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Exhibition of Contemporary Work by Latin American Artists Opens at Holy Cross

January 25th, 2017 by Evangelia Stefanakos


Students, faculty, and staff gather in the Cantor Art Gallery for the opening reception of “Last Frontier: The Subjectivity of Territory,” engaging with the thought-provoking work of 10 Latin American artists who explore the concept of borders through photography, sculpture, and video. The exhibition, curated by V. Nicolás Koralsky, the director for the College’s study abroad program in Buenos Aires, will run through April 14.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Students Travel to Ecuador to Conduct Field Work Over Spring Break

April 1st, 2016 by Evangelia Stefanakos

Over spring break, 9 students traveled to Ecuador with visiting lecturer Antonia Carcelén-Estrada to conduct field work for “Sportswriting in Spanish: Haciendo Periodismo Deportivo,” a course offered through the Spanish department and taught exclusively in Spanish.

Throughout the semester, students have been studying sports journalism, a rapidly growing communications industry, simultaneously developing their linguistic capacities while learning about different media platforms. Throughout the semester, each student has been working with a media contact in Ecuador, leading up to this trip which allowed them to engage first-hand with what they have been studying at the College.

Students cover the Barcelona vs. Aucas soccer match in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

In Ecuador, the students traveled to different cities covering a range of sports. They began in Guayaquil where they provided live coverage and commentary of a match between Ecuador’s two rival teams, Barcelona vs. Aucas; they later had the opportunity to interview famous tennis player, Nicolás Lapentti.

They also traveled to Bahía where they were on a live radio show called “La Voz de los Caras,” and got to cover adventure surfing, a popular sport in the area, interviewing surfers who established a surfing school in the city.

Their trip was rounded out in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, where the students interviewed the minister of sports, Xavier Enderica Salgado, a member of the executive branch of the Ecuadorian government.

Students met with Xavier Enderica Salgado, the Ecuadorian minister of sports in Ecuador’s capital of Quito.

For Anabella Perez ’16, the class is dynamic in every way. “Every time we come to class we are either preparing for a radio broadcast, creating mini films, or working on our documentary,” shares Perez, who says this trip was the best study tour she has taken at Holy Cross. “Even while we were in Ecuador for a week we never rested, we were always filming, reporting about a game, doing interviews, this to me was one of the best components in the course.”

Students will present a collective documentary on their semester-long course that will include material from their trip to Ecuador at the Academic Conference on April 28.

African Fulbright Scholar Visits Holy Cross

January 29th, 2016 by Evangelia Stefanakos


Augustine Nwoye (right), a professor of psychology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, visited Holy Cross as a Fulbright scholar to work closely with Mark Freeman (left), professor of psychology at the College. After reading Freeman’s recent book “The Priority of the Other” (Oxford University Press, 2014), Nwoye took particular interest in Freeman’s research and reached out to work with him specifically through a Fulbright grant which allowed Nwoye to work on a proposal for a book focusing on African psychology.

According to Nwoye, the accepted psychological canon is comprised mainly of European and/or white psychologists that analyze the human experience in their respective westernized cultures. This discourse is difficult to apply to the African human experience, often leading to disconnects between accepted psychological theory and African reality. Through this new book, Nwoye aims to create a new canon — African Psychology — that he asserts will more accurately relate to the African world, and which, furthermore, can be applied back to western psychology and, by extension, better inform it.

Win the Ultimate Holy Cross Care Package

January 19th, 2016 by Evangelia Stefanakos


In the Winter 2016 issue of the Holy Cross Magazine, the HCM team did some investigating into what Holy Cross students would want in their ideal care package. After polling 50 students, HCM put together what they have dubbed “The Ultimate Care Package” and now they want to give it away.

Parents, tell HCM why Holy Cross has been the right choice for your son or daughter and you could win them the Ultimate Holy Cross Care Package! Send your comments to

Read the full article in Holy Cross Magazine.

Valentine’s Day Reading and Crafting in the Community

February 14th, 2015 by Evangelia Stefanakos

Five student athletes, coordinated through the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), spent their Valentine’s Day reading children’s books about Clifford the Big Red Dog, and making arts and crafts with young children. Through the event — which was sponsored by Edward Street Child Services and held at Rotmans Furniture and Carpet Store — the volunteers from the women’s field hockey team helped to promote child literacy.


Kathryn Cronin ’16 reads to children from the Worcester community alongside Clifford the Big Red Dog.


(from left to right) Lauren Sutherland ’17, Gabriella Smith ’17, Kathryn Nutting ’17, Audra Kinney ’17, and Kathryn Cronin ’16
Photographs by Rose Hayes, director of special projects at Edward Street Child Services