Student Volunteers at Wheelchair Lacrosse Clinic

August 9th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Jack McGovern ’17 volunteers at a wheelchair lacrosse clinic held in Hayward, Calif. Working closely with the Center for Independent Living and Wheelchair Lacrosse USA, McGovern supports players in the high-demand, fast and fun sport.

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McGovern is a political science major and lacrosse player from San Francisco.

Holy Cross Alumni Attend White House Correspondents’ Dinner

August 5th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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From left, Broderick Johnson ’78, Assistant to the President, Cabinet Secretary, and Chair of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, Terese Casey ’82, Pamela (Wright) Lane ’88, Senator Robert Casey ’82, United States Senator for Pennsylvania, and Rick Lane ’88, Sr. Vice President Government Affairs at 21st Century Fox, attend the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on April 30, 2016.

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is traditionally attended by senior government officials and members of the press corps, as well as, the U.S. president and the first lady. Proceeds from the dinner go toward scholarships and awards aimed at supporting aspiring journalists and recognizing excellence in the profession.

Photo submitted by Rick Lane ’88

Community Members Volunteer to Clean Up Local Bikeway

August 3rd, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Members of the Holy Cross community joined Congressman Jim McGovern to participate in cleanup efforts of the local Blackstone Valley bike path. Volunteers gathered at the Honorable Richard J. Dwinell Blackstone Valley memorial access area, a portion of the Blackstone Valley bike path in Millbury, Mass.

Photo courtesy of Congressman McGovern’s Office.

Students Embark on Holy Cross for Chamber Music Institute

June 25th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Brazilian percussionist Marcus Santos leads a lively and challenging drumming workshop with participants in the 2016 Chamber Music Institute. The Institute, now in its third consecutive year, provides a week long residential session of chamber music immersion, in which students play along with faculty in small ensembles and are offered engaging workshops including drumming with Marcus Santos, Alexander Technique with Tommy Thompson and a string masterclass and conducting workshop with violinist, conductor and Professor at Indiana University, Joseph Swensen.

Children Crowd Microscopes Donated by Holy Cross

June 20th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Children of Uganda crowd around microscopes donated by the Holy Cross biology department. Members of the department collaborated with Jacki Creed Ebone ’86, president of The Giving Creed, a non­profit combining philanthropy and scientific equipment sales, who facilitated the “gift in kind” to Generis International. Generis International seeks to mitigate the negative impact of poverty on orphans and vulnerable children in Africa. As part of their work, they build educational capacity, including setting up science labs in rural areas.

Photos provided by Jacki Creed Ebone ’86

Meyer ’45 Returns to Campus for ROTC Celebration

June 12th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Ed Meyer ’45 poses with current unit officers of the College of the Holy Cross Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps. Meyer, a member of the first unit at Holy Cross, returned to campus for the O’Callahan Society dinner during reunion weekend.

Commencement Speaker Takes Selfie with Graduating Class

May 27th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient, Harry K. Thomas Jr. ’78, encourages the class of 2016 to “take the largest selfie Holy Cross has ever seen” at the 170th Commencement Exercises.

Image by Tom Rettig

Professor Poses For Selfie With Students

May 19th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Daniel Frost, associate professor of Spanish, poses for a selfie with students during study period.

Image by Tom Rettig

Drone Captures Springtime Splendor

May 12th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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A drone camera captures the O’Kane clock tower and Dinand Library.

Campus Events Educate Community During Sexual Assault Awareness Month

May 1st, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

In a series of events, community members welcomed guest lecturers, raised awareness, and engaged in dialogue during sexual assault awareness month. Observed in April, the annual campaign raises public awareness about sexual assault and educates communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

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Byron Hurt, award-winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, anti-sexist activist, and lecturer, speaks with members of the community May 3 in Seelos Theatre on sexual harassment, gender-based violence and hazing. Since 1993, Hurt has been using his craft, his voice, and his writings to broaden and deepen how people think about gender, race, sex, violence, music, and visual media. As an activist, he has served as a gender violence prevention educator.  Hurt served as associate director of the first gender violence prevention program in the United States Marine Corps.

Image by Tom Rettig

Image by Tom Rettig

Members of the community make a social statement on April 27 by signing and wearing jeans as a visible means of protest against misconceptions that surround sexual assault on Denim Day. Denim Day is an internationally recognized campaign to prevent sexual violence through education and public awareness. Monetary contributions raised during the day support Abby’s House, a shelter for women and children survivors in Worcester.

Image by Andrea Peraza Calderon

Image by Andrea Peraza Calderon

Relationship Peer Educators, a student-led group present a screening of “Escalation,” an award-winning short film designed to educate viewers on the warning signs of relationship violence. After the screening on April 27 , facilitators had an informative discussion to help raise awareness of relationship violence, and empower students as bystanders.