Posts Tagged ‘campus’

Holy Cross Allergy Pantry Certified Nut-Free By Kitchens With Confidence

October 6th, 2017 by Austin Bosworth '18

Holy Cross’ commitment to safe, healthy eating for students with all diets was recently recognized by leading full-service kitchen auditor Kitchens with Confidence, which, following a year-long audit process, certified the Allergy Pantry as nut-free. The Allergy Pantry, shown above, acts as a controlled space for the 100+ medically documented food allergy students on campus. The certification process required analysis of every new product brought into inventory, monthly swabs of kitchen surfaces sent for testing, appropriate restrictions on student access and education on proper use and sanitation, and several other things.

Photo by Lynn Cody

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.

Spring Dance Concert Brings Season to Spectacular Close

May 11th, 2017 by Rebecca Fater

Dancers holding white hats and dressed in gold sequins fill the stage.

Students wear sparkly gold vests and wave white top hats during “Musical Medley,” one of several numbers performed at the annual spring dance concert in May. The concert showcases vibrant work by students in modern, ballet and jazz classes, choreographed by  instructors Kaela Lee, Jimena Bermejo and Audra Carabetta. “Musical Medley” was performed by Carabetta’s Jazz 3-4 class.

 

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

‘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