Archive for January, 2010

White House Liaison to the Corporation for National and Community Service Gives Talk at Holy Cross

January 28th, 2010 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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Peachy Myers, the White House Liaison to the Corporation for National and Community Service, gives a talk in Rehm Library at Holy Cross. In light of the 2009 passage of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, Myers was invited to talk about how Holy Cross’ campus commitment to service, social justice, and vocational discernment fits within the national service movement.

Photography by Tim Paquette ’11

Cardinal O’Malley Visits Holy Cross

January 25th, 2010 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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During his visit to Holy Cross, Cardinal Seán O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Boston, meets with students in Holy Cross’ Cantor Art Gallery. He also celebrated a Mass in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel.

Photo by Jeff Loughlin

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From left, Rev. Paul Harman, S.J., special assistant to the president; Rev. James Hayes, S.J., rector of the Jesuit community and associate chaplain; and Cardinal O’Malley pose for a photo next to a portrait of Bishop Fenwick outside of the Cantor Art Gallery.

Photo by Jeff Loughlin

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Cardinal O’Malley lays a wreath on the grave of Bishop Benedict Joseph Fenwick, second Bishop of Boston, who founded Holy Cross in 1843.

Thanh Nguyen ’10 Winner of ‘Hate: Not Here’ Poster Contest

January 19th, 2010 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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Thanh Nguyen ’10, a visual arts studio major with a minor in visual arts history and concentration in Asian Studies, is this year’s winner of the fourth annual “Hate: Not Here!” poster contest. The announcement was made during the Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Luncheon.

Worcester Community Organizations to Benefit from $400,000 in Federal Funding

January 12th, 2010 by csteuer

Holy Cross received $400,000 in Congressionally-approved federal appropriation funding to support and enhance educational achievement, higher education access, and other programs for Worcester students through community-based partnerships with the College.  The funding will advance collaborations between the College and six of Worcester’s youth-serving institutions, including: Girls CHOICE, Nativity School of Worcester, North High School, South Worcester Neighborhood Improvement Corporation, Worcester Boys & Girls Club, and Youth Effect. The College made the announcement at a press conference today.

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Smiling for the camera: Thuha Le, from the Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts; Yachira Torres ’10; Ellen Ryder, director of public affairs at Holy Cross; and Andrew Le, from the Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts.

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Rev. Michael C. McFarland, president of Holy Cross, chats with Ron Charette, executive director of the South Worcester Neighborhood Improvement Corporation, where the press conference was held.