Archive for August, 2011

Coffee Shop in Stein Hall Nearly Complete

August 12th, 2011 by

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

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

Students in Holy Cross’ Middle School Success Program Plant Trees in Worcester

August 4th, 2011 by

For six weeks this summer Holy Cross has operated a Middle School Success program with 21 students from Worcester’s Sullivan Middle School. The program has been led by six Holy Cross students and is funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Commonwealth Corps and the College.  The middle school students have participated in several service projects, including working with the Worcester Tree Initiative, a private, non-profit effort to reforest the city of Worcester and surrounding communities. On Aug. 2, Worcester mayor Joseph C. O’Brien joined the middle school students for a ceremonial planting of a cherry tree near Elm Park Community School.

Photography by Matt Kennis