Archive for October, 2015

Student Art Society Hosts Silent Auction For Local Conservation Project

October 29th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Members of the Holy Cross and local community gather in the Loyola Ballroom for an art bazaar fundraising event benefiting the conservation of the Jenne Magafan Murals at Worcester East Middle School. The event, hosted by the Student Art Society, featured a silent auction of original works—including paintings, drawings and sculptures—donated by students and faculty members to support the fundraising efforts.

Photography by Liz Baker ’16

Autumn Splendor on Mount St. James

October 28th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


A drone camera captures the beauty of autumn on Mount St. James. From breathtaking sunsets to stunning foliage, there is no place more beautiful and exciting than Mount St. James in the fall. Take a moment to experience autumn at Holy Cross.


Family Weekend Kicks Off with Inaugural 5k Road Race

October 24th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Holy Cross family and friends kick off Family Weekend with the inaugural “Crusaders Against Cancer 5k” road race on campus. The Crusaders Against Cancer 5K presented by Carr Financial Group supports the 15-40 Connection, a Worcester-based cancer 501(c)(3) charity.


At the completion of the race participants proudly displayed “I Conquered Mount St. James” placards. No other race course like Holy Cross’ exists in New England. The course starts on the track behind the Hart Center at the very top of Mount St. James. Race markers and volunteers then direct runners along a carefully designed course that displays some of the most beautiful aspects on campus. Runners appreciate the gradual downslope through the first half of the course followed by a gradual incline that brings runners back to the track at the Hart Center.

Unique Performance Takes Center Stage During Family Weekend

October 23rd, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


From left to right, students Yvesh’a Bellevue ’16, Diana Hurtado ’17, Tanusha Yarlagadda ’18, Rebekah Dowdell ’16, Jazmin Lopez ’16, and Ja-Lene Scott-Dottin ’16 performed poet, author, and playwright Ntozake Shange’s, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf” during Holy Cross’ annual Family Weekend. The performance, was the capstone project of Dowdell, a theatre major at the College.


The performance, combined the imagery of dance, the sounds of music and a series of poetic monologues to create a “choreopoem” to tell the stories of women who have suffered from oppression in a racist and sexist society. In the performance the cast the of women are nameless, identified only by the colors of the rainbow they are assigned.

Photos provided by Rebekah Dowdell ‘16

Holy Cross Community Celebrates Annual HarvestFest

October 8th, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey

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Students celebrate autumn during the annual Fall HarvestFest Dinner in Kimball Dining Hall. Students selected from pork roast with caramelized apples, homemade cranberry sauce, roasted butternut squash, Vermont cheddar mashed potatoes and an apple cider rotisserie chicken. They also indulged their sweet tooth with caramel and chocolate apples, pumpkin spice cupcakes and other fall favorites handcrafted by Holy Cross Dining Services.

Photography by Holy Cross Dining Services

Margery Eagan Moderates Panel on Pope Francis’ Address to Congress

October 1st, 2015 by Jessica McCaughey


Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J. welcomes Holy Cross community members to “Breaking Down Pope Francis’ Address To Congress,” a panel discussion moderated by Crux spirituality columnist and WGBH radio host Margery Eagan. Participants included, from left, Rev. David Dae An Rynick, a Zen Buddhist priest at the Boundless Way Temple in Worcester; Frank Kartheiser ’88, co-founder of the Mustard Seed and founder of and lead organizer at Worcester Interfaith; Caner Dagli, associate professor of religious studies and an expert in Islamic studies; ; Sara Mitchell, geologist and director of environmental studies; Daniel Klinghard, associate professor of political science; and Emily Muldoon ’16, who recently returned from a semester in El Salvador. Watch an archive of the panel online.

Photo by Tom Rettig