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Media Mentions 

  • An interview with associate professor and chair of the history department, John B. Anderson '57, concerning the presidential primaries, appeared in the Feb. 1 edition of the Los Angeles Times. In the article, he ".equates the New Hampshire primary to the tryout of a show aiming for Broadway: The candidates are the cast; the voters, the audience and the press play the role of the critics."
  • The Feb. 28 edition of The Boston Globe ran the story, "Cusack Clan Takes Stage at Holy Cross." For more information about the acting family's recent visit to campus, please see Page 8. 
  • Mike Benziger '73 and his family were the focus of an article in the "Wine Talk" column of The New York Times on March 15. He is the owner of the Benziger Family Winery.
  • The March 29 edition of The Wall Street Journal featured an in-depth profile of Mary Berner '81, president and chief executive of Fairchild Publications, Inc. The article states, "The name of the game in magazines today is turning a title into a far-reaching brand name, a tactic Ms. Berner pushes hard."
  • On April 9 The (Worcester) Sunday Telegram & Gazette ran an in-depth article about the 2,000-year-old mummy housed in the Dinand Library and its move to the Winterthur Museum in Delaware. The Associated Press picked up the story, which then appeared in numerous newspapers throughout New England. The Wall Street Journal lists it as a "winner" in the Winners & Losers column on April 12.
  • During the April 9 season finale of The Sopranos on HBO, daughter Meadow Soprano announced that she had been accepted for admission to Holy Cross. Reference to the College had also been made in another episode earlier this year. The HBO original series has become the most talked-about series of the past two years. 
  • During the month of April, Maria Shriver made numerous media appearances to promote her new book, Ten Things I Wish I'd Known-Before I Went Out into the Real World, based on the address she had given at the Holy Cross Commencement of 1998. She mentioned the College frequently during interviews on Oprah, NBC's "Today Show," CNN's Larry King Live, and Tim Russert on MSNBC. Print coverage included articles in Parade Magazine, USA Today and the Los Angeles Times
  • The May issue of George Magazine offered an in-depth interview with Chris Matthews '67, of Hardball (MSNBC and CNBC) fame. The magazine also featured a photo of actor John Cusack, son of Richard '50, sporting a Holy Cross baseball hat at the Independent Spirit Awards.
  • Maggie Wilderotter '77, CEO of Wink Communications, offers her thoughts on avoiding "burnout" in the May issue of Fast Company Magazine.
  • David O'Brien, history professor and Loyola professor of Roman Catholic studies at Holy Cross, was quoted in a New York Times article (May 7) about the late Cardinal John O'Connor.


By the Numbers

Number of students who presented a Senior Honors Thesis this year: 33
Number of seniors who attended the 100 Days Dance: 525
Number of members of the Holy Cross Ultimate Frisbee Team: 25
Number of seminars offered in the spring 2000 semester: 88
Number of Holy Cross students who spent spring break participating in the Appalachia Service Project: 127
Number of sites Holy Cross students visited in Appalachia: 12
Crowd capacity at the Hart Center basketball court: 4,000 (3,600 seats)
Number of times the Holy Cross women’s basketball team has received a bid to play in the NCAA tournament: 8
Number of times the Holy Cross men’s basketball team has received a bid to play in the NCAA tournament: 8
Number of NCAA tournaments won by the men’s basketball team: 1
Number of NIT tournaments won by the men’s basketball team: 1
Number of consecutive appearances in NCAA tournaments by the women’s basketball team: 3
Number of student-athletes at Holy Cross: 811
Portion of the student body involved in Holy Cross sports: 29 percent


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