January 15th is a day that is circled on many calendars across the country for a variety of reasons. Did you know that on January 15, 1559, Queen Elizabeth I was crowned? In 1622, French writer Molière was born? In 1922, Irish revolutionary Michael Collins became the Irish Free States’ first premier? In 1929, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born? And in 1967, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl I.? Well, it’s true. And in addition to those events, January 15th is important at Holy Cross because it is the deadline for regular decision applications.
Where did the time go you ask? Well, it has flown by in a blur of high school visits, open houses, college fairs, interviews, phone calls and emails for counselors here at HC. But today – January 16th is the start of full scale reading for us counselors. Oh, we’ve been chipping away at early applications for a few months, but now we know what we’re up against. The last applications are being downloaded and all the rest of the mail is coming in. Counselors will be able to go find a quiet area to read applications for hours at a time. Our very own Suzanne likes to read at her desk…and by the looks of the pile on her desk this morning, she’ll be there a while.
I know what you’re thinking – it sounds like fun! Well, like any good novel, it has it ups and downs, makes you laugh or frustrates you, but overall it’s enjoyable to find out about all of you. As you might have already guessed, I’m putting off reading in order to write this entry, but if I don’t start, I’ll never finish. So, with all this work to be done, and a full night’s rest behind me, I’m ready to go. You might not be hearing from us very frequently over the several weeks, but don’t forget to check back with us because you never know what we’re going to read about next.
Patrick Maloney ’02
Assistant Director of Admissions