Arts Community Inspired by Stickwork Designs

November 22nd, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

Throughout the fall semester, members of the College of the Holy Cross community have been inspired by Stickwork, an environmental sculpture made from local saplings. Created by renowned artist, Patrick Dougherty, with the help of campus and local community volunteers,, the structure stands on Linden Lane.

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Above, students, faculty and staff embraced the environmental sculpture and gathered for a drum circle lead by Brazilian percussionist, Marcus Santos.

On #ArtsMattersDay Uni2Act, the Spanish-English bilingual student theatre troupe teamed with members of dance ensemble and a student choir to perform a piece called “Árboles | Trees.”

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Alumnus and Bride Photo Bombed By Tom Hanks

October 30th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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As Ryan Barclay ’08 and his wife Elisabeth posed for their wedding photos in New York’s Central Park, they were approached by a familiar stranger: actor Tom Hanks.

The couple were taking photos with their wedding party near a common path for runners when one runner stopped and approached the happy couple.

“Hey, I’m Tom Hanks,” he said to an awestruck wedding party, before happily posing for photos with the couple. In a tweet shortly thereafter, Hanks shared a selfie and well wishes to the newlyweds.

Congratulations, Ryan and Elisabeth!


Photo courtesy of Meg Miller Photography

Students Walk Among Fall Colors on Scenic New England Day

October 30th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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The colors of the leaves and vines are changing as students take in the New England autumn with scenic walks around campus.

This blog entry by Grainne Fitzpatrick ’17, photo by Tom Rettig

Social Entrepreneur Hosts Q&A at Hanify-Howland Memorial Lecture

October 25th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Nancy Lublin, founder and CEO of Crisis Text Line — a 24/7, free, text message-based support service for people with a variety of issues, including depression, substance abuse, physical abuse and eating disorders — answers questions after presenting the 51st annual Hanify-Howland Memorial Lecture titled “The Giving Solution: How Philanthropy is Changing the World.”
This blog entry by Grainne Fitzpatrick ’17, photo by Andrea Peraza Calderon

COPE Sponsors Second Annual “Fresh Check Day”

October 24th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Students attend the second annual “Fresh Check Day” wellness fair in the Hogan Ballroom, featuring interactive booths, free food, and prizes. The event, sponsored by Counseling Outreach Peer Educators (COPE), is the signature program of The Jordan Porco Foundation (JPF). JPF works closely with colleges, such as Holy Cross, to bring awareness of mental health resources and coping strategies to college campuses.

This blog entry by Grainne Fitzpatrick ’17, photo by Tom Rettig.

 

Guest Lecturer Engages in Conversation with Students

October 19th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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The Derrick Lecture Series at the College of the Holy Cross hosts Andres Resendez, history professor and vice chair at the University of California, for a guest lecture titled “The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America.” Resendez educated and engaged in conversations with members of the community in The Levis Browsing Room in Dinand Library.

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Class Visits “Woven Power” Exhibit in the Cantor Art Gallery

October 15th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Students visit the “Woven Power: Ritual Textiles of Sarawak and West Kalimantan,” exhibit, curated by Susan Rodgers, emerita professor of anthropology and emerita Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society, in the Cantor Art Gallery. The exhibit, on display until Dec. 14 features intricately dyed, hand-loomed cotton textiles from Sarawak and West Kalimantan, in the Malaysian Borneo, dating the from the 1800s-1940.

This blog entry by Grainne Fitzpatrick ’17, photo by Tom Rettig

Rajotte ’17 Sails Away on Unique Semester Experience

September 30th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

Timothy Rajotte ’17, an English major from Abington, Mass., spent the spring semester off campus, partaking in the SEA Semester, a field-based environmental education at sea. Before departing on the ship, Rajotte spent six weeks in Woods Hole, Mass., where he took a number of classes including oceanography, nautical science, and maritime history.

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Rajotte traveled the sea aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer. Enrolled in the Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean program, Rajotte traveled to St. Croix, St. John, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Cuba.

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Above, Rajotte stands at the helm of the ship. “Standing the watch” was crucial to his experience. “Our class of 24 was divided into three watches, one of which was always required to control the navigational and scientific objectives while underway at all hours of the day and night. We usually had two watches per day, one of which would be six hours long during day light hours, and then a four hour watch taking place during the dark of night” Rajotte explains.

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Above, Rajotte is pictured in a Holy Cross shirt, poses after playing a pickup game of baseball in Samaná, Dominican Republic. On shore, each student conducts a research project on a current social topic in the Caribbean. “I chose to focus on the historical effect of Major League Baseball on the Dominican Republic and Cuba, and how prospects from the Caribbean are exploited for their talents,” Rajotte says.

Looking back on the adventure, Rajotte reflects on the many unique experiences, “this experience was one I will never forget. It instilled confidence, work ethic, and leadership abilities in me that I never knew I could attain. Surrounded by great friends, professors, and crew members, I explored amazing towns and cities that are considered off the beaten path for tourism, in the process meeting people who embraced us and welcome us into their culture.”

Students Learn More About Getting Involved at Co-Curricular Extravaganza

September 14th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Students learn more about campus life and the many activities on Mount St. James at the annual Co-Curricular Extravaganza, sponsored by the Purple Key Society and held in Hogan Ballroom. With more than 100 clubs and organizations to satisfy just about every interest, there are unlimited personal and professional development opportunities — all while ensuring students make memories that will last a lifetime.

Photo by Elizabeth Gorrill ’18

Carlson ’19 Completes Summer Internship with Rhode Island Congressman

September 9th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Patrick Carlson ’19 poses with Congressman Jim Langevin while participating in an internship program at the Rhode Island District Office. Carlson spent the summer completing various tasks: answering phone calls, drafting constituent correspondence, and supporting staff members on various projects.

Photo courtesy of Congressman Jim Langevin