Monthly Archives: February 2013

The New Hunger Strike for Justice: Retaliation and Confidentiality

When the second Hunger Strike for Justice begins, it will be based on two things:  many retaliatory acts by Philip L. Boroughs, SJ, the president of the College of the Holy Cross, and an unanswered question about whether Michael C. … Continue reading

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Should Have Started with McFarland

I had nothing to do with the timing of Holy Cross changing presidents — McFarland leaving, Boroughs arriving, in January 2012.   The previous fall, in 2011, it had come to me in prayer that I had to communicate differently.   I … Continue reading

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Fr. Boroughs Can End the Retaliation with One Order

When I restart the Hunger Strike for Justice, I am going to focus on the retaliation that began after Fr. Boroughs took office in January 2012 and which heated up when Holy Cross got a new lawyer over the summer … Continue reading

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The Mother of a Student Stopped to Talk

A woman whose daughter is a student at Holy Cross made a point of coming over to talk to me about what made me start the vigil.   I explained it is the college’s extremely poor handling of sexual misconduct reports.   … Continue reading

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Restarting the Hunger Strike

Last year I suspended the Hunger Strike for Justice on the 26th day after the college lawyer said we were in settlement talks.   Those words, settlement talks, refer to a time in which efforts are made to reach a resolution … Continue reading

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“Because Holy Cross Can Do It, Holy Cross Should Do It”

The proposal I gave to Fr. Boroughs was drafted with the help of a medical professional who has known me for more than 20 years.   This medical professional is also a witness to Fr. McFarland’s confidentiality commitment. When we were … Continue reading

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The Holy Cross Sexual Misconduct Policy and the Holy Cross Employee Handbook on Confidentiality

Both the Sexual Misconduct policy and the Employee Handbook at Holy Cross recognize confidentiality.   I was also personally promised it by the Jesuit president of the College of the Holy Cross. It is simply astounding that Fr. Boroughs, Fr. McFarland … Continue reading

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