By Allyson Noenickx On Thursday, Sept. 8, Worcester issued a Stage 3 Drought Emergency. Decreased rainfall this summer has prevented Worcester’s reservoir system from recovering from a dry 2015. Under the Stage 3 restrictions, all outdoor water use has been banned, and new landscaping is strongly discouraged. The […]
By Kelsey Littlefield On Friday, Sept. 23, Patrick Dougherty, Holy Cross’ current artist-in residence, revealed the design of his “stickwork” sculpture to the Holy Cross and greater Worcester community in a public outdoor lawn reception on Linden Lane. The reveal was co-sponsored by Arts Transcending Borders (ATB), the […]
By Seamus Brennan Members of the Holy Cross community have experienced difficulties pertaining to issues of multiculturalism and diversity since late August when the 2016-2017 academic year began. In early September, several off-campus house parties with controversial cultural themes were met with criticism by students and faculty alike, […]
By Isabel Tehan On Thursday, Sept. 15, a fishbowl discussion entitled “Discussing Race in the Classroom & Beyond” was held in Rehm Library, where students, faculty, and staff came together to discuss racial identity within the Holy Cross community. Fishbowl discussions facilitate conversation, provide a safe space for […]
By Seamus Brennan On Saturday, Sept. 10, the College of the Holy Cross officially opened the Thomas P. Joyce ’59 Contemplative Center, following nearly a year and a half of construction. Located in the Wachussett Reservoir, the 33,800- square foot compound rests on a 52-acre hilltop site and […]
By Allyson Noenickx In recent months, the College of the Holy Cross has taken steps to review and address some of its problematic history and its connection with the institution of slavery. These initiatives began last fall when Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president, commissioned the Mulledy/Healy Legacy […]
By Allyson Noenickx Throughout the summer, construction crews continued to make progress on the Hart Center construction project. Since crews first broke ground in April, they have made major renovations to the basketball arena and ice hockey rink–both of which are set to open later this fall for […]
By Kelsey Littlefield Frank Vellaccio, Ph.D., senior vice president, and Jacqueline Peterson, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, will each step down from their roles at the College of the Holy Cross, effective July 1, 2017. Vellaccio has held his position since July 2000 after […]
When I left for my year abroad, I had one goal in particular: to travel somewhere completely alone.
Comedian Orlando Baxter ’98 and Tim Harrington ’10, a member of the Boston-based duo Tall Heights, recently appeared on two separate airings of “Conan,” hosted by Conan O’Brien.
The College of the Holy Cross welcomed seven new faculty members this academic year. The new faculty members include two postdoctoral teaching fellows and five tenure-track professors.