Two-Time Super Bowl Champion Bill Curry to Join Best-Selling Author Steve Almond for Working Writers Series
Two-time Super Bowl champion Bill Curry and best-selling author Steve Almond will take part in a panel titled “Is Football Dead? Writings For and....
Holy Cross Hosts Annual Tree Lighting and the Time-Honored Tradition of the Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols
Lessons and Carols to be streamed live on web
The College of the Holy Cross will host two treasured Christmas traditions this December. The annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, sponsored by....
‘The Curse of Black Friday’
“This week we will see our society at its best and at its worst,” starts Edward T. O’Donnell, associate professor of history at the College of....
Holy Cross Community Celebrates Retirement of Beloved Employee
Charlotte “Sis” Wise recently swiped her last student in for dinner at Kimball Hall, retiring after nearly 31 years with Holy Cross Dining. Sis....
Julianna Baggott’s New Bridget Asher Novel ‘All of Us and Everything’ Makes People’s Best New Books
“I’ll confess,” Julianna Baggott, W.H. Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters and visiting professor of English at the College of the....
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....
15th Annual Unity Week Celebrations Conclude with Keynote Address
Students, faculty, and staff participate in the second iteration of “Faces of the Hill” as part of the week’s events.
Since its beginnings in 2000, Unity Week has been a celebration of diversity at Holy Cross, as well as an opportunity to engage in dialogue around....
The Holy Cross Community Celebrates Thanksgiving by Giving Back
During the Thanksgiving season, the College of the Holy Cross will be supporting local schools and community groups with all the fixings for a....
Holy Cross’ Student-Run Alternate College Theatre Program to Present the Comedy ‘The Underpants’
The Alternate College Theatre (ACT), a student-run organization at the College of the Holy Cross, will present “The Underpants,” by Carl....
Holy Cross Ranks Among Top 10 Colleges with Highest Graduation Rates
U.S. News & World Report
The College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 8 among the top 10 colleges with the highest four-year graduation rates. At 90.1 percent, the College is part....
Holy Cross Student Creates Hope for Children in his Community
Many people want to help others, but few know how. The logistics and obstacles that go into helping the community can be overwhelming, but....
Blog: What’s It Like to Live in England? Chen ’17 Can’t Wait to Find Out
NAME Ellen Chen ’17 HOMETOWN Waltham, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY Math major, Architectural Studies minor WHERE SHE’S STUDYING University of York, UK....
Blog: Rodriguez ’17 Pursues Passion for English at Holy Cross
NAME Bryan Rodriguez ’17 HOMETOWN Bethel, Conn. AREAS OF STUDY English major WHY HE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “My older brother and sister also went to....
Holy Cross Artists-in-Residence to Collaborate with International and Award-Winning Violinist Itamar Zorman
The College of the Holy Cross music department’s artists-in-residence will present an intense and virtuosic program titled “Echoes of....
Holy Cross Islamic Studies Expert Discusses New Book About the Quran on CNN
In a recent interview with CNN, Caner Dagli, associate professor of religious studies at the College of the Holy Cross and an expert in Islamic....
Holy Cross Accounting Program Ranks No. 3 in Massachusetts
Accounting Degree Review
The College of the Holy Cross’ accounting program ranks No. 3 in Accounting Degree Review’s “Top 10 Undergraduate Accounting Programs in....
New York Times Says Holy Cross Alumna Ann Dowd is ‘a Late Arrival Worth the Wait’ in the World of Acting
The New York Times
According to the New York Times, “Ann Dowd is having a moment.” Dowd, a member of the College of the Holy Cross class of 1978, is currently....
Holy Cross Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams Set to Open Seasons on Nov. 13 at Marist and Penn State
Men’s Basketball The Holy Cross men’s basketball team will begin the 2015-16 season when it travels to Marist College for a 7 p.m. game on....
Holy Cross Professors Honored for Exemplary Scholarship and Student Academic Advising
Two faculty members at the College of the Holy Cross—Ann Marie Leshkowich, professor of anthropology, and Andrew Futterman, professor of psychology....
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....
Holy Cross Navy ROTC Midshipmen Raise $15,000 to Support Wounded Veterans in 40th Marine Corps Marathon
On Oct. 25, 15 members of the College of the Holy Cross’ Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps unit ran in the 40th annual Marine Corps....
Renovation and Expansion of Hart Center to Begin
The College of the Holy Cross announced today that it has raised the required two-thirds of the estimated construction costs for the renovation and....
‘Women in Business conference: Holy Cross alumna at Vanity Fair says degree is key to success’
Telegram & Gazette
“Earning a liberal arts degree is the smartest thing a person can do to become successful in the business world,” said Aimee Bell ’88....
Fall Break Offers Students Time for Passion, Service and Reflection
Purple pride morphs into red, orange and gold
As the seasons change and new color emerges on the hills of Worcester, Mt. Saint James finds its students immersing themselves in unique....
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Jose Vargas to Speak at Holy Cross as Part of Unity Week
The Student Government Association (SGA) at the College of the Holy Cross, in partnership with the Diversity Leadership Team and various academic....
Economist Magazine Places Holy Cross in Top 3 Percent of ‘Best Value’ Ranking
The College of the Holy Cross is No. 36 among 1300 public and private institutions reviewed by the Economist in its first-ever best value rankings,....
Blog: Olson ’17 Embraces Spanish Language and Culture During Study Abroad
NAME Ali Olson ’17 HOMETOWN Sioux Falls, S.D. AREAS OF STUDY Spanish major, anthropology minor, Latin American and Latino studies concentration....
28 Holy Cross Students Inducted into Jesuit Honor Society
Society celebrates 100 years
Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society founded in 1915, inducted 28 Holy Cross students on Oct. 25. The new inductees exemplify the Society’s....
Blog: Keane ’17 Eager to Participate in Rich Academic and Cultural Traditions of Scotland
NAME Caroline Keane ’17 HOMETOWN Arlington, Virginia AREAS OF STUDY Political science and English double major WHERE SHE’S STUDYING University of....
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 Athletics Ranks Third in the Country in Graduation Success Rate
The College of the Holy Cross’ athletic teams are tied for third in the nation with an overall graduation rate of 98 percent, according to the....
Five Holy Cross Alumni Honored with Alpha Sigma Nu Magis Medal
Medal awarded for recognition of exemplary scholarship, loyalty and service
Five College of the Holy Cross alumni were selected to receive the Alpha Sigma Nu Magis Medal. The award was established this year to celebrate the....
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....
Conference Marks 10 Years of Bringing Together Holy Cross Women in Business
Deputy editor of Vanity Fair magazine Aimee Bell ‘88 to give keynote speech
The Women in Business Conference, which brings together Holy Cross alumnae who work in business and students interested in entering the field, will....
Holy Cross Alumnus Doug Baker ’81 Ranked Among Best Performing CEOs in the World
Harvard Business Review
Douglas M. Baker Jr. ’81, was featured in the Harvard Business Review (HBR) and was ranked 98th on the publication’s list of “The World’s....
Photo Gallery: Holy Cross Greets Parents During Family Weekend
Parent reflects on the festive annual tradition (think food, football and fun)
This year’s Family Weekend was similar to others I have attended (as an employee of Holy Cross). The campus was beautifully manicured, accented by....
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....
Washington Semester Award Winner to Present Lecture on Latin American Politics and the Countries’ Relationships with the U.S.
The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at the College of the Holy Cross has selected Brian Beaton ’16, a political science major with a....
Grammy Award-Winning Holy Cross Professor Toby Mountain to Give Talk on How Magnetic Tape Changed the Music Industry
Toby Mountain, lecturer and director of studios in the music department, will give a talk titled “Magnetic Tape Transforms the Music Industry,”....
Video: The Splendor of Autumn on Mount St. James
Is there any place more beautiful and exciting than Mount St. James in the fall? The New England air becomes cool and crisp. The leaves turn....
Poet and Physician Rafael Campo to Give Reading as Part of Working Writers Series
Rafael Campo, poet and physician in general internal medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, will give a reading as a....
Holy Cross to Host Higher Education Diversity Conference
The College of the Holy Cross will host a conference on data-driven diversity practices in higher education on Nov. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the....
Holy Cross Artists-in-Residence Troika Ranch to Present New Multimedia Performance ‘SWARM’
Celebrated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard to perform Grammy Award-winning album about Hurricane Katrina
The Arts Transcending Borders (ATB) initiative at the College of the Holy Cross will present two performances in November: Artists-in-residence and....
Two Holy Cross Alumni Recognized for Life-Time Achievement with Lone Sailor Award
Honor is given to veterans who have excelled with distinction in their respective careers
Last month in Washington D.C., the United States Navy Memorial honored two College of the Holy Cross alumni with the esteemed Lone Sailor Award. The....
The Holy Cross Community to Raise Awareness for Refugee Crisis With a Weeklong Series of Events
College of the Holy Cross students, faculty and staff, will host “Refugee Awareness Week” now through Oct. 29. The week will help raise awareness....
Lecture by American Literary Scholar to Focus on Comics as Witness to War
Talk is the inaugural Thomas More Lecture on the Humanities
Hillary Chute, an American literary scholar and an expert on comics and graphic narratives, will give a talk titled “Comics as Documentary: Words,....
Working for Worcester Receives a $29,000 Grant for Technology and Sustainability From Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts
Citywide project started by Holy Cross students continues to thrive and reinvest in Worcester
Working for Worcester, a project that started with six college students in a residence hall room at the College of the Holy Cross in 2012, had the....
Blog: Illinois Native Vogelsperger ’19 Eager to Share East Coast College Experience
NAME Emily Vogelsperger ’19 HOMETOWN Elmhurst, Ill. STUDIES SHE’S CONSIDERING Computer science and English double major WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS....
Blog: DiMaiolo ’19 Explores the Arts at Holy Cross
NAME Gianna DiMaiolo ’19 HOMETOWN Tolland, Conn. STUDIES SHE’S CONSIDERING Theatre major with an education minor WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS....
Blog: Holy Cross is ‘Everything I Hoped a College Could Offer,’ Says Senier ’19
NAME Brian P. Senier ’19 HOMETOWN Melrose, Mass. STUDIES HE’S CONSIDERING English and political science double major WHY HE CHOSE HOLY CROSS....
Blog: Luong ’19 Shares Unique Student Experience at Holy Cross
NAME Thavanvotey (Votey) Luong ’19 HOMETOWN Lowell, Mass. STUDIES SHE’S CONSIDERING Psychology and American Sign Language and Deaf Studies double....
Blog: Castillo ’19 Embraces New Academic Opportunities at Holy Cross
NAME Emily Castillo ’19 HOMETOWN Lawrence, Mass. STUDIES SHE’S CONSIDERING English major with a concentration in Asian Studies WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY....
C-SPAN’s American History TV Airs Edward O’Donnell’s Talk on Inequality in the Gilded Age
Edward O’Donnell, associate professor of history at the College of the Holy Cross, gave a talk on his latest book “Henry George and the Crisis of....
‘What your teenage Catholic daughter needs and thinks’
In a recent piece for Crux, the Boston Globe’s website on Catholicism, Rebecca Krier ’09 writes about her experience in teaching teenage girls.....
‘Cerebral palsy can’t slow this coxswain’
Boston Children's Hospital
The Boston Children’s Hospital profiled Caroline Laurendeau, a member of the College of the Holy Cross class of 2017 and the women’s rowing....
Holy Cross Announces Eight New Faculty Hires
In her annual address to the College for the 2015-16 academic year, Margaret Freije, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College,....
‘American schools are modeled after factories and treat students like widgets. Right? Wrong.’
Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, takes over Valerie Strauss’ Washington Post “Answer Sheet”....
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....
Grant Awarded to Holy Cross Professor Has Worcester Elementary Students Reaching for the STARS
Florencia Anggoro, assistant professor of psychology at the College of the Holy Cross, has been awarded a two-year grant of $311,139 from the....
Twenty Candidates Announced for 2016 Bob Cousy Award
Second-time Holy Cross sponsors Point Guard of the Year Award
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the 20 watch list finalists for the 2016 Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award....
John’s Brothers Thriving for 15 Years
For the past 15 years, the Holy Cross men’s lacrosse team has participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program in honor of its teammate John....
‘College Town: Holy Cross team donates filled book bags for kids in court’
Telegram & Gazette
The College of the Holy Cross’ women’s field hockey team delivered more than 50 book bags filled with school supplies for children coming through....
Cantor Art Gallery’s Exhibit on Hurricane Katrina Featured in Worcester Living Magazine
Worcester Living Magazine
The Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross is featured in Worcester Living Magazine’s “10 Years Anniversary Issue.” The article,....
Daniel Ricciardi Named Among Top 30 University Endowment Investors In Hedge Funds
Daniel P. Ricciardi ’06, investment officer at the College of the Holy Cross, was named to Trusted Insight’s list of the “Top 30 University....
Holy Cross Shortstop and Boston Red Sox Draft Pick Nick Lovullo ’16 Featured in The Boston Globe
The Boston Globe
Nick Lovullo, a College of the Holy Cross senior and son of the Boston Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo, discusses his relationship with....
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Couple Kristof and WuDunn to Give Annual Hanify-Howland Lecture at Holy Cross
Lecture, which recognizes achievement in public service, to celebrate 50th year
The 50th annual Hanify-Howland Memorial Lecture will be given by husband-and-wife duo Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m.....
Ambassador Thomas ’78 Visits Political Science Class
Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. ’78, who was nominated by President Barack Obama in July to be the U.S. ambassador to Zimbabwe, began his Homecoming....
New Mobile-Friendly Alumni and Campaign Websites Launch
The Become More campaign website launched on Sept. 30. The site serves as the informational hub for all campaign news and updates, and it succinctly....
Best-Selling Author Julianna Baggott’s ‘Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders’ Receives Rave Reviews
Critically acclaimed author and the William H.P. Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters at the College of the Holy Cross Julianna Baggott’s....
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....
Award-Winning Writer and Journalist to Give Lecture on the Limits of Freedom Under the Putin Administration
Dmitry Bykov, award-winning writer and journalist from Russia, will be speaking at the College of the Holy Cross on the limits of freedom under the....
Film Based on Leah Hager Cohen’s Novel ‘The Grief of Others’ to be Shown at Holy Cross
Author and filmmaker to discuss movie after screenings
The Working Writers Series at the College of the Holy Cross will present two screenings of the film “The Grief of Others.” The film is based on....
Holy Cross to Celebrate Family Weekend Oct. 23-25
As fall settles in on the Hill, preparations are underway for Family Weekend 2015. Holy Cross is excited to welcome parents, grandparents, siblings,....
Discussion Series to Continue Campus Dialogue on Social Injustices and Solidarity
This semester, the College of the Holy Cross will be hosting a four-part discussion series, titled “Campus Conversations: Social Justice and....
‘A Sea Change in Admissions?’
Inside Higher Ed
The College of the Holy Cross is one of 80 colleges and universities that have joined the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success. The....
Holy Cross Joins Coalition Dedicated to Student Access and Success
Goal is to recast admission process, broaden access, and encourage college-going mindset for all students
A diverse coalition of public and private colleges and universities including the College of the Holy Cross is coming together with the goal of....
A New Semester Welcomes Three New Faith Leaders to Holy Cross
The fall semester is well underway at the College of the Holy Cross, and the campus is full of excitement with the addition of new students, new....
Holy Cross Featured in U.S. News & World Report College Road Trip
U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report’s “Central Massachusetts College Road Trip” visited the College of the Holy Cross Campus last September. The....
Video: Holy Cross Faculty Offer Multidisciplinary Analysis of Pope’s Encyclical on Environment
In advance of Pope Francis’ historic visit to the United States, a multidisciplinary panel of Holy Cross faculty shared their perspectives on his....
Photo Gallery: Fall Homecoming a Weekend of Recognition and Celebration
Alumni, students and friends gather on the Hill to reminisce, reconnect and celebrate
Beautiful fall weather provided the perfect backdrop as alumni returned to campus during Homecoming weekend to reminisce, reconnect, and celebrate.....
Malcolm Miller Added to Boston Celtics Training Camp Roster
Former Holy Cross forward Malcolm Miller ’15 was one of four players signed by the Boston Celtics to complete their training camp roster, the....
Video: Holy Cross Community Members Celebrate Pope’s Historic U.S. Visit
Pope Francis, the world’s first Jesuit pope, made an historic trip to the U.S. last week, stopping in Washington D.C, New York City and....
Two Senior Student-Athletes Excel in Athletic and Academic Arenas
NAME Raquel Scott HOMETOWN Ridgewood, N.J. AREA OF STUDY Economics SPORT Women’s basketball NAME Sean Wilkinson HOMETOWN Ridgefield, Conn. AREA OF....
Photo Gallery: Contemplative Center Construction Progresses as Crews Lay Foundation
Five months after the groundbreaking, construction of the Thomas P. Joyce ’59 Contemplative Center is moving along briskly. A house and pool that....
The Arts Take Center Stage at Holy Cross
From musical performances to exhibitions to theatre productions, a cultural shift is taking place atop Mount St. James
The spotlight is shining brightly on the arts at Holy Cross. From musical performances to art exhibitions to theatre productions, the College will....
Holy Cross Community Members Make Headlines During Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit
New York Times | Associated Press | NECN | WBZ TV | Fox 25 | WCVB TV | Huffington Post | Fortune Magazine
With Pope Francis arriving in the U.S., members of the College of the Holy Cross community have been busy sharing their stories and expertise about....
Disarmament Expert Paul Walker ’68 to Speak at Holy Cross on Abolition of Weapons of Mass Destruction
Holy Cross alumnus Paul Walker ’68, an internationally acclaimed disarmament expert and activist, will give a lecture on the “Abolition of....
‘Chaplain at Holy Cross Speaks of Love and Community at 9/11 Memorial Mass’
Charter TV3│Worcester News Tonight
Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J.’02, chaplain at the College of the Holy Cross, officiated the 9/11 Memorial Mass. Speaking with Charter TV3’s Worcester....
‘High School is too old school’
American Public Media’s “Marketplace”
Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, discusses the reinvention of the American high school in American....
Holy Cross Wins 2015 CASE Educational Fundraising Award
The College of the Holy Cross is the winner of a 2015 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Educational Fundraising Award. The....
Holy Cross Honors Five Alumni for Professional Achievement and Commitment to Service, Faith and Justice
The College of the Holy Cross has honored five alumni with the Sanctae Crucis Awards. The highest non-degree recognition bestowed by the College on a....
Holy Cross President to Attend Pope Francis’ Historic Address to Congress
At the invitation of Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of the College of the Holy Cross, will attend Pope....
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....
Author Sonya Huber to Give Reading in Working Writers Series
Sonya Huber, an author of several books of nonfiction and an associate professor of English at Fairfield University, will give a reading in the....
Blog: Hoeschen ’17 Excited About One-on-One Tutorials During Study Abroad
NAME Hildie Hoeschen ’17 HOMETOWN St. Paul, Minnesota AREAS OF STUDY Sociology major with premedical concentration WHERE SHE’S STUDYING Mansfield....
Come Home to Holy Cross This Fall
Homecoming schedule packed with events, activities
Fall Homecoming 2015 is Sept. 25-27, and the weekend promises a full schedule of events for alumni, friends, and family. Headlining the event this....
Yale Psychologist Paul Bloom to Lecture ‘Against Empathy’
Yale psychologist Paul Bloom will give a lecture “Against Empathy” at the College of the Holy Cross, Thursday, Sept. 24 at 4:30 p.m. in the Rehm....
‘Massachusetts Composer Writes Hymn for Papal Visit’
Normand Gouin, assistant chaplain and director of liturgy and music at the College of the Holy Cross, has composed the hymn that will be played....
Holy Cross Professor and Students Study “Sugar, Sex and Aging”
WAMC Northeast Public Radio | Insider Higher Ed
Michelle Mondoux, assistant professor of biology at the College of the Holy Cross, is featured on The Academic Minute (broadcast on WAMC Northeast....
Holy Cross Music Department Announces the Fall 2015 Concert Series
The music department at the College of the Holy Cross is excited to announce the concert schedule for the fall semester. One of the many highlights....