Vietnamese Seminarians Ordained

Revs. Francis Xavier Quang Van Tran and Joseph Thang Nhat Nguyen, currently pursuing graduate studies at BC with the goal of returning to their country as seminary professors, were among four Redemptorist seminarians from Vietnam ordained at Mission Church in Boston on Saturday.

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Colleges Step Up Efforts to Aid Growing Number of Disabled Students

Endowed with a newfound freshman’s hunger for independence, Alix Generous thought she could conquer college without seeking help for the learning disabilities she had dealt with since she was 11.

She was wrong.

In her first year at the College of Charleston, Generous decided against using the school’s assistance programs for students with dyslexia and other disorders, even though she had relied on such help throughout her childhood.

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Grad Student Gets Invite to “Ellen Show”

To say that the phone call Boston College graduate student Liz D’Onofrio got last fall was memorable, would be an understatement. The caller was talk show host, comedian and actress Ellen DeGeneres, who reached out to D’Onofrio after she had posted the following on her facebook page: “I just answered an unknown number because I actually thought it might be Ellen DeGeneres. I never, ever want to miss that call.”

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‘Proud To Be Representing LGBT Community,’ Says Openly Gay Delegate To Sochi Olympics

BOSTON — When the Winter Olympics officially began with opening ceremonies Friday, one former Olympian and current Boston College Law student was there to cheer on the athletes.

Caitlin Cahow, along with tennis star Billie Jean King and figure skater Brian Boitano, was chosen by President Obama to represent the U.S. as part of its official delegation. All three of them are openly gay. And although the White House hasn’t said it explicitly, their selection is widely considered a rebuke of Russia’s policy banning so-called homosexual propaganda to young people.

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Keeping Well – Together

If you are facing a serious illness or disease or caring for someone with a chronic illness, Wellness Support Group co-coordinator Carol Pepin wants you to know you are not alone. “Feeling isolated is the worst feeling,” said Pepin, associate director for data management in the Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Assessment.

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