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Published: October 2009

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The German Embassy chose Boston College earlier this year as one of 30 colleges and universities (and the only one in Boston) with which to co-celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The embassy approached the University, says Michael Resler, chair of the German studies department, in part because of its record in sending Fulbright scholars to Germany (eight last year alone). The month-long commemoration that began October 15 includes both a lecture series and a film series and represents the combined efforts of the University’s fine arts, German studies, history, and music departments, as well as the Institute for Liberal Arts and the Jesuit Institute. Above, on October 21, passing students add graffiti to a scale replica of a section of the wall, designed by adjunct associate professor of fine arts Mark Cooper with Tyson Jang ’09 (now a philosophy graduate student), Luke Kelly ’10, Joon Park ’10, and Cathy Sun ’10. At a ceremony the same day, a representative from the German consulate in Boston presented Boston College with a piece of the original Berlin Wall.

This feature was posted on Friday, October 23, 2009 and is filed under Featured Photo.
Photograph by Lee Pellegrini