Coffee Shop in Stein Hall Nearly Complete

August 12th, 2011 by nmarkant

Crews work on a coffee shop in Stein Hall. Work on the café is expected to be completed in a week. This is one of numerous construction projects underway this summer.

Photograph by Cecile Rivera Llorens ’12

Middle School Success Institute Participants Celebrate Completion of Program

August 11th, 2011 by kmmalone

On Aug. 11, Holy Cross hosted a pizza banquet and awards ceremony to celebrate the end of its six-week Middle School Success Institute.  In attendance were Sullivan Middle School students and their families, Holy Cross President Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., Worcester Mayor Joseph O’Brien, and Superintendent Melinda Boone.  In addition to recognizing the achievements of the middle school students, O’Brien presented each of the six Holy Cross student organizers with a key to the city.  Above, students enjoy pizza and Sullivan student Esther Oluokun shares her experiences as part of the program.

Hogan Landscaping Renovation Project Continues

August 5th, 2011 by nmarkant

The major landscaping renovation project behind the Hogan Campus Center is starting to come together. The project is scheduled to be completed by the time students return to campus at the end of August. Read more about the project, view the artist’s rendering, and watch construction of the landscaping renovation in real time via a webcam.

Photograph by Christian Santillo

Students in Holy Cross’ Middle School Success Program Plant Trees in Worcester

August 4th, 2011 by nmarkant

For six weeks this summer Holy Cross has operated a Middle School Success program with 21 students from Worcester’s Sullivan Middle School. The program has been led by six Holy Cross students and is funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Commonwealth Corps and the College.  The middle school students have participated in several service projects, including working with the Worcester Tree Initiative, a private, non-profit effort to reforest the city of Worcester and surrounding communities. On Aug. 2, Worcester mayor Joseph C. O’Brien joined the middle school students for a ceremonial planting of a cherry tree near Elm Park Community School.

Photography by Matt Kennis

Tour Group Surveys Campus

July 26th, 2011 by nmarkant

A student-led admissions tour for prospective students continues down the steps of Dinand Library on a sunny afternoon.

Photograph by Catherine Burgess ’12

Worcester Kids Cool Off in Holy Cross Pool

July 20th, 2011 by csteuer

Unusually hot temperatures brought Worcester brothers Prustide and Nathan to the Hart Swimming Pool at the College of the Holy Cross yesterday to cool off.  Holy Cross became a host site this year for Wheels to Water, a City of Worcester program that provides access for local children to area pools and beaches.  The College also donated $10,000 to support operational costs for the program. Youth from Autumn Woods Apartments in Worcester can swim for free at the Hart Swimming Pool on campus on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3-5 p.m.

Photograph by Cecile Rivera Llorens ’12

24 Students Take Part in Summer Business Program at Holy Cross

June 17th, 2011 by nmarkant

Twenty-four Holy Cross students taking part in the College’s unique Summer Business Program pose in the Smith Labs courtyard. First row, left to right: Mark Lussier ’13, Emily Correia ’14, Michael Conetta ’14, David Chu, director of the prebusiness program, Jessica Daly ’12, Quinn Korzeniecki ’12, Margaret Mackinson ’13, Angela Choi ’12; second row, left to right: James Boyne ’12, Danielle Breen ’14, Jessica Dodakian ’14, Francheska Jimenez ’14, Jacqueline Esperti ’12; third row, left to right: Kasha Kiros ’13, Jeff Harris ’12, Thomas Kelly ’14, Charles Mills ’12, Sandro Silva ’13, Jordan Edwards ’12, Michael Sheehan ’13; fourth row, left to right: Jordan Stevens ’13, Devin Brown ’12, Caroline Pedlow ’13, Andrew Coury ’13 and Edward Houghton ’13. Watch a video to hear students and alumni talk about the program.

Photograph by John Buckingham

Holy Cross Donates $5,000 Toward Tornado Relief Efforts

June 17th, 2011 by nmarkant

Edward Augustus, director of government and community relations at Holy Cross, presents a $5,000 check to an American Red Cross volunteer during a Worcester Tornadoes baseball game at Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field on the College’s campus. The funds will go to the “Worcester Cares” relief fundraising effort to help victims of tornadoes that devastated parts of Western and Central Massachusetts earlier in the month.

Photograph by Matt Kennis

UMass Medical School Bestows Honorary Degree on Bob Wright ’65

June 5th, 2011 by nmarkant

Michael Collins ’77, chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, presents honorary degrees to Autism Speaks founders Bob Wright ’65, and his wife Suzanne, at the university’s 38th commencement ceremonies.  “That all may know of our appreciation for your dedication to autism advocacy and the remarkable achievements of Autism Speaks, the University of Massachusetts Worcester confers upon you the Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa,” their honorary degree citation read in part.

Photograph by John Gillooly

Construction Vehicles at Work Behind Hogan for Landscaping Renovation Project

June 3rd, 2011 by nmarkant

Construction vehicles remove the walkway behind the Hogan Campus Center as the area undergoes extensive landscaping renovation. Read more about the project, view the artist’s rendering, and watch construction of the landscaping renovation in real time via a webcam.

Photograph by John Buckingham