Monthly Archives: April 2014

40 Days of #BCHappy

How many times did you view “Boston College Happy?” It has been viewed close to 250,000 times so far, with a majority of those clicks coming in the first 40 days.

Designed by News & Public Affairs Office Manager Michael Maloney, this infographic breaks down the viral video by tackling some of the data gathered from YouTube, Facebook and Twitter analytics. Enjoy!



#BCSocial alert! Great effort underway to help connect students around the world and rally behind Boston. Guest post by Assistant Director for International Development Christina Hatzipetros explains more:

Microsoft Word - Document1The Office of International Programs is sponsoring a student initiative to show solidarity and support for the city of Boston and the runners in the 2014 Boston Marathon. Starting this Monday and in the two weeks leading to Marathon Monday, OIP will replace its profile photo on social media sites with this image. All students studying abroad this semester have been invited to participate.

 “As Marathon Monday 2014 rapidly approaches and we all find ourselves in various countries around the world, our hearts return to Boston. We have an opportunity to show our love and support for Boston and the marathon runners from wherever we are in the world,”  said Rebecca Howell CSON’15, who is studying at Venice International University this semester.

To participate: Take a picture or make a short video (up to 10 seconds) of yourself expressing your support from your location abroad this semester while wearing either Boston Strong, Boston College, or any type of Boston apparel and post it, tweet it, or Instagram it. Tag pictures and videos with #BCHeartsForBoston and/or #ToBostonWithLove. You can also send in photos and videos via email to to be posted on the OIP sites.

Posts will be curated and published on the IOP channels Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and Instagram.

Share this with other students from Boston-area schools who are studying abroad. With your help we look forward to making this a true international effort!