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Photo Gallery: Announcement of $25M Gift to Enhance the Arts Delights Crowd


Photography by Dan Vaillancourt Alumnus Donates $25 Million to Holy Cross to Enhance the Arts Related Information Visual Arts Music Theatre Related Information Visual Arts Music Theatre Selected News Coverage Editorial: Gift from the heart (Telegram & Gazette, February 15, 2013) …


Alumnus Donates $25 Million to Holy Cross to Enhance the Arts

Largest single gift in College history is from telecommunications executive

Cornelius B. Prior, Jr., a 1956 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and chair of the board of the telecommunications services company Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc., headquartered in Beverly, Mass., is donating $25 million to the College. The gift, …


Video: Community Prayer Celebrates the Many Faith Traditions at Holy Cross

New tradition at College met with great enthusiasm among students, faculty, staff


Hundreds filled Mary Chapel for the second annual Community Day of Prayer. The event, held on the first day that spring semester classes start, celebrates the rich faith traditions at the College. The prayer was led by Rev. Philip L. …


Yearlong Coeducation Anniversary Celebration Continues at Holy Cross

High-profile lectures, exhibits, panel discussions, alumnae reunions, and more serve as springboard to reflection and exploration

  The College of the Holy Cross will kick off the second half of “Opening Doors,” its 40th anniversary of coeducation celebration, with lectures by women who have led the way in their fields and written about personal and professional …


At Convocation, Seniors Describe Intangibles of Holy Cross Experience

On the eve of their last semester at Holy Cross, members of the Class of 2013 reconnected and reflected at Senior Convocation, Jan. 21, in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel. The annual event features speeches, poetry and music that encourage students …


Second Annual Campus Wide Multifaith Prayer to Celebrate Faith Traditions at Holy Cross

Employees reflect on inaugural prayer service

When students return to campus in January, the chaplains’ office will hold the College’s second annual Campus Wide Multifaith Prayer to celebrate the rich faith traditions that are represented at Holy Cross. Students, faculty and staff are invited to gather …


Video: Members of the Holy Cross Community Wish You a Merry Christmas

Against a backdrop of scenes of the College’s beloved holiday traditions, members of the Holy Cross community send greetings as the College Choir, led by guest conductor Christopher Shepard, perform “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” during the annual Advent Festival …


Message from Holy Cross President Regarding Newtown Tragedy

We at Holy Cross send thoughts and prayers to our neighbors in Newtown, Conn. The Holy Cross community has dozens of members who call Newtown home, and I know many more have relatives and friends who have been profoundly affected …


Worcester Attorney Named General Counsel at Holy Cross

Worcester attorney Vincent F. O’Rourke, Jr., who has represented the College of the Holy Cross in various capacities since 1981 when he joined the local firm of Bowditch & Dewey, has been named the College’s new general counsel, effective January …


Video: Presidential Inauguration Marks New Chapter in Holy Cross’ Storied History

View highlights of installation ceremony, remarks


The inauguration of Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., as 32nd president of Holy Cross on Sept. 14 marked the beginning of the latest chapter in the College’s storied history. It also brought out the sense of pride that so many …


Inauguration: Video of Presidential Address

By Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president Honored guests, esteemed colleagues, beloved family and friends, brother Jesuits: On this Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, when we celebrate the triumph of life-giving love, our extended College community gathers …


Inauguration: Inaugural Address

By John J. DeGioia It is an honor for me to be with you today as we celebrate this extraordinary moment in the life of this community.  I can’t begin to tell you what it means to be here on …


Inauguration: Greetings From the Alumni

On behalf of the 35,000 individuals who proudly call themselves alumni and alumnae of Holy Cross, I welcome Fr. Boroughs to the College. As graduates of Holy Cross, we are ambassadors for the College. In our words and in our …


Inauguration: Greetings From the Employees

Good afternoon, my name is Ken McNickles. I am the chef of the HC  Jesuit community. My wife said I should have been a lawyer or a monk. I guess being chef for the Jesuits is the closest I’ll get. …


Inauguration: Greetings From the Students

By Paul Misci ’13 and Kate Shea ’13 Welcome everyone and a special Holy Cross welcome to Father Boroughs from the entire student body. Hi Father this is Kate and I’m Paul and we are the SGA Co-Presidents for the …


Inauguration: Greetings from the Faculty

By Patricia E. Kramer Lieutenant Governor Murray, Mayor Petty, Bishop McManus, Chair of our Board of Trustees, Kevin Condron, Vice Chair Joan Hogan Gillman, honored guests, faculty, students, and staff of the College of the Holy Cross. Father Philip Boroughs, …


Inauguration: Greetings From the Society of Jesus (Fr. Sheehan)

By the Very Rev. Myles N. Sheehan, S.J. As Provincial of the Society of Jesus of New England, I welcome Fr. Boroughs to his ministry as the 32nd President of the College of the Holy Cross. The Society of Jesus …


Inauguration: Greetings From the Society of Jesus (Fr. Lee)

By the Very Rev. Patrick J. Lee, S.J. To all gathered here today and to Fr. Philip Boroughs, S.J., I bring you greetings from the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus.  I am thankful for this opportunity to gather …