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The College of the Holy Cross

Motto In Hoc Signo Vinces
(In this sign you shall conquer)
Established November 2, 1843
Type Private liberal arts college
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Endowment $544 million[1]
President Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J.
Faculty 299
Undergraduates 2,790
Location Worcester, MA, 01610, USA
Address 1 College Street
Campus Urban, 174 acres[1]
Colors Purple      
Mascot The Crusader
Fight song Chu-Chu Rah-Rah
Athletics 27 varsity sports[1]
Affiliations AJCU, Patriot League, WRC
Website www.holycross.edu

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Opened as a school for boys under the auspices of the Society of Jesus, it was the first Jesuit college in New England. Today, Holy Cross is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and is part of a consortium with other Worcester colleges, including Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Clark University. On July 1, 2000, Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. became the current president of the college. As of February 2007, the Holy Cross endowment was valued at $544 million.[1] Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities or AJCU is an American voluntary service organization based in Washington, D.C. whose mission is to serve its member institutions, the 28 colleges and universities in the United States administered by the Society of Jesus. ... Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is a private university located in Worcester, Massachusetts, in the United States. ... Statue at the center of campus of Sigmund Freud, commemorating his 1909 visit to the University Front Entrance to Clark Universitys Jonas Clark Hall, the main academic facility for undergraduate students For the university in Atlanta, see Clark Atlanta University. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...

Contents

History

Beginnings

Holy Cross was founded by Benedict Joseph Fenwick, SJ, second Bishop of Boston, after his efforts to found Boston College were thwarted by the city's Protestant civic leaders.[2] From the beginning of his tenure as the second Bishop of Boston, Benedict Joseph Fenwick of the Society of Jesus aimed to establish a Catholic College within the boundaries of his diocese.[3] Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation)#Education. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ...

Benedict Joseph Fenwick, SJ, founder of Holy Cross
Benedict Joseph Fenwick, SJ, founder of Holy Cross

Relations with Boston's civic leaders worsened such that, when a Jesuit faculty was finally secured in 1843, Fenwick decided to leave the Boston school and instead opened the College of the Holy Cross 45 miles west of the city in central Massachusetts where he felt the Jesuits could operate with greater autonomy.[3] The site of the college, Mount Saint James, was originally occupied by a Roman Catholic boarding school, run by the Rev. James Fitton, with his lay collaborator, Joseph Brigden, since 1832. On February 2, 1843, Fr. Fitton sold the land to Bishop Fenwick and the Diocese of Boston to be used to found the Roman Catholic college that the bishop had wanted in Boston.[2] Fenwick gave the College the name of his cathedral church, the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The Bishop’s letters record his enthusiasm for the project as well as its location: Bishop Benedict Joseph Fenwick, SJ James Bowman, American, 1793 – 1842 c. ... Bishop Benedict Joseph Fenwick, SJ James Bowman, American, 1793 – 1842 c. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1843 (MDCCCXLIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...

"Next May I shall lay the foundation of a splendid College in Worcester…It is calculated to contain 100 boys and I shall take them for $125 per an. & supply them with everything but clothes. Will not this be a bold undertaking? Nevertheless I will try it. It will stand on a beautiful eminence & will command the view of the whole town of Worcester…."[3]

The school opened subsequently in October 1843 with the Rev. Thomas F. Mulledy, S.J., former president of Georgetown University, as its first president, and on the second day of November, with six students aged 9 to 19, the first classes were held.[2] Within three years, the enrollment had increased to 100 students. The first class graduated in 1849, led by valedictorian James Augustine Healy, the son of a former slave who would go on to become the first African-American bishop in the United States.[2] Fenwick Hall, Year 1843 (MDCCCXLIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Georgetown University is an elite private research university located in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., United States. ... James Healy (August 2, 1991 Healy was one of five children born to Michael Healy, an Irish indentured servant, and Mary Eliza Healy, a former mulatto slave. ...

Alumni Hall, Holy Cross
Alumni Hall, Holy Cross

the school's main building, was completely destroyed by fire in 1852. Funds were raised to rebuild the College, and in 1853, it opened for the second time.[3] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2263 × 3394 pixel, file size: 5. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2263 × 3394 pixel, file size: 5. ...


Petitions to secure a charter for the college from the state Legislature were denied in 1847 for a variety of causes, including anti-Catholicism on the part of some legislators.[2] Initially, Holy Cross diplomas were signed by the president of Georgetown University. After repeated denials, a charter was finally granted on March 24, 1865, by Governor John A. Andrews[3] Anti-Catholicism is discrimination, hostility or prejudice directed at Catholics or the Catholic Church. ... is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ...


Recent history

In 1998, Holy Cross initiated an eight-year capital campaign, "Lift High the Cross," with a three-year quiet period. The campaign for Holy Cross ended in fiscal 2006 with $216.3 million raised, surpassing its original goal of $175 million.[4] The funds allowed Holy Cross to establish an additional 12 new faculty positions, along with more than 75 newly endowed scholarships for students. The campaign provided support for the renovation of the Mary Chapel as well as construction of new facilities on campus, including Smith Hall, which houses the new Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture; a five-story apartment-style residence housing 244 seniors; and a new 1,350-seat soccer stadium. During the history of the campaign, the College's endowment grew to more than $544 million.[1] Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


Academic

Admissions

Holy Cross has traditionally drawn many of its students from a pool of historical Catholic high schools and private boarding schools, though a slight majority of current undergraduates come from public schools.[1] Holy Cross received 6,700 applications for admission to the Class of 2010 — a 41 percent increase from the previous year and a school record.[4] Holy Cross' overall undergraduate acceptance rate for the incoming Class of 2010 was 34 percent, with a 33 percent yield. The median score on the SAT I was 1280 out of 1600 for the class of 2010.[1] Even though Holy Cross did not first admit women students until 1972, its student population is currently majority female, as with most liberal arts institutions, with this majority continuing to grow with the most recent entering classes.[1] A boarding school is a self-contained educational total institution where students not only study but where some or all students may live. ... 2010 (MMX) will be a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see SAT (disambiguation). ...


In its 2008 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked Holy Cross 33rd in the U.S. among liberal arts schools.[5] Holy Cross is also the only Catholic college among the top 50 liberal arts schools on the U.S. News list. Holy Cross was ranked 4th overall in its combined graduation and retention rates, which tied the school with Wellesley College, Middlebury College, and Bowdoin College.[5] The Washington Monthly's "College Rankings," an alternative college guide to the U.S. News and World Report ranks Holy Cross 62nd as a "National Liberal Arts College" in its September 2006 issue.[6] Additionally, in its 2007 The Best 361 Colleges, The Princeton Review awarded Holy Cross a 98/100 academic rating - the highest of any Catholic institution of higher education, including Georgetown University, University of Notre Dame, and Boston College.[7] U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... For other uses, see Wellesley College (disambiguation). ... Middlebury College is a small, private liberal arts college located in the rural town of Middlebury, Vermont, United States. ... Bowdoin College, founded in 1794, is a private liberal arts college located in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. ... The Washington Monthly is a magazine based in Washington DC which covers American politics and government. ... The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit American educational preparation company. ... Georgetown University is an elite private research university located in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., United States. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Catholic[4] institution located in Notre Dame, an unincorporated section of St. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation)#Education. ...


In May 2005, Holy Cross announced that it would no longer make standardized test scores an admissions requirement, which college officials argued would lower the importance of the tests and place far greater weight on the academic experience of a candidate as demonstrated through the high school transcript and recommendations.[8] As of October 2006, there are over 730 four-year colleges and universities of varying rank which do not use the SAT I or ACT to admit bachelor degree applicants including Holy Cross.[9] Tuition for full-time students for the 2006-07 academic year is $32,820.[1]


Background

Holy Cross has 299 faculty members, who teach 2,790 undergraduate students.[1] It offers 28 majors mainly focused on a liberal arts curriculum, each of which lead to the completion of the bachelor of arts (A.B.) degree. Of particular note is the Classics department at Holy Cross, which has ten faculty members, making it the largest classics program of American liberal arts colleges.[10] D. Neel Smith, one of the department professors, is a primary collaborator on the Perseus Project, the multimedia database of Greek antiquity created by several college and universities. During the 2006-07 academic year, Holy Cross will specifically be editing the Homer Multitext Project, a long-term analysis and electronic presentation of all the many variations of Homer’s epic poetry.[11] Other programs of note include Political Science, English, Chemistry and Economics. A B.A. issued from the University of Tennessee. ... For other uses, see Classics (disambiguation). ... The Perseus Project is a digital library project of Tufts University that assembles digital collections of humanities resources. ... Antiquity means different things: Generally it means ancient history, and may be used of any period before the Middle Ages. ... For other uses, see Homer (disambiguation). ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political Science is the field concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behaviour. ... English studies is an academic discipline that includes the study of literatures written in the English language (including literatures from the U.K., U.S., Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, India, South Africa, and the Middle East, among other areas), English linguistics (including English phonetics, phonology... For other uses, see Chemistry (disambiguation). ... ‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. ...


All A.B. candidates must successfully complete 32 semester courses in eight semesters of full-time study to graduate. Common requirements include one course each in arts, literature, religion, philosophy, history, and cross-cultural studies; and two courses each in language studies, social science, and natural and mathematical sciences.[12] Holy Cross also offers various concentrations, and a few of the undergraduate offerings are pre-professional in nature. Cross-Cultural Studies is a specialization in Anthropology that uses field data from many societies to examine the scope of human behavior and test hypotheses about human behavior and culture. ...


First Year Program

Holy Cross’ nationally recognized First Year Program, often simply referred to as FYP, was created in 1992 and serves as a unique, interdisciplinary approach to curricula and courses for incoming first year students. Each year a new faculty group designs the year's seminars and activities around the theme of the program. By tradition, that theme incorporates 19th-century Russian author Leo Tolstoy's question: "How, Then, Shall We Live?" The theme for the 2006 academic year was "With so many claims of what's good and true, how then shall we live?[13] Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy(Lyof, Lyoff) (September 9 [O.S. August 28] 1828 – November 20 [O.S. November 7] 1910) (Russian: , IPA:  ), commonly referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer – novelist, essayist, dramatist and philosopher – as well as pacifist Christian anarchist and educational reformer. ...


There are typically eight year-long seminars offered per year, each taught on a semester schedule. Even though each seminar covers different academic areas, all FYP students read six common readings, three in the winter semester and three in the spring. All FYP members live within the same residence hall, Hanselman Hall, which distinguishes it from other first-year efforts at colleges and universities nationwide minus a residential component.[13] The program also features many lectures, trips, and social activities incorporated with the year's theme.

View of St. Joseph's Chapel
View of St. Joseph's Chapel

Holy Cross administration have stated that a unifying goal of the program is an effort to "bridge the gap" between the academic and social lives of students.[14] In its analysis of FYP participants in relation to the first-year class as a whole, evaluations show that FYP students "rated their residence more favorably than did other first-year students", "perceived a greater sense of community and tolerance among their floormates", and "behaved more responsibly than other first-year students as evidenced by fewer disciplinary cases and alcohol-related incidents".[14] Additionally, after their first year, FYP students were more likely than other students to assume campus leadership positions, participate in the Honors and Study Abroad programs, achieve significantly higher grades, and be more active in community outreach programs.[14] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 451 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (878 × 1168 pixel, file size: 689 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): College of the... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 451 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (878 × 1168 pixel, file size: 689 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): College of the...


In March 2006, Holy Cross voted to implement a universal program for all first-year students.[15]


Honors Program

Holy Cross offers a distinct honors programs for high ability undergraduates. The Honors program is open to students in all majors. This highly selective program is limited to 108 sophomores, juniors, and seniors from any major, and incorporates an honors colloquium and a thesis.[16] An emphasis on independent research prepares students for their intensive thesis projects, the results of which are published within the College. Honors students also publicly present their findings at the annual academic conference, a highlight of the academic year.[16] Additionally, some academic departments offer their own honors programs.


Holy Cross students have been honored in recent years as Fulbright, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholars.[17]


Social justice and volunteerism

As noted by the college mission statement, "What is our special responsibility to the world's poor and powerless?", a key focus of Holy Cross, as an institution, is the Jesuit philosophy of homines pro aliis, "men and women for others."[18]


Holy Cross has embraced sometimes controversial schools of theological thought, including liberation theology and social justice. As a result, in 1974, Time Magazine referred to Holy Cross as the "cradle of the Catholic Left" because it educated Philip Berrigan and socialist leader Michael Harrington, author of the influential book on poverty, The Other America.[19] Today, Holy Cross, similar to the religious order of the Jesuits as a whole, has been criticized by some parties for being overly liberal and deviating substantially from official Church teaching and papal directives, especially on such issues as abortion, homosexuality,[20] liberation theology, and in its sponsorship of events such as the Vagina Monologues.[21] In Christianity, liberation theology is a school of theology that focuses on Jesus Christ as not only the Redeemer but also the Liberator of the oppressed. ... Social justice refers to the concept of an unjust society that refers to more than just the administration of laws. ... (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ... Philip Berrigan Philip Berrigan (October 5, 1923 – December 6, 2002) was an internationally renowned American peace activist, Christian anarchist and former Roman Catholic priest. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Vagina Monologues is an episodic play, written by Eve Ensler. ...


In 2001, Holy Cross was one of 28 colleges and universities in the country to receive a grant from the Lilly Endowment in the amount of $2 million.[22] With the grant, the school launched a five-year program to "make theological and spiritual resources available to students as they discern their life work, including consideration of vocations of ministerial service within religious denominations." The grant has also been used to fund internships within the city of Worcester and Worcester County for students considering career opportunities in ministry, government, and social service agencies.[22] Lilly Endowment Inc. ... Worcester County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ...


College Seal

College Seal of Holy Cross
College Seal of Holy Cross

The College of the Holy Cross describes its official seal as follows: Image File history File links HolyCrossSealColor. ... Image File history File links HolyCrossSealColor. ...


The outer circle of the seal states in Latin "College of the Holy Cross, Society of Jesus, Worcester, Massachusetts."


The inner shield contains an open book (symbol of learning) and a cross of gold (symbol of Christian faith). The Latin motto In Hoc Signo Vinces, "In This Sign You Shall Conquer", has been attributed to Emperor Constantine the Great, a Roman emperor noted for his tolerance of Christians. According to some historians, Constantine had a dream or vision of a flaming cross in the sky with this inscription on the day preceding his decisive victory over Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge (October 28, 312). This victory led to his capturing Rome and convinced him of the importance of Christianity.[23] For other uses, see Constantine I (disambiguation). ... is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... October 28 — Battle of Milvian Bridge: Constantine I defeats Maxentius and becomes the only Roman Emperor in the West. ...


The cross divides the lower part of the shield into quarters, which are alternately red and sable, the colors on the ancient shield of Worcester, England. The upper part of the shield has in its center the emblem of the Society of Jesus, a blazing sun with the letters IHS, the first three letters of Jesus' name in Greek. On either side is a martlet, reminiscent of those on the ancestral crest of Bishop Fenwick.[23] The city of Worcester (pronounced Wuh-ster) is the county town of Worcestershire in England; the river Severn runs through the middle, with the citys large Worcester Cathedral overlooking the river. ...


Campus

Overview

Holy Cross' campus, a registered arboretum, has won national awards for its landscaping. In 1977, Holy Cross was cited by the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) for having the best-maintained school or university grounds in the United States[24] Holy Cross is marked by an irregular layout as its 175-acre campus is situated on the Northern slope of a very steep hill named Mount Saint James which offers it a panoramic view of the city of Worcester. The design and landscape is ingrained into many themes and nicknames for the school which is commonly known as the The Hill. An arboretum is a botanical garden primarily devoted to trees and other woody plants, forming a living collection of trees intended at least partly for scientific study. ...


Today, some 37 college buildings are divided primarily with residential housing and academic buildings located in the middle sections of the campus, with athletic and practice facilities on the outskirts of the campus on its northern and southern ends. Holy Cross also owns 6 non-campus properties.[25]


Anchoring the traditional campus gateway of Linden Lane are Stein and O’Kane Halls, the latter of which is marked by a clock tower. The oldest part of campus lies in this area, as O’Kane is connected to Fenwick Hall, the first building which was designed in 1843; it also houses the admissions offices and the Brooks Concert Hall. This area contains manicured trees and landscaped greens which include two nude statues on the hillside. This is a popular spot for pranks as students take turns dressing up the statues. Notable buildings north of this area are Dinand Library; Smith Hall, the Hogan Campus Center; the scientific complex housing O'Neil, Swords, and Haberlin Halls, and Beaven Hall, home to an assortment of academic departments. Smith Hall, opened in 2001, was financed in large part by Holy Cross alumnus Park B. Smith, and is architecturally impressive as it is built into a hillside of the campus.[26] Smith Hall connects the lower campus, where much of the academic life occurs, and the upper campus, where much of the social and residential life takes place on campus due to its design which incorporates Fenwick Hall.[27] A plaza outside Smith Hall, named Memorial Plaza, commemorates seven Holy Cross alumni who perished in the September 11, 2001 attacks. A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly...


To the western end of campus lies Millard Art Center, St. Joseph Memorial Chapel, the Chaplains' Office (Campion House), and Loyola Hall, which served as the Jesuit residence in the past, but has since been converted into another hall for student housing.[28] The Jesuit residence is now located in the Northeast corner of the campus, called Ciampi Hall.


Residential life

Holy Cross operates 10 on-campus residence halls divided into three geographic clusters. More than 90 percent of students live on campus.[1] Freshman students will often live in one of the residence halls situated at the northern end of campus nicknamed Easy Street: Healy, Lehy, Hanselman, Clark, or Mulledy Halls. Another housing option, near the center section of campus, is Wheeler Hall. Upperclassmen students can choose, depending on the results of the housing lottery held in the Spring, between the above residence halls, minus Hanselman, or the fully upperclassmen residence halls in the lower portion of campus: Alumni, Carlin, Loyola, and the Senior Apartments.[29]


The Senior Apartments are the most sought after living arrangements on campus. Completed in 2003, each apartment houses four students and comes equipped with a bathroom with separate shower, kitchen, living room, and two bedrooms. Unlike the other residence halls, there is no official name or designation for this building as of yet.[29]


Second-year to fourth-year students also have the option to live off-campus, but only a small percentage do so, as the school has built additional housing in recent years and the number of desirable apartments near campus are limited.[29]


Libraries

The Holy Cross Library System is comprised of four libraries centrally located within the campus grounds. Including its affiliation with the Central Massachusetts Regional Library System, a collaborative formed in 2003 by more than 20 academic, public and special libraries with research collections in the central Massachusetts area, Holy Cross students have access to a combined total of approximately 3,800,000 volumes and more than 23,000 journal, magazine and newspaper subscriptions.[30]


Dinand Library

The main library, Dinand Library, holds an estimated 601,930 books, serials, and periodicals. Originally opened in 1927, the Dinand Library expanded in 1978 with two new wings dedicated to the memory of Joshua and Leah Hiatt and victims of the Nazi Holocaust. The reading room of Dinand is also the scene of important College gatherings, including the Presidential Awards Ceremony, first-year orientation presentations, concerts, and other events. For other uses, see Holocaust (disambiguation) and Shoah (disambiguation). ...

O'Kane Hall and clock tower, view from northern end of campus.
O'Kane Hall and clock tower, view from northern end of campus.

Dinand is considered by many students the most scholarly and inspiring building on campus. Constructed in the 1920s, the room’s ceiling is sectioned in a grid-like pattern and embellished with gold, painted trim and carvings along the top of the interior walls. Large wooden candelabra are suspended from the ceiling, and Ionic columns—echoing those on the Library’s exterior—anchor three sides of the room.[31] The main reference collection of dictionaries, encyclopedias, and bibliographies are found within Dinand, as well as the on-line catalog, and a staffed reference desk. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2271 × 3028 pixel, file size: 4. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2271 × 3028 pixel, file size: 4. ...

College Archives

Dinand Library also houses the College Archives which collects, preserves, and arranges records of permanent value from the college's foundation in 1843 to the present. The Archives contain complete runs of all college publications including yearbooks, the college catalog, The Crusader, its predecessor The Tomahawk, the literary magazine The Purple, newsletters, pamphlets, and similar material. An extensive photograph collection documents administrators, staff, faculty, students, alumni, athletic teams, student activities, the built environment and college life in general.


There is also an extensive collection of audio visual material documenting theatrical plays, lectures, and sporting and other events. The College Archives also hold a Special Collections section which consists of the College's Rare Book Collection, and the Jesuitana Collection (material by and about Jesuits). Noted collections include: the papers of James Michael Curley, David I. Walsh, Louise Imogen Guiney, and Rev. Joseph J. Williams, S.J. There are also collections of material by and about Jesuits, college alumni, and friends of the college. It also holds research material about Catholic New England, the education of deaf Catholics, the Holocaust, as well as New England history.[31]


Fenwick, O'Kane, and Rehm libraries

The three smaller libraries, ordered respectively by size and book volume, are Fenwick Music Library, O'Callahan Science Library, and the Rehm Library.


The Fenwick Music Library was founded in 1978. Particularly noteworthy are the Music Library's collections of scores and recordings of 20th-century composers, world music recordings and composer biographies. The Music Library owns many of the authoritative editions of significant composers collected works, such as Bach, Beethoven and Mozart.[32]


The O'Callahan Science Library, named in honor of Rev. Joseph T. O'Callahan, S.J., houses over 95,000 volumes of works and periodicals serving the Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics Departments of the Holy Cross and the more neuroscientific side of Psychology.[33] This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


The Rehm Library, dedicated in September 2001, is housed within Smith Hall. The Rehm Library serves as the primary public space for the Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture and other departments with offices within Smith Hall. Rehm Library provides space for hospitality, Center-sponsored lectures and events, quiet space for reading and reflection, and enhanced library resources on religion and spirituality. While not a library in the traditional sense, the shelves of Rehm Library house primary texts of an array of religious traditions.


Athletics

School Mascot:
The Crusader

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Nickname, mascot, and colors

Holy Cross's athletic teams for both men and women are known as the Crusaders. It is reported that the name "Crusader" was first associated with Holy Cross in 1884 at an alumni banquet in Boston, where an engraved Crusader mounted on an armored horse appeared at the head of the menu.[34] This article is about the medieval crusades. ...


The name was rediscovered by Stanley Woodward, a sports reporter for the Boston Herald, when he used the term "Crusader" to describe the Holy Cross baseball team in a story written in 1925. The name appealed to the Holy Cross student body, which held a vote later in that year to decide whether this cognomen or one of the other two currently in use - "Chiefs" and "Sagamores"- would be adopted. On October 6, 1925, The Tomahawk, an earlier name of the student newspaper, reported that the results of the ballot were: Crusaders 143, Chiefs 17, Sagamores 7.[34] is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The school color is purple. There are two theories of how Holy Cross chose purple as its official color. One suggests it was derived from the royal purple used by King Constantine the Great (born about 275 A.D., died in 337 AD) as displayed on his labarum (military standard) and on those of later Christian emperors of Rome.[34] This article is about the color. ...


The other version is attributed to Walter J. Connors, an 1887 graduate, and was printed in the October 1940 issue of the Alumnus. According to the account, there was a disagreement during the 1870s between Holy Cross students from Massachusetts and Connecticut concerning the schools' baseball uniform colors. Those from Massachusetts purportedly favored the crimson of Harvard, while those from Connecticut favored the deep blue of Yale. Legend has it that a fellow student with a sense of diplomacy resolved the dispute in the chemistry lab, where he mixed copper sulphate (blue) with iron oxide (red) to produce the color of deep purple.[34]

Holy Cross football team playing Brown on October 7, 2006
Holy Cross football team playing Brown on October 7, 2006

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Varsity teams and venues

Holy Cross sponsors 27 varsity sports; all but one of which compete at the NCAA Division I level (I-AA for football). The Crusaders are members of the Patriot League, the Atlantic Hockey Association, the Division III Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference in women's hockey, and the Big South Conference in women's golf. Of its 25 varsity teams, Holy Cross supports twelve men's and thirteen women's sports.[citation needed] The carrying of 23 Division I varsity programs gives Holy Cross the largest ratio of teams-per-enrollment in the country.


It is a founding member of the Patriot League, and boasts that one-quarter of its student body participates in its varsity athletic programs. The Patriot League is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. ...


Principal athletic facilities include Fitton Field's football stadium (capacity 23,500), Hart Recreation Center's basketball court (3,600), the newly renovated Fitton Field baseball park, which also called Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field (3,000), Hart Ice Rink (1,600), Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium (1,320) and Smith Wellness Center, located inside the Hart Center. The Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium opened in the fall of 2006. Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field is also home to the Worcester Tornadoes, a Can-Am minor league baseball team. Linda Johnson Smith Stadium is a 1,320 seat stadium located in Worcester, Massachusetts on the campus of the College of the Holy Cross. ... League affiliations Can-Am League Name Worcester Tornadoes (2005-present) Team Colors Black, Orange Ballpark Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field Championships League titles: (1) 2005 Owner(s)/Operated By: Perfect Game LLC General Manager: R.C. Reuteman Manager: Rich Gedman Media: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Website: www. ...


Notable events

Holy Cross has had varied levels of success in athletics. Holy Cross teams have won two NCAA team national championships — the men's basketball team in 1947, and the men's baseball team in 1952. The baseball team of Holy Cross remains the only team from the northeastern part of the United States to have won The College World Series.[35] The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...


Historically, Holy Cross' major rival has been the Eagles of Boston College, especially in football. In 1986, that series was terminated, when Holy Cross joined the Division 1-AA Patriot League. The last basketball game between the two schools was played on January 17, 2006, a 63-53 win for Boston College at Worcester's DCU Center. Later that year, BC's athletic director, Gene DeFilippo, caused a minor controversy when he announced that the school would not schedule any more basketball games against Holy Cross, claiming that it was not beneficial for BC.[36] For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation)#Education. ... The Patriot League is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. ...


In recent decades, the men's basketball team has been the leading varsity program of the Holy Cross' athletic department. It was the 1947 NCAA Tournament champion and the 1954 NIT champion. The men's basketball team has won five Patriot League titles (1993, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007) since the league's formation in 1991, and the women's team has also made several appearances in the NCAA Tournament. The basketball program boasts such notable alumni as Boston Celtics legends Bob Cousy and Tom Heinsohn, and longtime Providence College basketball coach Joe Mullaney. // Final four redirects here. ... The National Invitation Tournament (NIT) is a mens college basketball tournament operated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... The Patriot League is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. ... The NCAA Womens Division I Championship is an annual basketball tournament for women. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Robert Joseph Cousy (born August 9, 1928 in New York City, is an American former professional basketball player, who played point guard with the NBAs Boston Celtics from 1951 to 1963 and (briefly) with the Cincinnati Royals in the 1969-1970 season, being recognized as one of the greatest... Tom Heinsohn Thomas William Heinsohn (born August 26, 1934) is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player on the Boston Celtics National Basketball Association (NBA) team. ... This page refers to a college in Rhode Island. ... Joseph A. Mullaney (born November 17, 1925 in Long Island, New York – died March 8, 2000) was a successful basketball player and coach. ...


On March 24, 2006, the Holy Cross men's hockey team made history by defeating the Golden Gophers of the University of Minnesota in the first round of the NCAA Division I Tournament by the score of 4-3, in overtime. Coined as one of the biggest upsets in NCAA ice hockey history, never since the NCAA tourney expanded to sixteen teams has a fifteen or sixteen seed beat a number one or two seed.[37] In its history, the Holy Cross ice hockey program has seen two NCAA appearances, and has won the Atlantic Hockey and MAAC conferences three times (1999, 2004, 2006).[38] The ice hockey program competes in the Atlantic Hockey Association in men's hockey and the Division III ECAC East division in women's ice hockey. is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the oldest and largest campus of the University of Minnesota. ... Atlantic Hockey is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. ... ECAC East is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. ...


In 2006, the women's lacrosse team made its first NCAA Tournament appearance, defeating Colgate in the Patriot League championship game prior to beating LeMoyne in the NCAA play-in game.[39] The Dive Shot. Lacrosse is a team sport that is played with ten players (mens field), six players (mens box), or twelve players (womens field), each of whom uses a netted stick (the crosse) in order to pass and catch a hard rubber ball with the aim...


In addition, the Holy Cross rowing teams, both men and women, have enjoyed success over the years. Key highlights include the women's team winning the ECAC National Championship in 2002, and the men's team being ranked within the national top 20 every season beginning in 2004. In 2000 the Women's Varsity Lightweight 8 won a New England championship. As of 2007, the men's crew team is the reigning Patriot League Champion and has won the league championship several times (2001,2002,2003, and 2005). Similarly, the women's team has enjoyed similar success within the conference and won continuous league championships from 1998 to 2003.


Both teams compete in the Patriot League, with the women's team also holding membership in the New England Rowing Conference (NERC), and the Eastern College Athletic Conference. In 2007, the men's crew team was granted a two-year provisional acceptance into the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges (EARC), which is composed of the traditional Ivy League schools plus other select universities.[40]

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Student life

Student groups

A large number of student organizations are associated with the university. With its relative distance from a major city, and without a Greek life at Holy Cross, undergraduate social life revolves around a number of school-sponsored groups, events and off-campus houses on nearby city streets (notably Cambridge, Caro, College and Southbridge streets), which are open to upperclassmen and serve a similar role to that which fraternities and sororities do at some other campuses. The Campus Activities Board (CAB), a student-run organization, runs several committees that oversee campus-wide activities and student services. Holy Cross has award-winning moot and mock trial teams. The team has won and placed highly in various national tournaments, including top two finishes at the National Intercollegiate Mock Trial Tournament during two of the past four years.[41] Holy Cross also has a unique student-published law journal, The Holy Cross Journal of Law & Public Policy, which is published annually by undergraduate students and is believed to be the only law journal in the United States published solely by undergraduates.[42] The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words frater and soror, meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe any number of social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, or the Shriners. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ...


The college also features a variety of student journals, media, and newspapers. The latter category includes The Fenwick Review, a journal of conservative thought, and The Crusader, the weekly newspaper published by Holy Cross students for the college community.[43] Free copies of the 4,000-circulation paper are available online or at campus newsstands on 10 Friday mornings each semester. Holy Cross also has a student-run radio station, WCHC-FM 88.1. WCHC broadcasts mostly alternative music during weekdays, and electric music programming nights and weekends. Its sports department also carries live broadcasts of many of the school's football, basketball, and hockey games. The Student Government Association (SGA) charters and provides most of the funding for these organizations, and represents students' interests when dealing with the administration.[44] WCHC 88. ...


The largest student organization at Holy Cross, Student Programs for Urban Development (SPUD), is a community service organization sponsored by the college Chaplains’ Office consisting of over 25 different outreach programs and over 350 active members.[45] Other volunteer and social justice programs offered by Holy Cross include Pax Christi, the Appalachia Service Project, Student Coalition on Homelessness and Housing (SCOHAH), and the Arrupe Immersion Program, named in honor of Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J., which Holy Cross describes as a faith based program responding to the call to work for peace and justice in the world.[46] This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Life in Worcester

Aerial view of Worcester, Massachusetts and the surrounding area
Aerial view of Worcester, Massachusetts and the surrounding area

Holy Cross is located in the College Hill section of Worcester, which is also referred to historically by its original Nipmuck Indian designation, Pakachoag,[47] one of the "seven hills" that distinguish the topography and different neighborhoods of the city. Considered a struggling, post-industrial mill town by many, in 2001, Worcester recorded a median home value increase of 25.2 percent, the highest growth in the nation, in part to due a lack of affordable housing within the traditional suburbs of Boston.[48] Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 1971 KB)Description: Worcester Massachusetts And The Surrounding Area. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 1971 KB)Description: Worcester Massachusetts And The Surrounding Area. ... College Hill is a reality television series that visits historically black colleges. ...


"Worcester" is correctly pronounced with two syllables, not three (IPA: ['w?st?r]listen).[49] However, some varieties of the local dialect pronounce "Worcester" roughly to rhyme with "mister", or more precisely IPA: ['w?st?], since Boston English is non-rhotic. Occasionally, the city's name is misspelled as "Worchester". "Wormtown" is a regional nickname associated with Worcester, Massachusetts, originally used to refer to the ethos of its underground musical subculture, but later applying to the city itself.[50] English pronunciation is divided into two main accent groups, the rhotic and the non-rhotic, depending on when the letter r (equivalent to Greek rho) is pronounced. ...


Worcester is home to the American Antiquarian Society, Higgins Armory Museum (the largest collection of arms and armor in the western hemisphere), the Worcester Art Museum, Mechanics Hall, the EcoTarium, and the DCU Center (formerly the Worcester Centrum). Worcester is also home to the Worcester Tornadoes baseball team, which currently plays its home games at Hanover Insurance Park on the campus Holy Cross. League affiliations Can-Am League Name Worcester Tornadoes (2005-present) Team Colors Black, Orange Ballpark Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field Championships League titles: (1) 2005 Owner(s)/Operated By: Perfect Game LLC General Manager: R.C. Reuteman Manager: Rich Gedman Media: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Website: www. ...


In more recent years, "town and gown" relations have soured, and Holy Cross has had varying levels of disagreement with the surrounding residential College Hill community.[51] This has mainly been a result of students housing being situated in the midst of family homes, student alcohol consumption, and noise violations. Police have been noted to respond by invading several houses hosting parties, breaking them up, handing out citations, and arresting underage students.[51] There is also considerable isolation of the Holy Cross campus from the surrounding community and relatively low levels of interaction between Worcester residents and Holy Cross students.[52] The administration and the Student Government Association (SGA), have worked to improve this situation by directing various initiatives in recent years including the redevelopment of a nearby park, and its co-sponsorship, with the Society of Jesus of New England, to create the Nativity School of Worcester, an all-scholarship middle school serving boys from the city of Worcester.[53] Holy Cross also has created student liaison positions to attend Community meetings and engage residents and also created new on-campus housing to lessen the off-campus population.[52] Town and gown is a term used to describe the two communities of a university town; town being the non-academic population and gown the university community, especially in traditional seats of learning such as Oxford and Cambridge. ...


Stickball

Wheeler Hall is the most storied of the three halls, known for its traditional party scene. It is also the site for a popular campus sport known as stickball, a long standing Holy Cross tradition usually played by Wheeler residents. It has been roughly estimated that Holy Cross students began playing stickball at Wheeler Hall around 1940. The Holy Cross version's origins are unknown. The sport lends itself to neighborhood stickball, and is played with a tennis ball and broomstick, just like the popular city sport. Wheeler Hall's five floors and symmetrical design makes it an ideal setting for the sport. A hill behind home plate helps contribute to the playing area's natural amphitheater-like setting.


Traditions

Student life at the Holy Cross is marked by a number of unique traditions and celebrations:

  • Senior Pub Night: On most Tuesdays during the school year, seniors, and various upperclassmen, gather at the Pub located in the Hogan Campus. The event coincides with the "10 Spot", a weekly open mic night for Holy Cross bands, and occasionally outside performers, which occurs next to the Pub.
  • Spring Weekend: The Spring Weekend, organized by the Campus Activities Board(CAB), is an annual event which marks the end of classes. Always held the week before finals, events include the Spring Carnival, the Battle of the Bands, and a Spring Concert. In the past, invited performers have included The Pat McGee Band (2001), Wyclef Jean (2002), Third Eye Blind (2003), Howie Day (2004), The Roots (2004), Fabolous (2005), Phantom Planet (2006), Guster (2006), and O.A.R. (2007).[54]
  • 100 Days Dance: Each spring, when 100 days are left at Holy Cross for the graduating Senior Class, the Purple Key Society (PKS), a service organization which fosters school spirit, loyalty and enthusiasm, sponsors an informal dinner and dance in their honor. Tradition holds that attendees make list of fellow seniors they would like to kiss, and attempt to follow through before the night is over.
  • Purple Pride Day: Each year, the Purple Key Society chooses a day to banner with the campus the color purple, the official color, to foster school spirit. This includes giving out purple balloons, purple t-shirts, purple cookies, purple stickers and various other items throughout the day. Purple Pride Day usually coincides with a Holy Cross sporting event.

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Holy Cross in the media and popular culture

  • Ernest Hemingway mentions Holy Cross in his novel The Sun Also Rises.
  • In the 2001 film Harvard Man, Sarah Michelle Gellar plays a Holy Cross cheerleader named Cindy Bandolini.
  • Chris Matthews, 1967, host of MSNBC’s Hardball, films parts of his documentary reflecting on the 40th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, The Day America Changed, on the campus of Holy Cross. During the final segment of the documentary, Matthews, while walking on the lawn in front of Kimball Dining Hall, describes where he was when he learned about the president's death as a student.[55]
  • Holy Cross' Fitton Field provided the scenery for the climatic football scene in the Disney movie, The Game Plan. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson plays football for the fictional Boston Rebels in the film.[56]
  • Ten Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Went Out Into The Real World, a book by Maria Shriver, published in 2000, evolved from commencement address she had given at Holy Cross in 1998.[57]
  • In 1962, Time Magazine recognized Holy Cross as part of the "Catholic Ivy League".[58]
  • In episodes #21 and #26 of The Sopranos, Holy Cross is mentioned as a potential college for Tony's daughter Meadow.

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Notable alumni

Clarence Thomas, an alumnus of Holy Cross and Supreme Court Justice
Clarence Thomas, an alumnus of Holy Cross and Supreme Court Justice

Holy Cross has more than 35,000 alumni as of January 2007.[59] There are 39 Holy Cross alumni clubs in the U.S. and 1 international club.[60] A number of Holy Cross alumni have made significant contributions in the fields of government, law, academia, business, arts, journalism, and athletics, among others. Image File history File linksMetadata Clarence_Thomas_official. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Clarence_Thomas_official. ... This list of College of the Holy Cross alumni includes graduates, and non-graduate former students at the College of the Holy Cross. ...


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Bob Casey, Sr., Pennsylvania governor, Bob Casey, Jr., his son, Pennsylvania treasurer and U.S. Senator, and Edward D. DiPrete, Governor of Rhode Island are among the most notable alumni with involvement in politics. Several alumni have held top positions at large companies: Bob Wright, former Chairman & CEO, NBC Universal, and Vice Chairman, General Electric; James David Power III, J.D. Power and Associates founder; William J. McDonough, former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and current Vice Chairman of Merrill Lynch. “Robert Casey” redirects here. ... Robert Patrick Casey, Jr. ... Edward DiPrete (born July 8, 1934), U.S. Republican Party politician, He served as Governor of Rhode Island from 1985 to 1991, and was defeated for reelection by former federal prosecutor Bruce Sundlun in 1990. ... Robert (Bob) Charles Wright (born 1943) is a U.S. television businessman. ... This article is about the television network. ... “GE” redirects here. ... J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information services firm founded in 1968. ... J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information services firm founded in 1968 which provides consumer ratings on goods from cars to restaurants. ... William J. McDonough, born April 21, 1934, was the 8th president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (1993 - 2003) and served as Chairman of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board ( June 2003 - November 2005). ... The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is the most important of the twelve Federal Reserve Banks of the United States. ... Merrill Lynch & Co. ...


In media and print, Holy Cross has several notable alumni: Bill Simmons, ESPN.com sports columnist; Dan Shaughnessy, sports columnist for the Boston Globe; Bartlett Sher, director of Tony Award winning Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza; Joe McGinniss, bestselling author of The Selling of the President, Fatal Vision, and other books; Edward P. Jones, 2004 Pulitzer Prize winner in fiction for writing The Known World; and Dave Anderson, New York Times sports columnist, 1981 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. In art and architecture, Vito Acconci. In the sciences, Holy Cross also has several notable alumni, including Nobelist Joseph Murray, HIV researcher Anthony Fauci, and MacArthur "genius" bioengineer Jim Collins. Bill Simmons Bill Simmons (born 1969), best known as The Sports Guy, is a columnist for Page2 on ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. ... ESPN/ESPN-DT, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an [[United States|Amer<nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here--68. ... Dan Shaughnessy is a sports columnist and reporter for The Boston Globe. ... The Boston Globe is the most widely-circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and in the greater New England region. ... Bartlett Sher most recently directed the world premiere of Singing Forest by Craig Lucas at Intiman; The Light in the Piazza by Lucas and Adam Guettel at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, for which he has received a Joseph Jefferson Award nomination; and Mourning Becomes Electra for Seattle Opera and New... The Light in the Piazza is a musical drama by Adam Guettel (music and lyrics) and Craig Lucas (book). ... Joe McGinniss (born 1942) is an author of several books; most notably The Selling of the President, an account of the United States presidential election, 1968. ... Edward P. Jones is an African American author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. ... The Known World is Edward P. Jones first novel and second book, published in 2003. ... Dave Anderson (born May 6, 1929 in Troy, New York) is an American sportswriter based in New York City. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... Vito Hannibal Acconci (born January 24, 1940) is a New York-based architect, landscape architect, and installation artist. ... Joseph E. Murray (born 1 April 1919), American surgeon, performed the first successful human kidney transplant from an adult to his identical twin. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... James J. Collins, Ph. ...


From overseas, there have been many former students who went on to excel in several key professions and fields of endeavor, not just in the United States, but throughout the world, most notably Juan Bertran Pellicer and Roberto Rodriguez Poventud from Puerto Rico (Medicine, and Law); Guillermo Ulloa Tenorio (Business, from Colombia); John and Salvador Gadala-Maria Issa, from El Salvador (Business); Francisco de Asis, Jose and Antonio O. Olbes, Jose Miguel Cabarrus Ghezzi, James and William Foley Ugarte, from the Philippines (International Business and Finance, Mining, Travel, Insurance, Real Estate); Edgar Alhers Pasos, William Baez-Sacasa, Juan Rafael Navas-Sacasa, Carlos Aguirre Craige and Guillermo Perez-Arguello, from Nicaragua ( Private Banking, Politics, International Finance and Banking, International Relations and Diplomacy).


Patrick Rissmiller is an NHL hockey player for the San Jose Sharks. He attended Holy Cross for four years and went undrafted in the NHL draft and was considered a long shot. He then signed with the San Jose Sharks and is in their starting lineup playing 79 of the 82 games in the 2006-2007 season, including all playoff games. Rissmiller is also the first hockey player to play in the NHL from Holy Cross. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California, United States. ...


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  59. ^ , Alumni and Friends
  60. ^ , Holy Cross Regional Clubs

is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ... is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

The Holy Cross Goodtime Marching Band in the familiar HC formation Formed in 1845, the Holy Cross Goodtime Marching Band (HCGTMB) is one of the oldest organizations at The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. ... Hart Center is a 3,600-seat multi-purpose arena in Worcester, Massachusetts. ... Fitton Field, officially known as Fitton Football Stadium, is a 23,500-seat multi-purpose stadium in Worcester, Massachusetts. ... WCHC 88. ...

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College of the Holy Cross: Information from Answers.com (1941 words)
College of The Holy Cross is a liberal arts undergraduate institution in central Massachusetts with nearly 3,000 students.
Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and one of the oldest in the United States.
Today, Holy Cross is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is ranked thirty-second among liberal arts colleges in the country, and is part of a consortium with other Worcester colleges, including Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Clark University.
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology :: Summer Institute: About the Speakers (1182 words)
Alkiviadis Calivas is the Professor of Liturgics Emeritus at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.
Frank Marangos is the Director of Religious Education for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Religious Education and Homiletics at Holy Cross.
Theodore Stylianopoulos is the Archbishop Iakovos Professor of Orthodox Theology and Professor of New Testament at Holy Cross.
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