1. The quality of persisting; tenacity.
2. The act of persisting; continued effort or existence.”
When I was a student at Holy Cross, a Jesuit priest (who is still at the college) spoke to me one evening in the Mary Chapel. He told me he noticed a quality about me: persistence. He said this was noticeable because many people give up in the face of a problem or obstacle, but I don’t give up. I persist. He asked me if I noticed it. Me? I was wondering why he didn’t say how intuitive I am, or something like that. Persistent? It sounded like I was a nuisance. No, he said. It’s a gift.
So, while the Holy Cross administration delays addressing problems, using the same behavior it prohibits when students and staff do it — confidentiality breaches, retaliation, cover up, conspiracy to cover up — I just keep going on and tracking all of it.
Remember Holy Cross: it’s a gift.