‘ONE HC’ Symbol of Unity

November 19th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Season basketball ticket holder, Cecile M. Phaneuf of Spencer, Massachusetts, picks up a “ONE HC” button inside Holy Cross’ Hart Center.


The Student Government Association invites all community members to stand together in unity as “ONE HC” by proudly wearing one of the buttons, which are available throughout campus.

Photography by Tom Rettig

Student Group Holds Prayer for Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador

November 16th, 2015 by nmarkant


At noon today, members of the Holy Cross community gathered for a brief prayer service at the edge of the Hogan Courtyard, where eight large crosses representing the martyrs of El Salvador, are on display. The service was sponsored by the student group Pax Christi which strives to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating and bearing witness to the call of Christian nonviolence. “As we gather to honor their witness, we must acknoweledge the victims of violence who cry out to us today from Paris, Beirut, Syria, Israel, Palestine, Mexico, and from all corners of the Earth,” said Marty Kelly, associate director of the Chaplains’ Office, in opening remarks.

Photograph by Tom Rettig

Holy Cross Hosts Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

November 13th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Rev. Philip Boroughs, S.J., president of the College, welcomes guests to the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)  Conference in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom. The annual conference brings together professionals from around New England to promote equity and excellence in higher education recruitment worldwide. HERC advances the ability of member institutions to recruit and retain the most diverse and talented workforce and to assist dual-career couples.


The day’s schedule included a keynote address by Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, breakout sessions and networking among conference attendees.

Photography by Tom Rettig

Holy Cross Students Help Build Home for Veteran

November 11th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Gov. Charlie Baker visited Worcester in honor of Veterans Day. Gov. Baker took part in a dedication ceremony of the home, which is the very first Veterans Build project of the MetroWest/Greater Worcester chapter of Habitat for Humanity. ​The renovated house, on ​79 Kendig Street, is the former meeting hall of the College Hill Civic Association. The home was built for Marc Ewings, a Marine Corps veteran, and his family. Fifteen Holy Cross students volunteered at the home in August as part of a Community Service Day through the Odyssey program at the College.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Couple Delivers 50th Annual Hanify-Howland Memorial Lecture

November 5th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Co-chairs Brendan Healey ’16 and Abigail Oliver ’17, along with faculty advisor, Professor Sarah Luria welcome Pulitzer prize-winning couple, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn to the 50th annual Hannify-Howland Memorial Lecture. The lecture, which recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in the realm of public service in honor of Edward Hanify, a member of the graduating class of 1904, and Weston Howland, addressed challenges facing America today.


The husband-and-wife duo addressed Holy Cross community members with a talk entitled, “Why Students Should Care About the World—& Change It”. Using their own experiences as journalists, Kristof and WuDunn inspired students to shape and contribute to a meaningful global environment.



At the close of the lecture students and guests engaged with the speakers during a question and answer session, followed by a book signing in the Hogan ballroom.

Read more about how Pulitzer-winning couple urges values-informed public policy in HC talk from Worcester’s Telegram & Gazette here.

Photography by Rob Carlin

Acapella Co-Founders Return for Anniversary Surprise

November 5th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Ted and Valerie Lombardi ’01 return to Holy Cross to celebrate their 10-year wedding anniversary with Fools on the Hill, Holy Cross’ only co-ed acapella group, which they co-founded in 1998. After dining in Worcester, Ted and Valerie returned to Mount St. James for an acapella performance, with a few surprises.

The couple watched in admiration as Fools on the Hill performed. To Valerie’s surprise, they began singing Amy Winehouse’s, “Valerie” in her honor. That was not the only surprise Ted had arranged however.

During the performance Ted joined current students and began singing Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance,” Valerie’s favorite song.

At the conclusion of the performance Valerie and Ted were embraced by current students and shared their story of founding Fools on the Hill and life after Holy Cross with current members and the audience.

Photography by Colleen Paddock ’16

Worcester’s DCU Center Conducts Scavenger Hunt at Holy Cross

November 4th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Promoted by social media, Holy Cross students participated in an on campus scavenger hunt for tickets to the DCU Center performance of “TORUK – The First Flight”. Students were invited to follow the picture clue that led to Café Babel, located in Stein Hall, to find and win a pair of tickets. Inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR and produced by Cirque du Soleil, “TORUK – The First Flight” is coming to Worcester December 11-13. Holy Cross community members can continue the scavenger hunt this week by following the DCU Center on social media or purchase tickets at the DCU Center box office.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Sunlight Fades Over Worcester

November 4th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Students capture this stunning view of Worcester as the last moments of sunlight fade, and the city lights come on.

Photo by Bryan Gallagher ’18

Student Art Society Hosts Silent Auction For Local Conservation Project

October 29th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Members of the Holy Cross and local community gather in the Loyola Ballroom for an art bazaar fundraising event benefiting the conservation of the Jenne Magafan Murals at Worcester East Middle School. The event, hosted by the Student Art Society, featured a silent auction of original works—including paintings, drawings and sculptures—donated by students and faculty members to support the fundraising efforts.

Photography by Liz Baker ’16

Autumn Splendor on Mount St. James

October 28th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


A drone camera captures the beauty of autumn on Mount St. James. From breathtaking sunsets to stunning foliage, there is no place more beautiful and exciting than Mount St. James in the fall. Take a moment to experience autumn at Holy Cross.