Archive for January, 2012

Students Raise $23,860 for AIDS Research in Dance Marathon

January 29th, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Students participating in a 12-hour dance marathon from 9 p.m. Jan. 28 to 9 a.m. Jan. 29 in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom raised $23,860.08 for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. The number, which is expected to grow since donations are still coming in, exceeded organizers’ expectations. Participants were required to raise a minimum of $100, with the goal for the marathon set at $10,000. “We had a total of 138 dancers staying the full 12 hours of the dance marathon plus another 60 or so entering and exiting throughout the night,” says Caroline Cataldo ’12, one of the event organizers.

Photography by Patrick O’Connor

Fr. McFarland Portrait Hangs in Fenwick’s Hall of Presidential Portraits

January 26th, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

A portrait of Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., who recently stepped down as president of Holy Cross, hangs in Fenwick’s hall of presidential portraits. Read about Fr. McFarland’s tenure as president in the winter issue of Holy Cross Magazine.

Photograph by J Kevin Crowley ’12

Fr. Boroughs Keynote Speaker at Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon

January 23rd, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Rev. Philip Boroughs, S.J., president, gives the keynote address at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon. The event was part of “Aptissimi: The Leadership Conference,” which invites student leaders to explore, develop and articulate their personal leadership styles, and one of a number of annual events sponsored by the “Hate: Not Here!” anti-bias committee. Aptissimi comes from a Jesuit philosophy of developing “as many as possible of the very best.”


Jacqueline Peterson, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, introduces Fr. Boroughs.


Kibbs Fortilus ’13 takes in the event.


Samantha Adams ’13 delivers remarks about King’s legacy.


Monaisia Livingston ’14 also spoke about King’s legacy.

Photography by Dan Vaillancourt

Exhibit in Dinand Library Corresponds With Release of ‘Fraternity’

January 17th, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

An exhibit in the Main Reading Room of Dinand Library showcases news clippings, photographs, and other material from the tumultuous late 1960s when a group of African-American students were recruited to Holy Cross under former president Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J., ’49. The exhibit corresponds with the release of “Fraternity” by Diane Brady which chronicles the stories of their time at Holy Cross. The material in the exhibit was culled from the library’s archives.

Photography by Christian Santillo

John ‘Declan’ Crowley ’14 Stars in ‘Lord of the Dance’

January 5th, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

John “Declan” Crowley ‘14, of Ballston Lake, N.Y., pauses backstage at a production of “Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance.” Since late September he has toured the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Hungary, Italy and France. He will continue touring through the spring semester. “The American/Canadian tour is traveling through a few cities where I hope my family, friends, and possibly Holy Cross alumni and friends of the College can come see the performance,” he says. The closest stop to Holy Cross will be at the University of Massachusetts Amherst when the troupe puts on a performance at the Mullins Center on April 5.

‘Fraternity’ Hits Bookstore Shelves Today

January 3rd, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Copies of the book “Fraternity,” by Diane Brady are on display in the Holy Cross Bookstore. The book, which was released today, is garnering national attention.

Photograph by Nick Markantonatos