Rev. Anthony Kuzniewski, S.J., professor of history at Holy Cross, in purple, stands in front of the Holy Cross sign with members of the Scout troop of his home parish, Mother of Good Counsel in Milwaukee. Every few years, the older scouts and leaders from the Scout troop stop at the College for two nights. This year, they stayed in Lehy Hall and breakfasted with the basketball and football campers who were here at the same time. “This was part of a two-week High Adventure trip that included stops at parks in Quebec, New Brunswick, and Maine, including stops at Quebec City, the Bay of Fundy, and Acadia National Park,” says Fr. Kuzniewski. “The first evening, we had dinner at Dino’s; the second day, I took them on a campus tour, followed by a trip to Boston for Old Ironsides and the Freedom Trail. As a youth, I was an active member of this Scout troop, both as an Eagle Scout and later as a leader. I am still registered with them, and will be celebrating Mass with them in July at summer camp in the north woods of Wisconsin. I enjoyed their visit and the contact with them very much.”
At its 100th annual meeting, the American Association of University Professors presented its most prestigious award, the Henry T. Yost Congressional Recognition Award, to Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., of the class of 1969. The award is given annually to a member of Congress who has championed the causes of higher education. Welch was nominated by the University of Vermont Faculty Organization and the nomination was seconded by associate professor emeritus Charlie Baker, a member of AAUP’s National Council and the Chair of the Committee on College and University Governance.
Baker, right, speaks with Welch, in his Capitol Hill office. At the ceremony held in Welch’s office, Baker noted that Holy Cross is committed to educating students “for others” and he exemplifies that mission. He told how in academic year 1967-68 Welch and seven other Holy Cross students went to Chicago and worked with some Jesuits at Loyola University on social work projects in the Lawndale area of the city. They took their courses at Loyola. To get to Chicago, Welch hitchhiked from Springfield, Mass. (it was a more innocent era, says Baker). Baker, a class dean at the time, visited their apartment and shared a spaghetti supper with them.
Professor Brian Turner, AAUP Council Member and Chair of the Government Relations Committee, presented the award.
Photography by Michael Ferguson/AAUP
Chelsea (Arbutina) York ’06 and Gerry Cox ’85 stand beside Joe Daly ’37, P98, 90. York got married on May 25 in New Seabury, Mass. The next day as she and her uncle, Gerry Cox ’85, were hanging out in New Seabury, “this gentleman walked by in full Holy Cross garb — and we happened to have an HC banner handy!” says Cox. The 97-year-old Daly told them that he was the only living member of his class. “Joe joined us for a cup of coffee while we recovered from a rocking wedding!”
The Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) held its annual dinner on May 15 at the Westin Boston Waterfront, and three Holy Cross alumni were front and center: the MBA’s secretary, Christopher A. Kenney ’87 (left), keynote speaker Chris Matthews ’67 of MSNBC’s “Hardball” (center) and the MBA’s vice president, Christopher P. Sullivan ’71 P02 (right).
Photographer John Buckingham captured these gorgeous spring images as he criss-crossed campus this week: St. Joseph Memorial Chapel framed by hot pink azaleas and a brilliant blue sky, and a student relaxing in O’Neill Plaza near the statue of Rev. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. (the twenty-eighth Superior General of the Society of Jesus).
Matt Heffner ’16, of Barrington, R.I., son of five term Rhode Island State Representative Mark Heffner, was among 1,100 people who attended the 25th annual May Day Breakfast at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet for breakfast with Rhode Island’s Senator Jack Reed.
Galician bagpiper, pianist, and composer Cristina Pato has been named visiting artist-in residence at the College of the Holy Cross. A member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road, Pato’s residency is part of the launch of “Arts Transcending Borders” (ATB@HC), a new initiative designed to infuse the fine and performing arts in students’ academic lives and create new opportunities throughout the curriculum and the community by transcending cultural, geographic and disciplinary boundaries. Pato kicked off ATB@HC with a performance, accompanied by her band the “Migrations,” at the College’s Academic Conference yesterday to a packed house in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom.
Photography by Louie Despres.
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.
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.
Students in the Music Library take a study break for a photo opp.
Photography by Sarah Bilotta
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.
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.
A busy Main Reading Room in Dinand in the late afternoon.
Photography by Jennifer Adams