Published: September 2015
A dozen faculty volunteered to show freshmen around Boston during what turned out to be a mild afternoon on Friday, August 28. They joined the long list of upperclassmen and staff leading “Discover BOSTON” excursions, sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs. This particular tour was led by Joseph Burns (who teaches a freshman topic seminar on “The Role of Law in Society” and is also associate vice provost for undergraduate academic affairs) and co-led by Akua Sarr, who has taught in the African and African diaspora studies program; Sarr is the new vice provost for undergraduate academic affairs. Some two dozen students accompanied them, savoring the sights and the local ice cream. In all, 68 tour groups set off from Boston College with complimentary T-passes this day.