Campus Notebook

  
Choose to Hope

The rain held off for the College’s 168th Commencement, where former White House speechwriter Jon Favreau ’03 delivered an address emphasizing life’s true gifts.

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The Long Ride to Reunion

Most alumni arrive at Reunion via the usual transportation methods—but Bob Nix ’89, of Aspen, Colo., decided that he “wanted a bit of a challenge” when it came to attending his 25th reunion. So, on April 21, this former Holy Cross crew captain did just that—he began pedaling his bicycle from Colorado to Worcester, making it to campus on May 30 for the start of Reunion Weekend. Meet this fun alum.

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Holy Cross on “NBC Nightly News”

Holy Cross and the Working for Worcester project took a place in the national spotlight as “NBC Nightly News” showcased the city-wide project, which raised more than $100,000 and renovated 20 community recreation sites in the city.

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SRO for Pato’s First Act

Galician bagpiper, pianist and composer Cristina Pato performed to a standing room only crowd on April 23 in Hogan Ballroom. We're so glad she's our new Artist in Residence.

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Stay Tuned for a New Look, a New Voice

HCM is pleased to share this memo to readers from Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Ellen Ryder regarding exciting changes on the horizon for Holy Cross.

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Class of 2013 Stats In

Holy Cross Career Planning has released its report on the Class of 2013, and the news is good.

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Fulbrights Announced

This year nine members of the Holy Cross community—eight graduating seniors and one 2012 alumnus—received a Fulbright grant to study and teach abroad during the 2014-15 academic year. Kristina Domaney ’14 (left) is one of those nine…she'll be teaching English in Turkey.

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Students’ Thanks

See the unique way students celebrated donors on Philanthropy Day. 

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Television Host and Journalist Returns to the Hill

Chris Matthews ’67, host of MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” spoke about his latest book, Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked (Simon & Schuster, October 2013) on April 7 in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom. 

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Academics at Center Stage

The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Dean of the College sponsored the annual Academic Conference, which provides students with an opportunity to present the results of their independent work and for the entire community to celebrate the relationship between Holy Cross’ liberal arts curriculum and the learning taking place in varied environments. The students' work was nothing short of fascinating.

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There's A Lot More

Advice from the Class of 1964, sand art, Sophocles and senior awards…a lot happened on campus in the last three months, and you can catch up on all of it here.  

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