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.”
Local Paper Highlights Holy Cross on Jeopardy
Telegram & Gazette
The College of the Holy Cross’ 11 appearances on Jeopardy! were featured in the Telegram & Gazette twice in one day last week. In one story, “I’ll take Holy...07/26/16
Congressman McGovern Recognizes Chick Weiss’ Career Before Congress
In his recent remarks to Congress, Rep. Jim McGovern honored Charles “Chick” Weiss for his 41-year career at College of the Holy Cross and his contributions to the City...07/18/16
Holy Cross Professor Helps Demystify How America Views Medicated Children
Pacific Standard | The Week
The Pacific Standard picked the brain of Ara Francis, assistant professor of sociology at the College of the Holy Cross, to myth-bust the way America understands...