Archive for June, 2010

Happy Birthday, Sean!

June 21st, 2010 by Nikolas Markantonatos

An average of two birthday parties thrown by Holy Cross students are held each month at Sherry’s House, a lodge for child cancer patients and their families. From left, Neha Patel ’10, the impetus behind the program, poses with birthday boy Sean, and his cousin. Sean is undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Watch a news video of the birthday party.

Kristina Xega ’11 presents Sean with his birthday cake.


First row, from left: Sean’s cousins; second row, from left: Kristina Xega ’11, Lorena Loci ’11, Sean; third row, from left: Adam Nadelson ’10, Nikolas Savage ’11, Rio Nomoto ’12 and Neha Patel ’10.

Photography by Cheryl Vaugh

Enjoying Some Fresh Air

June 8th, 2010 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Jessica Sansoucy ’11 and Tom O’Brien ’12 study on the lawn outside of the Integrated Science Complex. They are both in the Summer Research Program.

Photograph by Lindsey O’Donnell ’13

Students, Faculty Discuss Humanitarian Issues at Conference

June 6th, 2010 by Nikolas Markantonatos

A delegation from Holy Cross attended the Jesuit University Humanitarian Action Network at Georgetown University. First row, left to right: Timothy Austin, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College, Malik Neal ’13, Camila Thompson ’12, Catherine Wang ’13, Jennifer Caffrey ’11, Claire Luke ’10, and Miriam Westin ’11; Second row, left to right: Taylor Marek ’12, Piero Iberti ’11, Maria Rodrigues, associate professor of political science, Jamison Herbert ’10, Kathryn Cody ’11. “I was thrilled to participate in the JUHAN conference this year,” says Professor Rodrigues. “It is an extraordinary initiative and one that could not be more timely given our present global challenges. My hope is that JUHAN continues to grow in both interest among students and concrete initiatives to address humanitarian challenges.”