Archive for April, 2014

Galician Bagpiper Cristina Pato Plays to a Packed House at the Launch of ATB@HC

April 24th, 2014 by csteuer

Galician bagpiper, pianist, and composer Cristina Pato has been named visiting artist-in residence at the College of the Holy Cross. A member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road, Pato’s residency is part of the launch of “Arts Transcending Borders” (ATB@HC), a new initiative designed to infuse the fine and performing arts in students’ academic lives and create new opportunities throughout the curriculum and the community by transcending cultural, geographic and disciplinary boundaries. Pato kicked off ATB@HC with a performance, accompanied by her band the “Migrations,” at the College’s Academic Conference yesterday to a packed house in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom.

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Photography by Louie Despres.

Holy Cross Holds First Student Reception in China

April 15th, 2014 by smorriss

The College held its first-ever accepted Chinese students reception in Beijing recently at the Park Hyatt Beijing. According to Xiaofeng Wan, assistant director of admissions, the event was a hit with the students and their families, who commented that no other college or university where their children had been accepted had planned such a welcome. Hank Hulick ’11(in the center behind the banner), Nate Nault ’11 (on the right with yellow tie) and Nestor Santana ’04 (holding the tip of the pennant) hosted the reception.

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Holy Cross Libraries Take Part in MA Library Snapshot Day

April 11th, 2014 by Nikolas Markantonatos

On April 11, the Holy Cross Libraries joined libraries across Massachusetts for MA Library Snapshot Day, an event designed to document a “day in the life” of libraries of all kinds across the state. Throughout the day, libraries staff and student volunteers documented library activities through photographs, comment cards, video interviews, social media and more. View the full slideshow of Snapshot Day photographs on Flickr.

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Students in the Music Library take a study break for a photo opp.

Photography by Sarah Bilotta

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The Worcester Art Museum Library highlighted its “Monuments Men” exhibit. George Clooney’s character in the film, George Stout, later served as director of the Worcester Art Museum.

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An ongoing College Archives exhibit celebrates the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Jesuit order by highlighting items from early in the College’s history, including its early library collections.

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A busy Main Reading Room in Dinand in the late afternoon.

Photography by Jennifer Adams

Chris Matthews ’67 Delivers Talk, Signs Books at Holy Cross

April 7th, 2014 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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Chris Matthews ’67, host of MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” returned to campus to give a talk about his latest book “Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked” in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom.

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Students, faculty, staff and members of the Worcester community fill the ballroom.
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Neema Hakim ’14 and Natasha Giftos ’14, copresidents of the Student Government Association, enjoy his talk.
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Matthews signs books following his talk.

Photography by Dan Vaillancourt

17th Annual Holy Cross Cares Day Held on March 29

April 3rd, 2014 by bcass

On Saturday, March 29, 270 students, faculty and staff took part in the 17th annual Holy Cross Cares Day. Led by co-chairs Yarlennys Villaman ’14 and Lisa Hua ’14, volunteers could be found at sites throughout the city of Worcester, performing service activities that ranged from raking and painting to filling boxed lunches.

HCCD_chairsCo-chairs Lisa Hua ’14 (left) and Yarlennys Villaman ’14 ready bright and early for their 270 volunteers.

HCCD_leadersSite leaders gathered in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom with co-chairs Hua (front row, first on left) and Villaman (standing, first on right).

HCCD_trashStudents cleared more than 3 tons of trash from the streets of the Canal District.

HCCD_couchWith the Greater Worcester Land Trust, students cleared trash and debris from the East Side Trail, including this abandoned couch.

Political Science Class Meets Clarence Thomas ’71

April 2nd, 2014 by evstef14

Alison Mangiero, lecturer of political science at the College of the Holy Cross, took her Constitutional Law II class to an oral argument at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. by Justice Clarence Thomas ‘71. The students were present for the opinion announcement in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission—the influential campaign finance decision that was handed down the week prior. After the argument, Justice Thomas met with the students to answer their questions, both about the argument and the Constitutional Law, as well as his time at Holy Cross.

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Holy Cross Donates Used Furniture to Those in Need

April 2nd, 2014 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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Holy Cross employees collect used furniture for donation to Institutional Recycling Network (IRN).

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The furniture will be sent to schools and clinics in the Dominican Republic.

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Joan Anderson, purchasing  manager at Holy Cross, and Joel Bradford, of IRN, stand behind the loading truck. The program was a coordinated effort between Anderson, Thad Whitcher, inventory, and Brian Griffin, assistant director for environmental services and sustainability. Physical Plant staff helped load the truck.

Photography by Darien Henry ’14