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The Amazing Race: HC Edition
Last Sunday, April 6, SGA Athletics and RICS co-sponsored “The Amazing Holy Cross Race,” which was modeled after the TV show, The Amazing Race, and consisted of a race around campus to “find the ultimate Crusader.” This year, twelve teams competed in the race.
20 Year Anniversary of Rwandan Genocide
This past week, on April 7, the international community solemnly remembered the mass murder of almost one million ethnic Tutsi by their neighbors, the Hutus, in early spring of 1994. A state of mass complicity and organized killing units perpetrated the most grave crimes against humanity since the Holocaust in the early 1940s.
Payscale Ranks Holy Cross Ninth in Nation for Best Return on Investment
On March 26th, PayScale, Inc. released its fifth annual report on college return on investment (ROI), in which the College of the Holy Cross was ranked the no. 9 liberal arts college in the country. PayScale evaluates over 900 U.S. colleges and universities based on total cost and alumni earnings, seeking to comparatively quantify the value of a college education.
Julianne Bozzo Awarded Vannicelli Prize
Each semester, sixteen of Holy Cross’ politicos head down to our nation’s capital for a busy semester consisting of an internship, a public policy seminar, and, perhaps the pièce de résistance of the program, a forty to fifty-page thesis. While all students down in Washington, D.
Working for Worcester Kicks off this Weekend
This Saturday, April 12, over 1,000 volunteers will work to restore 20 community recreation sites in the second annual Working for Worcester. Headed by Jeffrey Reppucci, ’14, the team has 84 members from surrounding campuses. The group has raised $90,000 and is on track to reach its goal of $100,000.
CAB Announces Nelly as Spring Concert Headliner
Last Saturday, April 5, the Holy Cross Campus Activities Board (CAB) revealed that the rapper Nelly would be headlining this year’s Spring Concert. The unveiling of this much-anticipated guest was done at the Reveal Party held in the Hogan Ballroom.
Chris Matthews, ‘67, Returns to the Hill
On April 7, the Holy Cross community welcomed distinguished alumnus Chris Matthews, ’67 back to campus. A political commentator and news anchor best known for his nightly talk show Hardball, Matthews gave a talk Monday night about the themes behind his best-selling book Tip and The Gipper: When Politics Worked.
Winners Announced Shortly After Debate
SGA announced this past Wednesday that the new SGA Co-Presidents for next year are John Milner, ‘15, and Payton Shubrick, ‘15, defeating Eddie Cameron, ‘15 and Robbie Tiro, ‘15. Milner and Shubrick begin their term on May 1. One of the main events leading up to the election was the Co-Presidential debate on Tuesday, March 30 in the Hogan 1 Art Lounge.
Holy Cross Professors Receive Tenure
This past week, five Holy Cross faculty members were promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure. In order to receive tenure, a professor must be employed by the College for at least four years as an assistant professor. Also, individual departments and the Committee on Tenure and Promotion “take into account exceptional accomplishment in one or more of the statutory areas of teaching, scholarship or service,” according to Statutes of the Faculty, when deciding which individuals receive tenure.
Obama Visits Worcester H.S.
Students at Worcester Technical High School received a huge surprise Thursday, March 20. In a school-wide assembly, Principal Sheila Harrity announced that President Obama will be the commencement speaker for the graduating senior class this year.
Crusader Sports & Beyond
Purple Pennings with Patrick Buscone
This week, I had the opportunity to sit down with the head coach of the Holy Cross Men’s Basketball team Milan Brown. With a recruiting trip and a trip to the Final Four over the past week (no, he did not convince Julius Randle to transfer to Holy Cross instead of going to the NBA, I asked), he was quite busy, so I greatly appreciated the time he took to do an interview with me.
A Second Look in Baseball Instant Replay in the 2014 Season Thus Far
The difference between baseball and many other sports is time. Baseball is not a timed game. Football, hockey, basketball, soccer, and lacrosse all have limits. The players feel pressure and the fans get excited because everyone knows that time is not limitless.
Bruins Prepare for Playoff Run, Seek to Avenge Last Years’ Loss
“Bergeron! Bergeron! Wins Game 7 in overtime!” At least I got back to my room in time to witness the Bruins pull off one of the best comebacks in NHL history against the Toronto Maple Leafs in last year’s quarterfinal round. Why wasn’t I watching the do-or-die game from start to finish? I was studying for a final and was checking the score periodically.
GoHolyCross.com’s Crusader of the Week: Michael Ortlieb, ‘16
Holy Cross Sophomore Lacross Goalie Michael Ortlieb was named GoHolyCross.com’s Crusader of the Week for March 31-April 6. Ortlieb helped lead the Men’s Lacrosse team to victory against Lafayette 10-5 on April 5. While the team lost to Sacred Heart 12-11 on April 8, Ortlieb made 11 saves.
Working for Worcester Event Held Tomorrow
On Saturday, April 12 over 1,000 volunteers will renovate 20 recreational sites in the surrounding communty. Working for Worcester, now in its second year, is designed to improve local recreational spaces and promote city pride. Some renovations include putting up basketball hoops, renovating a clubhouse for a local children’s baseball team, and creating a multimedia recreation lounge.