Archive for January, 2013

City of Worcester Sponsors College Skate Night on New Outdoor Ice Rink

January 26th, 2013 by Nikolas Markantonatos

From left, Brittany Geoffroy ’13, left, Christopher Robert ’13 and Michaela Johnson ’13 showed their purple pride in front of City Hall for College Skate Night on the new Worcester Common Oval. The evening of free ice skating for students was arranged through the City of Worcester as a way to thank the colleges who helped to sponsor the opening of the rink this season. (The rink is open for public skating on weekends through the end of February from 1 to 6 p.m.)

John Morton ’15 laced up for College Skate Night, which brought out about 150 students from all the Worcester campuses for a clear but bitterly cold evening on the ice.

Holy Cross is one of the community sponsors of The Worcester Common Oval — a 12,000-square-foot rink (that’s 4,000 square feet larger than the size of the Rink at Rockefeller Center) that offers skate rentals and concessions. “The rink is yet another success story for our Downtown,” says City Manager Michael V. O’Brien. “I am grateful to those in the community who continue to recognize the potential of our great city and step up time and time again to make things happen.”

Photography by Dan Vaillancourt

Fr. Boroughs Accepts Posthumous Award for Fr. Brooks

January 21st, 2013 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of Holy Cross, speaks at the Worcester County Community Breakfast honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at Quinsigamond Community College. William Wallace, left, presented the Eleanor Hawley Community Service Award to Holy Cross and Rev. John E. Brooks, the college’s longest-serving president, who died last year. Fr. Boroughs accepted the award on behalf of the College and Fr. Brooks. Read coverage in the Telegram & Gazette.

Photograph by Steve Ericson

Students Capture Images of Campus in Photography Course

January 3rd, 2013 by Nikolas Markantonatos

David Gyscek, visiting assistant professor in visual arts, asked students in his Photography I course to take photos of the Holy Cross campus. Students in the course, which is offered every semester, learn about exposure controls, camera operation, and rudimentary film developing printing. Here is a sampling.


Fenwick lawn by Dominic Abacherli ’16.


Hogan Courtyard by Darien Henry ’14.


Smith Plaza by Henry.


Student mailboxes in the Hogan Campus Center by Henry.


A granite bench between the Millard Art Center and Campion House by Chelsea Welsh ’15.


O’Kane Porch decked with Christmas tree and decorations by Erik Wachter ’13.


Smith Labs Courtyard by Wachter.