Archive for April, 2010

Catching Some Rays

April 30th, 2010 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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Two students enjoy the beautiful weather in Stein Quad.

Photograph by Nick Markantonatos

Keeping the Campus Looking Good

April 30th, 2010 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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A grounds worker mows the lawn between Dinand Library and the Park B. and Linda Smith Laboratories.

Photograph by Nick Markantonatos

Holy Cross Takes ‘Stand Against Racism’

April 30th, 2010 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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Students and staff take a break from preparing for the “Stand Against Racism” event on Kimball Quad to pose for a photo. Holy Cross’ “Hate: Not Here!” anti-bias committee partnered with the YWCA of Central Massachusetts in observing the nationwide event with a campus rally. From left, SGA co-presidents Emily Thigpen ’10 and Kris Zelesky, Mable Millner, assistant dean and director of multicultural education, and Becky Riopel, director of Student Programs and Involvement.

Photograph by Mary Moczula ’11

Smile for the Camera

April 23rd, 2010 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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Professional photographers and videographers interview students about life at Holy Cross at an “outdoor studio” in St. Joseph Plaza. The work is being done in connection with the Admissions Office’s redesign of student recruitment print publications and Web pages.

Photography by Nick Markantonatos

Another Sign of Spring

April 15th, 2010 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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A Bradford pear tree bears elegant white flowers in front of Healy Hall.

Photograph by Nick Markantonatos

Students Bring Attention to ‘Modern Day Slavery’ in Nine-Hour Demonstration

April 14th, 2010 by Nikolas Markantonatos

The Holy Cross Coalition for Students Against Human Trafficking held an event titled “Wearing Their Misery: The Realities of Human Trafficking in Our Supply Chain” in Kimball Quad. The event, part of the Not For Sale national campaign, “is aimed at raising awareness of forced labor and child labor — two of the many forms of modern day slavery — in the supply chain,” said Matt Harper ’11. The theme of the event and the future work of the coalition is “It is time to stop paying for slavery.”

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Four of the members of the coalition volunteer their time to making bracelets. “What was originally intended to be a simulated garment factory became a means for students to celebrate their freedom by remembering those who live enslaved throughout the world,” said Harper.

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Students “work to raise awareness of the often unseen realities behind the goods and products our nation consumes and, in some situations, produces,” explains Harper. The effort to raise awareness was matched by a similar event on the campus of the University of San Francisco, where Not for Sale originated.

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Between 300 and 400 bracelets were created by more than 100 students and faculty members in the nine hours spent working on Kimball Quad, according to Harper. “The bracelets were handed out to students to encourage active and conscious consumerism based on the fact that one never truly knows if he or she is ‘wearing someone’s misery,’ said Harper.

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At the close of the event, a “Vigil for the Enslaved” was held to remember the estimated 27 million men, women and children (represented with 27 candles) who currently find themselves in slavery today.

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Rev. James Hayes, S.J., rector of the Jesuit community and associate chaplain, reflects before the vigil begins. He concluded the prayer in memory of those in slavery.

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Jamee Herbert ’10 leads the vigil, encouraging students to consider and be cognizant of how they are often unconsciously perpetuating human slavery simply by the decisions they make as consumers.

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The group pauses for a moment of quiet reflection.

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Candles burn brightly over pictures of modern day slaves.

Flowers Add Color to Smith Courtyard

April 13th, 2010 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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The early arrival of spring means flowers have already added color to campus, including Smith Courtyard. The bronze statue depicts Rev. Pedro Arrupe, the former leader of the Society of Jesus.

Photograph by Roseann Fitzgerald

Men’s Lacrosse Team Hosts ‘Little Brothers’

April 10th, 2010 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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The men’s lacrosse team invited their “little brothers” to their April 10 game against Lafayette. Here, Nick Rabiecki ’12 poses with his little brother.

Thermal Imager Helps Identify Heat Loss in Buildings Throughout Campus

April 5th, 2010 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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Before and after photos show how a newly-purchased infrared camera, which measures surface temperatures, is helping Physical Plant workers identify heat loss in buildings.
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An energy leak is seen on the top of O’Kane Hall’s south wall.

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The building after the leak was repaired by Holy Cross carpenters.

Images by John Cannon

Holy Cross Shines Light on Autism

April 1st, 2010 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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On the evening of April 1, Holy Cross lit the clock on O’Kane Hall blue in honor of World Autism Awareness Day (April 2.) Holy Cross joined the Empire State Building, Fenway Park, and many other buildings across the country in “shining a light on autism.”

Photography by Dan Vaillancourt