Archive for October, 2012

Washington Semester Program Students Visit ‘Meet the Press’

October 28th, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Holy Cross students taking part in the College’s Washington Semester Program pose with David Gregory, moderator of NBC News’ Sunday morning talk show “Meet the Press.” The visit was arranged by Adam Verdugo ’06, senior producer at “Meet the Press,” and fall semester intern David Perretta ’14. From left, Riquel Gonzalez ’14, Lauren McDonough ’14, Sara Bovat ’14, Christopher Golden ’13, Christopher Gillis ’14, Garrett Bych ’14, Patrick Horan ’14, Gregory, Annie Wynters ’14, John Castro ’14, Perretta, William Wahrer ’14, Verdugo and Kelly Dyer ’14.

Courtesy “Meet the Press”

Falling for Kale

October 18th, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Grounds workers Brendon Connor, foreground, and Rich Clark plant kale outside St. Joseph Memorial Chapel.

Photograph by Nick Markantonatos

It’s a Fall Foliage Spectacular on Mount St. James

October 15th, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

The Holy Cross campus is awash in beautiful fall colors.

Photography by John Morton ’15

Holy Cross Alumna Turns Classroom into Mini-Holy Cross

October 5th, 2012 by csteuer

Lauren McNamara ’11, who is currently teaching in New Orleans through Teach for America, transformed her classroom into a mini-Holy Cross, painting the walls purple and using the mission and values of the College to teach her students about the many possibilities college can provide to them and the numerous possibilities outside the state of Louisiana.

McNamara, who currently teaches sixth grade reading says, “I joined Teach for America after finding my most memorable experiences at Holy Cross were those in which I was out in the community, following the mission ‘men and women for others.’”

Affirmative Action ‘Fishbowl’ Discussion in Rehm Library Draws Large Crowd

October 1st, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Scores of students, faculty and staff attend a “fishbowl” discussion on affirmative action in the Rehm Library. The discussion was preceded by a talk titled “The Supreme Court and Affirmative Action” last month.


Featured participants included, from left, Patricia Giglio ’14; Margaret Freije, associate dean of the College; Thomas Landy, director of the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture (moderator); Antonio Willis-Berry ’13; Kendy Hess, Brake-Smith Assistant Professor in Social Philosophy and Ethics; Darrell Byers ’83, director of development at WBUR; Christopher Theobalt ’13; and Ariel Jimenez ’13.


Professor Hess makes a point during the discussion.


Theobalt, a political science major with an Italian minor from Garden City, N.Y., takes part in the discussion.

Photography by Chris Ryan, S.J., and Nick Markantonatos