Archive for January, 2015

Photography and Video Project Sparks Compelling Images of Community Members

January 29th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Last semester, members of the Holy Cross community were invited to participate in a photography and video project, titled “Faces of the Hill,” as part of Unity Week. Participants were asked to answer the question, “How do you define yourself?” Hundreds of students, faculty and staff took part. Portraits of members of the Holy Cross Community holding signs that define them now hang in the Hogan Campus Center. It reminds us that working together for social justice, while acknowledging our differences, is a hopeful process.

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Holy Cross students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to explore together — through events, conversations, panel discussions, common readings and other academic and cocurricular programs — the reality of what it means to live as a community in solidarity today. Visit the HC in Solidarity site, and join the conversation today.

Photography by Christian Santillo.

New Work by Faculty Artists on Display in Cantor Art Gallery

January 28th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


During an opening reception for “Pulse: New Work by Faculty Artists” visitors to the Cantor Art Gallery view an exhibit created by full and part time College of the Holy Cross faculty members of the visual arts department. The exhibit runs from Jan. 21 to April 10, 2015. Work by Amy Archambault, studio supervisor and lecturer; Michael Beatty, associate professor and division studio head; Rachelle Beaudoin, lecturer; Matthew Gamber, assistant professor; Randy Garber, visiting professor; Cristi Rinklin, associate professor and chair of visual arts; Susan Schmidt, professor; Leslie Schomp, lecturer; Marguerite White, lecturer; and Amy Wynne, lecturer are included in the exhibition, which features drawing, installations, photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture and video.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Students Raise $30,000 for Pediatric AIDS Foundation

January 25th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Approximately 150 members of the Holy Cross community danced the night away in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom at the annual dance marathon  hosted by Holy Cross Dance Marathon. Together, students, staff and alumni raised $30,755.60 for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.



Photos by Kevin Madrigal ’15

Holy Cross Students Attend March for Life Rally

January 22nd, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

Twenty-two students from the College of the Holy Cross traveled to Washington, D.C., to participate in the 2015 March for Life, the annual pro-life rally protesting abortion. Accompanied by Rev. James Hayes, S.J.,  associate chaplain for mission, students attended the “Life is Very Good” conference at George Mason University and the Jesuit Mass and Rally for Life at St. Aloysius Church. For the past 14 years Holy Cross students have participated in the March for Life.

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Photos by Sloane Burns ’15.

Community Members Reflect on Rich Faith Traditions Represented at Holy Cross

January 20th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Community members of all faiths and beliefs gathered in Mary Chapel for the fourth annual Multifath Community Prayer. The prayer, led by Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of Holy Cross, and local faith leaders, featured readings and musical performances.

Photo by Tom Rettig.

Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 20th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

The College of the Holy Cross held the third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom. The breakfast, sponsored by the Diversity Leadership Team, featured guest speakers Milan Brown, head men’s basketball coach; Bob Credle ’65, director of community programs at Urban Edge; and Holy Cross student Vicmarys Brito ’15, who offered personal reflections.


Brito ’15, a history major with a concentration in Latin American and Latino Studies from Lynn, Mass., delivers remarks before a packed audience of students, faculty and staff.

Photograph by Tom Rettig


Seniors Pause to Reflect Before Beginning Their Final Semester at Holy Cross

January 19th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


On the eve of her final semester, Roobvia Bernadin ’15, a premed music major from Boston, performs before classmates at Senior Convocation in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel. The tradition offers seniors an opportunity to reflect on their journey thus far and to consider how best to use their remaining time at the College to shape the life they want to lead beyond the Hill.

Photography by Caroline Cormier ’16

Students Take a Deep Dive into Entrepreneurship

January 18th, 2015 by csteuer

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Students participate in the Entrepreneurship Deep Dive that is part of the new Ciocca Office of Entrepreneurial Professional Studies Program as an alumni-led workshop to motivate students to clarify their ideas and to make them more viable. Thirteen students and seven companies participated and engaged with each other to: formulate new ideas; create a business plan; establish an elevator pitch; and identify their MVP (Minimum Viable Product). This workshop was preparation for the annual spring Shark Tank event which will be held on March 26. The entire student body can compete in the event or watch in the audience. Contestants have the opportunity to win up to $10,000.

Photos by Amanda Gonzalez ’11

Non-Profit Careers Conference

January 13th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Margot LaFortune Flionis ’89 of Framingham Public Schools attends the Alumni Dinner during the Non-Profit Careers Conference.

The annual Nonprofit Careers Conference hosted by the Donelan Office of Community-Based Learning and the Career Planning Center is for students considering careers in nonprofit and community based organizations, activism, public service, and social change. The program is taught by Holy Cross alumni, faculty and staff working within a nonprofit or public service setting.

Winter Views from Holy Cross

January 9th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Student passes by the O’Kane clock tower overlooking surrounding Worcester on a winter afternoon.

Photo by John Cannon