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Students Discuss Genocide Prevention at Annual Presidential Scholars Symposium

February 20th, 2016 by csteuer



On Feb. 20, Holy Cross students met to discuss genocide prevention and an emerging international policy norm known as the “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P), as part of the annual Presidential Scholars Public Policy Symposium on campus.

The annual symposium provides an intellectually challenging forum for Presidential Scholars to explore compelling issues of public policy with their peers. Previously the scholars have confronted policy challenges related to global warming, U.S. immigration, global health issues, and the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake.

Photography by Natalie Sanchez ’16

Students Dance to Raise More Than $30,000 For AIDS Research

February 16th, 2016 by csteuer



On Jan. 30, students, staff and alumni at the College of the Holy Cross danced the night away in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom and raised $33,787 for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation at the annual dance marathon hosted by Holy Cross Dance Marathon (HCDM). Participants danced from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., to the theme “Ignite the Night.” Actress Fatima Ptacek, the voice of Nickelodeon’s “Dora the Explorer” and an ambassador of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, flew in for the event.  She also blogged about the dance marathon for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s website.



Students Deliver Backpacks Full of School Supplies to Worcester Children

February 4th, 2016 by csteuer




College of the Holy Cross students, Ryan Kingsley ’17 (black Shirt) of North Attleboro and Sean Teebagy ’17 (grey shirt) of Shrewsbury have started “Engage. Educate. Empower.” Both raised $1,000 to purchase, pack, and deliver 48 backpacks to elementary school students at Pernet Family Health Service’s after school program in Worcester on February 2, 2016. Charter TV-3 was on hand to cover the event. The program’s future plans include raising $5,000 by the fall of 2016 to provide 500 backpack bundles to Worcester public elementary schools.

Photography by Tom Rettig


Students Deliver Holiday Gift Bags to Neighbors

December 14th, 2015 by csteuer

For the second year in a row, the Student Government Association, the government and community relations office, the men’s lacrosse team and numerous volunteers from the Holy Cross community, delivered 50 holiday gift bags to neighbors on College Hill.

gift basket

From left, Toshanna Santos ’18, Cedric Henderson ’16, Robert T. Jones, associate director of multicultural education, and Ariel Baker ’18 deliver gift baskets to houses along Glade Street in Worcester.

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From left, Cedric Henderson ’16, Toshanna Santos ’18, Robert T. Jones, associate director of multicultural education, and Ariel Baker ’18 deliver gift baskets to houses along Glade Street in Worcester.

Photography by  Tom Rettig.

Students Take a Deep Dive into Entrepreneurship

January 18th, 2015 by csteuer

students participating at Deep Dive event


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

Galician Bagpiper Cristina Pato Plays to a Packed House at the Launch of ATB@HC

April 24th, 2014 by csteuer

Galician bagpiper, pianist, and composer Cristina Pato has been named visiting artist-in residence at the College of the Holy Cross. A member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road, Pato’s residency is part of the launch of “Arts Transcending Borders” (ATB@HC), a new initiative designed to infuse the fine and performing arts in students’ academic lives and create new opportunities throughout the curriculum and the community by transcending cultural, geographic and disciplinary boundaries. Pato kicked off ATB@HC with a performance, accompanied by her band the “Migrations,” at the College’s Academic Conference yesterday to a packed house in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom.





Photography by Louie Despres.

Chicago-area Alumni Cheer on the Men’s Basketball Team

March 19th, 2014 by csteuer

Phil Beans ’13, a former captain of the College of the Holy Cross men’s basketball team, organized a viewing party at the Hidden Shamrock in Chicago to watch the men’s basketball team take on American in the Patriot League semifinal tournament game.

Even thought the men’s team didn’t win the game, more than 25 Chicago-area alumni donned their purple to come out for the event. “Everyone had fun and even though we couldn’t pull out the win, I think everyone wants to make this a yearly event,” said Beans.


Photographer is Janet Mesic Mackie


Worcester Firefighters Practice Skills

December 12th, 2013 by csteuer


On Dec. 11, members of the Worcester Fire Department Dive Rescue Team were at the Hart Center pool practicing the skills they might use in real-life scenarios, including evidence recovery, escaping from entanglement, and providing oxygen to a victim trapped underwater. The 16 divers in the fire department work in teams of four, and must perform a minimum of six open water dives and one pool dive each year as training.


A diver in the diving well follows a guide line, used when searching for victims or evidence in open water to maintain a consistent search path.

Fr. Boroughs Participates in Catholic College Presidents Forum on Emmanuel Radio

September 27th, 2013 by csteuer

Rev. Philip Boroughs, S.J., president of Holy Cross,  joined the presidents of Anna Maria College and Assumption College on Emmanuel Radio’s inaugural radio program called “Catholic College Presidents Forum.” The three Catholic college presidents discussed higher education in the 21st century, the current challenges that Catholic colleges face, and hopes for each school in the future. The new program is scheduled to air on Emmanuel Radio 1230 AM, on September 27.


From left, Cindy R. Dorsey, general manager of Emmanuel Radio; Father Boroughs, president of Holy Cross; Francesco Cesareo, president of Assumption College; and Jack Calareso president of Anna Maria College.



Mr. Valentine Competition Raises More than $1,200 for American Cancer Society

February 21st, 2013 by csteuer

On Feb. 14, the Holy Cross Relay for Life hosted a Mr. Valentine competition. The “pageant with a purpose” consisted of 15 male students on campus and each competed to be Mr. Valentine. “There were four parts to the pageant: evening wear, beach wear, a question and answer section, and a talent portion,” shares Jacqueline Saltarelli ’15, one of the student organizers. “In addition to being judged on this criteria, each contestant also received points for the amount of money they raised.”

The event raised in total $1277.90. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. “We expected about 150 people, but we exceeded our expectations. Three hundred people attended the event,” says Saltarelli. 
Manny Mendoza ’14 hosted the event and the winner was Logan Silver ’15. The other 14 contestants included:  Anthony Curro ’14, James Balardi ’13, Joseph Terranova ’16, Andrew Dorman ’13, Kibbs Fortilus ’13, Brandon Nunn ’13, Javonee Cotton ’13, William Camarda ’15, Connor May ’15, Chalmer Swanson ’13, Kody Onyiuke ’13, Osvaldo Reza ’15, Kalif Raymond ’16, and John Frank ’16. 

This year’s Holy Cross Relay for Life will take place on April 26.

The contestants answer questions on stage.

Contestant Andrew Dorman ’13 dances for the talent competition. 

Contestant Kalif Raymond ’16 shows off his talent.

The judges table: from left, Ann Zelesky, athletics; Chuck Stanley and Sandy Burke, both from student affairs.  

Logan Silver ’15 is crowned Mr. Valentine.