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09/26/22

Photo Gallery: Visitors Experience Prior Performing Arts Center at Community Day

Faculty, staff, students, alumni and Worcester residents tour the building and enjoy music, dance and theater open rehearsals and performances.

The College of the Holy Cross welcomed members of the campus and local communities to the Prior Performing Arts Center Community Day on Saturday, Sept. 24, giving visitors their first look inside the new $110 million academic building and performance …

09/23/22

Holy Cross Listed Among 53 Prettiest College Campuses in America by Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

College of the Holy Cross is among “The 53 Prettiest College Campuses in America,” according to Architectural Digest’s recently published list for 2022.  The magazine, which considered both architectural legacy and setting, noted the College’s “incredible landscape design” and its …

09/19/22

Queen Elizabeth II’s Lifelong Commitment to Interfaith Dialogue Was Like No Other, Says Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor

The Conversation

Queen Elizabeth II recognized that the United Kingdom was a multifaith nation and was diligent in her work to foster religious tolerance and interfaith dialogue. Will King Charles III do the same? In an article for The Conversation, Joanne Pierce, professor …

09/16/22

New Ciocca Center Director Looks to Expand Student Opportunities, Business Curriculum

Former international business executive Robert Murner wants to build on the center’s foundation to position students for post-graduate success.

Business executive and adjunct faculty member Robert Murner begins this semester as the new director of the Carlyse and Arthur A. Ciocca ’59 Center for Business, Ethics, and Society at the College of the Holy Cross.

09/14/22

Inside Holy Cross Enrollment Management’s Efforts to Increase Access and Affordability

Cornell B. LeSane II, vice president for enrollment management, details some of the College’s initiatives in building a diverse student body.

As the inaugural vice president for enrollment management, one of the goals of Cornell B. LeSane II is spearheading initiatives to make the College of the Holy Cross affordable and accessible to students from diverse backgrounds.

09/14/22

Holy Cross Announces $40 Million Scholarship Initiative to Expand Access to Financial Aid

Partnership with Schuler Education Foundation to increase access for high-achieving undocumented and Pell-eligible students

The College of the Holy Cross announced today it has partnered with the Schuler Education Foundation on a $20 million matching grant, for a total of $40 million, to expand its financial aid support of low-income students and students with …

09/13/22

Synodal Gatherings Highlight Cultural Divides Within Global Catholicism, Says Religious Studies Professor

The Conversation

Two synodal gatherings going on now in the Catholic Church — the “Synodal Way” of the German church and the “Synod on Synodality” of the bishops of the Catholic Church — are drawing tensions within Catholicism, which are expected to …

09/12/22

Prior Performing Arts Center at the College of the Holy Cross—a New Facility Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro—Welcomes the Campus Community This Fall

Construction on the Prior Performing Arts Center at the College of the Holy Cross is complete, and the building is in use by the campus community. The performing arts center  is a multipurpose cultural center that includes the Luth Concert Hall, a …

09/12/22

Holy Cross Rises to #33 on U.S. News’ Ranking of National Liberal Arts Colleges

College’s alumni giving rate remains among Top 10 in the country.

In its annual set of college rankings, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the College of the Holy Cross 33rd among national liberal arts colleges, noting significantly improved performance on measures related to student outcomes. The College was 35th …

09/08/22

College Releases Report on Historical Claims of Misconduct

President Rougeau expresses gratitude to survivors, will create committee to review and implement recommendations

The College of the Holy Cross this week released the detailed results of a comprehensive investigation into historical incidents of faculty sexual misconduct. The investigation focused on accounts of survivors of faculty sexual misconduct spanning several decades. The final report …

09/06/22

Inaugural Cantor Art Gallery Exhibition in the Prior Performing Arts Center to Showcase Faculty Works

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross is pleased to announce the first exhibition in its new home in the Prior Performing Arts Center, “Afterimage: Visual Arts Faculty 2022.” Showcasing works by …

09/02/22

Pontiffs Must Demonstrate ‘Extraordinary Virtue’ to Become Saints, Says Religious Studies Professor

The Conversation

On Sept. 4, 2022, Pope John Paul I will be beatified, which is the last step before being canonized as a Catholic saint, begging the question: Does every pope become a saint? In an article for The Conversation, Joanne Pierce, professor …

09/02/22

Summer Passport Program Provides Early Introduction to Life at Holy Cross

Select first-year students get an advanced look at academic and social life on Mount St. James.

The College of the Holy Cross offers academically promising students from diverse educations, personal and financial circumstances an introduction of what to expect in college via Summer Passport, its four-week residential program. The program provides an opportunity for selected students …

09/01/22

Odyssey Helps First-Year Students Find Second Home at Holy Cross

Starting in the summer, the program continues throughout students' time on The Hill.

Chris Campbell ’15 received a note this summer from an incoming first-year student. The Texas native wrote Campbell, director of the College of the Holy Cross’ Office of Multicultural Education (OME), noting that even though she hailed from thousands of miles …

09/01/22

Prior Performing Arts Center to Welcome the Campus and Local Communities During Community Day

Professor Kyle Frisina named as the center’s interim director for its inaugural year

The College of the Holy Cross will welcome the Holy Cross and Worcester communities to the newly completed Prior Performing Arts Center for a special Community Day event starting at 1 p.m. on Sept. 24. The event, which will be …

08/29/22

College of the Holy Cross Welcomes Largest Class in School History

The class of 2026 is 10% larger than the previous year.

The College of the Holy Cross welcomed the largest class in its 179-year history on Aug. 27, when 904 members of the class of 2026 moved onto Mount St. James.

08/24/22

Why Do Mutant Genes in Glial Cells Increase Risk of Febrile Seizures?

Sarah Iannone ’25 spent her summer researching two genes in glia and how they affect neuronal excitability in fruit flies.

For animals to respond properly to environmental changes, such as temperature fluctuations, their nervous systems must be regulating correctly. It’s a biological function that is vital to survival. The question of why some cannot continue managing these necessary bodily functions, …

08/23/22

Holy Cross’ Nick Lazzaro ‘23 Makes ’40 Under Forty’ List

Worcester Business Journal

Nick Lazzaro ‘23, a political science major, was recently named to Worcester Business Journal’s 2022 “40 Under Forty” list. The list, which is published annually, recognizes “outstanding young leaders who are shaking up the Central Mass business community. These business …

08/22/22

Holy Cross’ Grace Miller on a Mission to Support Women and Children in Need

Grace Miller ’23 worked with Project Hope Boston and supports its mission while interning as a learning and evaluation fellow throughout the summer.

Soon after learning about Project Hope Boston’s mission to provide low-income women and children with opportunities that move them “beyond homelessness and poverty,” Grace Miler ’23 was drawn to the organization’s work. Being from the Greater Boston area, Miller was …