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Work on New Residence Hall Progresses

August 19th, 2010 by nmarkant

Construction crews continue work on the 156-bed townhouse-style residence hall, which is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2011. Watch construction of the new residence hall in “real time” via our webcam.

Photography by Christian Santillo

Kathleen M. Carney Begins New Post as Director of Library Services at Holy Cross

July 15th, 2010 by nmarkant

Kathleen M. Carney, the new director of library services at Holy Cross, stands on the Dinand Library steps. She was previously the associate university librarian at Boston College, where she supervised 26 professional librarians and more than 40 support staff.

Photograph by John Buckingham

Biology Professor, Student Spend Summer in Siberian Arctic

July 3rd, 2010 by nmarkant

William Sobczak, associate professor of biology, and Andrew Crowley ’11, a biology and Russian double major from Danvers, Mass., en route to Siberia made a stop in Moscow. Here they are seen in Moscow’s Red Square. Sobczak is one of the principal investigators and Crowley is one of 14 students participating in the Polaris Project, a National Science Foundation-funded program to enhance undergraduate research and education at several U.S. and Russian institutions. The project involves development of new undergraduate courses in Arctic System Science and a field course in the Siberian Arctic. Track their progress, and read posts by Crowley, at www.thepolarisproject.org/blog.

Happy Birthday, Sean!

June 21st, 2010 by nmarkant

An average of two birthday parties thrown by Holy Cross students are held each month at Sherry’s House, a lodge for child cancer patients and their families. From left, Neha Patel ’10, the impetus behind the program, poses with birthday boy Sean, and his cousin. Sean is undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Watch a news video of the birthday party.

Kristina Xega ’11 presents Sean with his birthday cake.

First row, from left: Sean’s cousins; second row, from left: Kristina Xega ’11, Lorena Loci ’11, Sean; third row, from left: Adam Nadelson ’10, Nikolas Savage ’11, Rio Nomoto ’12 and Neha Patel ’10.

Photography by Cheryl Vaugh

Enjoying Some Fresh Air

June 8th, 2010 by nmarkant

Jessica Sansoucy ’11 and Tom O’Brien ’12 study on the lawn outside of the Integrated Science Complex. They are both in the Summer Research Program.

Photograph by Lindsey O’Donnell ’13

Students, Faculty Discuss Humanitarian Issues at Conference

June 6th, 2010 by nmarkant

A delegation from Holy Cross attended the Jesuit University Humanitarian Action Network at Georgetown University. First row, left to right: Timothy Austin, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College, Malik Neal ’13, Camila Thompson ’12, Catherine Wang ’13, Jennifer Caffrey ’11, Claire Luke ’10, and Miriam Westin ’11; Second row, left to right: Taylor Marek ’12, Piero Iberti ’11, Maria Rodrigues, associate professor of political science, Jamison Herbert ’10, Kathryn Cody ’11. “I was thrilled to participate in the JUHAN conference this year,” says Professor Rodrigues. “It is an extraordinary initiative and one that could not be more timely given our present global challenges. My hope is that JUHAN continues to grow in both interest among students and concrete initiatives to address humanitarian challenges.”

Foreign Language Assistants Create Video

May 25th, 2010 by nmarkant


Miriam and Sonia Albert Sobrino, who served as Spanish Foreign Language Assistants this academic year, created a video illustrating the benefits of learning foreign languages. The identical twins from Spain hold degrees in film studies from University of A Coruña.

Photo by John Buckingham


Miriam adjusts the lighting during the video shoot.


Sonia, left, and Miriam behind the camera.

Photos by Maria del Mar Bassa Vanrell

Harry Thomas ’78 Gets Sworn In as U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines

May 14th, 2010 by nmarkant


Harry K. Thomas Jr. ’78, of New York, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, gets sworn in as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of the Philippines.


Thomas with Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., president of Holy Cross.


Thomas and Frank Vellaccio, senior vice president of Holy Cross, share a laugh.


Thomas and Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J., president emeritus of Holy Cross, embrace.


Thomas speaks with Rev. Earle Markey, S.J., associate director of Jesuit Relations at Holy Cross.

Catching Some Rays

April 30th, 2010 by nmarkant


Two students enjoy the beautiful weather in Stein Quad.

Photograph by Nick Markantonatos

Keeping the Campus Looking Good

April 30th, 2010 by nmarkant


A grounds worker mows the lawn between Dinand Library and the Park B. and Linda Smith Laboratories.

Photograph by Nick Markantonatos

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