Archive for February, 2012

School Spirit Runs High on Purple Pride Day

February 24th, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Off the Record a cappella group perform as part of Purple Pride Day in the Hogan Campus Center. Each year, members of the Purple Key Society wake up at 5 a.m. to decorate the campus in purple. Cookies, candy and hot chocolate were available in academic buildings in the morning and early afternoon.

Photography by Christian Santillo

Local High School Students Get Taste of College Life at Holy Cross

February 22nd, 2012 by kmmalone

On Feb. 22, a group of local middle and high school students got a taste of college life when they visited Holy Cross with Dynamy Youth Academy, a Worcester-based after-school leadership and mentoring college access program.  Students took a tour of campus (pictured above), participated in a roundtable discussion with Holy Cross students, and sat in on an admissions information session.  The day ended with dinner in Kimball Dining Hall and a men’s basketball game in the Hart Center.

Photograph by J Kevin Crowley ‘12

Holy Cross Community Discusses Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

February 20th, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Students, faculty and staff took part in a community discussion about how and why Martin Luther King was more than his “I Have a Dream” speech. Participants included, from left, Darien Henry ’14; Shawn Johnson ’13; Virginia Coakley, assistant chaplain and director of Protestant and ALANA ministry; Michael West, associate professor of history; Adrienne Shaw ’12; and Jonathan St. Firmin ’12. The discussion was part of a series of events on Black History Month sponsored by the Black Student Union, a student organization that promotes unity among the black community at Holy Cross.

Photograph by J Kevin Crowley ’12

Author Gives Talk on Constant Presence of Technology and Its Effect on Society

February 16th, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

A crowded Hogan Ballroom awaits to hear from MIT Professor Sherry Turkle, who gave a talk based on her new book, “Alone Together: Why we expect more from technology and less from each other.”

As a professor, author, researcher, and licensed clinical psychologist, Turkle spoke on the social implications of technology, a topic she has studied for the last 30 years. In light of the author’s discussion and as part of the Montserrat program, all first-year students will take part in a technology-free day on Feb. 17.

After the talk, Turkle met with students and signed copies of her book, which explores the complex relationships people have with technology in our digital age.

Photography by Christian Santillo