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

Holy Cross and Goodwill Make Good Match

April 17th, 2012 by csteuer

Goodwill volunteers man the donation truck in the Hogan Campus Center parking lot.

The College teamed up with Goodwill to host a donation drive on campus in honor of Earth Day. Thanks to the generosity of the campus community, more than 1300 pounds of clothing and household items were collected.

Photography by Christian Santillo

Holy Cross Goes Blue for Autism Awareness Day

April 2nd, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

The clock on O’Kane Hall is lit in blue on World Autism Awareness Day as part of Autism Speaks’ “Light It Up Blue” campaign. Autism Speaks was co-founded by Bob Wright ’65 and his wife, Suzanne.

Photograph by J Kevin Crowley ’12


Meghan McCloat ’12, first row, left, and Jennifer McGill ’12, first row, right, both of whom interned at Autism Speaks last summer, spearheaded the effort. They also manned a table in the Hogan First Floor Lobby where they gave out cupcakes with blue frosting.

Photograph by Nick Markantonatos

Chris Matthews ’67 Delivers Talk at Holy Cross, Receives Key to City

March 26th, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Chris Matthews ’67, host of MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” and NBC’s “The Chris Matthews Show,” delivers a talk on his new book “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero” before a packed audience in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom at Holy Cross.


During a reception held in his honor, Matthews signs a copy of his book for James Powers, professor emeritus of history. Powers was Matthews’ history professor when Matthews was a student at Holy Cross.


Also during the reception, Konnie Lukes, Worcester city councilor, presented Matthews with a key to the city.


Scores of students, faculty, staff, and members of the Worcester area wait to have Matthews sign copies of his book in the Hogan Ballroom Lounge following the talk.

Photography by J. Kevin Crowley ’12

Holy Cross Community Offers Helping Hand

March 24th, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Rev. Philip Boroughs, S.J., president of Holy Cross, helps rehabilitate Cookson Park near the College campus during Holy Cross Cares Day.


Fr. Boroughs was joined by approximately 50 Holy Cross students, above, and College Hill neighbors at the site.


A total of 300 students, faculty and staff participated in the 15th annual day of service.

Photograph by Chris Ryan, S.J.

Hoodie Rally Held for Trayvon Martin

March 23rd, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

In the Hogan Campus Courtyard, students wear hoodies at a speak out to show their support for the life of Trayvon Martin and his family. The event was sponsored by the “Hate: Not Here!” and Brother to Brother committees.

Photograph by Robert Jones

Student-Run Brother to Brother Committee Honors Women

March 22nd, 2012 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Charlotte Wise, who works in Kimball Dining Hall, and Mable Millner, assistant dean and director of multicultural education, were recognized at the third annual Women’s Appreciation Banquet celebrating Women’s History Month in the Loyola Ballroom. The event, sponsored by the Brother to Brother committee, is held to recognize the many roles that women play in the Holy Cross community and their vital importance. From left, Wise, Robert Jones, interim associate director of multicultural education, History Professor Theresa McBride, who delivered the keynote address, and Millner.