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First Year Academic Convocation

J.R. Moehringer


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Format: Lecture

Length: 34 minutes

Journalist and author J.R. Moehringer is the featured speaker at Boston College’s fifth annual academic convocation for first-year students. He recalls his modest upbringing, in which he was raised by a single mother and mentored by an uncle who owned the corner bar, and offers students nine pieces of advice on how to make the most of their college years. (Number 6: Dedicate your time in college to someone who couldn't go.)

Moehringer, a former national correspondent for The Los Angeles Times, is the author of The Tender Bar, a New York Times bestselling memoir published by Hyperion Books in 2006. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing in 2000.

Presenter(s): J.R. Moehringer

Date: September 18, 2008

Location: Conte Forum

Sponsor(s): Office of First Year Experience

URL: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/moehringer/

The information on this page is accurate as of September 2008