Archive for October, 2011

Freak Snow Storm Dumps More Than a Foot of Snow on Campus

October 30th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Snow arrived early this year; weeks before trees had a chance to shed their leaves, in fact. Nearly 15 inches of snow fell in the area, leaving thousands of local residents without electricity following downed tree and power lines. The Holy Cross campus, which was playing host to hundreds of families for Family Weekend, was largely unaffected by the storm except for downed tree limbs.


The red leaves on the Fenwick Hall vines are covered with a powder of snow.


O’Kane Hall seen through tree limbs weighed down by heavy snow.

Photograph by Chris Ryan, S.J.

Fall Colors Move Their Way Onto Campus

October 25th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Photograph by Cecile Rivera Llorens ’12

Dance for Hope Event Raises $10,000 for Cancer Research

October 22nd, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Members of the Holy Cross Ballroom Dance team pose with coach Gary Jacobik during a cancer research fundraiser held in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom. Jacobik owns an Arthur Murray Dance studio in Worcester, and founded the Holy Cross Ballroom Dance club about 20 years ago. The event raised close to $10,000. From left, Christopher Michaud ’13, Courtney Lyons ’12, Cecilia Carlowicz ’12, Jacobik, C. Dan Earley ’12, Kallen Bakas ’12, Samantha Hullihen ’13, and Allie Gitto ’14

Team captains Cecilia Carlowicz ’12 and C. Dan Earley ’12 enjoy the open floor following their performances.

Ballroom Dance team co-chairs Cecilia Carlowicz ’12 and Samantha Hullihen ’13 helped facilitate the “Dance for Hope” event, which raised close to $10,000 for cancer research.


Holy Cross graduates and professional ballroom dancers, Mike Creeden ’03 and Jessica Spink ’06 perform during the event.

Photography by Dan DeConinck ’13

Medieval/Renaissance Colloquium Features Sword Presentation

October 20th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Representatives from the Higgins Armory Museum give a live sword demonstration during a medieval/renaissance colloquium titled “Of Love and War.” Read more about the event.

Museum representatives also demonstrate how a medieval knight puts on a suit of armor.

Photography by J Kevin Crowley ’12

Fall Adds Color to Campus

October 17th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

The arrival of cooler temperatures has ushered in fall foliage across campus. Here, two photos at the entrance of Linden Lane on the campus.

Photography by J Kevin Crowley ’12

Co-author of ‘Freakonomics’ Books Delivers Talk, Meets with Students

October 6th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Steven Levitt, co-author of the bestselling books “Freakonomics” and “Superfreakonomics,” delivers the 46th Hanify-Howland Memorial Lecture, in the Hogan Ballroom.


Levitt with members of the Hanify-Howland committee and faculty moderators.


Levitt signs a copy of “Freakonomics” for Alexa Child ’12.

Photography by J Kevin Crowley ’12

Sun Set Illuminates Smith Hall

October 5th, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

A student walks through the newly-renovated Hogan Courtyard as Smith Hill is illuminated by the sun set.

Photograph by J Kevin Crowley ’12

Holy Cross Alumni Are Everywhere

October 3rd, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Frank Barbiero ’13, an anthropology major in the premed program, stands beside James Picone ’80 at the 53rd annual American Society for Radiation Oncology conference in Miami Beach, Fla. Barbiero conducted research with physicians at the Yale School of Medicine last summer, and was exhibiting his research titled “Intralesional Hemorrhage in Patients with Metastatic Melanoma Treated by Gamma Knife Radiation.” During the conference, he happened to meet Picone, who is on the physics staff at the Yale School of Medicine.  “I thought this was a perfect example of how Holy Cross is everywhere,” says Barbiero.

Stanley Cup Makes Stop at Holy Cross

October 1st, 2011 by Nikolas Markantonatos

The Holy Cross men’s and women’s ice hockey teams pose with the Stanley Cup. It was brought to campus courtesy of Matt Chmura ’03, director of communications for the Boston Bruins.

Chmura, right, and Eric Tosi ’03, assistant director of media relations for the Bruins, hoist the Stanley Cup, while being surrounded by the men’s and women’s ice hockey teams. Students at the Nativity School of Worcester also visited campus and took photos with the Stanley Cup. Read more about the exciting day.

Photography by Glenn Perry

Off-Campus Students, Neighbors Gather for Community BBQ

October 1st, 2011 by kmmalone

(Above) Katie Donovan ’12, Ken Calemmo ’12 and Jonathan Choi, a resident of Kendig Street, pose outside the College Hill Civic Association building on Oct. 1, during a community barbeque hosted by off-campus Holy Cross students.  More than 65 students and neighbors attended the event which featured free food, games and live entertainment (see below) provided by Mike Mandrioli ’12, Callie Gorman ’12, and George Matthews ’12.