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How Does Road Salt Affect the Blackstone River Ecosystem?

From organic matter to midges, students analyze changes to the river's biome.

Curious about the effect that road salt has on the ecosystem of the Blackstone River, Aidan Bowler ’24 and Francisco Luc Zafon-Whalen ’24....

Documenting How Climate Change Affects Apples

As climate change has a more significant effect on local orchards, Ross Comcowich ’25 and Matthew Rigione ’25 worked with Daina Harvey,....

‘The First Impression is That You’re Home’

Holy Cross community enthusiastically welcomes Class of 2027.

On August 26, first-year students experienced their first Holy Cross tradition, Move-In Day, when they were welcomed to Mount St. James by students,....

The Class of 2027 Hits The Hill

827 first-year students experience their first Holy Cross tradition, Move-In Day.

On Aug. 26, members of the Class of 2027 were welcomed to their home for the next four years by Holy Cross leadership, staff, students and alumni,....

Holy Cross and Worcester Polytechnic Institute To Develop Dual Degree Programs

Holy Cross math, computer science and physics majors will be eligible to pursue a Master of Science or Master of Engineering at WPI in an accelerated program.

Two of Worcester’s oldest institutions of higher education have announced a new partnership to strengthen collaboration and provide new pathways....

Class of 2023 Spotlight: Charlie Cassidy

“I’ve really been able to merge my two passions [classics and chemistry] into one.”

When he was young, Charlie Cassidy ’23 knew he wanted to be a classics major but it wasn’t until high school that he fell in love with chemistry.....

Class of 2023 Spotlight: Bryan Rivas

“Holy Cross has taught me the value of hard work.”

Name: Bryan Rivas  Major: Economics Hometown: Los Angeles, California. More specifically Watts, California.  Activities: Latin American Student....

Class of 2023 Spotlight: Valentina Maza

"Embrace your power!"

Name: Valentina Maza  Hometown: born and raised in Venezuela and currently living in New Castle, Delaware  Major: International Studies and Peace....

Class of 2023 Spotlight: Emily Rand

“Take time to reflect on and appreciate accomplishments.”

Name: Emily Rand Hometown: Freeland, Maryland Major: Anthropology and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies concentration  Activities: Senior....

Class of 2023 Spotlight: Tremayne Ahdel Garrett II

“It’s okay to still be figuring it out because, believe it or not, we have time.”

Name: Tremayne Ahdel Garrett II Hometown: Bridgeport, Connecticut Major: Psychology part of the health professions advising program Activities: Alpha....

Class of 2023 Spotlight: Jianing “Jenny” Bai

“I firmly believe that people of any age desire the right to learn and should not be marginalized.”

Name: Jianing “Jenny” Bai  Hometown: Beijing, China  Major: Psychology and Studio Arts  Activities: Student Programs for Urban Development....

Class of 2023 Spotlight: Nicholas Lazzaro

“Holy Cross helped foster my passions as an entrepreneur and helped me to learn how to take risks.”

Name: Nicholas Lazzaro   Hometown: Millbury, Massachusetts Major: Political Science  Activities: HC Launch, Holy Cross College Democrats

Class of 2023 Spotlight: Obiamaka Igwenagu

“Being able to make art that I felt a connection to made me feel like I was really contributing to our culture and values as Black individuals."

For her senior studio seminar art project, Obiamaka Igwenagu ’23 chose to focus on Black individuals and African American culture. Inspired by....

Class of 2023 Spotlight: Maxim Caron

“Holy Cross has taught me to embrace the unknown to fully realize personal growth.”

Name: Maxim Caron  Hometown: Belchertown, Massachusetts  Major: History with an education minor on the Teacher Education Program track ....

Class of 2023 Spotlight: Kathleen Segal

“One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in the chemistry department is to be OK with failure.”

Name: Kathleen Segal Hometown: Wellesley, Massachusetts Major: Chemistry, with a peace and conflict studies concentration  Activities: Isaacs Lab,....

Cantor Art Gallery at Holy Cross to Feature Work of Senior Visual Arts Majors in the Exhibition ‘ESSENCE’

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery and the Department of Visual Arts at the College of the Holy Cross are pleased to present artwork by senior....

Simplicity and Sustainability During Spring Break Immersion

Each year, the Holy Cross Spring Break Immersion Program allows students to build relationships across economic, regional and cultural differences....

Holy Cross Raises $1.7 Million on Eighth-Annual Giving Day

More than 4,400 donated over a 24-hour period.

Members of the Holy Cross community showed and shared their love for the College, fittingly on Feb. 14, raising $1.7 million on its eighth-annual....

U.S. Senator Peter Welch ‘69 to Deliver 2023 Holy Cross Commencement Address

Welch and housing and community development leader Rosanne Haggerty will also receive honorary degrees

U.S. Sen. Peter Welch ’69, D-Vt., will address this year’s graduates during the Holy Cross commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 26, at....

Holy Cross Releases ‘Aspire,’ Its Strategic Plan for the Next Decade

Six pillars outline long-term priorities.

The College of the Holy Cross on Feb. 1 released its strategic plan, Aspire: Our Strategic Vision for a Hope-Filled Future, which prioritizes areas....