FemFo and SGA Host “Know Your IX” Speaker for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Caroline Ahearn ‘20 News Editor In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Holy Cross’ Feminist Forum and the Student Government Association hosted Sage Carson, manager of Know Your IX, to speak on April 17 in the Levis Browsing Room in Dinand Library. A recent graduate of the University of Delaware, Carson now manages Know Your IX, a survivor-led youth advocacy project which empowers students to learn about dating violence, sexual violence, and their rights in regards to these matters. Ultimately, Know Your IX’s mission is to educate students on what their rights are under Title IX, and how to advocate … Continue reading FemFo and SGA Host “Know Your IX” Speaker for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Randy Boyagoda Lectures on Catholic Fiction Writing

Seamus Brennan ‘20 News Editor   On Monday, Apr. 23, the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture hosted Randy Boyagoda, a Catholic writer and professor of English at the University of Toronto, for a lecture entitled “My Flannery O’Connor Problem, and Yours …” in Rehm Library.  The lecture was a part of the Deitchman Family Lectures on Religion and Modernity series, which explores religious and spiritual life in the modern age. Boyagoda’s lecture was centered on his frustration with Flannery O’Connor’s definitive and sometimes dominating stature within the world of Catholic literature.  Throughout his lecture, Boyagoda discussed his own … Continue reading Randy Boyagoda Lectures on Catholic Fiction Writing

Holy Cross Writers with Autism Share Experiences

Kate McLaughlin ‘21 Staff Writer On Tuesday April 24, the Office of Disability Services sponsored “Autistic Writers of Holy Cross,” an event that showcased the creative talents of Clara Joy Gibson ‘21 and Terrence Smith ‘12, both autistic writers. In their presentations, Gibson and Smith shared their writing, experiences, and observations about being autistic at Holy Cross and in wider society. Clara Joy Gibson, who has been published in magazines like Medium, The Claremont Review, and Teen Ink, read an essay in which she commented on the negative way that autism is portrayed in the media and how those portrayals … Continue reading Holy Cross Writers with Autism Share Experiences

Office of Diversity and SGA Host Gun Violence and Rights Fishbowl

Seamus Brennan ‘20 News Editor   On Thursday, Apr. 5, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Holy Cross Student Government Association co-sponsored a campus-wide fishbowl discussion on the topic of guns, gun violence, and gun rights.  Throughout the event, students and faculty members from a wide range of political perspectives addressed and considered many of the most pressing and controversial details of the national gun debate. “The Office of Diversity and Inclusion wants our students, faculty and staff to work past partisan divides and engage in difficult dialogues, and particularly on topics that are not easy to chat about. … Continue reading Office of Diversity and SGA Host Gun Violence and Rights Fishbowl

Professor Amatangelo presents “Italian Women at War”

Jackie Cannon ‘20 Chief News Editor   In the third installment of the “Authors on the Hill” series, Italian Professor Susan Amatangelo presented her publication, “Italian Women at War: Sisters in Arms from the Unification to the 20th Century” on Monday, April 16. As editor of this book, Amatangelo broke down each section to explain the different chapters and essays included and elaborated on the reasons that led her to work on this book.   In addition to serving as editor, Amatangelo also wrote the introduction, which expounded on the themes of the book, and the third chapter: “The Female … Continue reading Professor Amatangelo presents “Italian Women at War”

Religious Studies Professor’s Scholarship Sparks Controversy and Protest

Caroline Ahearn, News Editor In the March 2018 issue of The Fenwick Review, Elinor Reilly ‘18 authored an article entitled “New Ways in Theology at Holy Cross,” outlining works from over a decade ago by Professor Tat siong Benny Liew of the Religious Studies department, before he was hired by the College. Professor Liew was appointed 1956 Chair of New Testament Studies in 2013, and specializes in cultural and racial interpretations and receptions of the Bible, among other fields of theology. The writings Reilly pointed to in her article show what she called, “an unconventional approach to gender, sexuality, and … Continue reading Religious Studies Professor’s Scholarship Sparks Controversy and Protest

Volunteers Mobilize for “Working for Worcester” Build Day

Jackie Cannon ‘20 Chief News Editor   At 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, over 1,100 volunteers gathered at Worcester City Hall to participate in the 6th annual Working for Worcester Build Day. At a diverse array of sites across the city, volunteers participated in projects such as building playgrounds, cleaning outdoor spaces, and updating classrooms and community spaces.   Working for Worcester is led entirely by a dedicated group of Holy Cross students, but attracts volunteers of all ages from the city and from every Worcester college. According to the Worcester Telegram, the organization reached a record high of … Continue reading Volunteers Mobilize for “Working for Worcester” Build Day