Crew Paving Their Way to Finish Line

August 24th, 2011 by nmarkant

Crews pave the road behind the Hogan Campus Center as part of a major landscaping project.


A view of the project from Memorial Plaza. Hogan can be seen in the background. Read more about the project, view the artist’s rendering, and watch construction of the landscaping renovation in real time via a webcamThis is one of numerous construction projects underway this summer.

Photography by Nick Markantonatos

Holy Cross Students Prepare Classrooms at the Nativity School

August 24th, 2011 by kmmalone

Participants in Holy Cross’ Odyssey Program help prepare classrooms at the Nativity School of Worcester on Aug. 24, 2011.  In addition to the Nativity School, students completed projects at the Worcester County Food Bank, Quinsigamond Village Community Center, Dismas House, the Worcester Tree Initiative, Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center, Worcester Youth Center, and the Regional Environmental Council.

Photograph by Matt Kennis

Rolling Out the Green Carpet

August 23rd, 2011 by nmarkant

Rolls of turf are installed as part of a major landscaping project behind the Hogan Campus Center. Read more about the project, view the artist’s rendering, and watch construction of the landscaping renovation in real time via a webcamThis is one of numerous construction projects underway this summer.

Photography by Christian Santillo

New Carpet, Chairs in Kimball Main Dining Room

August 23rd, 2011 by nmarkant

New carpeting and chairs in Kimball Main Dining Room were among numerous improvements made throughout campus this summer.

Photography by Nick Markantonatos

Taking in Some Fresh Air

August 23rd, 2011 by nmarkant

Connor Moynihan ’15 enjoys the shade under a tree near Linden Lane.

Photograph by Nick Markantonatos

Holy Cross Community Welcomes First-Year ALANA and International Students to Campus

August 21st, 2011 by nmarkant

Faculty, administrators and alumni welcomed participants of Odyssey 2015 and their families at the opening dinner in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the program. Odyssey is a one-week program open on a voluntary basis to all first-year ALANA (African-American, Latin American, Asian-American, and Native American) and international students. During the week, the 61 participants took part in workshops, field trips, discussions, and volunteer and social programs. Since the program’s inception, 776 first-year students have participated in Odyssey.


Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., president, welcomes Odyssey participants.

From left, Amadeus Javier ’11, Anthony Zelayandia ’11 and Gabriel Fernandez ’12.


Stephanie Montilla ’13 and Samantha Oliveira ’12 embrace.

Odyssey “grads” who attended the event pose for the camera. At far left is Esther Levine, director of the Odyssey Program.

Photography by Patrick O’Connor

Crews Continue Landscape Renovation Work Despite Rain

August 15th, 2011 by nmarkant

Despite heavy rain, crews continue working on the landscaping renovation project behind the Hogan Campus Center. Read more about the project, view the artist’s rendering, and watch construction of the landscaping renovation in real time via a webcam. This is one of numerous construction projects underway this summer.

Photography by Christian Santillo

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