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November 28th, 2012 by kmmalone
Students in the Montserrat seminar “Reacting to the Colonial Past,” taught by Mary Conley, associate professor of history, participate in a month-long role-playing conference to decide the future of Indian state after World War II and British willingness to cede the country.  The class meets in a new seminar space in Hanselman Hall, the dormitory in which the students all live.

Hunger Banquet Raises Awareness of Food Disparities Across the Globe

November 19th, 2012 by kmmalone

Montserrat’s Global Society cluster held a Hunger Banquet on Thursday, Nov. 5 to raise awareness of disparities in food access locally and globally. More than 200 students and faculty participated in the lottery-styled meal that highlighted hunger and homelessness across the globe.

Fifteen percent of attendees enjoyed three-course meals served by wait staff, representing the proportion of the world’s population able to afford a nutritious daily diet; 35 percent received a healthy supply of beans and rice; representing those living on the edge of poverty; and a third group, comprised of 50 percent of participants, was given only ½ cup of rice and water, representing the majority of the world’s population that struggles daily to find food, water and shelter.

During the banquet, Liz Sheehan Castro of the Worcester County Food Bank; John Perkins of the Heifer Project; Drew Rapa ’14, co-chair of the College’s Oxfam chapter; and Michaela Johnson ’13, SPUD intern coordinator of hunger and homeless projects, spoke about local and global food challenges.

Local High School Students Get Taste of College Life at Holy Cross

February 22nd, 2012 by kmmalone

On Feb. 22, a group of local middle and high school students got a taste of college life when they visited Holy Cross with Dynamy Youth Academy, a Worcester-based after-school leadership and mentoring college access program.  Students took a tour of campus (pictured above), participated in a roundtable discussion with Holy Cross students, and sat in on an admissions information session.  The day ended with dinner in Kimball Dining Hall and a men’s basketball game in the Hart Center.

Photograph by J Kevin Crowley ‘12

Students and Neighbors Come Together for Holiday House Decorating Contest

December 7th, 2011 by kmmalone

The student group SADER (Student Ambassadors Developing External Relations) hosted a Holiday Neighborhood House Decorating Contest on Dec. 6 for off-campus students and other residents of the College Hill Neighborhood. Twenty three Caro Street, pictured above, won first prize ($100 restaurant gift card); 13 Boyden Street earned second prize ($75 restaurant gift card); and 12 Clay Street was awarded third prize ($50 restaurant gift card.) Judges included students, administrators and neighbors.

Photography by Elizabeth Geraghty ’12

Neighborhood Children Trick-or-Treat at Off-Campus Student Houses

November 3rd, 2011 by kmmalone

Two neighborhood superheroes pose during the College’s Halloween Extravaganza trick-or-treat event for local children. Sponsored by the Holy Cross student group S.A.D.E.R. (Student Ambassadors Developing External Relations), participants enjoyed free refreshments at the College Hill Civic Association Building (79 Kendig Street) before heading out to trick-or-treat at off-campus residences.

Photography by Elizabeth Geraghty ’12

Off-Campus Students, Neighbors Gather for Community BBQ

October 1st, 2011 by kmmalone

(Above) Katie Donovan ’12, Ken Calemmo ’12 and Jonathan Choi, a resident of Kendig Street, pose outside the College Hill Civic Association building on Oct. 1, during a community barbeque hosted by off-campus Holy Cross students.  More than 65 students and neighbors attended the event which featured free food, games and live entertainment (see below) provided by Mike Mandrioli ’12, Callie Gorman ’12, and George Matthews ’12.

South African Students Enjoy New England Tradition

October 1st, 2011 by kmmalone

A group of student ambassadors from the University of the Free State is visiting Holy Cross for a 2-week study abroad experience focused on issues of race, cross-cultural dynamics, reconciliation, and social justice. In addition to living in the residence halls, attending classes and participating in co-curricular programming, eight of the students visited a nearby apple orchard and pumpkin patch on Oct. 1 with a group of Holy Cross students.

Photo submitted by Sara Bovat ’14.

Free Tree Giveaway Brings Hundreds to Holy Cross Campus

September 24th, 2011 by kmmalone

College of the Holy Cross students Zach Burdeau ’13 (left) and Dave Cardaropoli ’13 (right) carry a tree to a Worcester resident’s car on Sept. 24, during the College’s free tree giveaway with the Worcester Tree Initiative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring the region’s urban trees which have been lost to insects and other forces.

Hundreds of people attended the event—including Worcester Mayor Joseph O’Brien and Holy Cross President Michael McFarland, S.J., —to pick up a free tree and receive instructions on how to plant and care for them. Representatives of the SADER (Student Ambassadors Developing External Relationships) Good Neighbor Committee volunteered to help transport trees to residents’ cars.

Photograph by Matt Kennis

Holy Cross Students Prepare Classrooms at the Nativity School

August 24th, 2011 by kmmalone

Participants in Holy Cross’ Odyssey Program help prepare classrooms at the Nativity School of Worcester on Aug. 24, 2011.  In addition to the Nativity School, students completed projects at the Worcester County Food Bank, Quinsigamond Village Community Center, Dismas House, the Worcester Tree Initiative, Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center, Worcester Youth Center, and the Regional Environmental Council.

Photograph by Matt Kennis

Middle School Success Institute Participants Celebrate Completion of Program

August 11th, 2011 by kmmalone

On Aug. 11, Holy Cross hosted a pizza banquet and awards ceremony to celebrate the end of its six-week Middle School Success Institute.  In attendance were Sullivan Middle School students and their families, Holy Cross President Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., Worcester Mayor Joseph O’Brien, and Superintendent Melinda Boone.  In addition to recognizing the achievements of the middle school students, O’Brien presented each of the six Holy Cross student organizers with a key to the city.  Above, students enjoy pizza and Sullivan student Esther Oluokun shares her experiences as part of the program.