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Orientation to Mix Online and In-Person Programming
Boston College announced on Friday that it will hold Orientation for the incoming Class of 2024 and transfer students online due to the rapidly changing circumstances of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Orientation for the Class of 2024 will be broken up into three phrases throughout the summer: The first two will be held online, while the final phase will be in person and on campus, held the week before classes begin. Transfer Student Orientation will be held virtually in July and August, and more details will be communicated to transfer students in June.
University Assessing Alternate Dates for Commencement
Seniors received an email survey on Friday asking whether they would find a virtual Commencement or a rescheduled on-campus Commencement more meaningful. The survey also asked seniors about their availability for a potential on-campus graduation gathering during either Columbus Day Weekend or the weekend of Oct. 23, as well as which events they would attend during an on-campus graduation weekend.
Two Students in Isolation in 2150 Commonwealth Ave.
Two students are currently in isolation, with two others in quarantine, in 2150 Commonwealth Ave., according to an update posted to the University website. They are among a total of 310 students remaining on campus. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s recommended curfew for the city began Monday and will last until at least May 4. BC asked off-campus students living in Boston to comply with the curfew, which lasts from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Historic Newton Documents Newtonites’ COVID-19 Experience With Newton Connects
Historic Newton, which operates two museums in Newton and maintains an archive of historical documents related to the city’s history, is launching a project called Newton Connects. It will be sharing submitted photos and written entries about residents’ thoughts, experiences, and emotions surrounding COVID-19 via Instagram and Facebook. One submission will be shared at least once a week, and Historic Newton will be archiving all of the submissions that it receives for future reference.
Feed the Fight Boston Supports Both Medical Personnel and Local Businesses
In order to demonstrate the community’s gratitude for the efforts of medical personnel, Feed the Fight Boston is donating meals to those on the front lines in hospitals. The effort was started by four women from Newton, who wanted to support both local businesses and medical personnel in the greater Boston area during the COVID-19 pandemic. Food has been delivered to a variety of hospitals in the Boston area, including Boston Medical Center and Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
Hannah Bilka Earns National Rookie of the Year Honors
Hannah Bilka’s consistent chart-topping performance for BC women’s hockey recently earned her the 2019-2020 National Rookie of the Year Award, per the Women’s Hockey Commissioners Association. The award is voted on by each program in the NCAA’s Division I. This award comes as Bilka’s second Rookie of the Year honor after receiving the Hockey East Rookie of the Year award earlier this season. She also earned a spot on the USCHO All-Rookie Team and the Hockey East All-Rookie Team, as well as the All-Conference Second Team. 

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April 6, 2020

At-Home Entertainment

If there’s ever a time to search for sonic positivity, seek excitement, delve into sci-fi, or get emotionally invested in other people’s petty personal issues, it’s now. While social distancing at home, take a look at this list of songs, shows, and movies that will suit anyone looking for some entertainment.

This Week in BC History

This week in 1981, The Heights reported then-Academic Vice President Joseph A. Panuska, S.J.'s announcement that the add/drop period for Fall 1981 would be shortened by two days despite students’ efforts to lengthen it. The timeframe to add classes was changed to five days, while students had seven days to drop a class. Panuska told The Heights that the change was made to “encourage greater attention to academic advisement” before registration.

COVID-19 Coverage

In between newsletters, keep up with The Heights’ coronavirus coverage here.

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