From today’s New York Times, the lead article in the “Sunday Review” section — editorials, op eds, etc. — entitled “Getting Into the Ivies“:
“For American teenagers, it really is harder to get into Harvard — or Yale, Stanford, Brown, Boston College [emphasis added] or many other elite colleges — than it was when today’s 40-year-olds or 50-year-olds were applying.”
Definitely nice to see BC mentioned in such company as “elite.” Downside is that the column’s subject is that among the reasons it’s harder to get into such schools is how much they look for non-American students to enroll. Such students are usually from families financially well off and pay full price (fewer grants, scholarships, etc.). The column reports the number of places for American students at BC has declined 21 percent from 1994 to 2012.
Similar things are happening with state schools here in California, for example. Berkeley and UCLA, among others, are getting grief for accepting more out-of-state students, who pay higher tuitions.
Twenty-three local alumni, friends, spouses, and children marked BC’s 9th annual Day of Service, Saturday, April 12, by helping out at Our Lady’s School in San Diego.
L-R: Paulette Cazares ’98, Michelle Castin ’97 and son, Yonette Hobson ’01 and daughter, Michelle Rogers, John Rogers ’80, Bill McDonald ’68, Lissa Tsu ’00, Josie Campese ’02, Brian Tsu ’00, Jill Dedman ’00, Kathy McGrattan ’94 and daughter
San Diego Eagles partnered with the local chapter of Santa Clara University alumni at the school, which is the oldest Catholic elementary school in San Diego, sponsored by the only Jesuit parish in San Diego, and located in a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood. With only one janitor on staff and another campus to care for, the BC and Santa Clara alumni assisted by painting walls and cleaning windows and classrooms.
Walls, both high and low, were painted with fresh, bright colors.
Noel Bishop, principal of Our Lady’s School, briefed volunteers on the tasks at hand and expressed thanks on behalf of himself and the children and teachers at the school.
Two potential Eagles helped out and proudly held the BC banner.
Johnny Gaudreau, known to many fans as “Johnny Hockey,” has won the 2014 Hobey Baker Award, presented today to the best male college hockey player. A junior, he is the third Eagle to win college hockey’s top award. David Emma was the first Eagle to win the award, in 1991, and Mike Mottau won it in 2000.
Gaudreau, it was also announced today, has signed with the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League, and will begin NHL play Sunday. He will join teammate and line mate Bill Arnold, who also signed with the Flames.