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In 1942, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, 41,300 spectators packed into a Fenway Park that was nearly 8,000 over capacity. It was the 40th annual Jesuit Classic, the storied rivalry between Boston College and Holy Cross football. Near hysteria gripped … Continue reading
Abebooks, an online rare book dealer, identifies fine and private presses in the following manner: “A fine press is a type of publisher that produces books of a high intrinsic and artistic quality…[A] private press…is a type of small press … Continue reading
In this Veterans Day blog post, Frederick J. Gillis (1893-1988) of the class of 1916 represents all of the Boston College men and women and their families who have sacrificed so much for their country. Frederick J. Gillis of Dorchester … Continue reading
Life for a lady on the Heights for the college’s first century looks very different than the campus atmosphere lady eagles now enjoy. One man, in a letter from the early 1930’s, noted that “Boston College is a man’s school, … Continue reading
In April 1917, the United States entered the First World War, declaring war on Germany. Boston College students proved themselves to be a particularly patriotic group. They were excited for the chance to defend their nation and represent their Alma … Continue reading
The Magnificent Site on Commonwealth Avenue: Father Gasson’s Bell Tower Brings Boston College to New Heights
When Thomas Gasson, S.J., assumed the role of president at Boston College in January 1907, the community soon became aware of his desire to transform the small school into a university. That June, Gasson began petitioning his Jesuit superiors in … Continue reading