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4 Americans Hurt in France Acid Attack Attend Boston College

College says they're fine, 'considering the circumstances'

(Newser) - The four young American women sprayed in the face with acid in a train station in France Sunday morning are Boston College students studying overseas. The women, all juniors, have been identified as Courtney Siverling, Charlotte Kaufman, and Michelle Krug, who are studying in the school's Paris program, and... More »

College to Return Tapes That Implicated Sinn Fein

History project goes awry as police use old interviews for investigations

(Newser) - Boston College is conceding that a years-long project intended to chronicle the violence in Northern Ireland is pretty much a bust. The university says it will return the interviews of any members of the IRA or of the pro-British paramilitary group who participated in the project from 2001 to 2006,... More »

Boston College Students to Walk Final Marathon Miles

'We decide when our marathon ends'

(Newser) - More than 12,000 people have signed up to walk the last five miles of the Boston Marathon route on Friday in a show of support for those who had their marathon cut short. The march is being organized by Boston College students, Mashable reports. "For anyone who did... More »

Boston College: Students Can't Give Out Condoms

Catholic university threatens disciplinary action

(Newser) - Attending a Catholic university and distributing condoms on campus apparently don't mix. Boston College is threatening disciplinary action against a group of students who are giving away more than 1,000 condoms a semester, the Boston Globe reports. BC says the student-run "Safe Sites" program is violating the... More »

Law Student Asks School to Refund Tuition

Boston College third-year cites bleak job market, offers to drop out

(Newser) - A law student at Boston College has taken a look at the job market (and student loans) that await him—and would like a full tuition refund, please. In an open letter to the dean that ran in the EagleiOnline school paper, the anonymous third-year student offers to drop out... More »

Hoop Star Ayla Brown Loves Singing, Spotlight

Former Idol hopeful thinks dad's Senate win will reignite singing career

(Newser) - Ayla Brown has mostly concentrated on college and basketball since flaming out on American Idol in 2006, but she may be getting another shot at a singing career thanks to her senator-elect dad. “We’ve been getting some incredible opportunities,” Scott Brown's elder daughter tells the Boston Globe... More »

QB McNair Retiring From NFL

Co-MVP in 2003, injuries had plagued 35-year-old recently

(Newser) - Ravens quarterback Steve McNair will announce his retirement today, the Baltimore Sun reports. The 13-year veteran surprised his teammates with his decision this morning at a team mini-camp. After leading Tennessee to a Super Bowl, he spent the past two seasons with Baltimore, and injuries limited him to only six... More »

Son Replaces Dad As Drake Head Coach

Tom Davis steps down, son Keno steps up as basketball coach

(Newser) - Keno Davis will replace his father, Dr. Tom Davis, who is retiring as Drake University’s men’s basketball head coach. The elder Davis had coached Division I basketball for 32 seasons, the last four at Drake. Earlier, at Lafayette, he gave University of Maryland men’s basketball Head Coach... More »

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