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Holy Cross Celebrates Inauguration of 33rd President Vincent D. Rougeau

Rougeau makes history as the College's first lay and first Black president

Vincent D. Rougeau was installed as College of the Holy Cross’ 33rd president – the first lay and first Black president to lead the 178-year-old institution – in a ceremony punctuated by inspirational words and feelings of excitement and hopefulness.


True Democracy Is Made Possible Through Work of Liberal Arts Institutions Like Holy Cross, Says Famed Legal Scholar Martha Minow

Holy Cross faculty symposium on democratic citizenship and global engagement was part of the inauguration festivities for President Vincent D. Rougeau

These are not good times for democracy, human rights expert, legal scholar and former Dean of Harvard Law School Martha Minow told a Holy Cross audience Thursday, but she said education can help strengthen “the guardrails of democracy.” “Even more …


Blog: Hannick ’23 Expanding our Community and Connecting with Others

  Name: Maggie Hannick ’23 Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri Areas of Studies: Health Studies and Mandarin Chinese on the prelaw track Why She Chose Holy Cross: My mom participated in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps after she graduated from college and has always said that …


Blog: Ruel ’25 Exploring Her Passions and Making Memories

  Name: Isabella Ruel ’25 Hometown: Littleton, MA Studies She’s Considering: Neuroscience major, education minor, dance minor Why She Chose Holy Cross: I fell in love with Holy Cross because of the friendly and kind energy everyone on campus has and because …


Blog: Berardelli ’25 Sharing Her Transition to Life on The Hill

    Name:Alexandra Berardelli ’25 Hometown: Brooklyn, New York Studies She’s Considering: Classics Why She Chose Holy Cross: I chose Holy Cross because of its community and high academic quality, supporting my interests. Activities: TBD! What She’s Most Looking Forward …


Blog: Economou ’25 Worcester Native Excited to Showcase The Hill

    Name: Alexandra Economou ’25 Hometown: Worcester, MA Studies She’s Considering: History, Education, and Deaf Studies Why She Chose Holy Cross: I love the way that everyone looks out for each other, both within the campus and in the Worcester community. …


Blog: Janigian ’25 Immersing Herself as an Active Member of the Community

Name: Eva Janigian ’25 Hometown: Fairlawn, Ohio Studies She’s Considering: Classics, Anthropology, Computer Science Why She Chose Holy Cross: I knew that I wanted to find a Jesuit, liberal arts college when I began my college search. My love of New England …


Blog: Lucas ’25 A Texan’s Perspective of Life on The Hill

Name: Joseph Lucas ’25 Hometown: Pflugerville, Texas Studies She’s Considering: Political Science or Psychology Why He Chose Holy Cross:  I chose Holy Cross because I wanted to explore the northeast and of all the schools I looked at Holy Cross …


Blog: Santiago ’23 Starting Conversations on The Hill

Name: Simonai Santiago ’23 Hometown: Lawrence, MA Area of Studies: (Major) Health Studies, (Minor Concentration)  Africana Studies and Pre-Health Track Why She Chose Holy Cross: In many ways, Holy Cross chose me. For reasons people mostly choose Holy Cross, I appreciated the …


Blog: Gonzalez ’22 Immersing Herself in Irish Culture

Name: Jany M. Gonzalez ’22 Hometown: Johnston, Rhode Island Areas of study: International Studies and Health Studies double major Studying abroad at: University College Cork in Cork, Ireland Duration: Fall semester Why Ireland? I ultimately chose to study in Cork as …


Blog: Maher ’23 Expressing Her Thoughts and Inspiring Others

Name: Julia Maher ’23 Hometown: Tacoma, Washington Areas of Study: English major with a concentration in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies Why She Chose Holy Cross: I was searching for a small Jesuit college, and once I visited campus I just knew that …


Blog: Whitney ’23 Passionate about Art and Ancient Languages

Name: Mary Whitney ’23 Hometown: Santa Cruz, California Areas of study: Art History and Classics double major Studying abroad at: Temple University Rome in Rome, Italy Duration: Full academic year Why Rome? “When I took Latin in high school, I developed a …


Blog: Ryan ’23 Connecting with his Heritage in Ireland

Name: Brendan Ryan ’23 Hometown: Milton, Massachusetts Areas of study: Theatre and English double major with a Creative Writing concentration Studying abroad at: Trinity College Dublin Duration: Full academic year Why Dublin? “In addition to both my sisters having past studied at Trinity …


Blog: Nolan ’23 Jumping into Something New in Spain

Name: Patrick Nolan ’23 Hometown: Gillette, New Jersey Areas of study: Psychology Studying abroad at: Universidade da Coruña, A Coruña, Spain Duration: Full academic year Why Spain? Because it’s unfamiliar. I love Holy Cross, but it’s time I jumped into something completely …


Blog: Howard ’25 Excited for New Opportunities and Meeting New People

    Name: Nathan Howard ’25 Hometown: Rehoboth, MA Studies He’s Considering: Political Science, History, Pre-Law Program Why He Chose Holy Cross: I decided to attend Holy Cross for its strong, enriching liberal arts education as well as its vibrant, welcoming community dedicated …


Blog: Burgio ’25 Providing a Sense of Relatability

    Name: Mia Burgio ’25 Hometown: Buffalo, New York Studies She’s Considering: I plan on majoring in Neuroscience on the pre-med track, but I am also hoping to study economics and finance. Why She Chose Holy Cross: I chose Holy Cross because …


Inside the Family, Faith and Foundations of New Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau

From his deep Catholic roots to his new role as the College’s 33rd president, Rougeau brings his lifelong mission of balancing human rights with community responsibility to the education of future generations

Throughout his career in law and higher education, Vincent D. “Vince” Rougeau has worked across the United States and abroad, yet regardless of where he is or what his title may be, the theme has been the same: working to …


Is Church Governance Becoming More Open and Inclusive? Religious Studies Professor Explains

The Conversation

Pope Francis recently launched a two-year global consultation process leading to the 2023 “Synod on Synodality,” thereby expanding the “Synod of Bishops” institution to encourage much wider consultation with members and organizations of the church at all levels as part …


The Catholic Church Has Long History of Environmental Stewardship, Says Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor

The Conversation

Faith leaders representing the world’s major religions were hosted by the Vatican this week to call for strong action to protect the environment ahead of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference.  In an article for The Conversation, Joanne Pierce, professor …


Holy Cross Celebrates Worcester Partnerships at Community Partner Appreciation Reception

Staff, faculty and students gather at Polar Park to thank local organizations for their support

On Wednesday, Oct. 6, College of the Holy Cross hosted its annual Community Partner Appreciation Reception at Polar Park, an event to celebrate the many partnerships the College shares with local organizations in the City of Worcester. The reception was …