Boston College Annual Report, 2013
This year’s Annual Report includes highlights from a year of celebration and commemoration, beginning with the Mass in Fenway Park in September, through the toast offered by the Centennial Golden Eagle Class of 1963 to the Sesquicentennial Class of 2013.
annual report 2013 ever to excel The Sesquicentennial Year the sesquicentennial year | from the president during the past year, we have given thanks for Boston College’s mission and heritage, grown in knowledge of our roots and evolution, and explored some of the critical social, political, and economic issues facing our world. The way forward for us and for colleges and universities in the United States is not always evident. We know financial pressures on American higher education and families will increase; undergraduate residential education must respond to the reality of online courses and MOOCs; and the Catholic Church still faces major issues in morale and personnel. But the history of Boston College reminds us that it is possible to engage and resolve difficulties and to remain faithful to foundational values and beliefs. For 150 years, Boston College has been responding to challenges and opportunities, evolving from a commuter college for local students, first into a regional institution, then into a vibrant Jesuit, Catholic university, ranked 31st among national universities in the United States. And today, I think it is fair to say that Boston College has never been stronger, more confident, or more committed to serving wider society and the Catholic Church. Because of the talent, dedication, generosity, and commitment of our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and parents, Boston College’s future is full of promise. Our call is to live lives of conviction, service, and faith, to stand out like Gasson Hall’s tower at night—a light to the world. william p. leahy, s.j. University President Ever to Excel a nnual report 2013 the sesquicentennial year boston college is marking its 150th anniversary with a 16-month commemoration of the University’s heritage and mission. The celebration began in September with a Mass at Fenway Park, and included a range of academic symposia and late-winter and early-spring tributes to the University’s immigrant roots, tradition of service, and legacy of public performance. The commemoration came home in April, with a Founders Day birthday party for students, and Commencement-week tributes to the Centennial class of 1963 and the Sesquicentennial class of 2013. The Sesquicentennial celebration will continue through the fall of 2013, with symposia on the legacy of Vatican II, religious diversity and the common good, and energy policy; a public lecture on Catholic laity; and a convocation of presidents of Catholic colleges and universities. The Sesquicentennial observance will conclude with a Mass on December 12. Contents sesquicentennial mass at fenway park 2 sesquicentennial concert at symphony hall 12 Giving Thanks at 150 Education and Its Role in Democratic Societies Songs of Joy Educating Democratic Citizens 150 Candles Golden Eagles Welcome the Class of 2013 academic symposia 6 7 Sesquicentennial Speaker/Medal Award academic symposium at boston college law school 14 15 founders day Scholarship and the Role of the University 7 Religion and the Liberal Aims of Higher Education 150 on the road 8 senior class toast 15 Eagles for Others Homecoming Migration: Past, Present, and Future 16 Sesquicentennial Class of 2013 Photo 18 from the chair 19 the year in review 26 financial report 29 statistical and financial highlights 30 board of trustees naturalization ceremony at boston college 10 11 academic symposium cover photo: detail of the sesquicentennial seal that serves as the university’s 150th anniversary logo. photo by gary wayne gilbert annual report 2013 | 1 the sesquicentennial year | m a s s at f e n way p a r k september october november december january february march april m ay june go to at.bc.edu/celebrate for a look at the complete slideshow 2 | boston college s s september 15, 2012 Giving Thanks at 150 wearing shirts and ties, late-summer skirts, or Superfan T-shirts, a crowd of close to 20,000 alumni, students, faculty, and friends gathered in Fenway Park on a warm, clear Saturday afternoon. They were there to participate in the Sesquicentennial Mass inaugurating the University-wide, 16-month celebration of the chartering of Boston College in 1863. “we come here with a great spirit of gratitude because we in our own ways, in our institutions, and in our lives have been blessed,” said University President William P. Leahy, S.J., the principal celebrant. “Let’s take a moment to place ourselves in the presence of the Lord.” Nearly 100 priests—faculty and alumni, Jesuit, diocesan, and members of other orders— concelebrated the Mass with Fr. Leahy, who spoke from an altar along the first-base line of the historic ballpark. As a news helicopter thrummed overhead, Theology Professor Fr. Michael Himes reflected on the purposes of a Jesuit education in his homily. “You never fully grasp the fruits of your education until you give it away to another,” he said, his words echoing through the grandstands. “The measure of the success of your education is the measure to which [the lives of ] people who never got to come to BC...are richer, fuller, more genuinely human because you did.” The Liturgy Arts Group of Boston College, the University Chorale, and the liturgical choirs of Boston College High School and the School of Theology and Ministry led the crowd in a vigorous rendering of “We Walk by Faith.” In remarks delivered at the end of Mass, Cardinal Séan O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., lauded the perseverance of Boston College founder John McElroy, S.J., and fellow Jesuits in helping “change the face of Boston.” As the sun slanted westward, the aroma of Fenway Franks wafted from the concession stands, which opened for business after Mass. Some among the crowd strolled along the edge of the field, enjoying hot dogs, while others attended receptions in the stadium. b From left, Archbishop of Boston Cardinal Séan O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap.; University President William P. Leahy, S.J.; and Bishop of Manchester, New Hampshire, Peter Anthony Libasci process to the altar. Temporeritam harum evelicit, unt lanisi ipit aritat maiorerae es volo mo tem. Nem que sam, sit hiligeni quatqui buscil inienim alita adignit, ut asperatur mostrum sit. cusam ea sit est lam, venisque postet ra nam. annual report 2013 | 3 the sesquicentennial year | m a s s at f e n way p a r k “You never fully grasp the fruits of your education until you give it away to another.” — rev. michael himes, Professor of Theology [ clockwise, from top ] The temperature was a balmy 73 degrees and skies were blue during the Mass. | Concelebrants wait under the stands for the start of the procession. | Nearly 200 Eucharistic ministers fanned out through the park to distribute communion. | Fenway’s famous Green Monster. 4 | boston college [ clockwise from above ] Extraordinary ministers prepare for Holy Communion. | A congregant offers the Lord’s Prayer. | Fr. Leahy (left, rear) and Cardinal O’Malley (right) leave the field after Mass, preceded by Bishop Libasci (in pink biretta); Myles Sheehan, S.J., provincial of the Jesuits of the New England Province; John Anthony Dooher, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Boston; Brian Conley, S.J., rector of the Jesuit Community at Boston College High School; and Fr. Michael Himes. | Zhushan “Mandy” Li, an assistant professor in the Lynch School of Education, and her daughter, Susan, on the roof deck. | Behind the home dugout after the service are, from left, Maureen Kenny, interim dean of the Lynch School of Education; David Quigley, dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; and Vincent Rougeau, dean of Boston College Law School. annual report 2013 | 5 the sesquicentennial year september october november december january february march april m ay june Pedro Noguera (above) critiqued education politics and policy in a keynote address that drew questions and comments from audience members. “The reason our school reform policies don’t work and we don’t have a strategy to successfully educate the most disadvantaged children is that we expect schools to solve problems that are not really exclusively educational in nature.” — pedro noguera, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University 6 | boston college s october ss 5, 2012 | academic symposium Education and Its Role in Democratic Societies nearly 300 educators, policymakers, students, faculty, and alumni convened in the Murray Room at the Yawkey Athletics Center for “Education and Its Role in Democratic Societies.” Organized by the Lynch School of Education, it was the first academic symposium of the Sesquicentennial celebration. Pedro Noguera, the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University, offered a pointed dissection of the politics of education in his keynote lecture, “What Community Provides: The Role of Partnerships in the Transformation of Schools.” “We need to think much more radically than we do now about how to improve our schools, because it’s clear that the approach we are taking is not working. It’s also clear that, if we simply put more money into a system that’s failing, we will only get more failure. We are not going to get changes that are needed by tinkering around the edges; the problems are much bigger than that. “Poverty is really the problem that our policy makers don’t even want to touch. For several years now I’ve been saying, over and over again, that the achievement gap is really nothing more than an educational manifestation of inequality. The reason our school reform policies don’t work and we don’t have a strategy to successfully educate the most disadvantaged children is that we expect schools to solve problems that are not really exclusively educational in nature. “Poor health, unemployment, crime, poor nutrition, etc., all have an impact on child devel opment and educational outcomes. Our policy makers must understand this, but instead they simply blame schools or, more specifically, blame teachers for failing to fix the problem. It isn’t fair, and it isn’t getting us anywhere.” b october 10, 2012 | academic symposium sesquicentennial speaker/medal award Scholarship and the Role of the University before she began her lecture, Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust acknowl edged that she had traveled the five miles from Cambridge to Chestnut Hill that day with some trepidation. She had not looked forward to fol lowing “a Mass for 20,000 at Fenway,” she said, alluding to the September celebration. Faust spoke on “Scholarship and the Role of the University,” reflecting on the purposes of higher education, and who it is meant to serve. “It is clear we have come a long way since Fr. McElroy sought to provide opportunities for the sons of Irish immigrants or even since Harvard President James Conant established the Harvard National Scholarships in the middle of the Great Depression,” said Faust. “We seek to serve talented students of every race, gender, ethnicity—as well as those from even the most limited financial circumstances.” But while acknowledging higher education’s role in fostering upward mobility, Faust called attention to its broader purposes. november “By focusing on education exclusively as an engine of material prosperity, we risk distorting and even undermining all a university should and must be,” she cautioned. “We cannot let our need to make a living overwhelm our aspiration to lead a life worth living.” She pointed out that the Jesuit tradition is deeply committed to the idea that education is not just about knowledge, but also about “how to live a life.” Following the lecture, President Leahy presented Faust with a Sesquicentennial medal recognizing her leadership in education and her scholarship on the American Civil War. b “ We cannot let our need to make a living overwhelm our aspiration to lead a life worth living.” — drew gilpin faust, President of Harvard University 8–9, 2012 | academic symposium Religion and the Liberal Aims of Higher Education fifteen distinguished scholars, writers, and leaders in higher education—including six current or former college presidents—convened at Boston College to consider “Religion and the Liberal Aims of Higher Education.” In a key note address, Wake Forest University President Nathan Hatch lauded American Catholic colleges and universities for staking out “a middle ground where religious traditions can encounter modern ideas in a climate of academic freedom,” and where “diverse faculty members can confront a student with different ways of thinking, some of them grounded in religious traditions.” Other highlights included “The View from the Top,” a panel discussion among three college presidents—University of Notre Dame President John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.; Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe; and Wheaton College President Philip G. Ryken. It was led by Mark Massa, S.J., dean of Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry, who asked how “places like Wheaton, or Notre Dame, or Boston College, or Georgetown hold onto their identity and remain true to it while navigating the treacherous rapids of being elite institutions and looking for the very best students.” “One thing that helps to distinguish Christian institutions is the awareness of our history and the fact that we are now more distinctive than we were 50 or 100 years ago,” said Ryken. “Now, that is why students are coming to us, precisely for that distinctiveness.” Jenkins called religious affiliation a bulwark against treating a college degree as simply a means to a high-income career. McAuliffe noted the similarities between her current, Quakerfounded institution and Jesuit Georgetown, where she previously served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The concept of holistic education—teaching the whole student as opposed simply to tending to his or her intel lectual development—runs deep in both schools’ cultures, she said. b New York Times columnist Mark Oppenheimer (right) moderated one of three panel discussions at the forum on the role of religion in higher education scholarship. (From left) Yale University emeritus theologian Nicholas Wolterstorff; author and independent scholar Susan Jacoby; and Eboo Patel, Interfaith Youth Core founder and president. annual report 2013 | 7 the sesquicentennial year | 150 on the road september october november december january february march april m ay june february 9–june 15, 2013 Eagles for Others about 220 friends of boston college—alumni, parents of students, and others—gathered in a Los Angeles hotel ballroom on a Saturday morning in February to help feed people 7,000 miles away in the West African nation of Burkina Faso. The organizers’ goal: to pack 30,000 rice-and-vegetable packets by the end of the day. los angeles 8 | boston college s s chestnut hill chicago Working in teams, more than 2,000 Boston College volunteers overall turned out three times as many meal packets as expected, a total of 451,077, enough to feed some 2.7 million people. president leahy and david quigley, a historian and dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, greeted the volunteers as they arrived at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, and they got down to work. Following a buffet lunch and a talk by Quigley about the year 1863, Isabelle Boone ’03, a human resources manager at Paramount Pictures, announced the final tally to vigorous applause: 35,436. That upbeat volunteer event kicked off “150 on the Road,” Boston College’s Sesquicentennial service project, which began in that ballroom and ended in Chicago on June 15. In between, it traveled to Miami, Chestnut Hill (Conte Forum), San Francisco, New York City, and Dublin, Ireland. The goal was to produce 150,000 meals or packets—each feeding six people—in four months. Working in three- or four-person teams, more than 2,000 Boston College volunteers turned out three times that many—when all was said and done, a total of 451,077, enough to feed about 2.7 million people. Boston College’s Office of University Advancement, together with local alumni host committees, spearheaded the initiative, with the help of Catholic Relief Services and its partner, Stop Hunger Now. The two relief organizations supplied the dehydrated, high-protein foods (paid for by Boston College and its donors), while volunteers loaded trucks at the end of the work sessions. Catholic Relief Services arranged for transportation to and distribution in Burkina Faso, one of Africa’s poorest countries. b meals packed in each city chestnut hill chicago dublin los angeles miami new york san francisco total 191,934 40,200 15,012 35,436 30,240 103,119 35,136 451,077 dublin new york visit the 150 on the road website at web.bc.edu/uadvance/ websites/150 ontheroad/ san francisco miami s annual report 2013 | 9 the sesquicentennial year | naturalization ceremony at boston college september october november december january february march april m ay june march 21, 2013 Homecoming ninety-four immigrants from 42 countries stood in Robsham Theater, raised their right hands, and took the Oath of Allegiance that made them U.S. citizens. boston college hosted the naturalization ceremony to commemorate its origins as a college for the children of immigrants. The University made a fitting choice of venue; while federal courts oversee citizenship ceremonies, the proceedings are frequently held at significant community and historic landmarks such as Faneuil Hall and the U.S.S. Constitution. In a crowd flecked with women wearing head scarves and men dressed in vivid, African-patterned shirts, parents, grandparents, children, spouses, and friends joined in celebrating the new Americans. The Hon. George A. O’Toole Jr. ’69, P ’09, ’11, a U.S. District Court judge for Massachusetts, presided over the ceremony. After his clerk administered the 140-word oath, O’Toole greeted the crowd by saying, “Well, good afternoon, fellow citizens,” bringing the house to its feet with long, loud applause and flag-waving. [ above ] Chuda Rijal ’16, a Bhutanese refugee, was among the 94 immigrants who took the Oath of Allegiance at the naturalization ceremony. [ below ] U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. ’69, P ’09, ’11, officiated. President Leahy followed. “You remind us not only of your roots, but also of our roots,” he said. Terrence P. Devino, S.J., University Secretary and chair of the Sesquicentennial celebration, also spoke, as did Swiss-born Alberto Godenzi, dean of the Graduate School of Social Work, who was naturalized three years ago. Boston College’s ROTC color guard took part in the celebratory event, joined by vocalists from BC bOp!, who sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America” with some in the audience joining in. Among the new citizens was Chuda Rijal ’16, a Bhutanese refugee who plans to major in biochemistry. “I’m glad to be a citizen,” said Rijal. Born in a refugee camp in Nepal, he had never been a citizen of any country before he took the Oath of Allegiance in Robsham. b O’Toole greeted the crowd by saying, “Well, good afternoon, fellow citizens,” bringing the house to its feet with long, loud applause and flag-waving. see chuda rijal and 93 others take the oath of allegiance at at.bc.edu/fellowcitizen 10 | boston college s s the sesquicentennial year september october november december january february march april m ay june march 21–22, 2013 | academic symposium Migration: Past, Present, and Future Just hours after the naturalization ceremony, Boston College’s Center for Human Rights and International Justice kicked off a twoday scholarly Sesquicentennial conference. The event featured 16 panelists and speakers who explored the history, status quo, and future of immigrants in the United States. Three hundred people turned out that evening to hear writer and teacher Richard Rodriguez, author of the memoir Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez, deliver the keynote, “The Border Is Not a Straight Line.” “If you, like me, are the child of immigrants, you will end up very different from your parents in this country,” Rodriguez began. “There is a price for becoming an American if your parents are foreign-born, one often paid in long silences in the house. It’s curious how many immigrants are here, in our presence, who don’t talk about the past. They sit quietly, and we know nothing of the long journey that has brought them next to us.” He pointed out that immigration to the United States has always been less about the immigrants themselves than about their children and future generations—and how their stories are different today. “What’s happened now in America is that we don’t believe in the dream anymore,” he said. “When we see the immigrants coming, the poor ones, we don’t say that they are us. We don’t expect them to change their lives, and we don’t expect our own lives to change.” “Forced Migration: Refugees and Economic Migrants” and “Race and Class in U.S. Immigration” were discussed in morning panels. James M. O’Toole, the Clough Millennium Chair in History at Boston College, gave a lunchtime lecture that considered American immigration through the lens of the University in its first 150 years. Alluding to Rodriguez’s comments about immigrants, O’Toole said, “The school was clearly intended to serve them and to advance the fortunes of their families over the generations.” Ray Suarez, senior correspondent for PBS NewsHour, moderated the final event, a round table discussion of “Future of Migration Policy in the U.S.,” with three panelists: Peter H. Schuck, professor emeritus at Yale Law School; David A. Martin, of the University of Virginia School of Law; and Donald M. Kerwin Jr., executive director of the New York-based Center for Migration Studies. b [ top ] Richard Rodriguez’s keynote opened the migration conference, drawing an audience of 300. [ middle ] An audience member asks a question in the Robsham Theater. [ bottom ] From left, Deborah Levenson, associate professor of history; M. Brinton Lykes, professor and chair in the Lynch School of Education Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology Department; and Yanyi Weng, LSOE ’15, a member of the Boston College Global Service and Justice Program, were among those who attended the lecture. “There is a price for becoming an American if your parents are foreign-born, one often paid in long silences in the house.” — richard rodriguez, Writer and teacher annual report 2013 | 11 s the sesquicentennial year | concert at symphony hall september october november december january february march april m ay june march 23, 2013 Songs of Joy two hundred and forty student musicians and vocalists from the University Chorale, Boston College Symphony Orchestra, BC bOp!, and the University Wind Ensemble performed an eclectic two-hour musical program before a packed house of more than 2,100 alumni, faculty, staff, students, and families in Boston’s storied Symphony Hall. the chorale and symphony orchestra shared the stage for the first half of the concert, which was conducted by John Finney, director of the University Chorale and conductor of the Boston College Symphony Orchestra. He opened the program by leading the house in singing “Hail! Alma Mater!” (composed by T.J. Hurley, Class of 1885). The student musicians played eight pieces, including the opening movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Randall Thompson’s meditative “Alleluia” for unaccompanied chorus. The audience welcomed actor Chris O’Donnell ’92 with loud applause when he joined the musicians onstage. O’Donnell narrated Aaron Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait, a tribute to the man who was the nation’s president the year the University was chartered. Following the intermission, Director of Bands Sebastian Bonaiuto made his conducting debut at Symphony Hall. He led 20 players and six vocalists of BC bOp! in a set of five instrumental and vocal jazz numbers, including Don Menza’s “Groovin’ Hard,” Hank Levy’s “Decoupage,” and J. Mayo Williams’s “That Cat Is High.” To conclude the concert, Bonaiuto led the University Wind Ensemble in Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and “Slava! A Political Overture.” He then turned to the audience and led a stadium-worthy rendition of Hurley’s “For Boston.” “Fantastic!” said Bill Tobin ’57, M.B.A. ’70, once a bass in the Glee Club, as he joined the upbeat crowd lingering in the lobby. But few were as excited as the performers. Violinist Gabrielle Bacarella ’13 rushed up to her parents, Joe and Josephine, who drove from Long Island for the concert and recorded every moment on smartphone and camera. “We’re all still in shock,” she told them. “None of us wanted to leave the stage.” b [ left ] Student members of the University Chorale (top) and the University Wind Ensemble (bottom). [ right ] Vocalists in the BC bOp! jazz ensemble. 12 | boston college s “We’re all still in shock. None of us wanted to leave the stage.” — gabrielle bacarella ’13, Violinist [ clockwise from top ] John Finney conducts the Boston College Symphony Orchestra. | The orchestra’s string section. | Actor Chris O’Donnell ’92 narrates Aaron Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait. annual report 2013 | 13 the the sesquicentennial sesquicentennial year year | m a s s at f e n way p a r k september october november december january february march april m ay june april 2, 2013 | a c a d e m i c s y m p o s i u m at b o s t o n c o l l e g e l aw s c h o o l Educating Democratic Citizens retired u.s. supreme court justice sandra day o’connor, speaking to an overflow crowd of 450 students, professors, alumni, and guests at Boston College Law School, called on lawyers and law schools to find ways to bolster civic education and service. “Frankly, the skill and knowledge to run government entities is not handed down through the gene pool,” said Justice O’Connor, who joined law school deans to discuss “Law Schools and the Education of Democratic Citizens.” She sat at a long table on a platform with Timothy Macklem, head of the School of Law at King’s College London; Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow; and Boston College Law School Dean Vincent Rougeau. During her brief keynote address, the Supreme Court’s first female justice ticked off sobering facts: only one-third of adult Americans can name all three branches of government, and only 7 percent of eighth graders can do so. “Less than one-third of eighth graders can tell us the purpose of the Declaration of Independence, and it’s right there in the name,” O’Connor said. Minow called civic education vital to the future of American democracy. “We make a bet in our kind of government that we can govern ourselves, and that we will do a good job in so proceeding, but that bet carries with it an enormous risk, and the risk is that we don’t invest in the time and energy that it takes to do it well,” she said. “I think law students ought to start getting engaged even while still students in some group activity that accomplishes some of what you want to accomplish,” O’Connor said. “Getting people registered to vote, getting people active for cer tain causes that you think need to be furthered, and implementing that.” b “The skill and knowledge to run government entities is not handed down through the gene pool.” — sandra day o’connor, Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice 14 | boston college s [ left ] Boston College Law School Dean Vincent Rougeau (top) was among the participants in the panel, which drew an overflow crowd of students, faculty, and guests (bottom) to the Law School’s Ropes and Gray Conference Center. [ above ] Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. [ below ] Martha Minow, dean of Harvard Law School. the sesquicentennial year | class of 2013 september october november december january february march april m ay june april 30, 2013 | f o u n d e r s d ay 150 Candles on the last day in april—the month in which Boston College was chartered in 1863— the University invited students to a Founders Day birthday celebration. At dinnertime, birthday cake was served in the Stuart, McElroy, and Corcoran Commons dining halls. Two a cappella groups—the all-male Heightsmen and the all-female Sharps—surprised fellow students in Corcoran when they sang birthday tunes beside the dining room fireplace. One standout number was an adaptation of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s rock classic “Sweet Home Alabama.” Kristie Dickinson ’14 revised the lyrics to give the song a Boston College spin: “Now in the Mods they’ve got some seniors, And they’ve been known to party all day through, Lord, they make me smile so much, They pick me up when I’m feelin’ blue, Now how ’bout you? Sweet Home Boston College, Where the Eagles are true (And the Jesuits too, yeah!), Sweet Home Boston College, Lord, I’m comin’ home to you.” m ay 16, 2013 | senior class toast Golden Eagles Welcome the Class of 2013 members of the centennial class of 1963 and the Sesquicentennial Class of 2013 raised glasses to one another on the Bapst Library lawn. The Boston College Alumni Association welcomes its newest members each year in this Senior Week tradition. Each student receives a commemorative champagne flute and Alumni Association pin. b b [ above ] The Heightsmen (left). The Sharps (right). [ top right ] Serving birthday cake in Corcoran Commons. annual report 2013 | 15 s s the sesquicentennial year | class of 2013 m ay 16, 2013 A Portrait of the Sesquicentennial Graduating Class on a sparkling spring day, most of the 2,199 members of the Class of 2013 gathered on the lawn outside Higgins Hall to pose for Director of University Photography Gary Wayne Gilbert. Gilbert used a bullhorn to guide the seniors to their places, encouraging them to smile. Most did. Then, using a camera mounted on a robotic device, he took 20 consecutive shots in two minutes. After snapping the last one, Gilbert, still holding the bullhorn, gave the thumbs-up with his right hand. The Class of â€™13 let out a cheer. s go to at.bc.edu/framework to see the making of this photo 16 | boston college september october november december january february march april m ay june annual report 2013 | 17 s the sesquicentennial year From the Chair it is my pleasure to share with you Ever to Excel: The Sesquicentennial Year, the University’s 2012–13 annual report. This year’s edition features highlights from a year of celebration and commemoration, beginning with the Mass in Fenway Park in September, through the toast offered by the Centennial Golden Eagle Class of 1963 to the Sesquicentennial Class of 2013. Over the course of the year, as I have participated in many of these events, I could not help but reflect on Boston College’s transformation from a college founded to educate the sons of Irish and other Catholic immigrants in Boston into a nationally respected university known around the world. As this annual report clearly demonstrates, that hard-won progress was made without diminishing the institution’s commitment to its mission in student formation, the liberal arts, the advancement of knowledge, the development of society, and support of the Church. As our 150th year draws to a close this fall, I feel exceedingly proud of Boston College, and the faculty, administration, students, and alumni who pursue excellence in their lives of scholarship, learning, service, and professional accomplishment. I am ever grateful for all that you do for Boston College. Kathleen M. McGillycuddy NC ’71 Chair Boston College Board of Trustees 18 | boston college The Year in Review academic affairs The University conferred 2,199 undergraduate and 1,355 advanced degrees, including 136 doctorates, 253 J.D.s, and 17 canonical degrees. Ireland’s prime minister, Enda Kenny, spoke at the 137th Commencement on May 20 in Alumni Stadium, where he received an honorary doctorate of law. Others who received honorary degrees: James A. Woods ’54, S.J., the founding dean and namesake of the University’s Woods College of Advancing Studies; Wayne Budd ’63, a former U.S. attorney and long-time Boston College trustee; Cornelia Kelley NC ’69, headmaster emerita of Boston Latin School; and Mary Lou DeLong NC ’71, who recently retired as vice president and University secretary. Interim U.S. Senator William “Mo” Cowan addressed Law School graduates on May 24. Twenty-two Boston College students—18 seniors, 3 recent graduates, and a graduate student—won Fulbright Fellowships, which fund a year of international postgraduate study. Boston College ranked 13th among the institutions whose students were awarded Fulbrights in 2012. Seven members of the Class of 2014 received prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study in countries including Japan, Ireland, Brazil, and South Africa. Narintohn Luangrath ’14 was awarded a Harry S. Truman Scholarship, given to students who pursue careers in government. Biology major Maria Asdourian ’15 won a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, considered the premier undergraduate award in the sciences. Aditya Ashok ’12, who won a Truman Scholarship in 2011, received a Marshall Scholarship—one of no more than 40 given annually to American students for graduate study in the United Kingdom. Other Boston College fellowship winners include Joseph Manning ’14, who earned a Udall Scholarship, and biology graduate student Jennifer Campbell, who received a summer fellowship and a $20,000 research award from the Mount Sinai Institute for NeuroAIDS Disparities in New York City. The University was 31st in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report rankings of American universities. Among colleges and graduate schools tallied in the U.S. News survey, the Lynch School of Education was 19th and the Law School 31st. The Carroll School of Management undergraduate program remained at 24th overall. Its MBA program was 40th and its part-time MBA program 38th. The graduate finance program received its highest ranking, 12th among specialty programs; accounting placed 19th. Graduate programs in nursing and social work were not evaluated this year. In 2012, the Graduate School of Social Work ranked 10th and the Connell School of Nursing 21st in their categories. The Carroll School of Management rose to 6th place in Bloomberg Businessweek’s undergraduate business program rating—up from 9th place the previous year and 16th in 2011. Specialty undergraduate rankings put accounting at 13 and finance at 10. Communication was the most popular major for the 10th consecutive year, with 890 students enrolled, followed by biology (823), and economics (706). The most popular minors were international studies (184), history (124), and Hispanic studies (122). The Lynch School of Education enrolled 936 graduate students, followed by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (853), and the Carroll School of Management (836). With the added requirement of a 400-word essay, the number of applicants for the Class of 2017 declined from a record 34,050 to about 25,000. The applicants were the best suited and most academically talented group of potential freshmen in Boston College’s history according to John Mahoney, director of undergraduate admission. Provost and Dean of Faculties Cutberto Garza stepped down from his position after eight years in which he focused on building the University’s research capabilities and boosting its academic standing. During his tenure, research funding from external sources rose from $38 million to $51.5 million, the University’s U.S. News & World Report ranking climbed from 37 to 31, and the number of full-time faculty increased by 38. Following a year’s study leave, Garza will become University Professor in September 2014. Joseph F. Quinn, James P. McIntyre Chair in Economics and the former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, was appointed interim provost and dean of faculties. The Core Renewal Committee, led by Institute for the Liberal Arts Director Mary Crane, Arts and Sciences Dean David Quigley, Carroll School of Management Dean Andy Boynton, and Thomas Chiles, chair of the biology department, made recommendations for a renewed 42-credit core curriculum that emphasizes interdisciplinary learning in the first year, intellectual exploration, and reflection. annual report 2013 | 19 the sesquicentennial year | the year in review The Lynch School of Education hosted “Education and Its Role in Democratic Societies,” the first academic symposium of the Sesquicentennial celebration, on October 5. Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust lectured on “Scholarship and the Role of the University” October 10 at the Robsham Theater. University President William P. Leahy, S.J., presented Faust with a Sesquicentennial medal honoring her leadership in education and her American Civil War scholarship. Commemorating its origins as a college for the children of immigrants, Boston College hosted a naturalization ceremony and a two-day Sesquicentennial conference, “Migration: Past, Present, and Future,” March 21–22. On April 2, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor joined law school deans Timothy Macklem of King's College London, Martha Minow of Harvard Law School, and Dean Vincent Rougeau of Boston College at “Educating Democratic Citizens,” an academic symposium at Boston College Law School. Mary McAleese, the former president of Ireland who during her tenure helped bring an end to “The Troubles,” was appointed the Burns Library Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies for the fall 2013 semester. The TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center released its 2011 measurements of trends in mathematics and science achievements and progress in international literacy. The Lynch School center found that students from East Asia and a select group of European countries outperformed students elsewhere. The Graduate School of Social Work launched its Immigrant Integration Lab, an applied research center that focuses on immigrant inclusion, with a colloquium for community leaders on December 14. The University marked the centennial of Thomas P. (“Tip”) O’Neill Jr. ’36, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1977 to 1987. The commemoration included an exhibition in the library that was named in his honor in 1994; a public lecture; and a course, Tip O’Neill and the Evolution of American Politics, taught by political scientist and O’Neill Professor Shep Melnick. Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships, which are awarded to scholars, artists, and scientists for achievement and exceptional promise in their fields. Maxim D. Shrayer, professor of Russian, English, and Jewish studies, also was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to support his research on Holocaust studies. Biology Professor Ken Williams and his team of researchers received two grants totaling $4.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to research the pathogenic mechanisms of HIV infection. The American Cancer Society awarded a four-year, $720,000 grant to Associate Professor of Biology Marc-Jan Gubbels to research potential drugs to prevent toxoplasmosis in cancer patients. The National Institutes of Health awarded Biology Associate Research Professor Tricia Burdo a five-year, $1.9 million grant to study the immune system’s role in a debilitating form of nerve damage suffered by people living with HIV. Theology Department Professor Catherine Cornille was named the Newton College Alumnae Chair in Western Culture. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education named Lynch School of Education Associate Professor Michael Barnett the 2012 Massachusetts Professor of the Year. Barnett also received a $250,000 National Science Foundation award (his eighth grant from the NSF) to use hydroponic gardening to teach science to children living in low-income neighborhoods. Economics Professor Uzi Segal was elected a fellow of the Econometric Society. Vanderslice Family Chair in Chemistry Lawrence Scott was named a fellow of the American Chemical Society. Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology Richard Gaillardetz became president of the Catholic Theological Society of America. Carroll School Assistant Professor Oğuzhan Karakaş was among three scholars to share the 2012 Moskowitz Prize for studies of socially responsible corporate investments. The American Psychological Association awarded its 2013 International Humanitarian Award to Lynch School Professor M. Brinton Lykes, associate director of the University’s Center for Human Rights and International Justice. Connell School of Nursing Dean Susan Gennaro, whose research focuses on perinatal and neonatal health, was named to the International Nurse Researcher Hall of faculty research and awards Joshua Greene and David Treumann, assistant professors of mathematics, won 2013 Sloan Research Fellowships, bringing to six the number of the prestigious fellowships Boston College faculty have won in the past two years. Biology Professor Peter Clote and English Professor Kevin Ohi received 2013 John Simon 20 | boston college boston college vice presidents (standing, from left) James P. McIntyre, Senior Vice President; John T. Butler, S.J., Vice President for University Mission and Ministry; Patrick J. Keating, Executive Vice President; Kelli J. Armstrong, Vice President for Planning and Assessment; Thomas P. Lockerby, Vice President for Development; Michael J. Bourque, Vice President for Information Technology; Thomas J. Keady, Vice President for Governmental and Community Affairs; Terrence P. Devino, S.J., Vice President and University Secretary; Daniel F. Bourque, Vice President for Facilities Management; James J. Husson, Senior Vice President for University Advancement; (seated) William B. Neenan, S.J., Vice President, Special Assistant to the President; Peter C. McKenzie, Financial Vice President and Treasurer; Cutberto Garza, Provost and Dean of Faculties; Leo V. Sullivan, Vice President for Human Resources. Fame. Her colleague Ann Wolbert Burgess received the inaugural Living Legend Award from the New England chapter of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association for her pioneering work on assessment and treatment of victims of trauma and abuse. Mathematics Professor Solomon Friedberg was appointed the James P. McIntyre Professor of Mathematics. Chemistry Professor Udayan Mohanty was named a fellow of Britain’s Royal Society of Chemistry. Séamus Connolly, Sullivan Artist-inResidence in the University’s Center for Irish Programs, was among nine recipients of a 2013 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship. Faculty promoted to full professor were Christopher Baum (economics), Kalpana Rahita Seshadri (English), Tao Li (mathematics), Gerald M. Easter (political science), Elizabeth Kensinger (psychology), M. Shawn Copeland (theology), Mary-Rose Papandrea (Law School), and Ana Martínez-Alemán (Lynch School of Education). Promoted to associate professor with tenure were Brian J.M. Quinn and David Olson (Law School), Thomas Crea (Graduate School of Social Work), Heather Rowan-Kenyon (Lynch School), Jianmin Gao (chemistry), Kendra Eshleman (classical studies), Hao Jiang (computer science), and Gorica Petrovich (psychology). joined by nearly 100 concelebrants—alumni, Jesuit, diocesan, and members of other orders—at the lateafternoon Mass, which drew nearly 20,000 alumni, students, faculty, and friends. The School of Theology and Ministry, the Theology Department, and the Church in the 21st Century Center cosponsored “Women and Interreligious Dialogue,” the fifth and final Boston College Symposium on Interreligious Dialogue, September 20–22. The Church in the 21st Century Center marked a decade since its founding with special issues of C21 Resources magazine dedicated to “Handing on the Faith” and “Exploring the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.” The Center’s hallmark student program, Agape Latte, attracted its largest crowds to date, with 300 to 400 students turning out for each “coffee talk” session, in which a faculty or staff member tells a story about the intersection of faith with everyday life. In collaboration with Campus Ministry, C21 also launched “Expresso Your Faith Week,” the first in what is expected to be an annual program of events celebrating the many ways students express their faith on campus. More than 1,300 students participated in Campus Ministry’s signature retreats (such as Kairos, Beginnings, and Manresa), or in retreats organized by Campus Ministry programs including the Arrupe International Service/Immersion Program, Appalachia Volunteers, 4Boston, Liturgical Arts Group, and Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Some 2,300 entering students and 3,100 parents and guardians participated in Mission and Ministry’s First Year Experience program. annual report 2013 | 21 jesuit, catholic mission On September 15, a Sesquicentennial Mass at Fenway Park inaugurated Boston College’s 16-month celebration of its chartering in 1863. University President William P. Leahy, S.J., the principal celebrant, was the sesquicentennial year | the year in review The Boston College Jesuit Community and the Faber Jesuit Community celebrated five jubilarians with a Mass at St. Mary’s Chapel on October 19, the feast of the North American Martyrs. J. Donald Monan marked 70 years in the Society of Jesus, William Russell marked 60, and James Bernauer 50, while Terrence P. Devino and Paul McNellis each celebrated 25 years in the priesthood. Lynch School of Education Professor Joseph M. O’Keefe, S.J., was appointed interim director of the University’s Center for Ignatian Spirituality. The unexpected election March 13 of former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the first Jesuit pope brought a throng of news reporters and camera crews to the Boston College campus, and spurred scores of media requests for context and comment from members of the faculty and the Jesuit community. A capacity crowd packed Gasson 100 on April 16 for the School of Theology and Ministry’s second annual Dean’s Colloquium on Religion and Public Culture, a forum on “Income Inequality and Our Responsibility to the Poor.” of the division of student affairs. She has served as assistant chancellor for student affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and associate vice president for student affairs at Ball State University. She replaces Patrick Rombalski, who resigned in November. The Office of Residential Life, which houses 7,400 undergraduates each year, arranged special-interest housing for more than 700 students in campus living and learning communities such as the Honors House, Casa Hispánica, and the Healthy Living Community. The Office of Health Promotion certified more than 70 peer health coaches, who assisted some 200 fellow students and helped run 30 group programs. More than 15,000 students turned out for Nights on the Heights programs—alcohol-free events across campus that featured music, movies, games, contests, and other opportunities to socialize. The Volunteer and Student Learning Center’s BC BIGS program paired Boston-area elementary-school students with 150 undergraduate “big brothers” and “big sisters,” who spent a total of 17,760 hours with the children. Some 115 organizations and 1,760 students participated in the annual Career Fair. In an appointment made by the U.S. State Department and the United Nations Association, Presidential Scholar Brooke Loughrin ’14 was named the first U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations. student life The University named Barbara Jones vice president of student affairs. Jones came to Boston College from Miami University of Ohio, where she was vice president boston college deans (standing, from left) Thomas B. Wall, University Librarian; Susan Gennaro, Connell School of Nursing; Alberto Godenzi, Graduate School of Social Work; Rev. James P. Burns, Interim Dean, Woods College of Advancing Studies; Andrew C. Boynton, Carroll School of Management; Mark S. Massa, S.J., School of Theology and Ministry; (seated) Maureen E. Kenny, Interim Dean, Lynch School of Education; David Quigley, College of Arts and Sciences; Vincent D. Rougeau, Boston College Law School. 22 | The Heights student newspaper won an Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Award for excellence and outstanding achievement. The Screaming Eagles Marching Band was one of 60 bands chosen from 2,807 applicants to take part in the January 21 Presidential Inaugural Parade. They played “For Boston” on the 15-block march up Pennsylvania Avenue. Philip McHarris ’14 accepted the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship via Skype during a ceremony in the Robsham Theater. McHarris, a sociology major, spent the spring semester at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Political science major Jessica Vallejo ’14 received the 21st annual Archbishop Oscar A. Romero Scholarship for her dedication to the service ideals of the Salvadoran archbishop, who was assassinated in 1980. Juniors Matt Alonsozana and Wei Kuang “Lucilla” Pan were the first cowinners of the Benigno and Corazon Aquino Scholarship, presented each year to students who represent the ideals and aspirations of Boston College and the Asian American community. Matt Nacier and Matt Alonsozana, both members of the class of 2014, were elected president and executive vice president, respectively, of the Undergraduate Government of Boston College in April. Boston College unexpectedly became the finish line for more than 1,000 runners on April 15, when the Boston Marathon was halted after two bombs exploded near the finish line in Copley Square. Thirty undergraduate volunteers from the Eagle Emergency Medical Services joined with Dining Services to bring water, pizza, and first aid supplies to St. Ignatius Church, where they fed and treated about 400 runners. Pews were packed and students stood in the aisles the next evening at St. Ignatius, where University President William P. Leahy, S.J., said a Mass for Healing and Hope. Outside the church, students signed get-well posters for Brittany Loring, M.B.A. ’13, J.D. ’13, and Liza Cherney, M.B.A. ’13, who were injured by the blasts. The Boston College community woke on Friday, April 19, to an alert from the Boston College Police Department (BCPD) that the University was closed until further notice and students should remain in their dorms. A suspect in the Marathon bombing was believed to be at large in nearby Watertown, and Governor Deval Patrick was asking residents of eight towns, including Newton and Allston-Brighton, to “shelter in place.” Dining Services limited operations to Corcoran Commons, McElroy, and Stuart Hall on the Newton Campus. BCPD escorted 17 student dining hall employees who had phoned in offers of help to the dining halls. Residential Life staff led lines of undergraduates to the facilities at lunch and dinner. After the order was lifted at 6:30 p.m., BCPD sent an alert ending the lockdown. Less than 15 minutes after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was taken alive in Watertown at 8:45 p.m., a student taped a poster to a fence near the Mod residences that read, “Thank you, BCPD.” On Friday, May 3, about 700 students, faculty, and friends of the University walked around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir wearing T-shirts that read “BC Strong.” They raised more than $6,000 for Cherney, Loring, and Patrick Downes ’05 and his wife Jess, who also were severely injured by the blasts. A pair of a cappella groups—the male Heightsmen and the female Sharps—entertained a crowd in Corcoran Commons as fellow students ate cake there and in the Stuart and McElroy dining halls to celebrate Boston College’s 150th birthday on Founders Day, April 30. On a picture-perfect May 16, most of the members of the Class of 2013 posed for a portrait taken by Gary Gilbert, director of University photography, outside Higgins Hall. Later that afternoon, members of the Centennial Class of 1963 raised their glasses to the Sesquicentennial Class, welcoming them into the Alumni Association, on the Bapst Library lawn. arts The Theatre Department opened its season on the Robsham Theater main stage in October with These Shining Lives, a play about 1920s female factory workers, followed by The Arabian Nights, Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation of the ancient Arabic tales, and Puppetology: An Evening of Uncommon Theater, curated by John Bell, the 2012–13 J. Donald Monan, S.J., Professor in Theater Arts. A scholar, educator, and authority on puppet theater, Bell brought his Brooklynbased, Obie award-winning troupe Great Small Works to campus for that event. He also taught courses and consulted on the Theatre Department’s spring production of Avenue Q, a Tony-winning musical performed by actors and puppets. The Boston Globe named the McMullen Museum’s fall exhibition, Paul Klee: Philosophical Vision—From Nature to Art, the most “intellectually nourishing” local art museum exhibition of 2012. The McMullen’s spring show, Portugal, Jesuits, and Japan: Spiritual Beliefs and Earthly Goods, explored rare nanban art influenced by the arrival of 16th- and 17th-century European missionaries and merchants in Japan. The Institute for the Liberal Arts, Music Department, and Burns Library cosponsored “Kollwitz-Connection: annual report 2013 | 23 the sesquicentennial year | the year in review Artistic, Social, and Gender Commentary in the Life and Works of Käthe Kollwitz,” an interdisciplinary series of lectures, panel discussions, and musical performances that included the debut of composer and Assistant Professor of Music Ralf Yusuf Gawlick’s new song cycle on the legendary German graphic artist. The University Chorale, the Boston College Symphony Orchestra, BC bOp! jazz ensemble, and the University Wind Ensemble played to a nearly full house March 23 at Boston College’s Sesquicentennial Concert at Symphony Hall. Actor Chris O’Donnell ’92 joined the musicians to narrate Aaron Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait, an homage to the nation’s president in the year of the University’s charter, 1863. The Boston College Arts Festival celebrated its 15th anniversary and the University's Sesquicentennial with “Ever to Create.” Highlights included the launch of the spring issue of the Stylus literary magazine and a reception with poet, critic, and author Robert Polito, a former Stylus editor and recipient of this year’s Arts Alumni Award, who was recently named president of the Poetry Foundation. Minnesota. The victory was coach Jerry York’s 925th, the most ever in college hockey. He finished the season with a career record of 935–569–98. The women’s ice hockey team made its third straight Frozen Four, falling in overtime to eventual champion University of Minnesota, 3–2. Freshman sailor Erika Reineke won the 2012 InterCollegiate Sailing Association Women’s Singlehanded National Championship on November 3 in Long Beach, California. Reineke’s championship was the Boston College sailing team’s 12th national title in the past six academic years. Olivier Hanlan ’16, point guard for the men’s basketball team, was named the Atlantic Coast Conference rookie of the year. Hanlan averaged 15.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game. university advancement Light the World, Boston College’s largest and most ambitious fundraising campaign, reached $1.08 billion toward its goal of $1.5 billion. The campaign supports key University priorities, including academic excellence, financial aid, athletics, capital projects, student formation programs, and advancement of Boston College’s Jesuit, Catholic mission. In the spring, the University took its Sesquicentennial celebration to alumni communities in six U.S. cities and Dublin, Ireland, with “150 on the Road,” a series of service events at which alumni, family, and friends assembled dried meals for delivery to Burkina Faso in West Africa. Participants packed more than 450,000 meals, far surpassing the original goal of 150,000. The University’s three-semester Sesquicentennial celebration inspired a successful “Happy Birthday, BC” fundraising campaign that contributed to an alumni participation rate of 27.2 percent. Nearly 28,000 undergraduate alumni made gifts this year. The Class of 2013 set a record for involvement in the senior class gift campaign, with 1,457 contributing. In addition, more than 100 donors made legacy gifts to support Light the World this year, bringing the Shaw Society’s membership to more than 2,350. In recognition of his support of Boston College, Patrick F. Cadigan ’57, P ’91, received the William V. McKenney 1915 Award, the Alumni Association’s highest honor. University Trustee Susan Martinelli Shea ’76, P ’04, received the James F. Cleary Masters Award. Others honored by the Alumni Association this year included Meg athletics Boston College named Brad Bates its director of athletics, succeeding Gene DeFilippo, who had held the position for 15 years. Bates came to Boston College from Miami University of Ohio, where he had led the athletic department since 2002. Under Bates, 14 of Miami’s 18 varsity teams won at least one conference championship, including football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, soccer, cross-country, and field hockey. In 2011, 89 percent of Miami’s student-athletes graduated. Steve Addazio, former head coach at Temple University, was named Boston College’s football coach. In two seasons at Temple, Addazio led the Owls to a 13–11 record, including a win in the 2011 New Mexico Bowl. Nine Boston College teams—men’s golf, men’s skiing, men’s outdoor track, softball, women’s ice hockey, women’s lacrosse, women’s swimming, women’s indoor track, and women’s outdoor track—scored perfectly on the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate, a measure of how well schools retain student-athletes. Boston College welcomed Erik Johnson as the head coach of the women’s basketball team. On December 29, the men’s ice hockey team beat the University of Alabama in Huntsville, 5–2, in the first game of the Mariucci Classic at the University of 24 | boston college executive committee of the board of trustees (standing, from left) Stephen P. Murray, Marianne D. Short, R. Michael Murray Jr., John L. LaMattina, T. Frank Kennedy, S.J., Susan Martinelli Shea, John M. Connors Jr., Robert J. Morrissey; (seated) William P. Leahy, S.J., Kathleen M. McGillycuddy, John F. Fish. McGrory Kelleher ’81, who received the John J. Griffin Sr. Alumni Association Award; Robert D. LeBlanc ’71, who won the John P. Curley 1913 Award; Kimberly A. O’Neil ’97, who was given the Philip J. Callan Sr. Young Alumni Award; and 2012 classmates Georgette L. Asfoura and Thomas E. Cornwell, who received the James F. Stanton ’42 Senior Class Gift Award. Renamed in honor of its founders and great friends of the University, “Pops on the Heights: The Barbara and Jim Cleary Scholarship Gala” celebrated its 20th anniversary in September, with maestro Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra performing in Conte Forum with the University Chorale and guest Harry Connick Jr. The event raised more than $3.3 million—an all-time high—to support Pops Scholars. In April, the Wall Street Council held its 25th annual gala, the Wall Street Tribute Dinner, where Geoffrey T. Boisi ’69, P ’11, a trustee associate and council cofounder, was presented with the President’s Medal for Excellence. The gala raised a record-breaking $2.6 million to support the Presidential Scholars Program. The Alumni Association ended the year with a Reunion Weekend that brought more than 5,400 alumni and friends back to the Heights. Stokes Hall opened in January. Spread over four floors and north and south wings, the University’s first new academic building since the 1960s houses 36 classrooms; the offices of faculty in classical studies, English, history, philosophy, and theology; the Arts and Sciences Honors Program; a coffee shop; and the offices of First Year Experience, the PULSE Program, and the Academic Advising Center. It is named for University benefactors Patrick T. Stokes ’64 and his wife Anna-Kristina “Aja” Stokes, P ’91, ’94, ’97. St. Mary’s Hall closed for interior and exterior renovations in January, after the Boston College Jesuit Community members who live in the building moved to a University-owned apartment house at 2000 Commonwealth Avenue. The 96-year-old building— the second oldest after Gasson—is expected to be shuttered for two years. The project will provide remodeled living quarters for the Jesuits and 24,000 square feet of academic space for the Computer Science and Communication departments and the Woods College of Advancing Studies. Kelli Armstrong, an associate vice president for institutional research, planning, and assessment, was named vice president for planning and assessment. University Secretary Mary Lou DeLong NC ’71 retired in December after 33 years. She began her career as assistant director for class reunions and went on to appointments as vice president and senior vice president for University relations, vice president in the Office of the President, and University secretary. Terrence P. Devino, S.J., a special assistant to the president and director of Manresa House, the University’s center for vocational discernment, succeeded her as vice president and University secretary. b management The board of trustees announced a 2013–14 operating budget of $886 million, and increased tuition, room, and board by 3.6 percent to $58,506. The University increased need-based undergraduate financial aid by 7.9 percent, to $97 million, and overall student aid to $152 million, maintaining its commitment to admit students regardless of financial need. The operating budget includes $7 million to support priorities outlined in the 2006 Strategic Plan, including academic programs and facilities and student financial aid. annual report 2013 | 25 the sesquicentennial year Financial Report s Overview There was a lot to like about Boston College’s financial performance in fiscal 2013, as the University realized results that mirrored encouraging U.S. economic trends. Nationally, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by 25.3 percent and debt prices remained at historic lows. Construction prices remained stable, national employment statistics improved, and GDP grew at expected levels. Sequestration concerns and the monetary turmoil in Europe had little effect on overall economic performance in the United States. While market volatility and geopolitical concerns remain, world markets continued their upward trend. At Boston College, strong investment returns, historic fundraising results, and strong student enrollments were the more visible highlights of fiscal 2013. However, the real stars were the faculty and staff who prudently manage the University’s financial resources. In April 2013, Standard & Poor’s reaffirmed our AAcredit rating, noting, “BC’s strong balance sheet, supported by its large endowment, solid demand with very good student quality and stable enrollment, successful fundraising record, and comprehensive planning, has allowed the University to generate operating surpluses consistently.” The hard lessons of the economic downturn of 2008–09 have not been forgotten at the University, however; if anything, we have become much better stewards of our resources. fiscal 2013 financial results As noted in the accompanying “Growth in Net Assets” chart (see page 28), the University’s net assets increased by $271 million, 11 percent above prior year levels. The generosity of our alumni, parents, and friends saw our Light the World campaign surpass $1 billion. Our continued fundraising success coupled with strong domestic equity markets to drive our net asset growth. This growth also helped our key liquidity ratio, expendable resources to debt, improve from 1.5 times to 1.9 times. While still below our goal of 2 times, improvement of this measure bodes well for our ability to finance strategic initiatives. 26 | boston college The University’s endowment fund increased by $224 million to nearly $2 billion. Investment gains of $277 million and contributions of $39 million were offset by $1 million of net assets reclassified or released from restrictions, and $91 million used in support of operations. The portfolio return on the endowment fund was 17.1 percent versus the S&P 500 return of 27.3 percent and the Barclay Aggregate Bond Index of 0.9%. Over the past 10 years, the endowment fund has generated an annualized return of 8.3 percent compared with the S&P 500 return of 7.6 percent and the Barclay’s return of 4.7 percent. The University’s portfolio is well diversified, with 50 percent in domestic and international equities, 10 percent in fixed income securities, and 40 percent in alternative strategies including absolute return funds, private equity funds, and real asset funds. The University’s portfolio is liquid and well positioned, with more than 60 percent invested in securities that can be redeemed in 30 days or less. In fiscal 2013, gross plant assets increased by $88 million. The centerpiece was the opening of Stokes Hall, the first academic building to open on Middle Campus since the 1960s. Dedicated to the liberal arts, the 200,000-square-foot Stokes is home to 36 classrooms, the offices of liberal arts faculty, and several student programs. In January, major renovations began on St. Mary’s Hall, home to the Boston College Jesuit Community. The University continues to invest each year in renewal and replacement projects across campus that, while not as visible, amounted to more than $20 million in fiscal 2013. Strong enrollments led overall revenue growth of 3.6 percent. Tuition and fee revenues exceeded budgeted amounts while the related student receivable remained low. We increased financial aid to students and their families by 8.1 percent. Mindful of how tuition increases affect our students, faculty and staff continue to generate savings in many areas of the operating budget. Employee wellness, health-care buying consortiums, energy consumption, and aggressive procurement initiatives in technology, energy, and printing were among our notable areas of savings. conclusion When Boston College was incorporated in April 1863, John McElroy, S.J. could never have envisioned the University we know today. But he knew the road before him would not be easy. One hundred and fifty years later, we too realize the complexity and challenge that lies in front of us. While our challenges may be very different, we continue to aspire to the goal that Fr. McElroy and his early supporters established: “Ever to Excel.” peter c. mckenzie ’75 Financial Vice President and Treasurer annual report 2013 | 27 the sesquicentennial year | financial report Operating and Nonoperating Revenues realized and unrealized investment gains, net 24.9% 1.3% OTHER TUITION AND FEES, GROSS 47.8% PRIVATE GIFTS INVESTMENT INCOME, net 6.8% .6% sponsored RESEARCH, GRANTS, AND FINANCIAL AID 5.0% AUXILIARY ENTERPRISES, GROSS 13.6% expenses instruction 30.2% public service .4% AUXILIARY ENTERPRISES 18.7% student AID 18.6% academic support 7.3% 4.5% 6.0% RESEARCH student services general administration 14.3% growth in net assets expendable resources to debt 3,000 2,500 2,000 1,500 1,000 500 0 1,600 1,400 1,200 millions millions 1,000 800 600 400 200 0 fy2009 real fy2010 fy2011 fy2012 fy2013 fy2009 fy2010 fy2011 fy2012 fy2013 total expendable resources total outstanding debt inflationary 28 | boston college Statistical and Financial Highlights Statistics Full-time Equivalent Enrollment Undergraduate Graduate/professional Total full-time equivalent enrollment 9,512 3,308 12,820 9,599 3,414 13,013 9,518 4,120 13,638 9,484 4,046 13,530 9,480 3,940 13,420 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Full-time Employees Faculty Staff Total full-time employees 708 2,316 3,024 725 2,293 3,018 737 2,304 3,041 752 2,296 3,048 761 2,316 3,077 Campus Facilities (gross square feet) Chestnut Hill Campus Newton Campus/other Total gross square feet 5,481,766 1,317,818 6,799,584 In thousands of dollars 5,493,499 1,301,227 6,794,726 5,501,713 1,588,275 7,089,988 5,501,689 1,619,779 7,121,468 5,700,398 1,625,000 7,325,398 Financial (Fiscal Years Ending May 31) Statement of Financial Position Total assets Total liabilities Total net assets $2,898,500 (888,269) $2,010,231 $3,092,938 (905,514) $2,187,424 $3,487,314 (1,012,011) $2,475,303 $3,394,746 (995,896) $2,398,850 $3,636,770 (967,407) $2,669,363 Endowment and Similar Funds Net assets Investment income $1,491,158 11,487 $1,647,653 10,768 180,485 $1,889,079 14,127 271,796 $1,757,447 13,998 (94,442) $1,981,350 15,145 274,821 Realized and unrealized investment gains (and losses), net (401,392) Physical Plant Land, improvements, and purchase options Buildings (including capital lease and purchase option) Equipment Library books/rare book and art collections $232,822 962,539 179,000 155,814 38,242 1,568,417 (530,929) $1,037,488 $234,200 1,004,577 191,622 164,739 17,610 1,612,748 (573,137) $1,039,611 $238,048 1,026,711 200,569 173,918 67,898 1,707,144 (619,065) $1,088,079 $241,023 1,113,092 199,909 182,414 76,870 1,813,308 (658,847) $1,154,461 $247,838 1,218,970 205,604 191,352 37,849 1,901,613 (703,483) $1,198,130 Plant under construction Physical plant, gross Accumulated depreciation and amortization Physical plant, net Statement of Activities Total operating revenues, net Total operating expenses Total non-operating activity $621,018 620,916 (318,520) $628,354 628,247 177,086 $643,654 643,544 287,769 $653,663 653,550 (76,566) $671,057 670,940 270,396 Student Aid University scholarships, fellowships, and prizes Federal/state programs (including Pell grants) Student loans granted by the University Total student aid $113,752 8,571 5,299 $127,622 $123,315 10,579 4,005 $137,899 $132,594 10,834 5,434 $148,862 $139,488 9,964 7,845 $157,297 $150,932 10,166 7,777 $168,875 annual annualreport report2013 2013 | | 29 29 the sesquicentennial year Board of Trustees 2012–13 officers chair Kathleen M. McGillycuddy NC ’71 vice chair John F. Fish secretary T. Frank Kennedy, S.J. ’71 Juan A. Concepción, Esq. ’96, J.D. & M.B.A. ’03 Attorney, Burns & Levenson LLP, Boston, Massachusetts Mario J. Gabelli Chairman and Chief Executive Officer GAMCO Investors, Inc., Rye, New York Margot C. Connell, D.B.A. ’09 (Hon.) Chair and Member of the Advisory Board, Connell Limited Partnership, Boston, Massachusetts Susan McManama Gianinno ’70 Chairman and CEO, Publicis Worldwide, North America, New York, New York Janice Gipson ’77 Beverly Hills, California trustees Drake G. Behrakis ’86 President and CEO, Marwick Associates, Lexington, Massachusetts John M. Connors Jr. ’63, D.B.A. ’07 (Hon.) Chairman, The Connors Family Office, Boston, Massachusetts Christian W.E. Haub President and Chairman, Emil Capital Partners LLC, Greenwich, Connecticut Robert J. Cooney, Esq. ’74 Partner, Cooney & Conway, Chicago, Illinois Michaela Murphy Hoag ’86 Interior Designer, Treasured Designs, Atherton, California Patricia Lynott Bonan ’79 Managing Director (Ret.), JPMorgan Chase & Co., Potomac, Maryland Kathleen A. Corbet ’82 Founder and Principal, Cross Ridge Capital LLC, New Canaan, Connecticut Joseph L. Hooley III ’79 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer State Street Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts Matthew J. Botica, Esq. ’72 Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP, Chicago, Illinois Leo J. Corcoran, Esq. ’81 President, Autumn Development Company, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts Cathy M. Brienza NC ’71 Partner, WallerSutton 2000 LP New York, New York T. Frank Kennedy, S.J. ’71 Rector, Boston College Jesuit Community, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Robert F. Cotter ’73 President (Ret.), Kerzner International, Coral Gables, Florida Karen Izzi Bristing ’84 Owner, Equinox Equestrian Center, Sun Valley, California John L. LaMattina ’71 Senior Partner, PureTech Ventures, Boston, Massachusetts Claudia Henao de la Cruz ’85 Chair, Centro Mater Foundation, Coral Gables, Florida John E. Buehler Jr. ’69 Managing Partner, Energy Investors Funds, Mill Valley, California Timothy R. Lannon, S.J. ’86 President, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska Michael H. Devlin II ’88 Managing Director Curragh Capital Partners LLC, New York, New York Patrick Carney ’70 Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Claremont Companies, Bridgewater, Massachusetts William P. Leahy, S.J. President, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts John R. Egan ’79 Managing Member, Carruth Management LLC, Westborough, Massachusetts Hon. Darcel D. Clark ’83 Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, First Department, New York, New York Peter S. Lynch ’65, LL.D. ’95 (Hon.) Vice Chairman, Fidelity Management & Research Company, Boston, Massachusetts John F. Fish President and CEO, Suffolk Construction Company Inc., Boston, Massachusetts T.J. Maloney ’75 President, Lincolnshire Management, Inc., New York, New York 30 | boston college Douglas W. Marcouiller, S.J. Provincial, Jesuits of the Missouri Province, St. Louis, Missouri Marianne D. Short, Esq., NC ’73, J.D. ’76 Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, United Health Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota Robert M. Devlin Chairman, Curragh Capital Partners, New York, New York Peter K. Markell ’77 Exec. VP of Admin. & Finance, CFO, and Treasurer, Partners HealthCare Systems Inc., Boston, Massachusetts Andrew N. Downing, S.J. Doctoral Student, Ignatius Jesuit Community, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois Ralph C. Stayer Owner, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Johnsonville Sausage LLC, Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin Francis A. Doyle ’70, M.B.A. ’75 President and CEO, Connell Limited Partnership, Boston, Massachusetts David M. McAuliffe ’71 COO and Managing Director of Investment Banking, J.P. Morgan PLC, London, United Kingdom Patrick T. Stokes ’64 Chief Executive Officer (Ret.), Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc., St. Louis, Missouri Cynthia Lee Egan ’78 President of Retirement Plan Services (Ret.), T. Rowe Price, Baltimore, Maryland Kathleen M. McGillycuddy NC ’71 Executive Vice President (Ret.), FleetBoston Financial, Boston, Massachusetts Richard F. Syron ’66, LL.D. ’89 (Hon.) Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Emilia M. Fanjul Palm Beach, Florida Elizabeth W. Vanderslice ’86 New York, New York William S. McKiernan ’78 President, WSM Capital LLC, Los Gatos, California John F. Farrell Jr. Greenwich, Connecticut David C. Weinstein, Esq., J.D. ’75 Chief of Administration (Ret.), Fidelity Investments, Newton, Massachusetts Yen-Tsai Feng Roy E. Larsen Librarian (Ret.), Harvard College, Lexington, Massachusetts Robert J. Morrissey, Esq. ’60 Senior Partner, Morrissey, Hawkins & Lynch, Boston, Massachusetts John V. Murphy ’71 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (Ret.), Oppenheimer Funds, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts Charles D. Ferris, Esq. ’54, J.D. ’61, LL.D. ’78 (Hon.) Trustee Associates Mary Jane Vouté Arrigoni Greenwich, Connecticut Senior Partner, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo PC, Washington, D.C. R. Michael Murray Jr. ’61, M.A. ’65 Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company Inc., Chicago, Illinois Peter W. Bell ’86 General Partner, Highland Capital Partners, Menlo Park, California William J. Geary, ’80 Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners, Waltham, Massachusetts Stephen P. Murray ’84 President and CEO, CCMP Capital Advisors LLC, New York, New York Geoffrey T. Boisi ’69 Chairman and CEO, Roundtable Investment Partners, LLC, New York, New York Mary J. Steele Guilfoile ’76 Chairman, MG Advisors Inc., Norwalk, Connecticut Brien M. O’Brien ’80 Chairman and CEO, Advisory Research, Inc., Chicago, Illinois Kathleen Powers Haley ’76 Manager, Snows Hill Management LLC, Wellesley, Massachusetts Wayne A. Budd, Esq. ’63 Senior Counsel, Goodwin Procter LLP, Boston, Massachusetts David P. O’Connor ’86 Senior Managing Partner, High Rise Capital Management LP, New York, New York Charles I. Clough Jr. ’64 Chairman and CEO, Clough Capital Partners LP, Boston, Massachusetts Paul F. Harman, S.J. ’61, M.A. ’62 Vice President for Mission, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts Nicholas A. Sannella ’67 Pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish, Lowell, Massachusetts Joseph E. Corcoran ’59, D.B.A. ’09 (Hon.) Chairman, Corcoran Jennison Companies, Boston, Massachusetts Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. ’64, M.A. ’65, D.H.L. ’09 (Hon.) Professor of Theology, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Philip W. Schiller ’82 Senior Vice President, Worldwide Product Marketing, Apple Computer, Inc., Cupertino, California John F. Cunningham ’64 * Chairman and CEO, Cunningham & Company, Boston, Massachusetts John L. Harrington ’57, M.B.A. ’66, D.B.A. ’10 (Hon.) Chairman of the Board, Yawkey Foundation, Dedham, Massachusetts Susan Martinelli Shea ’76 Founder and President, Dancing with the Students, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Brian E. Daley, S.J. Huisking Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana annual report 2013 | 31 the sesquicentennial year | the board of trustees Daniel S. Hendrickson, S.J. Associate Vice President, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Therese E. Myers NC ’66 Chief Executive Officer, Bouquet Multimedia LLC, Oxnard, California John J. Shea, S.J., M.Ed. ’70 Director of Campus Ministry/ Chaplain at Lincoln Center, Fordham University, New York, New York John J. Higgins, S.J. ’59, M.A. ’60, S.T.L. ’67 Fairfield Jesuit Community, Fairfield, Connecticut Thomas P. O’Neill III ’68 Chief Executive Officer, O’Neill and Associates, Boston, Massachusetts Sylvia Q. Simmons, M.Ed. ’62, Ph.D. ’90, D.H.L. ’11 (Hon.) President (Ret.), American Student Assistance Corp., Roxbury, Massachusetts Brian G. Paulson, S.J. Rector, Loyola University Jesuit Community, Chicago, Illinois Richard T. Horan Sr. ’53 President (Ret.), Hughes Oil Company Inc., Newton, Massachusetts Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., ’61, M.A. ’62 President, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Robert L. Sullivan ’50, M.A. ’52 International Practice Director (Ret.), Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., Siasconset, Massachusetts Richard A. Jalkut ’66 CEO, TelePacific Communications, Los Angeles, California Sally Engelhard Pingree Director and Vice Chairman, Engelhard Hanovia Inc., Washington, D.C. Salvatore J. Trani * Executive Managing Director, BGC Partners Inc., New York, New York Anne P. Jones, Esq. ’58, J.D. ’61, LL.D. ’08 (Hon.) Consultant, Bethesda, Maryland Michael D. Jones, Esq. ’72, J.D. ’76 Chief Operating Officer, PBS, Arlington, Virginia Paula D. Polito ’81 Client Strategy Officer, UBS Wealth Management–Americas, Weehawken, New Jersey Thomas A. Vanderslice ’53, D.B.A. ’03 (Hon.) Osterville, Massachusetts Jeffrey P. Von Arx, S.J. President, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut Edmund F. Kelly Chairman and CEO (Ret.), Liberty Mutual Group, Boston, Massachusetts R. Robert Popeo, Esq., J.D. ’61 Chairman and President, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC, Boston, Massachusetts Vincent A. Wasik Co-Founder and Principal, MCG Global LLC, Westport, Connecticut Robert K. Kraft Chairman and CEO, The Kraft Group, Foxborough, Massachusetts John J. Powers ’73 Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Company, New York, New York Benaree P. Wiley, D.P.A. ’09 (Hon.) President and CEO (Emeritus), The Partnership, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts Robert B. Lawton, S.J. Georgetown Jesuit Community, Washington, D.C. Richard F. Powers III ’67 Advisory Director (Ret.) Morgan Stanley, Hobe Sound, Florida Jeremy K. Zipple, S.J. ’00 Director and Producer, National Geographic Television, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Catherine T. McNamee, C.S.J., M.Ed. ’55, M.A. ’58 Member, Congregational Leadership Team, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Louis, Missouri Pierre-Richard Prosper, Esq. ’85 Counsel, Arent Fox LLP, Los Angeles, California John A. McNeice Jr. ’54, D.B.A. ’97 (Hon.) Chairman and CEO (Ret.), The Colonial Group Inc., Canton, Massachusetts Nicholas S. Rashford, S.J. Professor, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Vice President and University Secretary Thomas J. Rattigan ’60 Natick, Massachusetts Giles E. Mosher Jr. ’55 * Vice Chairman (Emeritus), Bank of America, Wellesley, Massachusetts Mary Lou DeLong (Retired) Terrence P. Devino, S.J. (Effective December 31, 2012) Thomas F. Ryan Jr. ’63 Private Investor (Ret.), Boston, Massachusetts University Chancellor Robert J. Murray ’62 Chairman and CEO (Ret.), New England Business Service Inc., Boston, Massachusetts Randall P. Seidl ’85 Senior Vice President, Americas, Enterprise Servers, Storage & Networking, Hewlett-Packard Company, Marlborough, Massachusetts J. Donald Monan, S.J., LL.D. ’96 (HON.) * Deceased 32 | boston college Upcoming Fall 2013 Events September 26, 2013 Symposium the legacy of vatican ii Public Lecture coworkers in the vineyard: the role of catholic laity in the church Fall 2013 Symposium energy: from the last to the next 150 years October 22â€“24, 2013 catholic higher education symposium November 13, 2013 Symposium religious diversity and the common good December 12, 2013 closing mass the sesquicentennial steering committee chairs: Mary Lou DeLong, vice president, university secretary; Terrence P. Devino, S.J., vice president, university secretary. committee members: Ben Birnbaum, executive director of the Office of Marketing Communications/special assistant to the president; Pat DeLeeuw, vice provost for faculties; Jack Dunn, director of the Office of News and Public Affairs; Joanne Goggins, executive director of Alumni Relations; Burton Howell, director of the Intersections Project; T. Frank Kennedy, S.J., rector of the Boston College Jesuit community; Thomas P. Lockerby, vice president for development; David Quigley, dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Joseph P. Quinn, James P. McIntyre Chair in Economics; Thomas Wall, university librarian. staff: Margaret A. Harrington, assistant to vice president and University secretary; Frank Murtagh, assistant to vice president and University secretary. produced by the office of marketing communications 9/13 | art director: diana parziale | editor: maureen dezell photography: caitlin cunningham, gary wayne gilbert, lee pellegrini | writer: william bole | printing: flagship press annual report 2013 | 33 chestnut hill, massachusetts 02467