Archive for August, 2013

Third Annual Study Abroad Photo Contest Winners Unveiled

August 29th, 2013 by Nikolas Markantonatos

The Office of Study Abroad held a welcome back reception for the Class of 2014 and summer 2013 study abroad participants in the Hogan Ballroom. During the event, the winners of the third annual study abroad photo contest were announced.


First Place
Danielle Breen ’14
“Derry Murals”
Location: Derry, Northern Ireland
Program: Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland


Second Place
Hannah McCormick ’14
“Teleférico” (cable car)
Location: Valparaíso, Chile
Program: Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Third Place
Hannah McCormick ’14
“Nyati wa Ngorongoro” (Buffalo of Ngorongoro)
Location: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Ngorongoro, Tanzania
Program: School for Field Studies – Kenya and Tanzania


Honorable Mention
Meghan Miles ’14
“El pulpo y la torre de Hercules de la Coruña” (“The Octopus and the Tower of Hercules in La Coruña”)
Location: La Coruña, Spain
Program: Universidad de la Coruña, La Coruña, Spain


Honorable Mention
Rachel Gannon ’14
“Николай” (“Nikolai”)
Location: Россия, Приморский край, Владивосток (Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia)
Program: Russian State University for Humanities, Moscow, Russia


Honorable Mention
Sean O’Neill ’14
“Spanish Strings”
Location: Madrid, Spain
Program: National University Galway, Galway, Ireland

Another Mass of the Holy Spirit in the books

August 26th, 2013 by smorriss

The campus community gathered on the Hart Lawn Saturday afternoon for the annual (and much-loved) Mass of the Holy Spirit, during which faculty, staff and parents are invited to bless the incoming first-year students as they begin their journey at Holy Cross.

Faculty and Jesuits lined up behind student altar servers carrying the crucifix and colorful, streaming banners. They processed down from the Hart Center lobby to the Hart Lawn, where the outdoor service takes place.

Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., President of the College, led the procession and welcomed families to the Mass.

Gorgeous blue skies, anyone?

Fathers Harman, Hayes, Boroughs, Lynch and Savard (from left), at the altar in front of the colorful cross that reminds some of a homemade quilt. This scene will be repeated at the Baccalaureate Mass four years from now, when the Class of 2017 graduates and offers a blessing to their parents as they leave campus to enter “the real world.”

There was a lot of purple in the audience, and…

…a lot of hugs as parents wished their students well and said good bye.

Street ’10 Performs at Worcester’s Mechanics Hall

August 7th, 2013 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Jacob Street ’10, of North Reading, Mass., poses before his performance at Mechanics Hall as part of the Worcester Organ Concert Series. Street, who majored in music and minored in German, was an organ scholar at Holy Cross. He has been called one of the finest organists of his generation, and has received many prizes at national and international competitions. He holds a master of music degree from Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He was recently awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study in Germany during the 2013-14 academic year.

Photograph by John Buckingham

Two Holy Cross Students Serve as American Cancer Society Research Fellows

August 7th, 2013 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Seniors Lauren Testa, of Winchester, Mass., and Timothy Murphy, of Niantic, Conn., spent the summer serving as American Cancer Society research fellows. Testa, a psychology major and chemistry minor with a premed concentration, worked at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Murphy, a biology major with concentrations in premed and biological psychology, worked at Massachusetts General Hospital. They are pictured at a reception for the fellows.

Summer Makes for Gorgeous Scenes on Campus

August 6th, 2013 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Students walk through the Hogan Courtyard on a beautiful summer day.

Photograph by John Buckingham