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Date: May 11 2006
Major: English (This Major's Salary over time)
My undergraduate years, Sept.'54 to June,'58 were the happiest years of my life. My character developed under the tutelage of brilliant Jesuit theologians and philosophers; lay teachers were equally well-educated and were able to truly reach their students and engage them, in the classroom or over coffee in the Lyons Hall cafeteria (circa,mid-50s). Most important to 90% of us was the constant reinforcement of our Roman Catholic religion. Non-Catholics were allowed to opt out of

Theology, but were required to take Philosophy in all four years. Daily Mass attendance was not required but was quite large - St. Mary's Chapel or St. Ignatius were the venues. Commuters were the largest propor- tion of students. Clothing was modest and there was a dress code: No denim (THANK GOD), no slacks for women, ties and jackets for men were de rigeur.

It is horrifying to me how liberal BC has become. We would not allow our children even to consider BC in the mid-to-late '70s…a sad decision for my husband and me who had, and still have, the deepest respect for what BC once was. Its endowment may be huge, for which this alum is delighted. But "cafeteria catholics" - faculty and students - are in control. The Theology &

Philosophy Depts. are but mere shells of what they once were. Supposedly "Catholic" professors, and the elite and publicity-hungry egomaniacs on the

BC Board of Directors, are a disgrace to their Roman

Catholic heritage. Hail, Alma Mater, You Will Prevail!

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