Alumna Uses Liberal Arts Education to Explore Intersectionality of Religion and Law
Providence Business News
Rebecca Murphy ’06, a religious studies major while at the College of the Holy Cross, utilized her liberal arts education to explore the....
Blog: Caron ’20 Looks Forward to Academic and Extracurricular Endeavors at Holy Cross
NAME Spencer Caron ’20 HOMETOWN Belchertown, Mass. STUDIES HE’S CONSIDERING Political science, philosophy and economics WHY HE CHOSE HOLY CROSS....
Religious Studies Professor Writes Letter to Trump Administration for Campaign
Values and Voices
Tat-siong Benny Liew, the Class of 1956 Professor in New Testament Studies and professor of religious studies at the College of the Holy Cross,....
Holy Cross Offers Reflection Opportunities During the Season of Lent
College offerings include resources to engage community both on and off campus
With the Christian season of Lent beginning with Ash Wednesday on March 1, there are a number of reflection opportunities available to members of the....
Holy Cross Ranks Among Top Undergraduate Fulbright Scholarship Producers
The Chronicle of Higher Education
According to data submitted by the Institute of International Education, the College of the Holy Cross ranks as one of the top undergraduate....
Holy Cross Alumnus and Administrator Discusses College’s Mission and Priesthood
Connections, by the Association of the Jesuit Colleges & Universities
In the February issue of Connections, an online publication of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, Rev. William R. Campbell, S.J.....
‘How the Trump-Russia Election Controversy Only Makes Putin Stronger’
After the resignation of national security advisor Michael Flynn, Cynthia Hooper, associate professor of history and director of Russian and Eastern....
Holy Cross Ranks No. 2 on ‘10 Best Roman Catholic Colleges in the Country’
USA Today College
For the second year in a row, the College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 2 among the 10 best Roman Catholic colleges in the country, according to USA....
Photos: ArtsWorcester Showcases Holy Cross Talent at Annual Exhibition
From the layered landscapes of the Grand Canyon to the beauty of the human body, 13 Holy Cross students explore the intersectionality of art,....
‘I LOVE HC’ Fundraising Challenge a Record-Breaking Success
6100-plus donors raise $1.8 million in 24 hours
This past Feb. 14 was a Valentine’s Day for the books. The record books, that is! For 24 hours, the Holy Cross community was challenged to show its....
Understanding Immigration Through Multiple Academic Lenses
“Teach-in” offers context beyond national partisan debate
Whose America is it? How does one become American? What does it mean to be a full citizen? And what are our responsibilities to one another as....
Simulation Challenges Students to Explore Complexities of U.S.-Mexico Border Issue
Fifteen Holy Cross students — from a range of class years and disciplines — spent a recent Saturday taking on a current hot-button topic: the....
Holy Cross Faculty Member Recognized for Contributions to Catholic Higher Education
Thomas Landy, director of the Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture at the College of the Holy Cross, was awarded....
Religious Studies Professor Offers Response to the Potential Repeal of the Johnson Amendment
U.S. News & World Report
In response to president Donald Trump’s comments regarding his plans to repeal the Johnson Amendment — which prevents houses of worship and other....
Holy Cross Names Dan Kim Vice President for Communications
Dan Kim has been named the new vice president for communications at the College of the Holy Cross. He will assume his responsibilities on April 1,....
Margaret Peterlin ’93 Joins State Department as Secretary Rex Tillerson’s Chief of Staff
The Washington Post
Maintaining a cohesive team at the State Department is critical to the agency’s future success, writes Josh Rogin, a columnist for the Global....
English Professor Reflects on the Beauty of Naturalization Ceremonies
Following the recent national outcry over president Trump’s immigration ban, Leila Philip, professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross,....
Photo Gallery: Luth Athletic Complex Construction and Renovation Continues Through Winter Months
The weather may be cold out, but extensive progress continues to be made on the construction and renovation of the Luth Athletic Complex.....
Religious Studies Professor Reflects on Shaker Culture, Insights
Moved by the recent passing of Sister Frances Carr, thought to be one of the last known Shaker, professor of religious studies Joanne M. Pierce....
Why Early Aid Letters Matter: Holy Cross Financial Aid Expert Comments on New FAFSA Rules
U.S. News & World Report
Lynne Myers, director of financial aid at College of the Holy Cross, explains why the changes to the financial aid process, effective for the....
Holy Cross Included Among Princeton Review’s ‘Colleges That Pay You Back’
The College ranked No. 12 on “Best Alumni Network” list
The College of the Holy Cross is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking great academics, outstanding career preparation, and....
Economics Professor Provides Insight on Rising Rates of Employer Confidence in Massachusetts
The Lowell Sun l Boston Business Journal l Sentinel & Enterprise l NewburyportNews.com
Even though state and national economies are slowing down, confidence in the business environment is the highest it has been in Massachusetts since....
‘Decide to Be the Change’
Social justice activist Shaun King offers context, challenges students to address injustice
“It’s hard to understand a moment in history when you’re in it,” said Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King, speaking to the more than 500....
Joyce ’82 Discusses Corporate Strategy at Worcester Economics Club Meeting
Telegram & Gazette
As president and CEO of Danaher Corp, Thomas P. Joyce Jr. ’82, is no stranger to “helping people realize their potential,” according to a....
Time-Lapse Video: 13 Inches of Snow Blanket Campus
Over a foot of snow fell on Mount St. James on Feb. 9, 2017, and the College’s three campus webcams captured the action in this one-minute....
Important Winter Weather Notification – Feb. 9, 2017
Update: Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. The College will re-open at 11 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, 2017 and will be open tomorrow, Friday,....
Show Your Love. Give Purple!
Holy Cross to launch 24-hour fundraising challenge
UPDATE: Feb. 15 – 12:00 a.m. 6,111 donors! What a day! Thank you to all who showed your love for the College of the Holy Cross. Because of....
Tough Love: Founder of Homeboy Industries Preaches Jobs, Not Jails, for Gang Members
Twenty-year-old David Vasquez stood on stage at Seelos Theatre and walked the captivated audience through the many struggles of his young life:....
A Look Backstage with ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Director Julia McCarthy ’15
Since graduating from Holy Cross, “Little Shop of Horrors” director Julia McCarthy ’15 has been busy studying acting in Boston and in Russia,....
Amanda Belichick Talks Coaching, Learning from Her Dad, and the Super Bowl
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With the Super Bowl right around the corner, all eyes are on New England Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick. However, Worcester and Boston news....
History Professor and Russian Expert Discusses Putin-Trump Relationship on CNN
As the world keeps tabs on potential shifts in U.S. foreign relations, Cynthia Hooper, associate professor of history and director of Russian and....
“Education is the Key”
Alumni discuss transformative power of Holy Cross' education and need to create opportunities for future students
Edward J. Ludwig ’73 and Yachira M. Torres ’10 come from different eras of Holy Cross history. To give just one example, the College was still....
Standing in Solidarity with Worcester’s Immigrants and Refugees: Reflections from the Holy Cross Community
More than 200 members of the Holy Cross community joined protesters Tuesday night at Worcester City Hall, a gathering that was intended to show....
Providing Students Access to Education: Lisa and James Mooney III ’90 Explain Why They Give
James F. Mooney III ’90 and Lisa M. Mooney have committed to endow ten full scholarships, which together will be known as The “Brooks Fellows”....
Arts Transcending Borders Kicks Off the Semester with Sō Percussion’s ‘A Gun Show’
This semester, Arts Transcending Borders at the College of the Holy Cross is offering a series of events that bring some of the most pressing....
Shaun King to Deliver Social Justice Keynote Address at Holy Cross
On Tuesday, Feb. 7, Shaun King, senior justice writer for the New York Daily News and political commentator for The Young Turks, will give a keynote....
Religious Studies Professor Connects Bible Passages to Refugee Ban
Days into President Trump’s executive order placing a stay on refugees, Mathew Schmalz, associate professor of religious studies, says the....
Holy Cross President Responds to Recent Executive Orders on Immigration
In light of the recent executive orders issued by President Trump, Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of the College of the Holy Cross, has....
Working Writers Series Kicks Off Spring Semester with Nonfiction Writer Jerald Walker
Series includes short story author, novelists
The Working Writers Series events, which are sponsored by the English department’s Creative Writing Program, will present readings from the....
Holy Cross Music Department Announces the Spring 2017 Concert Series
The College of the Holy Cross music department will kick off its spring concert series on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. in Brooks Concert Hall with....
Alternate College Theatre Presents the Musical Update of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’
The College of the Holy Cross’ student run Alternate College Theatre (ACT) will present “Little Shop of Horrors,” with music by Alan Menken,....
2017 Bob Cousy Award Watch List Narrowed to 10 Finalists
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the 10 watch list finalists for the 2017 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award....
‘Holy Cross, Assumption students head to DC March for Life’
Telegram & Gazette
Three Holy Cross students taking part in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. sat down with the Telegram & Gazette to discuss the....
Homeboy Industries Founder Fr. Boyle to Speak on Gang Intervention
L.A. organization is largest rehab and re-entry program in the world
Rev. Gregory Boyle, S.J., founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in....
Holy Cross Events to Focus on Forgotten Ethics in Food Movements
The College of the Holy Cross will host three events in February to highlight the ethical issues around two popular food movements, locally-sourced....
Holy Cross Community Gathers as ‘One Human Family’ At Multifaith Prayer
Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Unitarianism, Agnosticism, Christianity — these were just a few of the traditions and identities present among the large....
Blog: Pfau Thinks You’ll Love Holy Cross — And She’s Ready to Show You Why
NAME Meghan Pfau ’20 HOMETOWN Madison, Wis. STUDIES SHE’S CONSIDERING Education or psychology WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “I wanted a small school....
Holy Cross History Professor Rev. Thomas W. Worcester, S.J., Named President of Regis College
Rev. Thomas Worcester, S.J., professor of history at the College of the Holy Cross, will become the 11th president of Regis College, the Jesuit....
Digging into DNA: Biology Professor Wins $780K NSF Award for Genetics Research
Geoffrey Findlay, assistant professor of biology at the College of the Holy Cross, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award....
Latin American Artists Showcase Contemporary Work at Holy Cross’ Cantor Art Gallery
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross will present the work of ten Latin American artists in the exhibition....
Sō Percussion Explores Gun Violence Through Multigenre Performance
On Thursday, Feb. 9, Sō Percussion, a leading American percussion ensemble renowned for its incisive interpretations of modern repertoire and....
English Professor to Premiere Off-Broadway Production
"Cardiff" written by Leila Philip is based on an original work by British artist Garth Evans
How do people respond to an encounter with the unfamiliar? This is the idea that Leila Philip, professor of English, explores on stage with....
Political Perspective: Holy Cross Faculty Discuss Washington, D.C. March and Obama’s Presidency
Telegram & Gazette
On the eve of the transfer of presidential power, Selina Gallo-Cruz, assistant professor of sociology, discusses the motivation behind Saturday’s....
Holy Cross’ Spring 2017 Seelos Film Series
“La La Land,” “Manchester by the Sea,” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” among films to be shown this semester.
The College of the Holy Cross will be featuring the following films in Seelos Theater this spring. All films are free and open to the public. “Hell....
Associate Dean Earns Recognition for Innovative Work in Student Wellbeing
For Neal Lipsitz, associate dean for student development, working with students is the best part of his job. “Being able to establish trusting....
For the Love of Toys: Alumna and Holy Cross Faculty Focus on the Importance of Play
Jean Butler ’88, an economics major at the College and current executive director of the Toy Industry Foundation, is on a mission to put toys in....
Pioneering Judge James Carroll ’69 Establishes Drug Recovery Court in New Hampshire
In response to the growing drug abuse epidemic affecting communities across the country, Judge James Carroll ’69, a history major at the College,....
Alumna Reflects on Summer Spent Working with Refugees in Greece
As the European refugee crisis intensified, Mattea Cumoletti ’12, a history major and anthropology minor at the College, spent 10 weeks working at....
Biology Major Explores Medical Field While Shadowing Alumna Physician
Hafsa Sadiq ’19, a biology major and neuroscience minor in the Health Professions Advising Program, took her passion for the sciences to the South....
Political Science Course Offers Behind-the-Scenes Look into the Presidential Selection Process
There’s no better time to teach about the federal election process than during an election year. Donald Brand, professor of political science,....
Classics Professor Publishes Book on Ancient Leader Pericles
In his newest book, “Pericles: A Biography in Context” (Cambridge University Press, 2016), Thomas Martin, professor of classics, explores why....
Italian Professor Edits Volume on Role of Italian Women in Wartime
Susan Amatangelo, professor of Italian and current speaker of the faculty, edited the volume “Italian Women at War: Sisters in Arms from the....
Holy Cross Young Alum Named Worcester Magazine’s “Person of the Year”
Worcester Magazine has named Che Anderson ’11, project manager for the city of Worcester, as its “Person of the Year.” Anderson, who has....
2016: Year in Review
NCAA Tournament game win, Joyce Contemplative Center opens, Hart Center expansion and renovation begins, banner year for fundraising
At Holy Cross, each year is marked by new achievements and accomplishments. Here are some of the most notable from 2016.
Video: Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins ’63 Honored as Helmerich Distinguished Author, Reads Poetry on NPR
NPR, Tulsa World
The Tulsa Library Trust presented Billy Collins ’63, former U.S. Poet Laureate, with the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award on Dec. 2....
Holy Cross Basketball Player Nominated for National ‘Good Works Team Award’ for Effort on the Court and In the Community
The Virginian Pilot
Unlike many Division I athletes, the post-college plans of sophomore guard Marcellis Perkins ’19 don’t include going pro. A sports columnist for....
Award-Winning Poet, Professor Philip Metres ‘92 Reflects on Lessons Learned at Holy Cross
Philip Metres ’92 thinks back on his time as a senior English major at the College working on a creative writing honors thesis under the tutelage....
Explore Nature, Gods, and the Ancient World Through Student-Created Podcast Series
“Heroes battling rivers, eagles predicting the future, temples located on spectacular mountain peaks…”— this is how Aaron Seider, assistant....
Holy Cross Alumnus Wins 2016 J.G. Taylor Spink Award from the Baseball Hall of Fame
Dan Shaughnessy ’75 took his first step toward being a Hall of Fame sports writer when he was 6 years old. That’s when the Groton, Connecticut,....
Video, Photo Gallery: Holy Cross Wishes You a Merry Christmas
With lights strung and snow frosting the ivy-covered buildings of campus, the College of the Holy Cross has come to life this winter with the warmth....
In Memoriam: Rev. Anthony J. Kuzniewski, S.J., 1945-2016
Rev. Anthony J. Kuzniewski, S.J., professor emeritus of history at the College of the Holy Cross, died on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 at the....
Holy Cross Faculty Member Published in Boston Globe, Researching New Ways to Assess School Quality
Boston Globe | Commonwealth Magazine | Scholastic | The Sun Chronicle | Edushyster | WCAP
In a co-authored letter published in the Boston Globe, Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross and director....
Photo Gallery: Sculpture Stands as Symbol of Community and Dialogue at Holy Cross
Renowned artist’s Stickwork sculpture captures the imagination of those on and off campus
The temporality and whimsy of Patrick Dougherty’s Stickwork sculptures have graced more than 250 sites around the world — from the open....
Chemistry Professor Receives $108k Sub-Award from the National Institutes of Health
Richard Herrick, professor of chemistry and the Edward A. O’Rorke Professor in Liberal Arts, has been awarded a sub-award from the National....
Blog: Zeng ’20 Shares First-Hand Experience of Life at Holy Cross
NAME Caitlin Zeng ’20 HOMETOWN Malden, Mass. STUDIES SHE’S CONSIDERING Theatre WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “I chose to apply to Holy Cross after....
Photo Gallery: Expansion and Construction of Hart Center Continues at Steady Pace
Renovations to basketball arena and ice hockey rink are complete
With the winter sports seasons well under way, extensive progress continues to be made on the expansion and renovation of the Hart Center at the Luth....
Blog: Mussatto ’20 Embraces New Opportunities at Holy Cross
NAME: Emma Mussatto ’20 HOMETOWN: Shelton, Conn. STUDIES SHE’S CONSIDER: Economics and English WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS: “When I started....
Blog: Pan ’20 Shares Unique Student Experience at Holy Cross
NAME Olivia Pan ’20 HOMETOWN Boston, Mass. STUDIES SHE’S CONSIDERING English with a concentration in creative writing WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS:....
Holy Cross Mediation Team Earns Second Place at National Tournament
In early November, three of Holy Cross’ own — John Milligan ’17, Brian Senier ’19, and Brandon Tieso ’19 — touched down in Texas, the....
Kiplinger Ranks Holy Cross No. 15 ‘Best Value’ Liberal Arts College
College also ranks No. 27 overall among colleges in the country
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has ranked the College of the Holy Cross No. 15 on its list of the top 100 best values in liberal arts....
‘Eat, pray, study: Holy Cross students learn the language of serenity’
According to an article featured on the front page of the Boston Globe, the Thomas P. Joyce ’59 Contemplative Center offers College of the Holy....
Holy Cross Alumnus Named a ‘Central Massachusetts 2016 Power Player’
Worcester Business Journal
Che Anderson ’11 was recently named one of Central Massachusetts’ 2016 Power Players by the Worcester Business Journal. According to the journal,....
Mark Shriver ’86 Discusses Pope Francis, New Book During Packed On-Campus Event
Community members engage alumnus in discussion on the future of the papacy, theme of mercy
Following the release of his new book, Mark Shriver ’86 stopped at the College of the Holy Cross during his book tour to discuss “Pilgrimage: My....
Video: Holy Cross History Professor Featured in PBS Pearl Harbor Documentary
Edward O’Donnell, associate professor of history at the College of the Holy Cross, was recently featured in the PBS documentary special “Pearl....
Video: Two-Time Heisman Candidate Gordie Lockbaum ’88 Featured by ESPN in ‘30 for 30 Short’
Gordie Lockbaum ’88, two-time Heisman Trophy candidate and Holy Cross Hall of Famer, was recently the subject of an ESPN 30 for 30 Short titled....
Holy Cross Visual Arts Professor Comments on Role of Stained Glass in Sacred and Secular Spaces
Virginia Raguin, Distinguished Professor of Humanities and professor of visual arts in the visual arts department at the College of the Holy Cross,....
Kalif Raymond ’16 Promoted to Broncos Active Roster
Denver Broncos | The Denver Post | 9News | CBS Sports
Former Holy Cross wide receiver Kalif Raymond ’16, an economics major from Lawrenceville, GA, has been promoted to the Denver Broncos active....
Holy Cross Balinese Gamelan Gita Sari Orchestra to Present Popular Concert
Students directed by world-renowned gamelan dancer and musician I Nyoman Catra
The Holy Cross departments of music and theatre will present the famed Balinese gamelan orchestra, Gamelan Gita Sari, on Friday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. in....
Administrators to Serve Midnight Breakfast to Students During Finals Week
As the fall semester draws to a close with finals fast approaching, the College of the Holy Cross is offering students a chance to take a break from....
Holy Cross President Joins College, University Leaders in Signing Letters in Support of Undocumented Students
Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of the College of the Holy Cross, joins other college and university presidents across the country in....
Photos: Students Showcase Their Study Abroad Experiences in Sixth Annual Photo Contest
The sixth annual study abroad photo contest gave returning study abroad students the opportunity to share scenes from their rich experiences with the....
Holy Cross Ranks First in Long-Term Study Abroad Participation
Institute of International Education
The College of the Holy Cross has been ranked No. 1 among baccalaureate institutions in the United States for long-term study abroad programs,....
Holy Cross Senior Awarded Prestigious Marshall Scholarship
Victoria Mousley ’17 to study cognitive neuroscience of language at University College London
College of the Holy Cross student Victoria Mousley ’17, a psychology and deaf studies double major also completing a concentration in gender,....
Video: Holy Cross Community Recognizes Importance of Diversity During Unity Week
Worcester News Tonight
On “Worcester News Tonight,” broadcasted on Charter Channel 3, several student leaders at the College of the Holy Cross provided insight on the....
Holy Cross Election Experts Provide Insight Post-Election
Fortune | Telegram & Gazette | La Voz de Galicia
While the 2016 presidential election has come to a close, College of the Holy Cross faculty and students continue to talk politics with the press.....
Video: Holy Cross Students are ‘More Engaged’
Holy Cross enriches every dimension of the student experience — from renowned, engaged faculty to hands-on learning opportunities — both on our....
Holy Cross Alumni Dedicate a Year of Service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps
15 recent graduates serve global communities
Fifteen recent graduates from the College of the Holy Cross have dedicated themselves to a year of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) and....
Lt. John Vincent Power ’37 Memorial Statue Rededicated and Restored
Telegram & Gazette
In honor of Veteran’s Day, the city of Worcester rededicated and restored the John Vincent Power Memorial—a bronze statue in honor of the late....
Members of the Holy Cross Community Reflect on the Jubilee Year of Mercy
The Jubilee Year of Mercy, initiated by Pope Francis, began on Dec. 8, 2015 and lasts through Nov. 20, 2016. According to the U.S. Conference of....
Recent Alumna Talks Food and Philosophy In Reflection on Maymester in Tuscany
Mary Elise McGrail ’16 participated in associate professor of philosophy Andrea Borghini’s “Philosophy of Food” Maymester course in Tuscany....