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03/16/16

Ambassador and Alumnus Harry Thomas ’78 Will Deliver 2016 Commencement Address

Thomas and two other Holy Cross graduates — acclaimed actor Ann Dowd ’78 and pioneering researcher and physician Richard J. O’Reilly, M.D., ’64 — will receive honorary degrees

The Honorable Harry K. Thomas Jr. ’78, the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe and recipient of many honors from the State....
03/14/16

Former Holy Cross President, Fr. Reedy, Has Died

The network of Jesuit colleges and universities along with countless colleagues, students, and friends are mourning the death of former Holy Cross....
06/23/15

Video: How Spring Arrives at Holy Cross

We don’t play favorites, but April and May rank pretty high among the 12 months here on Mount St. James. Trees bloom in pale pink and white, in....
06/01/15

Holy Cross Names New Vice President of Administration and Finance

Following a national search, Dorothy A. Hauver has been named vice president of administration and finance at the College of the Holy Cross.  The....
02/18/15

Public Interest Lawyer Bryan Stevenson to Deliver 2015 Commencement Address at Holy Cross

Stevenson and three others — Ella Baff, longtime director of Jacob’s Pillow international dance festival; Kevin Condron ’67, former Holy Cross board chair and community leader; and Worcester physician Richard Sacra, who contracted Ebola while caring for those stricken in Liberia — will also receive honorary degrees

Bryan A. Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in Montgomery, Ala., will receive an honorary degree from....
01/15/15

Diller Scofidio + Renfro Selected to Design New Performing Arts Center at Holy Cross

The College of the Holy Cross announced today that its new performing arts center, funded in part by a record-setting gift from alumnus Cornelius B.....
11/19/14

Michael Lochhead Named Executive Vice President at Boston College

Michael J. Lochhead, vice president of administration and finance at Holy Cross since 2004, will become the executive vice president  at Boston....
03/07/14

Holy Cross Names Margaret Freije Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean

Following an extensive national search, Margaret N. Freije, Ph.D., has been named vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College of the....
02/06/13

Noted Author and Essayist Anne Fadiman to Deliver Commencement Address at Holy Cross

Anne Fadiman, acclaimed author, essayist, and teacher, will receive an honorary degree from the College of the Holy Cross and address this year’s....
07/03/12

In Memoriam: Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J. ’49, 1923-2012

Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J., the longest serving president of the College of the Holy Cross, died on Monday, July 2, 2012, at UMass Memorial....
05/27/16 Holy Cross Awards 699 Bachelor of Arts Degrees During Commencement Exercises
05/26/16 ‘The Olympic Sinkhole’
05/25/16 Members of Class of 2016 Honored For Their Excellence in Academics, Leadership in Service
05/24/16 Blog: Students Explore Philosophy of Food in Tuscany Study Abroad Experience
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Video: Class of 2016 Shares What’s Next

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‘Major in Anything…Succeed in Business’

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Photo Gallery, Video: Obama Advisor Broderick Johnson ’78 Speaks on ‘My Brother’s Keeper,’ Other White House Initiatives

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Crusaders Win Patriot League Championship

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Men’s Basketball Knocks Off Bucknell In Double Overtime Thriller

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New Webcams Provide Live Video Stream of Campus, Contemplative Center

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Photo Gallery: Contemplative Center Architectural Concepts Come to Fruition

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Video: Winter on the Hill Is All About Making Memories

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Video, Photo Gallery: Holy Cross Wishes You a Merry and Peaceful Christmas

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Video: The Splendor of Autumn on Mount St. James

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05/27/2016

Commencement Exercises

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06/16/2016

Summer Gateways Orientation

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06/20/2016

Summer Gateways Orientation

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Summer Gateways Orientation

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Holy Cross in the News


05/24/16

Holy Cross Alumna Offers Timely Take on Race, Bias Onstage

StarTribune

College of the Holy Cross graduate Valerie Curtis-Newton ’81 was recently spotlighted in StarTribune, the principle newspaper of Minneapolis,....

05/20/16

‘A striking rise for Rivers School grad at Holy Cross’

Boston Globe

The Boston Globe recently spotlighted College of the Holy Cross student-athlete Brendan King ’17, a pitcher for the baseball team advancing to the....

05/03/16

Holy Cross Ranked No. 19 on Forbes’ List of Best Value Liberal Arts Colleges

Forbes.com

The College of the Holy Cross ranked No. 19 on Forbes’ list of Best Value Liberal Arts Colleges. For this ranking, Forbes looked at U.S. colleges....