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Holy Cross Holds First Student Reception in China

April 15th, 2014 by smorriss

The College held its first-ever accepted Chinese students reception in Beijing recently at the Park Hyatt Beijing. According to Xiaofeng Wan, assistant director of admissions, the event was a hit with the students and their families, who commented that no other college or university where their children had been accepted had planned such a welcome. Hank Hulick ’11(in the center behind the banner), Nate Nault ’11 (on the right with yellow tie) and Nestor Santana ’04 (holding the tip of the pennant) hosted the reception.

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Holy Cross Libraries Take Part in MA Library Snapshot Day

April 11th, 2014 by nmarkant

On April 11, the Holy Cross Libraries joined libraries across Massachusetts for MA Library Snapshot Day, an event designed to document a “day in the life” of libraries of all kinds across the state. Throughout the day, libraries staff and student volunteers documented library activities through photographs, comment cards, video interviews, social media and more. View the full slideshow of Snapshot Day photographs on Flickr.

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Students in the Music Library take a study break for a photo opp.

Photography by Sarah Bilotta

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The Worcester Art Museum Library highlighted its “Monuments Men” exhibit. George Clooney’s character in the film, George Stout, later served as director of the Worcester Art Museum.

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An ongoing College Archives exhibit celebrates the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Jesuit order by highlighting items from early in the College’s history, including its early library collections.

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A busy Main Reading Room in Dinand in the late afternoon.

Photography by Jennifer Adams

Chris Matthews ’67 Delivers Talk, Signs Books at Holy Cross

April 7th, 2014 by nmarkant

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Chris Matthews ’67, host of MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” returned to campus to give a talk about his latest book “Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked” in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom.

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Students, faculty, staff and members of the Worcester community fill the ballroom.
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Neema Hakim ’14 and Natasha Giftos ’14, copresidents of the Student Government Association, enjoy his talk.
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Matthews signs books following his talk.

Photography by Dan Vaillancourt

17th Annual Holy Cross Cares Day Held on March 29

April 3rd, 2014 by bcass

On Saturday, March 29, 270 students, faculty and staff took part in the 17th annual Holy Cross Cares Day. Led by co-chairs Yarlennys Villaman ’14 and Lisa Hua ’14, volunteers could be found at sites throughout the city of Worcester, performing service activities that ranged from raking and painting to filling boxed lunches.

HCCD_chairsCo-chairs Lisa Hua ’14 (left) and Yarlennys Villaman ’14 ready bright and early for their 270 volunteers.

HCCD_leadersSite leaders gathered in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom with co-chairs Hua (front row, first on left) and Villaman (standing, first on right).

HCCD_trashStudents cleared more than 3 tons of trash from the streets of the Canal District.

HCCD_couchWith the Greater Worcester Land Trust, students cleared trash and debris from the East Side Trail, including this abandoned couch.

Holy Cross Donates Used Furniture to Those in Need

April 2nd, 2014 by nmarkant

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Holy Cross employees collect used furniture for donation to Institutional Recycling Network (IRN).

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The furniture will be sent to schools and clinics in the Dominican Republic.

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Joan Anderson, purchasing  manager at Holy Cross, and Joel Bradford, of IRN, stand behind the loading truck. The program was a coordinated effort between Anderson, Thad Whitcher, inventory, and Brian Griffin, assistant director for environmental services and sustainability. Physical Plant staff helped load the truck.

Photography by Darien Henry ’14

Acclaimed Author, Columnist Samuel G. Freedman Visits Holy Cross

March 27th, 2014 by nmarkant

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Samuel G. Freedman, an award-winning author, columnist, and professor, gives a reading as part of the Working Writers Series in the Rehm Library. He writes the On Religion column for The New York Times.

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Leah Hager Cohen, W.H. Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters and visiting professor of English department, introduces Freedman. Cohen was a student of Freedman’s when she attended the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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Freedman signed copies of his recent book “Breaking The Line: The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Game and Changed the Course of Civil Rights.”

Photograph by Rob Carlin

Crowley ’15 Performs at Arts Advocacy Event in Washington, D.C.

March 24th, 2014 by nmarkant

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John “Declan” Crowley ’15, a 2009 YoungArts winner in Irish step dance, performed, along with other YoungArts alumni, at the 27th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy held in Washington, D.C. Here, Crowley, third from right, poses with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, actor Alec Baldwin, and YoungArts alumni, at the arts advocacy event held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall. Dowd served as keynote speaker at the event, and Baldwin offered introductions. Watch Crowley’s riveting performance (9:40-17:00) , and read more about Crowley in the summer 2013 issue of Holy Cross Magazine.

Six Honored During Fifth Annual Women’s Appreciation Banquet

March 20th, 2014 by nmarkant

The Brother to Brother Committee and the Black Student Union honored six at the fifth annual Women’s Appreciation Banquet celebrating Women’s History Month in Hogan 401.

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Honorees were, front row, from left, Virginia Coakley, assistant chaplain and director of Protestant and ALANA (African-American, Latin American, Asian-American, and Native American) ministries; Rose Marie Caranci, administrative assistant for the Office of Multicultural Education and the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards; Sue Finne, administrative assistant for Residence Life and Housing; and Amy Murphy, director of the Career Planning Center. Mary Hobgood, associate professor of religious studies, and Ann Zelesky, associate director of athletics, were also honored but were not in attendance. Members of the Brother to Brother Committee stand behind the honorees. They are, from left, Irvin Scott ’14, Gary Acquah ’14, Anthony Russo ’14, Aaron Jackson’14, and Darien Henry ’14.

 

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“The purpose of the event is simply to give back to the women who have been consistent role models, leaders and true dedicated supporters of and for the Holy Cross comunity over the years. Students from multiple multicultural student organizations and registered student organizations voted to elect recipients who impact them in a professional and personal way,” said Henry, a member of the committee, who is seen here with Murphy.

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Roses were distributed to all women in attendance.

Photography by Darien Henry ’14

 

Chicago-area Alumni Cheer on the Men’s Basketball Team

March 19th, 2014 by csteuer

Phil Beans ’13, a former captain of the College of the Holy Cross men’s basketball team, organized a viewing party at the Hidden Shamrock in Chicago to watch the men’s basketball team take on American in the Patriot League semifinal tournament game.

Even thought the men’s team didn’t win the game, more than 25 Chicago-area alumni donned their purple to come out for the event. “Everyone had fun and even though we couldn’t pull out the win, I think everyone wants to make this a yearly event,” said Beans.


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Photographer is Janet Mesic Mackie

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College Holds Memorial Ceremony for Rev. Joseph T. O’Callahan, S.J.

March 18th, 2014 by bcass

On Tuesday, March 18, the College community marked the 50th anniversary of the passing of Rev. Joseph  T. O’Callahan, S.J., a Navy chaplain and a professor of math and physics at the College, with a wreath-laying ceremony at his grave. Fr. O’Callahan was the first Jesuit to be commissioned as a Navy chaplain in World War II and the first chaplain to receive the Medal of Honor. Rev. Philip Boroughs, S.J., president of the College, and Paul Covino, chaplain, spoke at the ceremony, while Navy Captain Thomas G. Kelley ’60, a Medal of Honor recipient, read the citation that was issued with Fr. O’Callahan’s medal. Read more about the anniversary on the Holy Cross website.

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