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Second Spring

Springtime at Boston College is almost magical. The bitter cold and looming darkness that cast over the winter months melt away into the season of warmth and renewal. The howling winds on the Heights calm to a mild spring breeze … Continue reading

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100 Years on the Heights: Raising Funds for University Heights

After acquiring the Chestnut Hill land in 1907, Boston College faced several years of difficult fundraising to pay for the construction of buildings on the new campus. Although enthusiasm for the college’s expansion was prevalent among Boston Catholics, this section … Continue reading

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100 Years on the Heights: Acquiring University Heights

On December 12, 1907, Father Thomas I. Gasson, SJ, and the Trustees of Boston College completed the paperwork that brought four parcels of land into the institution’s possession. The acquisition of these Chestnut Hill properties allowed for the expansion Father … Continue reading

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Archives Diary: Journey to the “New Boston College” 1907 – 1913

As we approach 2013 and the sesquicentennial of the chartering of Boston College, we also come nearer to the centennial of the college’s move from the South End of Boston to Chestnut Hill. The relocation plan that Rev. Thomas I. … Continue reading

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