Posted by Jeremy Shulkin
Three issues ago Worcester Mag did a story on the atmosphere on College Hill. A large chunk of the story focused on what other local schools do to try and limit partying and late night disturbances.
In calling around to those other schools, responses from officials at all levels were always something to the effect of “We don’t want to pile on Holy Cross.” In other words, the school would gladly talk about their policies, but wouldn’t say anything about what Holy Cross does or does not do, or try to diagnose the issues on Mount St. James.
With that solidarity in mind, it was a little surprising to read this statement in yesterday’s T&G.
In speaking about why Holy Cross student parties get more headlines than those at other schools, (McFarland) said there’s so much other crime in Clark’s Main South neighborhood that drunken students aren’t as remarkable as they are near Holy Cross.
Sure enough, that did not go over well. Today’s headline: Holy Cross president apologizes to Main South.
The Rev. Michael C. McFarland, president of the College of the Holy Cross, apologized yesterday to District 4 City Councilor Barbara G. Haller for comments he made at a Telegram & Gazette editorial board meeting Tuesday that Clark University’s Main South neighborhood has too much other crime to worry about drunken students.