Holy Cross Celebrates 175

Hi everyone! Hope you are enjoying the fall weather! The fall semester is in full swing here at Holy Cross, and many students are already preparing for exams this week and next week. The past couple weeks have been busy, including celebrating the 175th anniversary of the College on September 14 and attending a talk on Free Speech as part of the Carroll Program.

The Goodtime Marching Band performing at the 175th Anniversary Picnic on the Kimball Quad! (Photo: @collegeoftheholycross Instagram)

As many may know, this year marks the 175th anniversary of the founding of Holy Cross. While we will be celebrating all year, the main event took place last Friday. First, Fr. Boroughs and Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, said Mass in a full St. Joseph’s Chapel. Then the campus descended on Kimball Quad for a picnic, including performances by student band SCONE and the Rhythm Steppaz. Overall it was a remarkable event–Holy Cross really outdid itself!

Celebrating Mass with Cardinal Sean O’Malley! (Photo: @collegeoftheholycross Instagram)

Additionally, last week I attended a lecture in the Rehm Library about free speech from Keith Whittington, a Princeton professor of political science. His talk was thought provoking, and he answered questions which challenged his book with remarkable language and debate skills. His lecture was part of the Carroll Lecture Series, a series of three lectures over the fall semester sponsored by the Charles Carroll Program for Political Science. As I mentioned last week, I am a Charles Carroll fellow, and this speaker series is one of the reasons I enjoy being a part of this program!

That’s all for this week! Check in soon to hear about Homecoming, whether or not I survive midterms, and more Carroll lectures!



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