Boston College graduating seniors, current undergraduates and graduate students alike earned prestigious fellowships for the 2015-16 academic year. Read the complete article
When Frances E. Kendall talks to college leaders about race, she tends to hear a lot of facts and figures about minorities.
Three percent black. Five percent Asian. Three percent Latino. And maybe one or two Native Americans.
And then the numbers stop.
“No one says, ‘We have this many white students,’” says Ms. Kendall, a consultant who works with colleges on race issues.
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Tracey West, Associate Dean for External Relations, Diversity & Inclusion at Boston College Law School, has been named a National Association for Law Placement (NALP) Diversity Champion for 2015.
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“Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has announced probable cause for criminal charges to be filed in the death of Freddie Gray. Gray’s death while in police custody has set off a chain of protests in Baltimore. Mosby is a 2005 graduate of Boston College Law School and was a participant in BC Law’s Defenders and Civil Litigation Clinics as a student. At just 35 years old, she is the youngest chief prosecutor of any American city.” Read more about it here.
“West has led the successful 1L LAHANAS program, which assists diverse students in their transition to the Law School and the profession. She also fosters relationships with external sponsors committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession. West’s position as associate dean was one of the first diversity and inclusion positions at any law school with a direct report to the Dean.
The 1L LAHANAS program begins with a two-day retreat during the summer before the student’s 1L year. The retreat includes presentations that highlight the first-year experience, as well as introduce various types of legal practices, “JD advantage” opportunities, and Boston’s legal community. The LAHANAS program also includes monthly workshops during the academic year that address the interests and concerns of LAHANAS students.” Read more about it here.