Archive for August, 2017

Professors Take Classes Outside to Enjoy the Late Summer Weather

August 31st, 2017 by Austin Bosworth '18

As the fall semester gets underway, Leah Hager Cohen, the James N. and Sarah L. O’Reilly Barrett Professor in Creative Writing, settles her students onto a shady spot of grass in the Stein Hall courtyard. She, like many Holy Cross professors, takes advantage of the warm August weather and Holy Cross’ beautiful campus to kick off the semester!

Photo by Tom Rettig

What This Summer’s Solar Eclipse Looked Like From the Hill

August 21st, 2017 by Austin Bosworth '18

It was just after 1 o’clock in the afternoon on August 21st when the moon began to pass between the earth and the sun. Though Worcester is far from the “path of totality” of the solar eclipse, the reduced sunlight and crescent sun made for a haunting, other-worldly view of Carlin Hall. If you hope to see the next eclipse on Mount St. James, mark your calendar for Monday, April 8th, 2024!

Photo by Tom Rettig

Holy Cross Dining Wins Grand Prize for College’s Largest Fundraising Gala

August 1st, 2017 by Evangelia Stefanakos

The “Become More” Gala, which featured this entrée of sage-brined, herb-encrusted chicken and skillet colossal shrimp, earned Holy Cross Dining the Grand Prize in the category of catering/special events from the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) in the annual Loyola E. Horton Dining Awards.

The gala, which saw the exterior and interior of Kimball Hall transformed, served as a kickoff event for the most ambitious, comprehensive fundraising campaign in the history of the College, with the goal of raising $400 million by June 30, 2020.

The ambitious event, now being celebrated by the NACUFS, was a collaboration between Holy Cross Dining, the College’s Office of Advancement, and Educe, LLC.

Photos by Lynn Cody and Shannon Power, respectively.