NAME Ali Olson ’17
HOMETOWN Sioux Falls, S.D.
STUDIES SHE’S CONSIDERING Spanish major in the premed program
WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “I fell in love with Holy Cross for many reasons, but what most sets it apart is the ideal of ‘cura personalis’ or ‘care for the whole person.’ Holy Cross does more than provide a degree — it helps students develop intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, and physically.”
ACTIVITIES Tutor for Lutheran Social Services through the Donelan Office of Community-Based Learning, Spanish Club, and Admissions outreach
WHAT SHE’S MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO “The rigorous academics and making friends.”
WHY SHE’S BLOGGING “My home city lies 1,500 miles away from Worcester, which prevented me from visiting Holy Cross before I applied. When I researched Holy Cross, the first-year blogs proved to be a wonderful resource. Now, as a freshman, I hope to use my blog in order to show prospective students how wonderful Holy Cross is.”
‘Pakistan School Attack: The Symbolism Is Unmistakable’
In his debut piece for WBUR’s Cognoscenti, Mathew Schmalz, associate professor of religious studies at the College of the Holy Cross, writes about the symbolism in the...11/19/14
‘Remembering The Jesuits Whose Murders Brought An End To Salvadoran Civil War’
WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, reported from San Salvador, El Salvador, during the commemoration of six Jesuit priests murdered by the Salvadoran army 25 years ago in the...11/14/14
‘Astrophysicist Tyson sells spirit of science: Cosmos superstar shines at HC’
WBUR | Telegram & Gazette | Worcester News Tonight
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson lectures to a packed house at the College of the Holy Cross last night, where more than 2500 people were in attendance. The talk, titled...