Archive for January, 2011

Students Take Advantage of New Loyola Fitness Studio

January 28th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

The Loyola Fitness Studio in the basement of Loyola Hall has been used more than 850 times since it opened earlier in the week. The studio features 21 pieces of cardiovascular machines, in addition to a 17-piece Nautilus system.

Photography by Nick Markantonatos

Water Fountain in Loyola Fitness Studio Reduces Need for Bottled Water

January 28th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

An environmentally-friendly water cooler and bubbler combination unit in the new Loyola Fitness Studio offers filtered water. The fountain eliminates the need for students to purchase bottled water, and reduces plastic bottle waste. The unit includes an electronic sensor for no-touch activation.

A green ticker shows that the unit has eliminated the equivalent of 766 disposable plastic water bottles in less than one week of use.

LEED Gold Plaque Installed in Science Complex

January 20th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

A Physical Plant employee hangs a plaque in the newly constructed Park B. and Linda Smith Laboratories signifying the Integrated Science Complex as environmentally sustainable. The U.S. Green Building Council awarded the construction of the science complex, which opened last January, with a LEED Gold certification. LEED, which stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design,” serves as a third-party evaluation of the sustainability of construction projects. Learn more about the science complex’s LEED Gold certification here, and about Holy Cross’ sustainability efforts here.


Photography by Nick Markantonatos

Solar Powered Light is Latest in Holy Cross’ Sustainability Efforts

January 19th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

A solar powered parking lot light recently went up behind the Hogan Campus Center. The zero-carbon light uses no electricity, and remains illuminated even through several days of inclement weather. Learn more about Holy Cross’ sustainability efforts.

Photography by Nick Markantonatos

Making Way for More Snow?

January 17th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

A front-end loader removes large mounds of snow in the parking lot behind the Hogan Campus Center following a nearly two-foot snowfall last week.  The excess snow is deposited behind Freshman Field.

Photography by Nick Markantonatos

Snowstorm Dumps Two Feet of Snow in Worcester

January 13th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

A huge snowstorm dropped 21 inches of snow in Worcester, blanketing the Holy Cross campus in white stuff.

Photography by Nick Markantonatos and Christian Santillo

English Professor Receives Parnassus Award for Scholarly Journal

January 8th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Maurice Géracht, co-editor of the scholarly journal Interfaces, holds the Parnassus Award for Significant Editorial Achievement at the Modern Language Association Convention in Los Angeles on Jan. 8. The award is given by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, an allied organization of the Modern Language Association. Alan Rauch, vice president of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, stands in the background. Learn more about Géracht’s achievement.