Archive for May, 2011

Pomp and Circumstance

May 27th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Nicholas McKenzie conducts the Commencement ceremonial band. View more photos on the Commencement website.

Photography by Dan Vaillancourt

English Faculty Meet Pulitzer Prize Winner Marilynne Robinson

May 26th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Pulitzer Prize winning author Marilynne Robinson talks with Leila Philip, associate professor of English, one day before delivering the principal address and receiving an honorary degree at this year’s Commencement ceremonies.


From left, Bob Cording, professor of English and director of the creative writing program, Philip, Leah Hager Cohen, visiting professor of English, Shawn Maurer, associate professor of English, Robinson, James Kee, professor of English, and Jonathan Mulrooney, associate professor of English.

Photography by Dan Vaillancourt

SGA Co-Presidents in Baccalaureate Mass

May 26th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Seniors Kevin Leggio and Jenna Sattar, co-presidents of the Student Government Association, participate in the Presentation of Gifts during Baccalaureate Mass. View more photos on the Commencement website.

Photography by Dan Vaillancourt

Speeches, Performances Allow Seniors to Reflect on College Career Before Commencement

May 25th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Seniors Joe Volpe, left, and Matt Akre perform during the Senior Reflection Lunch in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom, two days before Commencement. Several other members of the Class of 2011 shared their experiences on Mount St. James through essays and musical performances.

Photograph by Nick Markantonatos

Packing Up and Moving Out

May 19th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Cars snake around the residence halls on Easy Street as students load up their belongings before heading home for the summer.

Photography by Nick Markantonatos

One Man’s Trash …

May 18th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Hannah McCormick ’14, left, and Kelly Dyer ’14 are surrounded with leftover items that students left behind after moving out of the residence halls for the summer. McCormick and Dyer are members of Eco-Action, a student-run environmental group at Holy Cross, which is holding its annual “Trash or Treasure” drive in which all unwanted belongings are collected and redistributed to Worcester-area organizations including the Salvation Army and Plumley Village.

A staffer tosses a bag of gently used clothing that was collected through “Trash or Treasure” into the Salvation Army truck. Last year, the discarded items filled up over three Salvation Army trucks and other smaller vehicles.

Photography by Nick Markantonatos

Class of 2009 Valedictorian Returns to Take In ‘Hogwarts at Holy Cross’ Event

May 1st, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Elizabeth Morse, valedictorian of the Class of 2009, talks with Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., president, during “Hogwarts at Holy Cross: Snape’s Dungeon.” The event is sponsored by the Science Ambassadors, a group of more than 60 Holy Cross students who work with local children to develop an interest in the sciences. Morse, who is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in biology at Yale University, was a co-chair of the Science Ambassadors during her junior and senior years at Holy Cross.

Photograph by Dan Vaillancourt

You Can See It, But You Can’t Touch It

May 1st, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Ken Mills, associate professor and chair of chemistry, holds his five-year-old son Dean, as they look at a 3-D illusion at the Physics table during the “Hogwarts at Holy Cross: Snape’s Dungeon” event. Learn more about the event, and view a photo gallery.

Photograph by Dan Vaillancourt