Civitas Branching Documentation

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Remarks given by Dean Jacqueline Peterson at the rededication of Civitas Branching, a 5-panel mosaic depicting scenes from the College Hill neighborhood. The mosaic was created as a collaborative art project by students of the College of the Holy Cross and residents of the College Hill neighborhood in Worcester, Massachusetts. It was originally installed on the College Hill Civic Association building located at 79 Kendig Street in Worcester. In 2016, the mosaic was relocated to the east patio of Dinand Library on the campus of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. A rededication ceremony was held April 20, 2016. Several members of the community who had participated in the mosaic were in attendance. Dean Peterson was Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at the College of the Holy Cross from 1997-2017. She was very involved in efforts to improve the relationship between Holy Cross and the College Hill neighborhood residents. Furthermore, she facilitated both the original mosaic project and its relocation/rededication.

The rededication of Civitas Branching also marked the dedication of Lungs of the Planet, a tile mural installed on the west patio Rooftop Garden of Dinand Library.



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