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reactions to election Real artistry BC downs rivals features ARTS & rEVIEW sports A look at what students think about last Tuesday’s presidential election, B10 4th Wall Project demonstrates that street art deserves its own showcase, A10 Behind a strong weekend from Parker Milner, the Eagles took down two traditional rivals, B1 Monday, November 12, 2012 Vol. XCIII, No. 43 Late Night conduct deteriorating By Parisa Oviedo For The Heights “It’s the worst it’s ever been by far,” said Helen Wechsler, director of Dining Services at Boston College, about recent student behavior at Late Night. Late Night, which is offered between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at Corcoran Commons, “has always been a bit rowdy,” Wechsler said. “But from late last semester to right now, there is a lack of respect for our staff and others.” Over the course of the semester, students Core will be reviewed through 2013 have vandalized the bathrooms in Corcoran Commons, kicked in the front door, stolen the giant clock, broken dishes, vandalized soda fountains, and stolen food—all despite a nightly police presence in the food service area. At the end of each night, both the food service area and the dining area are left a mess, with trash, food, and drinks spilled on tables and floors. “The real issues around Late Night happen on Thursdays and Fridays between 12 and 2 a.m.,” Wechsler said. “[There is] disrespect, damage to property, and a long laundry list of things that are going wrong. “There has been yelling and swearing, [which is] very out of character for the majority of students who we serve every day,” she said. The manner in which students can be disrespectful to their peers stunned Wechsler and Megan O’Neill, the associate director of Restaurant Operations at BC. “The majority of the staff is composed of students,” O’Neill said. “The only Late Night employees that are not students are the manager, cashiers, cook, utility, and floor person.” See Late Night, A4 photo courtesy of boston college dining services Student behavior at Late Night has gotten worse this semester, dining administrators have said. BC, ND split holy war at home Killermann makes serious issues comical By Devon Sanford By John Schettino Boston College has recently partnered with Continuum, a multidisciplinary design consultancy that specializes in institutional innovation, to renew the undergraduate core curriculum. The current core curriculum was instated in 1991 and has remained unchanged since. BC has created a Core Renewal Committee, whose chairpersons include Mary Crane, director for the Institute for the Liberal Arts; David Quigley, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; and Andy Boyton, dean of the Carroll School of Management. Continuum has established an office in Gasson Hall, where it will follow a five-stage Core Renewal process through the spring of 2013. “It has been 20 years since the core was last looked at,” said Thomas Chiles, chair of the biology department and Core Renewal Committee member, in an email. “While there are many foundational elements underlying the core that in my opinion are timeless and will always remain of value to our students, On Thursday night, Sam Killermann told an audience in Higgins 300 stories from his life, including highlights such as losing a nipple to his mom’s double dog dare and answering the house phone as Batman until age 15. The comedian’s upbeat demeanor and self-deprecating humor encouraged laughs and quickly captured the audience’s attention. The performance, a one man comedy show titled “It’s Pronounced Metrosexual,” was sponsored by the UGBC community relations department, the AHANA Leadership Council (ALC), and the GLBTQ Leadership Council (GLC). Killermann began his performance by relating some college stories about women mistaking him as gay because he “looks real clean and talks good,” as one woman said. Although his performance relied on comedy to engage the audience, Killermann also addressed some highly sensitive social issues. In particular, Killermann related his own experiences with labels and the oppression that still exists in modern society. In his show, Killermann presented three levels of stereotyping: prejudice, discrimination, and oppression. The first level, prejudice, inherently exists within each human being. “People naturally categorize what’s around them,” Killermann said. “It’s an innate survival technique. We can’t expect ourselves not to do this. But we can try and control it.” Now, there are some well-intentioned people who fail to address their natural Heights Editor See Core Renewal, A4 For The Heights graham beck / heights editor daniel lee / heights editor Although BC football lost to Notre Dame on Saturday, hockey triumphed against the archrival Irish on Friday. For more, see page B1. Feminists for Life will hold Pregnancy Resource Forum By Mary Rose Fissinger Heights Editor emily fahey / heights staff Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J. (above), spoke at the symposium on religion in higher ed this weekend. Symposium focuses on the role of religion in higher education By Jennifer Heine For The Heights As a Catholic institution preparing students for a largely secular word, Boston College often finds itself conflicted. In celebration of BC’s sesquicentennial, the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life hosted a symposium this weekend to celebrate and explore the intersection of religion and secularism at the heart of BC’s educational model. Titled “Religion and the Liberal Aims of Higher Education,” the conference drew speakers from a variety of religious and educational backgrounds from a host of See Symposium, A4 What are the resources on Boston College’s campus for a student who becomes pregnant? Are they such that keeping the child is a viable option for a student who wishes to stay in school? Perhaps as a result of the taboo nature of the topic, especially at a Catholic school, few students know the answers to these questions. Gabriela Garcia, A&S ’14, and Katie Martin, A&S ’15, hope to provide these answers on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., during their Feminists for Life Pregnancy Resource Forum in Gasson 305. The Feminists for Life of America is a national organization devoted to increasing the availability and affordability of resources that enable women to have a child and still go to school or pursue a career. The president of the organization, Serrin Foster, will moderate the Pregnancy Resource Forum. The panel at the event will feature representatives from the Office of Health Promotion, Campus Ministry, UGBC, Counseling Services, and the Brighton Pregnancy Resource Center. The idea for the event started at the BC Pro Life Club’s final meeting last year. Members realized that BC had no maternity housing for students with children, which made the idea of keeping the child far more unrealistic for a pregnant student. “We came up with this idea of maternity housing, and from there we really had no idea where to go,” Martin said. “We started calling different organizations that we thought might be able to tell us where we could start, and we stumbled across Feminists for Life,” Garcia said. “They were super excited about the project and were really entwined with a similar project at Georgetown.” Feminists for Life invited Garcia and See Pregnancy, A4 See Killermann, A4 Chrissy suchy / heights staff Comedian Sam Killerman (above) performed “It’s Pronounced Metrosexual” Thursday night.

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