Perfect Day for Outdoor Practice

August 28th, 2014 by nmarkant


Members of the Holy Cross Crusader “Goodtime” Marching Band practice on the lawn in front of the Hart Center.

Photograph by Tom Rettig

Holy Cross Jesuits Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 22nd, 2014 by nmarkant


Rev. John Savard, rector and professor in the education program, douses Rev. James Hayes, S.J., associate chaplain for mission, as part of the ASL ice bucket challenge. Several members of the Jesuit community participated after accepting the challenge from the Holy Cross Admissions team. Participants included, from left, Rev. Thomas Murphy, S.J., ’81, a visiting lecturer in the history department last academic year; Rev. Paul Harman, S.J., vice president for mission; Fr. Savard; Fr. Hayes; Rev. Thomas McMurray, S.J., chaplain and director of mission and identity, Admissions at the Nativity School of Worcester; and Keith Maczkiewicz, S.J., assistant chaplain.
Fr. Hayes drenches Fr. McMurray. The Jesuit community will be making a donation to Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester to support the care of individuals with ALS.

Photography by Tom Rettig

Alumni Club of Boston Welcomes Newest Members of the Holy Cross Community

August 6th, 2014 by nmarkant


New classmates and happy members of the class of 2018 gather at a send-off event hosted by the Holy Cross Club of Greater Boston. Nineteen students and their families were at the reception and were welcomed by alumni club leaders. According to Kristyn Dyer, director of alumni relations, 18 alumni clubs are hosting send-off events for the newest members of the Holy Cross community across the country this summer. “For this Boston gathering, the Alumni Office provided each family with a Holy Cross cookbook, and each student a Holy Cross cellphone ID wallet,” says Dyer.

Storms Passing Through

July 29th, 2014 by smorriss

As the threat of severe weather subsided in the early evening hours of July 28, beautiful cloud formations passed over campus.



Fr. Kuzniewski Hosts Scout Troops From His Home Parish

June 27th, 2014 by nmarkant


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.”

Holy Cross Students Help at Worcester’s Day of Play

June 16th, 2014 by evstef14

On June 14, members of the Holy Cross football team helped set up Worcester’s Day of Play. Held at Elm Park, the annual event is designed to engage children (ages 3 to 10) in various forms of “play,” and to highlight the importance of playing by offering a vast range of activities for kids—everything from building rockets to performing in a play. Holy Cross student, Caroline McCabe ’15, was also at the event, having interned with Day of Play for the summer.


Congressman Welch ’69 Receives Award For Championing Causes of Higher Ed

June 12th, 2014 by nmarkant

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


Alumni From Different Generations Meet

May 25th, 2014 by nmarkant


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!”

Legal Eagles in Boston

May 21st, 2014 by smorriss

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). 


Springtime on the Hill

May 21st, 2014 by smorriss

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).