Posts Tagged ‘student life’

Alumna Offers Advice to Students at Annual MLK Leadership Luncheon

January 26th, 2017 by Evangelia Stefanakos

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Elizabeth Wambui ’09, director of advancement at the Nativity School of Worcester, tells students to be innovate, to embrace change, and to step into discomfort during her keynote address at the 10th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Luncheon, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Education. With Dr. King’s example of leadership serving as the backdrop for the event, the community members present explored what it means to be a leader today, both within our own communities and beyond Holy Cross.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Students in Economics Class Take Part in Pecha Kucha Night

December 9th, 2016 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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Over pizza in Stein Hall, students in the economics class Latin American Economic Development put on a pseudo Pecha Kucha night titled “20×20 by 17x17x17.” Pecha Kucha is a concise presentation format in which each speaker brings 20 slides and speaks about a topic, and each slide is shown for only 20 seconds. “We added 17X17X17 — 17 students, 17 countries, 17 issues of Latin American Economic Development,” says Robert Reinauer, visiting instructor in economics. Invitees included students and faculty members from the economics and Latin American and Latino Studies departments.

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Charles Richard ’19 gives a presentation titled “The Venezuelan Crisis and Economic Mismanagement.”

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Marie Therese Kane ’18 gives a presentation titled “Preferential Option for the Poor: Evaluating Liberation Theology as a Model for Poverty Alleviation in El Salvador.”

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Rosangel Cruz Cabrera ’18 gives a presentation titled “China’s Mega-Projects in Latin America: The Proposed Canal in Nicaragua.”

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Emma Carlone ’19 gives a presentation titled “NAFTA: Its Impacts on the Industrial Sector of the Mexican Economy.”

Photos by Robert Reinauer

Arts Community Inspired by Stickwork Designs

November 22nd, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

Throughout the fall semester, members of the College of the Holy Cross community have been inspired by Stickwork, an environmental sculpture made from local saplings. Created by renowned artist, Patrick Dougherty, with the help of campus and local community volunteers,, the structure stands on Linden Lane.

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Above, students, faculty and staff embraced the environmental sculpture and gathered for a drum circle lead by Brazilian percussionist, Marcus Santos.

On #ArtsMattersDay Uni2Act, the Spanish-English bilingual student theatre troupe teamed with members of dance ensemble and a student choir to perform a piece called “Árboles | Trees.”

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COPE Sponsors Second Annual “Fresh Check Day”

October 24th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Students attend the second annual “Fresh Check Day” wellness fair in the Hogan Ballroom, featuring interactive booths, free food, and prizes. The event, sponsored by Counseling Outreach Peer Educators (COPE), is the signature program of The Jordan Porco Foundation (JPF). JPF works closely with colleges, such as Holy Cross, to bring awareness of mental health resources and coping strategies to college campuses.

This blog entry by Grainne Fitzpatrick ’17, photo by Tom Rettig.

 

Guest Lecturer Engages in Conversation with Students

October 19th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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The Derrick Lecture Series at the College of the Holy Cross hosts Andres Resendez, history professor and vice chair at the University of California, for a guest lecture titled “The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America.” Resendez educated and engaged in conversations with members of the community in The Levis Browsing Room in Dinand Library.

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Rajotte ’17 Sails Away on Unique Semester Experience

September 30th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

Timothy Rajotte ’17, an English major from Abington, Mass., spent the spring semester off campus, partaking in the SEA Semester, a field-based environmental education at sea. Before departing on the ship, Rajotte spent six weeks in Woods Hole, Mass., where he took a number of classes including oceanography, nautical science, and maritime history.

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Rajotte traveled the sea aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer. Enrolled in the Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean program, Rajotte traveled to St. Croix, St. John, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Cuba.

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Above, Rajotte stands at the helm of the ship. “Standing the watch” was crucial to his experience. “Our class of 24 was divided into three watches, one of which was always required to control the navigational and scientific objectives while underway at all hours of the day and night. We usually had two watches per day, one of which would be six hours long during day light hours, and then a four hour watch taking place during the dark of night” Rajotte explains.

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Above, Rajotte is pictured in a Holy Cross shirt, poses after playing a pickup game of baseball in Samaná, Dominican Republic. On shore, each student conducts a research project on a current social topic in the Caribbean. “I chose to focus on the historical effect of Major League Baseball on the Dominican Republic and Cuba, and how prospects from the Caribbean are exploited for their talents,” Rajotte says.

Looking back on the adventure, Rajotte reflects on the many unique experiences, “this experience was one I will never forget. It instilled confidence, work ethic, and leadership abilities in me that I never knew I could attain. Surrounded by great friends, professors, and crew members, I explored amazing towns and cities that are considered off the beaten path for tourism, in the process meeting people who embraced us and welcome us into their culture.”

Students Learn More About Getting Involved at Co-Curricular Extravaganza

September 14th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Students learn more about campus life and the many activities on Mount St. James at the annual Co-Curricular Extravaganza, sponsored by the Purple Key Society and held in Hogan Ballroom. With more than 100 clubs and organizations to satisfy just about every interest, there are unlimited personal and professional development opportunities — all while ensuring students make memories that will last a lifetime.

Photo by Elizabeth Gorrill ’18

Carlson ’19 Completes Summer Internship with Rhode Island Congressman

September 9th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Patrick Carlson ’19 poses with Congressman Jim Langevin while participating in an internship program at the Rhode Island District Office. Carlson spent the summer completing various tasks: answering phone calls, drafting constituent correspondence, and supporting staff members on various projects.

Photo courtesy of Congressman Jim Langevin

McCue ’17 Receives Prominent Critical Language Scholarship to Indonesia

July 29th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Political science major Billy McCue ’17 spent the summer in Indonesia after receiving a competitive Critical Language Scholarship (CLS),  a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. McCue, pictured above traveling the picturesque mountains of Indonesia, completed the intensive 8-week-long Bahasa Indonesia language program at Universitas Negeri Malang located in Malang, Indonesia, the second largest city in East Java.

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After spending the fall of his junior year abroad in Jogja, Indonesia, McCue pursued a CLS in Indonesia in order to improve his language skills and reconnect with his own Indonesian heritage. For McCue, the opportunity to return to Indonesia through a CLS was both a rewarding experience and an indicator of his future goals.

“I want to work abroad and help solve problems that hurt Indonesia today. Indonesia is such an emerging, vibrant country and it is for that reason that I want to go back,” expressed McCue, who is currently applying for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Indonesia.

Written by Grainne Fitzpatrick ‘17
Photos by Billy McCue ‘17

Students Embrace Warmer Weather

April 19th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

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Warmer weather at Holy Cross means lunch on the Hogan Courtyard, studying in the Adirondack chairs on Fenwick Lawn … and lounging in a personal hammock.

Photograph by Tom Rettig