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07/26/21

Holy Cross’ Montserrat Program Leverages Art in First-Years’ Education

Lessons incorporating a variety of artistic forms instill in students a sense of discovery—in themselves and in the world around them

Art is often a communal experience: sitting in a theater beside strangers in the dark or standing like sardines singing along at a concert, it offers the promise of coming together.

07/22/21

Holy Cross Economics Professor Is Sought-After Expert on Costs and Benefits of Hosting the Olympic Games

NBCLX | Nikkei Asian Review | South China Morning Post | The Economist

With the 2021 Olympic Games around the corner, Holy Cross professor of economics Victor Matheson has been a sought-after expert on the financial costs and benefits of hosting the Olympic Games, providing expert commentary in outlets around the globe ranging …

07/21/21

College’s Fiscal Year Closes with Record-breaking Engagement, Success

Annual giving reached the highest total in Holy Cross history this year with $65.9 million, and thousands of alumni engaged with the College digitally

The Holy Cross community once again demonstrated its dedication to the College’s mission by setting new records for giving and alumni and parent engagement during the 2021 fiscal year.

07/19/21

Madeline Vargas Appointed Dean of the Faculty

The professor of biology brings a wealth of experience to her new role

Madeline Vargas, professor in the Department of Biology, has been appointed dean of the faculty effective June 1, 2021.

07/19/21

Fr. Tim O’Brien ’06 Named Incoming Director of Mission Initiatives

Fr. O'Brien reflects on his time at Holy Cross as he returns to spread the mission he loves

For Rev. Timothy (“Tim”) O’Brien, S.J., ’06, frequent zip code changes have become the norm as part of his Jesuit vocation and scholarly pursuits. But his most recent move — one that brings him back to Mount St. James to …

07/19/21

Three Holy Cross Faculty Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The professors of chemistry, classics and history will serve their terms through 2024

Kenneth Mills, of the department of chemistry, Ellen Perry, of the department of classics and Stephanie Yuhl, of the department of history, have been appointed to endowed positions at the College, which they will hold through June 2024.

07/19/21

Yolanda Rabun ’90 Is Not Done Yet

Rabun blazed a path across Mount St. James with big plans that are still unfolding more than 30 years later

It was the first football game of the 1986 season, Holy Cross versus Lehigh — a season that would culminate in a Patriot League championship for the Crusaders.

07/19/21

Holy Cross Alumnus and Genealogy Enthusiast Honors Local Veterans

Paul Brueggemann ’84 has turned his hobby into a service for others

As a longtime genealogy enthusiast, Paul Brueggemann ’84 is always looking for his next research project. Last spring, long days at home amidst the pandemic inspired him to tackle something he’d been thinking about for years. He and his wife, …

07/19/21

Holy Cross Says Farewell to Six Retiring Professors

The cohort leaves a long legacy, teaching on Mount St. James for a combined 203 years

At the finish of the 2020-2021 academic year, Holy Cross saw six professors conclude their careers on Mount St. James, after decades of educating generations of Crusaders.

07/19/21

Holy Cross Bestows 2021 Sanctae Crucis Awards

The awards recognized seven Crusaders who made a difference during the pandemic

When asked about their 2021 Sanctae Crucis Award ahead of the virtual celebration on May 4, 2021, each honoree offered a variation of the above. In every interview, they expressed surprise and humility, citing the family, friends, colleagues and fellow …

07/19/21

Holy Cross Professor Mark Freeman and Alumnus Jack Bauer ’89 on the Study of Personal Narratives

The narrative psychology experts and authors share how humans make sense of their lives through the stories they tell themselves and others

This is a story about the stories we tell — to ourselves and to others — to create meaning in our lives. Taken together, those stories reveal what we value, what we hope to achieve and who we have become.

07/19/21

Syllabus: Family Life in Turbulent Times

The class, which studies how families adjust to patterns of immbolity in turbulent times, takes on new meaning in the pandemic

It’s nearing the end of April and students in the Sociology 399 course, Family Life in Turbulent Times, have been in lockdown various times over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That experience, as it turns out, provides …

07/15/21

Video: Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau Talks to GMA About the College’s Fall Semester Plans

ABC’s Good Morning America

Vincent D. Rougeau, Holy Cross’ newly minted president as of July 1, was recently featured on ABC’s morning television program “Good Morning America.” During a segment titled “Rise and Shine: Massachusetts,” which focused on the state of Massachusetts reopening amid the …

07/02/21

Longtime Director of Admission Ann McDermott ’79 Reflects on the Evolution of Admission at Holy Cross

As she prepares to depart the College following decades overseeing admission, McDermott shares her unique perspective on how admission at Holy Cross has changed—and what has stayed the same

After more than 30 years devoted to admission at the College, Ann McDermott ’79 has announced her departure as director of admission, a position she’s held since 1994. During her tenure, McDermott has admitted more than 20,000 Crusaders and spearheaded …

06/30/21

Three Holy Cross Professors Honored for Scholarship and Advising

The professors of English, philosophy and visual arts received awards at the Provost's address this spring

In her address at the spring faculty assembly, Margaret Freije, provost and dean of the College, presented the Mary Louise Marfuggi Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholarship to Paige Reynolds of the Department of English, the Mary Louise Marfuggi Faculty Award …

06/29/21

Religious Studies Professor Discusses the Complexities of Mental Health Conversations in Faith Communities

Associated Press

Suicide is a complex and delicate topic in U.S. Muslim communities. In an effort to address the barriers excluding Muslims from seeking mental health support, a group of mental health professionals are working with faith leaders and activists to raise …

06/28/21

Holy Cross Students Continue Experiential Learning in a Remote Semester

Undeterred by the pandemic, nearly 50 students this spring found fulfilling experiential learning opportunities through the College's J.D. Power Center and other programs

For the past nine months, Rudy Antoncic ’22 worked as an intern at the U.S. Department of State, assessing how teleworking is going for their employees around the globe. Every day, he says, he talked with senior-level foreign officers in …

06/23/21

Holy Cross Chemistry Professor Blends Roles as Scientist and Influencer to Inspire Students

Professor Andre Isaacs is taking a fresh approach to move students to impact the world

Andre Isaacs’s choreographed dance videos have attracted almost a quarter of a million followers on Tik Tok, but this associate professor of chemistry might be even more popular in the classroom. Whether working on copper catalyzed reactions via click chemistry …

06/22/21

College Establishes Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., Scholarship to Honor Departing President

The scholarship will provide financial aid support to Holy Cross students with significant financial need who are graduates of Jesuit and Catholic high schools

The Holy Cross board of trustees has announced the establishment of the Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., Scholarship, which will provide financial aid support to Holy Cross students who exhibit significant financial need and who are graduates of Jesuit and Catholic …

06/18/21

Statue of NBA Legend Bob Cousy ’50 Unveiled in Worcester

'Houdini of the Hardwood' Honored By His Adopted Hometown

Hall of Fame point guard Bob Cousy ‘50 was honored with a statue in downtown Worcester, his adopted hometown for the past 74 years. The statue, depicting Cousy throwing a signature behind-the-back pass, was unveiled Friday in the plaza in …