Campus Notebook

  
Smile Day

Rain clouds outside did not dampen spirits inside as Holy Cross celebrated World Smile Day on Oct. 1.

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Not For Sale

A California-based organization dedicated to establishing a grassroots effort to “re-abolish” slavery and eradicate human trafficking across the world, recently recognized Matthew Harper ’11 for his work researching trafficking patterns in Cambodia.

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Students Take Honors at Mock Trial

In October, the Holy Cross Mock Trial team traveled to the University of New Hampshire Law School in Concord, N.H., to compete against more than 180 students from 20 colleges and universities in the second annual Wildcat Mock Trial Tournament.

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Hip Hop Symposium

Students from Worcester’s North High and South High schools came to campus this spring for a Hip Hop Symposium.

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Purple Pride

Holy Cross earned the No. 15 spot on the “Best Value in Private Colleges” list in this month’s issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine.

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Sanctae Crucis

Established in 1998 to recognize the distinguished achievements of alumni, the Sanctae Crucis Award is the highest non degree recognition bestowed by the College on a graduate.

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Stopping the Bullies

News reports this summer and fall about the increasing problem of bullying in schools did not go unnoticed at the College.

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Calendar Connection

If you haven’t seen the Holy Cross website lately,log on and check out the Holy Cross calendar

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Fifth Annual Women in Business Conference

“Women together, sharing opportunity … helping each other grow.” —Carolyn O’Keefe ’78

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Red Ball in the Corner Pocket

With the student art gallery happily transplanted to the first floor of the Hogan Campus Center, the Student Government Association (SGA) went to work on the area just inside the double doors of Hogan’s basement level.

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Students Honored

Nine graduating students were honored with the 2010 Presidential Service Award and one with the George B. Moran Award, in recognition of their service and contributions to the College and Greater Worcester communities

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Medical Pioneer Speaks on Campus

Hundreds of students, faculty and members of the Worcester community gathered to hear internationally noted physician Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., ’62 deliver the inaugural Joseph E. Murray, M.D., ’40 Distinguished Lectureship in Medicine

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164th Commencement

Mark Shriver ’86, vice president and managing director of Save the Children, delivered the principal address and received an honorary degree at the College’s 164th Commencement, held May 28, on Fitton Field.

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Holy Cross in the News

A sampling of Holy Cross appearances in local, national and global media outlets

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Journal Subscriptions Available Now

The 15th edition of the annual Holy Cross Journal of Law & Public Policy is slated for release this spring, and editor-in-chief Tucker Worthington Wade ’11 of Memphis, Tenn., wants you to know that it covers a lot more than you might think.

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Through a Parent's Eyes

As students wrapped their arms around friends and received the congratulations of their loved ones, we asked parents how they were feeling on Commencement Day, and what their lasting impressions would be of the Commencement events.

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A Special Community Evening

Each spring, the Bishop Healy Committee (BHC) of the Holy Cross Alumni Association honors the graduating international and ALANA students and their families at the ALANA Baccalaureate Banquet.

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Look Into Your Heart

Nominations are being accepted for the Sanctae Crucis Award through Jan. 1, 2011.

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Six Employees Receive Claire B. Burns Awards

The Claire B. Burns Awards, sponsored by Donal J. ’49 and Claire B. Burns ’90, are presented annually to non-exempt employees of the College who foster the spirit of family that is a treasured characteristic of the Holy Cross community.

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Training in Tagalog

Harry K. Thomas Jr. ’78 sworn in as the U.S. ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines.

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Waging Peace

With a friendly, bright smile, John Rubayiza ’13 exudes a comforting demeanor and a personality that belies the tragic turns his life has seen so far.

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Perry named new vice president for development and alumni relations

Michael C. Perry has been appointed the College’s new vice president for development and alumni relations.

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Purple goes blue

Millions of people around the globe were seeing blue on April 1, thanks to the Light It Up Blue event organized by Autism Speaks, the non-profit group founded by Suzanne and Bob Wright ’65.

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Lectures & Lessons

The spring semester brought dozens of acclaimed speakers and experts to campus to address the Holy Cross community on a wide range of topics.

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College Bestows First Noyce Scholarship

Kerrin O’Leary ’11, a mathematics major in the Teacher Education Program (TEP), has been awarded the College’s first Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship. 

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Statue honoring Cousy ’50 unveiled on campus

On June 7, the College honored one of its best-known former student athletes, Bob Cousy ’50, with the unveiling of a life-size bronze statue in front of the Hart Recreation Center.

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Eyes Wide Open

When Rev. Gregory Lynch, S.J., visited Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y., last year, something grabbed his attention and didn’t let go.

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Character, Leadership, Scholarship

The College has announced its 2010-11 Dana Scholars.

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New Associate Dean for Faculty Development

Psychology Professor Amy Wolfson has been tapped to replace Rev. James Miracky, S.J., as the new associate dean for faculty development at the College.

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Volunteers Set a Gleeful Move-In Day Mood

More than 200 volunteers—athletes, faculty, staff, alumni and the Mover-in-Chief, Fr. McFarland—enjoyed sunshine on move-in day, Aug. 27.

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Bill Durgin: He Did It His Way

After 26 years at Holy Cross, Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer William “Bill” Durgin will retire at the end of 2010.

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New Trustees

This fall, Holy Cross welcomed four new Trustees to the Board.

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New faculty arrive on The Hill

The Office of the Dean has announced the hiring of 10 new faculty members in tenure-track positions and three Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2008-09 academic year.

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Campus Roundup

Assistant professor of biology Leon Claessens has been awarded a $497,735 grant from the National Science Foundation.

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Word on the Hill

If you could repeat any class that you’ve taken at Holy Cross, what would it be?

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New Seelos Theater in Kimball dedicated

The venerable Kimball Theater now boasts a state-of-the-art renovation—and a new name.

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Admissions material gets fresh new look

This summer, the College unveiled a new suite of print publications for prospective students as well as a revamped Holy Cross website.

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Faculty Members Earn Laurels

At his spring address celebrating faculty achievement, Timothy Austin, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College, announced that political science professor Judith Chubb would be presented with the 2010 Distinguished Teaching Award at the Fall Convocation.

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What students read last summer

A sampling of Holy Cross appearances in local, national and global media outlets

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Community Relations Efforts Redoubled

The College’s relationship with its College Hill neighbors received renewed focus after critical comments were made by some officials at a Worcester City Council meeting in early November and subsequently reported widely in the media.

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First Friday Prayer

Starting in November, the First Friday devotional prayer session moved from its traditional 7 p.m. time slot to midday, allowing more members of the Holy Cross community to attend

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