Hundreds of Volunteers Take Part in 5th Annual Working for Worcester

April 29th, 2017 by Evangelia Stefanakos

Site managers hold up signs with their site names in front of hundreds of volunteers gathered behind Worcester’s City Hall at Working for Worcester’s kick off rally. Working for Worcester, in its fifth year of operation, has raised more than $500,000 in capital, invested more than $1 million in the city in resources and services, mobilized more than 5,000 volunteers and renovated more than 100 sites across the city.

Student volunteers revitalize the interior walls of the Midland Street School in Worcester during the fifth annual Working for Worcester event.

SPUD Brings Taste of Worcester to Campus

April 28th, 2017 by Rebecca Fater

Students and staff taste food from local restaurants who offered samples on the Hoval.

Students, faculty and staff lined up at tables on the Hoval last Friday, April 28 to taste samples from local restaurants. The Taste of Worcester event was hosted by Student Programs for Urban Development (SPUD) community organizers. Vendors included El Patron, Loving Hut, Tom’s International Deli, Hacienda Don Juan’s and Cafe Reyes. Also in attendance were 35 refugee transition students from Worcester Public Schools. The event was free of charge with download of Foodler, a restaurant ordering app, with optional donations to support refugee resettlement in Worcester.

Campus Community Stand in Solidarity With Victims of Sexual Violence

April 26th, 2017 by Evangelia Stefanakos

Jeans hang in the middle of the Hogan Oval to commemorate “Denim Day,” a nationally celebrated event that serves as a symbol of protest against sexual violence during Sexual Violence Awareness Month. Members of the Holy Cross community wore jeans across campus in solidarity and donated up to $5 to be given to Aids Project Worcester, a nonprofit organization in Worcester. The event was organized by the Sexual Assault, Facts, Education and Response (SAFER) committee on campus.

’Tis the Season for Planting

April 3rd, 2017 by Nikolas Markantonatos

Grounds workers take advantage of a sunny day early in the spring season.

Brendon Connor works in the College’s greenhouse.  About 2,800 pots of pansies are currently being planted across campus.

Adrian Xibri plants pansies in front of O’Kane Hall.

Photos by Tom Rettig

Student Wins Annual Shark Tank Competition for Custom Handcrafted Executive Products

February 23rd, 2017 by Evangelia Stefanakos

Crowned the winner of the fifth annual Shark Tank competition, Paul Wiley ’20 holds a check for $12,000 won with the pitch for his company PW Industries, which specializes in custom handcrafted executive products and jewelry for the promotional product industry.

In addition to the monetary prize given to the winner of the competition, sponsored by the Ciocca Office of Entrepreneurial Studies and the Prebusiness Program, Wiley will also be paired with an alumni mentor and given year-long memberships to Worcester Clean Tech Incubator, Venture Forum and Worcester Chamber of Commerce.

Photo by Chris Christo

‘I LOVE HC’ Valentine’s Day Fundraising Challenge Breaks Records

February 14th, 2017 by Evangelia Stefanakos

Sean Teebagy ’17, shows off why he loves Holy Cross during the ‘I LOVE HC’ fundraising challenge on Feb. 14. The 24-hour challenge engaged 6,111 donors who contributed a total of $1,848,787, shattering the previous donor record set at a liberal arts college. Some of the most impressive statistics of the day include: 61 percent of all donations came from the classes of the 1990s through the 2010s; 49.4 percent of seniors made donations, making the Class of 2017 the top-giving class; and 100 percent of senior-athletes participated in the challenge. Read more about the successful challenge here.

Photo by Tom Retti

Winter Brings Out Beauty of Holy Cross Campus

February 1st, 2017 by Evangelia Stefanakos

The architecture of St. Joseph’s Memorial Chapel is accented by a light dusting of New England snow.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Second Annual MLK Book Read Engages Campus Community in Dialogue

January 30th, 2017 by Evangelia Stefanakos

Students, faculty, and staff discuss “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, this year’s pick for the campus-wide MLK Book Read sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The second annual book read aimed to bringing community members together to engage with Dr. King’s legacy on an intellectual level and to explore how it still resonates today.

Photo by Tom Rettig

Alumna Offers Advice to Students at Annual MLK Leadership Luncheon

January 26th, 2017 by Evangelia Stefanakos

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Elizabeth Wambui ’09, director of advancement at the Nativity School of Worcester, tells students to be innovate, to embrace change, and to step into discomfort during her keynote address at the 10th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Luncheon, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Education. With Dr. King’s example of leadership serving as the backdrop for the event, the community members present explored what it means to be a leader today, both within our own communities and beyond Holy Cross.

Photo by Tom Rettig

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

January 25th, 2017 by Evangelia Stefanakos

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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