagles to a 38-2...

Turnaround Luminary: How Coach Bowman Makes Football Winners

Kai Sato | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Kai Sato

In only his second season, the Houston Christian head coach is not your average football coach. Coach Bowman was kind enough to share insight into how he's repeatedly helped turn programs around.

Facebook College Rape Confession Rattles Campus

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.26.2013 | College

A student's confession on a popular Boston College community Facebook page to sexually assaulting three women provoked strong reaction on campus and c...

HIGHLIGHTS: No. 8 Florida State Rallies Past BC

AP | JIMMY GOLEN | Posted 11.28.2013 | Sports

BOSTON — With a wave of his left arm, Jameis Winston motioned for Kenny Shaw to go long. With a heave by his right arm, the Florida State freshm...

9/11/13: Seeking connection in a "connected" world

Brad Harrington | Posted 11.11.2013 | World
Brad Harrington

Today is September 11. That date is seared in the memory of all Americans. I would guess that the only dates on the calendar that hold greater familia...

Dads of the Diamond and Fathers of the Fairway

Brad Harrington | Posted 10.02.2013 | Sports
Brad Harrington

When it comes to sports in the States, America's "National Pastime" is still considered to be baseball. While American football may have surpassed it ...

What Is the Class of 2017 Reading?

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 09.22.2013 | College
Noah Fitzgerel

While many recent high school graduates, myself included, are spending their respective summers pursuing a variety of activities, many of them have one thing in common -- required reading.

Countdown to August 1 for College Admissions Applicants: Common App Essays and Supplements Go Live

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 09.18.2013 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

In recent years, applying to college has become almost as daunting as going to college -- and maybe even more so. The pressure to write essay after essay can be stifling. It can be downright overwhelming.

Let Your Life Speak

Brad Harrington | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business
Brad Harrington

In my column last month, Live YOUR Life, I encouraged readers to stop listening to the endless stream of career and life advice that seems to be emana...

Exit Stage Left: Cardinal O'Malley's Fit Of Pique

Jon O'Brien | Posted 07.20.2013 | Religion
Jon O'Brien

Catholic teachings affirm the importance of religious pluralism. Prime Minister Kenny's presence at the Boston College graduation is just the sort of conversation-starter that Catholic higher education needs. At best, Cardinal O'Malley's exit from the proceedings only touched off more debate among Catholic school students who have been well-prepared for the challenge.

Moral Relativism And Commencement Politics

Steven A. Krueger | Posted 07.20.2013 | Religion
Steven A. Krueger

It has become a rite of spring in the past decade: the commencement speaker controversy involving a U.S Catholic bishop and a prominent Catholic political figure upon whom an honorary degree will be bestowed by a Catholic college.

BC Commencement Notable For Who Will Attend, Who Won't

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 07.20.2013 | College

BOSTON — Cardinal Sean O'Malley skipped Boston College's commencement Monday to protest its decision to honor Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, w...

Tyler Kingkade

College Students Run To Help After Boston Marathon Explosions

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact

Monday was the first time Boston College sophomore Corey Leonardi ever participated in a marathon. In previous years, Leonardi, who grew up about 50 m...