Archive for November, 2014

Students collect non-perishable food for local Thanksgiving celebrations

November 25th, 2014 by Jessica McCaughey


This holiday season, members of the Holy Cross Inter-House Council collected non-perishable food items for local families at the Nativity School of Worcester.


57 families received baskets for their Thanksgiving celebrations. Joel Kent, Director of Operations at the Nativity School shares that these were “some of the happiest moments we’ve ever had at Nativity Worcester.”



Photos provided by the Nativity School of Worcester.

Autism Speaks Co-Founders Bob Wright ’65 and Wife Suzanne Speak at Vatican Conference on Autism

November 22nd, 2014 by Jessica McCaughey

For the first time, the Vatican held a conference on autism, “The Person with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Animating Hope,”  Nov. 21-22. Among the attendees and speakers was Autism Speaks co-founders, Bob Wright ’65 and his wife Suzanne Wright. To close the conference, Pope Francis held a special mass for attendees and families.


Pope Francis greets Bob and Suzanne Wright at the Vatican.


Wright participates in a panel during the conference.


Bob Wright and his wife Suzanne receive a standing ovation after delivering remarks at the conference panel.


Photography by Autism Speaks.

Students Shed Light on Mental Health

November 13th, 2014 by Jessica McCaughey


Photo by Christian Santillo.

In an effort to raise awareness and acceptance of seeking support and help for mental health concerns, COPE (Counseling Outreach Peer Educators), an on-campus peer educator group, lights the Hogan Courtyard with white paper bags, each representing a student who utilized COPE services during the year.


Photo by Tom Rettig.

Campus Fishbowl Discussion on Sexual Assault Takes Place in Rehm Library

November 11th, 2014 by Jessica McCaughey


A campus fishbowl-style discussion on “Adjudicating Sexual Assault on Campus” brought various members of the Holy Cross community together to discuss the issue in the Rehm Library. The conversation focused on the national debate over the pros and cons of whether college campuses, as opposed to law enforcement authorities, are the best venue for adjudicating sexual assault cases.

Photo by Tom Rettig