Campus Notebook

  
Winter Homecoming 2016

Clear winter skies and bright sun set the tone for Winter Homecoming on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, atop Mount St. James. Kicking off with family skate and swim at the Hart Center, the weekend gave alumni and their families ample opportunities for fun and reflection.

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Moot Court Takes National Championship Title; Mock Trial Earns National Berth

In January 2016, Holy Cross’ moot court team took home four awards—including a national title— at the American Collegiate Moot Court Association (ACMA) National Championship Tournament in Los Angeles. Associate Professor of Economics and Accounting Scott Sandstrom’s mock trial team has also had a successful season in 2016.

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Cantor Gallery Serves Community

For the fifth consecutive year, the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will offer its Worcester Public Schools Outreach Program through a grant from the Worcester Arts Council.

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Black History Month Features Artist-in-Residence

Even though it’s been 25 years since Rodney King was brutally thrust into the national spotlight, his story remains a tale for our times. And no one tells it quite like Roger Guenveur Smith.

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Care Package Contest Winner

In the Winter 2016 issue (pages 26-27), HCM showcased the “Ultimate Holy Cross Care Package” and offered parents the opportunity to win the care package for their student. We asked parents to share why Holy Cross was the right choice for their son or daughter. The winning entry came from Kerry Gubics P16, of Westlake, Ohio, about Mount St. James as a home for his son, Alec Gubics ’16.

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55 Years of Service to the College

In February, the Holy Cross community bid farewell to Donna Wrenn, director of employee relations, after 55 years of loyal and distinguished service to the College. Hundreds of employees attended a farewell celebration in Wrenn’s honor, and Worcester mayor Joseph M. Petty presented her with a key to the city.

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Men’s Basketball Caps Off Historic Season with NCAA Tournament Appearance

The Crusaders men’s basketball team entered the Patriot League Tournament with a 10-19 record and as the No. 9 seed—a long shot to go far in that tournament, let alone make it to the NCAAs. But not for these road warriors, who pulled off four victories on the road to win that tournament and earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007.

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Love in the Lecture Hall: Alumni Get Engaged in Classroom Where They Met

On Dec. 19, 2015, Anthony Quinn ’11 surprised his girlfriend, Ellie Deluca ’12, by proposing in the Stein classroom where they first met. Fr. Kuzniewski surprised the couple when he stopped by to offer his congratulations and a prayer

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Jesuit Community Enhances Campus Life

Whether leading prayers, teaching courses or administering College business, the members of the Holy Cross Jesuit community are an essential presence on campus.

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Award-Winning Study on Service and Spiritual Growth

Michelle Sterk Barrett, the director of the Donelan Office of Community-Based Learning, has received two awards for her dissertation on spiritual growth during service learning experiences

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New Faculty Thoughts, Part Two

For the College’s newest faculty members, their first year is nearly complete. We heard from four of them in the Winter 2016 issue; this time we checked in with three more and asked them to share their initial impressions with HCM.

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Philosophy Professor Walks in Gandhi's Footsteps

Predrag Cicovacki's new book about Mahatma Gandhi explores Gandhi as a man, rather than a worshipped, mythical figure.

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New Books by Jenks Chair Make Headlines

Two new nonfiction books by Julianna Baggott, W.H. Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters and a visiting professor in the English department, have earned rave reviews People Magazine and The New York Times.

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Five Faculty Earn Tenure

Five faculty members were promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure in the spring of 2016: Florencia K. Anggoro, Joshua M. Congdon-Hohman, Ara Francis, Rev. John F. Gavin, S.J., and Nadine M. Knight.

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Plus: All This!

In addition to the articles above, this issue's Campus Notebook pages had a slew of fun and interesting tidbits you'll want to see and share, including how to access the 24/7 webcam live feeds of campus (pictured)!

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