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Media Mentions

  • The Sept. 3 issue of Nature features an article co-authored by Madeline Vargas of the biology department (see "News from the Hill" story on Page 4). 
  • Abdi A. Lidonde, physical plant supervisor at the College, was interviewed in the Sept. 9 issue of the Telegram & Gazette. Lidonde was on vacation in his native Kenya when a terrorist bomb exploded at the United States Embassy, killing hundreds. Lidonde was only two blocks from the explosion and was a witness to the hysteria that followed. 
  • Associate professor of biology and Charles A. Dana Faculty Fellow, Mary E. Morton, was interviewed about science literacy on the Nov. 30 broadcast of National Public Radio's To the Best of Our Knowledge. It was the first of a two-part series. In the concluding segment, Morton will speak about the innovative work Holy Cross is doing in the Worcester Public School System. 
  • The Oct. 18 issue of the Baltimore Sun featured the story "Loyola College is thinking big." Holy Cross Director of Admissions Ann McDermott was quoted in the piece.
  • Richard M. Clark '59, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Kellogg Co., was profiled in the Oct. 19 issue of the National Law Journal.
  • Chair of the religious studies department Mary Ann Hinsdale was quoted extensively in the story "Meet today's Catholic college undergrads," published in the Oct. 16 issue of the National Catholic Reporter. 
  • David O'Brien of the history department was quoted in the same issue of the National Catholic Reporter in the story "Catholic studies is serious business."
  • The Nov. 5 edition of the New York Times features a letter to the editor from Vincent A. Lapomarda, S.J., regarding the publication of documents concerning Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust.
  • An article on sign language from the Oct. 11 edition of the Boston Globe includes coverage of the College's popular American Sign Language Program. Featured are quotes from program coordinator Judy Freedman Fask. 
  • Captain Denis V. Army '75 appeared on Good Morning America on Nov. 16 to discuss the Gulf Crisis. Army is captain of the USS St. George. 
  • During the week of Nov. 6, the Boston Globe carried several stories about Cardinal Law's trip to Honduras to assess the ravages of Hurricane Mitch. Accompanying Cardinal Law and featured in these stories was Michael F. Collins, M.D., '77, president and chief executive officer of Caritas Christi Health Care System.
  • On the Dec. 3 Today Show, Ted Wells '72 discussed the acquittal of his client Mike Espy, the former agriculture secretary, on corruption charges. That evening, Wells was interviewed by Ted Koppel on Nightline. 
  • J. Peter Lyons '56 was featured in an "Executive Profile" in the Boston Business Journal of Dec. 11-17, 1998. Lyons is President and CEO of the Lyons Cos., a Waltham, Mass.-based diversified financial services firm.

By the Numbers

  • Number of economics/accounting majors at Holy Cross: 136 
  • Number of computers in labs on campus: 256
  • Number of shovels owned by the Holy Cross grounds crew: 45
  • Coldest recorded temperature in Worcester: -24° (Feb. 16, 1943)
  • Coldest recorded temperature in Worcester last year: 0° (Jan. 1, 1998)
  • Seating capacity of Fenwick Theatre: 226
  • Seating capacity of the ice hockey rink: 1,200
  • Number of Holy Cross alums who have played in the NBA: 9
  • Number of basketball games played in the Hart Center since its opening: 553 (282, men; 271, women)
  • Number of gallons of water needed to fill the Hart swimming pool: 386,000 
  • Number of Masses said on campus each day: 2 daily, 4 per weekend
  • Seating capacity of St. Joseph Memorial Chapel: 900
  • Number of weddings in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel last year: 30
  • Number of pounds of purple ink used by Graphic Arts last year: 53
  • Number of coffees sold daily at Cool Beans, on average: 250
  • Cost of a tall coffee in Cool Beans: $1.20


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