Heard on the Hill


Real Food: By signing the Real Food Campus Commitment in April, the College is working to have 20 percent or more of our food purchases to be locally sourced, fairly traded, ecologically sound and humane by 2020.

Summer Silence? As Conference and Events Director Chris Augeri tells it, there was no summer silence at Stonehill: “From May to August, we hosted well over 10,000 guests on campus. They were here for a wide variety of reasons—academic enrichment programs, religious retreats, sports camps, road races and walks, research conferences and even a Taste of Easton food festival. It was a hive of activity here.”

Runways: Behind Holy Cross Center, you might see the outlines of two old airplane runways. Built by the Ames family in the 1920s, they were used for training by the U.S. Navy during World War II. A private company then used them until they were closed in 1955.

Trick-or-Treat: Every Halloween, campus comes alive with waves of costumed trick or treaters. Warmly welcomed by our students, these children of faculty, staff and local alumni are never disappointed by the bounty they receive!

Cool Shades: Created by Rachel Smith ’12, this image of Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C. with cool shades heralded Basil Awareness Day in April, which celebrated the life and legacy of the French priest who founded the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1837.

Go Back? “Drove by @stonehill_info this morning to see all the orientation leaders out at the entrance to welcome the new class. Can I go back? #2013,” a Tweet from Rachel Sederberg ’13 about Orientation. [See back cover.]

Wanderings: “Our wanderings provide us rich opportunities to learn, to grow, and to become more keenly aware of our values and hopes,” President John Denning, C.S.C. at Commencement.

Bowled Over: Did you know that Stonehill is one of the few Massachusetts colleges to have a competitive tenpin bowling team? About 12 students participate, but with few teams around, they have to travel when they compete.

Memorable Volunteer Experience: “Going on a three week service trip to Guatemala to help rebuild a schoolhouse and build water faucets to give the students access to running water,” Theresa Ruszczyk ’16.

College Visit Tip: “The more schools you visit, the harder it will be to remember each one specifically. Get one notebook, or make one folder on your computer, that has all of your notes from college visits. Write what you liked and didn’t like. These notes will also help when it comes time to write your supplemental statements in your applications,” Emma Brown, senior admission counselor.

Quiz: Why was the late James “Lou” Gorman ’53—one of the College’s most famous alums—called “Lou” when his full name was James Gerald Gorman?  To see the answer, click here.