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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....

‘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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

Photos: Holy Cross Takes Over NYC for Event-Filled Ram-Crusader Cup Weekend

In unprecedented fashion, the College of the Holy Cross took over New York City for Veteran’s Day weekend — and a what a weekend it was.....

Holy Cross Political Science Professor Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

Six faculty members honored for 25 years of service to the College

Loren Cass, professor of political science and director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, received the 2016 Holy Cross Distinguished....

Three Holy Cross Alumni Help to Bring Murals to Downtown Worcester

This summer, POW!WOW! Worcester, a 10-day mural festival committed to making Worcester a more culturally dynamic place by activating spaces, engaging....

Holy Cross Announces Seven New Faculty Hires for 2016-17 Academic Year

In her annual address to the College for the 2016-17 academic year, Margaret Freije, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College,....

Photo Gallery: Fitton Field Gets Makeover with New Sod

Holy Cross earns national award for grounds work

This summer, and just in time for football season, Fitton Field was resodded for the first time since it was constructed in 1903. The old field was....

Photo Gallery: Holy Cross Honors Five Alumni for Professional Achievement and Commitment to Service, Faith and Justice

Campus conversations and discussion connect students with distinguished Alumni

On Sept. 30, students had the special opportunity to hear from and interact with the five alumni selected as this year’s Sanctae Crucis honorees....

Holy Cross Students Explore Job Opportunities, Network at Annual Career Fair

This September, more than 300 students filled the Hogan Ballroom for the annual Career Fair, organized by the Center for Career Development. With....

Holy Cross Hosts Range of Diversity Events During Fall Semester

This semester the College of the Holy Cross is hosting more than 30 events on campus that engage with questions about diversity, inclusion, and....

Anthropology Professor Wins Prestigious Award for Book on Gender and Markets in Vietnam

After more than 20 years of ethnographic research on women, entrepreneurship, and marketplaces in Vietnam, Ann Marie Leshkowich, professor of....

Holy Cross Remembers Lost Alumni on Anniversary of Sept. 11

As the country commemorates the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11 this year, the College of the Holy Cross remembers our seven alumni who died in the....

Visit of Mother Teresa of Calcutta Remembered at Holy Cross

As the world celebrates the canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta on Sept. 4, the College of the Holy Cross remembers her presence on campus 40....

Photo Gallery: 2016 Summer Construction, Renovation and Maintenance Across Campus

As the New England sun shone down over Mount St. James during the summer months, maintenance and construction crews worked to prepare campus for....

Holy Cross Kicks off Fall Semester with Diverse Arts Line-Up

With the beginning of a new academic year comes the anticipation — and excitement — of another year of arts events at the College of the Holy....

Photo Gallery, Video: Class of 2020 Receives A Holy Cross Welcome on Move-In Day

Up College Hill and through the gates of campus, cars filled with books, bins, and eager first-year students arrived at the College of the Holy Cross....

Students Conduct Cutting-Edge Research Across Disciplines Over the Summer

For 106 students, the summer was spent pushing intellectual boundaries and creativity while conducting leading research across a range of....

Holy Cross to Welcome Class of 2020 on Aug. 27

Holy Cross will welcome the 768 academically accomplished and diverse members of the Class of 2020 to campus on Aug. 27. Take a closer look at the....

Students Study Around the World Through Maymester Programs This Summer

This summer, 59 students jet set to different locations around the world through the College’s ever-popular Maymester program to sites in England,....

Photo Gallery: Class of 2020 Gets Preview of Life on the Hill at Summer Gateways

Memoir by late neurosurgeon is first-year common reading

During the month of June, members of the Class of 2020 and their parents attended Summer Gateways, the College’s summer orientation program, where....

Holy Cross Faculty Produce Impressive Array of Professional Work

“As we approach the end of another academic year, I am struck by how much we have accomplished this year and how much we have to....

Contemplative Center Construction Continues Through Summer

Since its official groundbreaking in April 2015, the Thomas P. Joyce ’59 Contemplative Center has made quick and steady progress, now only a few....

Seniors Nicastri and Tymochko Awarded Competitive Full-Tuition Science Scholarships

Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship promotes women in the sciences

Kate Nicastri ’17, a chemistry major, and Sarah Tymochko ’17, a mathematics major with a computer science minor, have been named this year’s....

Video: Spring Blooms on Holy Cross Campus

From student-filled greens across campus to the vibrant flowers lining our walkways, spring has taken root at Holy Cross. The sun’s welcomed warmth....

Members of Class of 2016 Honored For Their Excellence in Academics, Leadership in Service

Emily Conn selected as Class of 2016 valedictorian

Over their four years at the College of the Holy Cross, the Class of 2016 has exhibited excellence in many different forms and, as their time as....

Holy Cross Produces Seven Fulbright Scholars

Recipients to teach and conduct research in locations across Europe, Asia and Africa

Six members of the Class of 2016 and one member of the Class of 2014 have been awarded Fulbright grants to teach and conduct research around the....

Photos: Holy Cross Theatre Department’s Modern-Dress ‘Hamlet’ Captures the Attention of New Audiences

More than 900 audience members experienced the modern-dress production of Shakespeare’s famous “Hamlet” put on by the Holy Cross....

Photo Gallery: Dinand Library’s Exterior Spaces Are Reenergized with Art, Rooftop Garden

Tile mural and mosaic installations represent collaborative work of students, College, and neighborhood community

The exterior of Dinand Library has seen many new changes this year, including the construction of a rooftop garden and the addition of two art....

Holy Cross Academic Conference to Showcase Student Work

300 students, including Fenwick Scholar, will present results of research, independent work

As the academic year comes to an end, the College of the Holy Cross will celebrate the great and varied work accomplished by its students at the....

Dos Estudiantes de Holy Cross Reflejan Sobre Su Viaje a la República Dominicana

Los estudiantes en la clase de historia de Rosa Carrasquillo exploran los temas de raza e identidad de primera fuente durante las vacaciones de la primavera

Durante las vacaciones de la primavera, 25 estudiantes viajaron a la República Dominicana con Rosa Carrasquillo, una profesora adjunta en College of....

‘A Jookin’ Jam Session with Lil Buck, Cristina Pato & Friends’ Brings Renowned Artist Collaboration to Holy Cross

“Become More: Campaign for the Future of Holy Cross” will kick off with a weekend of celebrations, headlined by international dance phenomenon....

Assistant Dean and Director of Student Involvement Recognized for Her Commitment to Holy Cross Students

Since joining the division of student affairs in 2001, Brenda Hounsell Sullivan, assistant dean and director of student involvement, has made....

Video: Professor James Kee Gives Annual Rodino Lecture on the Liberal Arts

Rehm Library was filled with faculty, staff, students and alumni who gathered to hear this year’s Richard Rodino Lecture on the Aims of the Liberal....

Photo Gallery: ACT’s ‘Chicago’ Becomes Campus Blockbuster

Leading up to the production, “Chicago” was all the buzz on campus and quickly became a blockbuster: tickets to the Alternate College Theatre....

Professor Makes Complex Mathematics Accessible to Undergraduate Students

John Little received the prestigious AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for Exposition for his co-authored book, “Ideals, Varieties, and Algorithms”

Algebraic geometry may seem daunting to students, but thanks to John Little, professor of mathematics, the topic has become more accessible than....

‘Simulation’ Gives Holy Cross Community a New Perspective on Poverty

AJCU's Connections

This article ran in the February issue of Connections, an online publication of the Associations of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.    The....

Photo Gallery: Academic Journal Films On-Campus Research of Biology Professor and Students in Lab

Many students at Holy Cross have the opportunity to conduct research during their undergraduate careers, but this fall, a group of students who....

Students Explore What It Means to Be a Leader at Annual Aptissimi Leadership Conference

This year, 195 students participated in the annual Aptissimi Leadership Conference, a full-day conference open to all students where they are invited....

Photo Gallery: Hart Center Expansion and Renovation Begins on the Top of Mount St. James

With the Hart Center expansion and renovation well underway, the top of College Hill is taking on a new shape. Construction began in mid-December....

Holy Cross Moot Court Earns Collegiate Moot Court Championship Title In Los Angeles

Just before the start of the spring semester, members of the College of the Holy Cross’ moot court team competed in the American Collegiate Moot....

‘Chicago’ Director Christine Freije ’13 Offers a Glimpse Backstage of the Ambitious Production

After commencement, Christine Freije ’13 never thought she’d be back at Holy Cross directing another Alternate College Theatre (ACT) production.....

Spring Semester Brings Another Full Slate of Arts Events

This semester, the College of the Holy Cross is offering a dynamic series of arts events aimed to excite, engage and challenge audiences. From the....

Holy Cross to Honor and Celebrate the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host a campus-wide book read at the College with the....

Visual Arts Professor Receives Prestigious Fellowship to Conduct Research in Rome on Architecture and the Senses

David Karmon, associate professor of visual arts at the College of the Holy Cross, has been awarded the Lily Auchincloss/ Andrew W. Mellon Foundation....

The Holy Cross Community Comes Together in the Wake of Violence Around the World

As the world has seen violence in all forms unfold in the past week around the world—from Paris  and Beruit, to Bagdhad and Nigeria—the College....

Photo Gallery: Grammy Award-Winning Jazz Musician Terence Blanchard Performs for a Packed House at Holy Cross

On Saturday, Nov. 7 and Sunday, Nov. 8, the Holy Cross community had the special honor of welcoming world-renowned jazz trumpeter and composer....

Photo Gallery: Students Showcase Their Study Abroad Experiences in Annual Photo Contest

This year’s fifth annual study abroad photo contest gave returning study abroad students the opportunity to share their rich cultural experiences....

Holy Cross Physics Professor Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

Three faculty members honored for 25 years of service to the College

Janine Shertzer, professor of physics and member of the College of the Holy Cross faculty since 1984, received the 2015 Holy Cross Distinguished....

Students Study Major Disasters in Unique Sociology Seminar

Cantor Art Gallery exhibition on Hurricane Katrina augments coursework

This semester, 12 Holy Cross students are learning about disaster — how we visualize, discuss, digest, and commemorate it — from a sociological....

With $1.5M in NSF Funding, Holy Cross Professor Makes Student Research Opportunities a Priority

For Kenneth Mills, professor of chemistry at Holy Cross, standing with his students — whether in the lab or at national conferences — is an....

Photo Gallery, Video: Campus Conversations and Discussion Connect Students with Distinguished Alumni

On Sept. 18, students had the special opportunity to hear from and interact with the five alumni selected as this year’s Sanctae Crucis....

Holy Cross Is Top Contributor of Teach For America for 7th Year in a Row

Following in the pattern of the last six years, the College of the Holy Cross is named among the top contributors to Teach for America for the....

Students to Showcase Work at Annual Summer Research Symposium and Internship Expo

More than 170 students will present the results of their successful summers researching, interning

Before the semester is well underway, students will be showcasing the broad gamut of work they took part in throughout the summer at the 22nd annual....

Data: New Report Shows Holy Cross Students’ Post-Graduate Success

With their newly minted undergraduate degrees, the Class of 2014 continued to succeed in the post-graduate world according to research recently....

Photo Gallery: New Student Orientations Prepare the Class of 2019

Over the summer, members of the Class of 2019 participated in a range of orientation programs designed to prepare students for their new adventure on....

Students are Honored with Prominent Awards Recognizing Academic Excellence

A number of Holy Cross students and recent alumni received highly competitive national awards, recognizing their academic achievements and continuing....

Photo Gallery: Students Conduct Cutting-Edge Summer Research on Campus

After the academic year ended, over 100 students returned to spend their summers on campus where they participated in leading research spanning a....

Photo Gallery: 2015 Summer Construction, Renovation and Maintenance Across Campus

While the buzz of students and faculty has receded across campus for the summer, the buildings and walkways have instead been filled with the sounds....

Chemistry Professor Recognized for his Teaching and Scholarship

Kenneth Mills, professor of chemistry at the College of the Holy Cross, was recently named a Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science....

Holy Cross Academic Conference to Showcase Student Work

300 students, including Fenwick Scholar, will present results of research, independent work

As the academic year concludes, the College of the Holy Cross will host its annual Academic Conference from April 22 through April 25. The four-day....

Students Gather for Espresso and Spirituality at New Agape Latte

Coffee and spiritual discussion is proving to be a natural — and popular — combination at the College of the Holy Cross as students line up to....

What Makes People Sick? Psychologist Says It Isn’t Always Obvious

Professor Stephenie Chaudoir aims to understand the long-term impact of living with concealable stigmatized identities

As a researcher and teacher, Stephenie Chaudoir’s goal is twofold: to understand what it is like to be the target of prejudice and how to support....

Video: From the Studio to the Classroom, Students Learn from Working Artists

Studio art faculty share their expertise in drawing, painting, sculpting, printmaking, photography, and digital imaging

Video by Tom Rettig On campus, studio art faculty members are known for their role helping students produce artwork with skill and conviction. Off....

Student Profile: John Milligan ’17

'I grew leaps and bounds over the course of the year and that’s why I think Montserrat is so valuable for incoming students.'

HOMETOWN Sandwich, Mass. ACADEMICS History major ACTIVITIES Resident assistant for first-year students, program coordinator for Summer Gateways....

270 Students Participate in Service Projects During Spring Break

An additional 33 students take part in business workshops, spiritual retreat

Hundreds of Holy Cross students—roughly one in 10 at the College—have traded in their beach chairs to participate in “alternative” spring....

Sociology Professor Offers Voice for Those With Alzheimer’s Disease

Beard looks at Alzheimer’s disease and aging from a different, important perspective

Associate professor of sociology, Renée Beard, can trace back her initial interest in Alzheimer’s disease to when she was fourteen years old.....

Student Profile: Shea Maunsell ’15

'These wide-ranging experiences have inspired me to continue pursuing challenges on a global, international scale'

NAME Shea Maunsell ’15 HOMETOWN Chicago ACADEMICS Classics and self-designed international relations double major A LOCAL COMMITMENT Shea has a....

At the Frontiers of Autism Research, Prof. Schmidt’s Work Offers Exciting New Perspectives

A cognitive psychologist, Professor Richard Schmidt’s research has long focused on the motor movements of socially interacting individuals.....

Video, Photo Gallery: Students Meet With Neil deGrasse Tyson in Exclusive Seminar

YouTube video of astrophysicist giving 6-year-old audience member life advice goes viral

Photography and video by Tom Rettig, Christian R. Santillo, Dan Vaillancourt On Thursday, Nov. 13, Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist and....
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