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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Image by Tom Rettig

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.

Students Embrace Warmer Weather

April 19th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Warmer weather at Holy Cross means lunch on the Hogan Courtyard, studying in the Adirondack chairs on Fenwick Lawn … and lounging in a personal hammock.

Photograph by Tom Rettig

Students Celebrate Annual Purple Pride Day

April 15th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Students celebrate Purple Pride Day, an annual event honoring all Crusaders, on the first floor of the Hogan Campus Center. Members of the Purple Key Society decorate the campus in the early hours of the day, sponsor events to promote school spirit, and offer giveaways.

Photograph by Tom Rettig

Local High School Students Compete in Annual Classics Day

April 8th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Local high school students compete in the 44th annual Classics Day, hosted by the Holy Cross classics department. The day features a series of events relating to both the study and experience of ancient Roman culture and is designed to familiarize students with the classics department, its faculty, and current students. More than 500 students from 22 area high schools attended this year’s event and participated in various challenges and contests, including a manuscripts challenge, costume contest, trivia, and an art contest.

Photograph by Tom Rettig

Counseling Outreach Peer Educators Host Week of Events Promoting Healthy Living

April 7th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Students take a break to meet and pet therapy dogs during the Counseling Outreach Peer Educators (COPE) week of programming promoting healthy coping and mental health. During the week, students had the opportunity to relax with therapy dogs and cats, take Zumba classes, learn more during movie screenings and participate in Paint Night, complete with mocktails.

Photography by Andrea Peraza Calderon ’19

Students Learn About Food Waste Through Documentary, Panel

April 4th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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On April 4, students in the Montserrat class “I Am, Therefore I Eat”, as well as from biology and sociology classes, watched a screening of “Just Eat It” in Seelos Theater.

Following the film screening was a panel on food waste, which featured (from left) Marty Dudek, associate director of dining services; Connor Zanini ’17 and Emily Breakell ’17, both of whom are members of the Holy Cross Food Recovery Network, which gathers food left over from events at the College’s Hogan Campus Center and donates it to the Food for the Poor Program, a Worcester-based soup kitchen and food pantry; Stephanie Crist, visiting assistant professor of sociology; and Anna Hankins (not pictured), a staff member for the national Real Food Challenge, which leverages the power of young people and universities to create healthy and fair food systems in communities across the country.

The students in the audience had the opportunity to engage in a Q&A with the panelists, which included a robust discussion around potential food waste problems found at Holy Cross, and how dining services is working to minimize waste at the College. Overall, the event provided the students an opportunity to gain a better understanding of food waste issues, and how people can take action against these issues.

Photo by Lynn Cody

Sanchez ’16 Receives Award for Mental Health Advocacy Efforts

April 2nd, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Natalie Sanchez ’16, a sociology major and visual arts studio minor from Nashua, N.H., accepts the 2015 Jordan Porco Foundation Student Mental Health Advocate of the Year Award at Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut. Sanchez was honored for her ongoing advocacy to promote mental health awareness and reducing stigma, including her efforts to bring Fresh Check Day to Holy Cross.

Photograph by Brian Ambrose