Open Letter to Father Boroughs and the Board of Trustees

To Father Boroughs and the Board of Trustees,   As members of this Holy Cross community who are concerned with seeking justice within and beyond campus, we want to express our disappointment in the decision to keep the Crusader moniker.   We held an open discussion on Monday, February 12th to discuss the situation. During this conversation, students, faculty, and staff in attendance concluded that there were many points of concern regarding the Crusader moniker decision and the way that this decision was announced:   The claim that white American Catholics can transform the meaning of the word “crusader” comes … Continue reading Open Letter to Father Boroughs and the Board of Trustees

SGA Hosts Tuition Transparency Town Hall Following Increase Announcement

Caroline Ahearn, News Editor   Just two hours after students received an email informing them of the $2,200 increase in tuition, standard room and board, and mandatory fees for the 2018-2019 academic year, the Student Government Association hosted a Tuition Transparency Town Hall in Rehm Library on Wednesday, February 7. The email from Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J. announced that the Board of Trustees voted at their February meeting to set next year’s tuition at $66,620, excluding the meal plan and representing a 4.25 percent base increase over current changes. Fr. Boroughs went on to state that the Board “takes … Continue reading SGA Hosts Tuition Transparency Town Hall Following Increase Announcement

Trisha Bushnell Lectures on Wrongful Conviction Cases

Seamus Brennan News Editor            On Monday, Feb. 12, Peace and Conflict Studies and the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics, and Culture co-sponsored “Race, Poverty, and the Criminal Justice System: Lessons Learned From Wrongful Conviction Cases,” a lecture given by Tricia Bushnell, director of the Midwest Innocence Project.  Bushnell discussed known causes of wrongful convictions, suggested policies and solutions to prevent the conviction of the innocent, and what she believes is a social obligation to change the system and prevent future instances of injustice.         According to the organization’s website, “The Midwest Innocence Project (MIP) is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to … Continue reading Trisha Bushnell Lectures on Wrongful Conviction Cases

The Misconceptions and Downsides of Feminism

Olivia Pan Opinions Editor According to Merriam Webster’s dictionary, the definition of feminism is, “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.” This concept is reasonable, fair, and simple enough. Please note that it states “equality of the sexes,” not making the sexes the same. However, the concept of equality between the sexes does not play out so serenely in the real world. In fact, we have lost much civility and understanding between the sexes as we have continued to push forward as women. After all, the French say, “vive la difference.” Men and women are … Continue reading The Misconceptions and Downsides of Feminism

Working Writer Series: Eric Marcus on the Fight For Gay Rights

Kate McLaughlin ‘21 Staff Writer   The first installment of the spring semester’s Working Writers Series took place on Thursday, February 8, featuring Eric Marcus, the creator and host of the award-winning podcast series “Making Gay History.” Marcus has produced three documentaries and is the author of a dozen books, including “Male’s Couple Guide: Finding a Man, Making a Home, Building a Life, and Is It a Choice?,” “Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gay & Lesbian People,” and “Making Gay History: The Struggle for Gay and Lesbian Equal Rights.” In “Making Gay History,” Marcus used interviews that … Continue reading Working Writer Series: Eric Marcus on the Fight For Gay Rights