Post by cruskater31 on Oct 26, 2019 15:48:16 GMT -5
As to PC weekend, the food was delicious for a buffet. They had pumpkin ravioli and other fall themed dishes. That being said I appreciate the sit down dinner with a filet and the morning Q&A session. I felt like PC members were downplayed a bit since the occasion was split with the HCAA. The presentation was difficult to hear and we didn't want to give up our table to watch it.
Post by Pakachoag Phreek on Oct 26, 2019 16:52:23 GMT -5
Ciampi is bigger than I thought, nearly 34,000 sq ft.
My prediction: assuming two occupiable floors, Ciampi's upper floor will be a residence hall for 35-40 seniors, the main floor will have common rooms and a dining area. The latter will also serve students living in the new town house style residence hall on City View.
Opening the PPAC will free two large spaces in O'Kane, one is Fenwick theater, the other the former pool / bowling alley (both long before my time) which has apparently been chopped up. I assume the Brooks recital hall will remain. Plus the 2,800 sq ft space in Loyola being used as a fitness studio will no longer be needed. www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/theatre-and-dance/facilities
My understanding was there has been a conscious decision to lower costs for the PC events perhaps going back to when they increased minimum qualifying giving from $1,000 to $2,500. Pumpkin ravioli?! Glad I didn't go!
Won't be surprised if within the next 5 years, minimum qualifications will be raised $5,000 donation.
As Groucho Marx (Karl's distant cousin) used to say: "I refuse to join any club that would have me..."
I attended the game, dinner and sunday morning breakfast. It was not the usual "shareholders meeting" on Sunday, but instead was a lecture and video by an Argentine music prof. who has been at HC for many years. My wife, who is from Argentina, enjoyed chatting with him afterwards. He was astonished to meet someone from northern Argentina. I was blessed to sit in the box at the football game. Had brief chats with Fr. B and Fr. McF, who will soon start a new assignment at the Gregorian Univ. foundation in DC. I was impressed with the turf, which looked to be golf-course quality. At the dinner, which was well attended, I was chatting with one of the development folks. I asked about the return on the endowment and she replied, "You are not the first person to ask that question." She gave me a rather lame excuse that it is invested in a conservative manner. Did not run into the CIO. Food was fairly good. All in all, a pleasant weekend but no real scoops to share.
Grammy Award winner Professor Osvaldo Golijov is an internationally famous superstar in the music world, and a tremendous credit to Holy Cross. Calling him an "Argentine music prof" does not adequately capture his role.
Post by longsuffering on Nov 8, 2019 1:34:24 GMT -5
Since we are not in the entertainment business, I would hardly rank a Grammy Award higher than prestigious MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships which are academic awards.🙂
Actually, thanks for bringing him up at all as it gave me a chance to Google him and learn what a treasure we have at HC. I wonder if he has played, conducted or composed for our Argentine Jesuit Pope?