Archive for May, 2016

Commencement Speaker Takes Selfie with Graduating Class

May 27th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey


Commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient, Harry K. Thomas Jr. ’78, encourages the class of 2016 to “take the largest selfie Holy Cross has ever seen” at the 170th Commencement Exercises.

Image by Tom Rettig

Professor Poses For Selfie With Students

May 19th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey


Daniel Frost, associate professor of Spanish, poses for a selfie with students during study period.

Image by Tom Rettig

Drone Captures Springtime Splendor

May 12th, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey


A drone camera captures the O’Kane clock tower and Dinand Library.

Campus Events Educate Community During Sexual Assault Awareness Month

May 1st, 2016 by Jessica McCaughey

In a series of events, community members welcomed guest lecturers, raised awareness, and engaged in dialogue during sexual assault awareness month. Observed in April, the annual campaign raises public awareness about sexual assault and educates communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.


Image by Tom Rettig

Byron Hurt, award-winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, anti-sexist activist, and lecturer, speaks with members of the community May 3 in Seelos Theatre on sexual harassment, gender-based violence and hazing. Since 1993, Hurt has been using his craft, his voice, and his writings to broaden and deepen how people think about gender, race, sex, violence, music, and visual media. As an activist, he has served as a gender violence prevention educator.  Hurt served as associate director of the first gender violence prevention program in the United States Marine Corps.

Image by Tom Rettig

Image by Tom Rettig

Members of the community make a social statement on April 27 by signing and wearing jeans as a visible means of protest against misconceptions that surround sexual assault on Denim Day. Denim Day is an internationally recognized campaign to prevent sexual violence through education and public awareness. Monetary contributions raised during the day support Abby’s House, a shelter for women and children survivors in Worcester.

Image by Andrea Peraza Calderon

Image by Andrea Peraza Calderon

Relationship Peer Educators, a student-led group present a screening of “Escalation,” an award-winning short film designed to educate viewers on the warning signs of relationship violence. After the screening on April 27 , facilitators had an informative discussion to help raise awareness of relationship violence, and empower students as bystanders.