Boston College

Boston College was founded in 1863 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Today it is one of the nation’s foremost universities, with an enrollment of nearly 14,700 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

Each year the University confers more than 4,000 degrees in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research and have been honored by Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Education and the MacArthur Foundation. Boston College is ranked 31st among national universities by U.S. News & World Report. Boston College students have earned more than 200 prestigious academic scholarships over the past decade, including Rhodes Scholarships, Marshalls, Goldwaters and Fulbright grants. Each year, undergraduates devote some 550,000 hours to community service.

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Orang tua juga bertanggung jawab dalam kemampuan anak-anak dalam matematika. www.shutterstock.com

Demi anak-anak, kita perlu belajar matematika

Alih-alih belajar dari dasar untuk mengembangkan kemampuan matematika, kita harus memprioritaskan pembelajaran matematika dengan menarik tenaga-tenaga terampil di rumah.
A woman holds up a quilt with photos of people who say they were abused as children by priests, in San Diego, 2007. AP Photo/Denis Poroy

What Catholics can learn from protests of the past

There is rich Catholic heritage of resistance. Catholic protesters have used powerful religious symbols, including vials of their own blood, as an extension of Christ's blood, to demand change.
A painting showing Saint Francis Borgia, a 16th century saint,, performing an exorcism. Francisco Goya

Exorcisms have been part of Christianity for centuries

Forty-five years ago, 'The Exorcist' terrified viewers with its portrayal of a practice that goes back several centuries and continues today in Christianity.
Parents have a responsibility for their children’s math development too. Shutterstock

For the sake of kids, embrace math

Instead of getting "back to basics" to improve math skills, we should make math literacy a priority by developing, attracting and supporting skilled teachers, and improving math literacy at home.
Ketimpangan kekayaan bukan hanya perkara beda pendapatan, tapi juga beda tumpukan kekayaan dari masa lalu. Shutterstock

Sekaya apa sih orang kaya? Kalau saja Anda tahu…

Kata komedian Chris Rock, kalau saja orang miskin tahu seberapa kaya orang kaya, maka mungkin saja orang akan bikin kerusuhan. Apa benar?
Got a spare $250 million? If you’re among the 0.1 percent, you probably do. Bruce Makowsky

How rich are the rich? If only you knew

Income inequality, the most common way to measure the gap between the rich and the poor, only tells part of the story. Wealth inequality tells the rest.
In Sir Thomas Malory’s ‘Le Morte d'Arthur,’ a character complains that young people are too sexually promiscuous. The British Library

Millennial bashing in medieval times

The anxiety that young people are messing things up goes back centuries.
Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan resonated with voters. Can progressives do the same? David Becker/Reuters

How progressives can still make change in the age of Trump

Conservatives have been very successful framing a compelling narrative about who they are and what they stand for. Progressives will have a tough four years if they don't do the same.
Nobels go to only three scientists max, while some papers have as many authors as members of this audience. © Nobel Media AB, Alexander Mahmoud

Swinging between extremes in giving scientific credit where credit is due

Nobel Prizes can go to at most three co-recipients. Journal articles, on the other hand, can have thousands of co-authors. Neither extreme is ideal, but how should we credit today's science work?
Do universities model the ethics they teach? John Walker

Who is to teach ethics to the university?

Universities are places that teach ethics to students. But, on any given day, you can read about several university scandals. Do universities practice what they teach?

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