Hofmann Helping Uninsured Patients at Summer Internship

July 23rd, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Michael Hofmann ’14, of Stamford, Conn., is spending his summer working directly with free clinics serving uninsured patients. The economics major is interning until August with AmeriCares Free Clinics, three Connecticut free clinics that have served tens of thousands of low-income people. Here he is at work generating a document to help people access social services in Connecticut.

Photograph by Alex Ostasiewicz/AmeriCares

Enjoying the Shade on a Nice Summer Day

July 6th, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Christine Freije, a theatre major in the College Honors Program, does some reading in Kimball Quad. She is doing summer research at Holy Cross this summer.

Photograph by Maya Rock ’13

‘Today’ Show Segment Serves as Poignant Tribute to Fr. Brooks

July 5th, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

“Today” show correspondent Craig Melvin, right, interviews Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J., in the Mary Chapel at Holy Cross on April 17. The segment, which focused on the book “Fraternity,” the story of Fr. Brooks’ efforts to recruit African-American students to campus in the late 1960s, aired on July 4 and can be viewed online. It was the last television interview for Fr. Brooks, who died July 2.

Photograph by Christian Santillo

Fr. McFarland Receives Honorary Degree During Commencement

May 25th, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., 31st president of the College of the Holy Cross, receives an honorary degree during the 166th Commencement Exercises held on Fitton Field. Rev. Philip Boroughs, the College’s current president, reads his citation, while Frank Vellaccio, senior vice president, places the doctoral hood over Fr. McFarland.

Photography by Dan Vaillancourt

Holy Cross Visual Arts Prof. Works With Local Students to Install New Artwork at Currier Museum of Art

May 24th, 2012 by csteuer

Cristi Rinklin (center), associate professor of visual arts at the College of the Holy Cross, receives some help from two student artists, who attend the New Hampshire Institute of Art (from left) Leah Hoyt and Abbie Ireland. They are currently painting and installing Rinklin’s immersive site-specific installation, titled “Diluvial,” which opens June 9 at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, N.H. Learn more about the exhibit.

Fr. Boroughs Makes a Surprise Appearance at Midnight Breakfast

May 13th, 2012 by csteuer

Fr. Boroughs serves a student at Midnight Breakfast.

Members of the Jesuit community smile for a photo after a job well done! L-R: Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president; Rev. John Gavin, S.J., assistant professor of religious studies; Christopher Ryan, S.J., grants associate; Rev. Gregory Lynch, S.J., assistant chaplain; and Rev. James Hayes, S.J.,  associate chaplain.

Recognizing that students stay up late to study during finals period, administrators at the College of the Holy Cross volunteer each semester to serve the scholars breakfast late into the night. On Sunday May 13, Fr. Boroughs surprised students as he donned an apron and dining services cap and served them bacon and eggs!

Don’t miss out on the late night fun! The menu includes popular breakfast items, such as scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage links, assorted bagels, Belgian waffles and topping bar, assorted juices and nightly specials. See who is serving tonight.

Photography by Rev. John Savard, S.J.

Sun Boxes Make Noise on Hogan Courtyard

May 7th, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Artist Craig Colorusso stands in the middle of his temporary sound installation “Sun Boxes” in the Hogan Courtyard.


The exhibit is comprised of 20 speakers operating independently, each powered by solar panels. The speakers emit recorded guitar notes in loops of different lengths.

Photography by Christian Santillo

Holy Cross Flag Flies on City Hall Building

April 30th, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

The Holy Cross flag flies on the City Hall building in downtown Worcester in appreciation of the College’s support of the mobile library and in honor of Rev. Philip Boroughs, S.J., president, for creating partnerships with the city. Fr. Boroughs was recognized by the City Council on May 1 following the unveiling of the mobile library on the Holy Cross campus.

Photograph by Ed Augustus

All in the (Holy Cross) Family

April 27th, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

This coming academic year, Predrag Cicovacki, professor of philosophy and director of Peace and Conflict Studies at the College, needs to make sure he has a lot of minutes on his cell phone plan. He will be traveling to Banaras University in Varanasi, India, in the fall semester as a Senior Fulbright-Nehru Fellow at the Malaviya Centre for Peace Research. Meanwhile, daughter Vera Grek ’14 will be heading to Spain for a study abroad experience. Eldest daughter, Heidi Grek ’12, is heading to Germany to study and teach after earning a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. Cicovacki’s youngest daughter, Lydia, will be starting her Holy Cross experience as a member of the Class of 2016, so at least one member of the family (along with his wife), will be holding down the fort here on the Hill. Above, Cicovacki surrounded by his three daughters, from left, Vera, Lydia and Heidi. Read more about this Holy Cross family of scholars in the Summer 2012 issue of Holy Cross Magazine in July.

Photograph by Rob Carlin

Student Paints Outside on Spring Day

April 18th, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Gabe Miranda ’13 talks with Julia Keough ’13 as she paints in front of Alumni Hall.

Photograph by Terrence Smith ’12