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Vigil for Justice

I began this vigil for justice after I discovered many breaches of confidentiality by Holy Cross and its president at the time, Michael McFarland.   After Philip Boroughs became president, he made no effort to address what happened and instead had … Continue reading

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The Confidentiality Promised to Me by the College President

This is the confidentiality promised to me by the president of the College of the Holy Cross:   All of my communications to him were completely private between myself and him, and all of his communications to me in response were … Continue reading

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The Retaliation Problem at the College of the Holy Cross

I have now heard from what seems like every segment of the Holy Cross community that retaliation by the administration of the college is a serious and well known problem.   The college administration is always retaliating, I’ve been told.   The … Continue reading

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Violations of Confidentiality: Is there Accountability?

Many professionals say confidentiality is inherent and necessary in their work.   Physicians and medical people promise confidentiality.  Lawyers promise confidentiality.   Priests promise confidentiality.   Journalists promise confidentiality. Many confidentiality breaches happened recently.   Here are just two that were in the news, … Continue reading

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Retaliation by Holy Cross against Sexual Assault Victims — Just like the Military

The new president of the College of the Holy Cross, Philip L. Boroughs, SJ, loves to retaliate.   He frankly seems addicted to it.   This stands out in my experience because his predecessor, Michael C. McFarland, SJ, never retaliated against me … Continue reading

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“We Didn’t Think a New President Should Have to Deal With This”

These are the words of William Conley, Director of Administrative Services, about why Holy Cross recklessly violated the strict confidentiality promised to me by the Office of the President of the college. There was no emergency, and they never asked … Continue reading

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Start Where You Are

If the person who sexually assaulted you is a member of a religious order, such as the Jesuits, and you want to report it to Jesuits (or another religious order), you will find that Jesuits are experts at making it … Continue reading

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