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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....
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....
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....
06/11/21

Holy Cross Sociology Professor Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to Study City Climate Planning

Project to draw observations from Worcester, Mass. and Tampere, Finland

Holy Cross’ Selina Gallo-Cruz, associate professor of sociology, has received a Fulbright Scholar award for 2021-2022 to study city climate....
06/03/21

Ten Holy Cross Faculty Members Receive Grants for COVID-Related Research

The grants will fund research in a wide range of areas, from the impact of COVID-19 on college students’ mental health to pandemic responses in the ancient Roman and Chinese empires

Holy Cross’ Committee on Faculty Scholarship, along with the Office of Sponsored Research, has awarded more than $26,000 in research grants to....
05/27/21

2021 Fenwick Scholar Introduces Ancient Greek Culture to Worcester Elementary Students

Inspired by her passions for the classics and education, Maia Lee-Chin '21 is bringing the "Iliad" to elementary school students in Worcester

Like most people, you might consider the “Iliad” a serious and intimidating piece of classic literature—a cornerstone meant to be read....
05/22/21

Holy Cross Celebrates Class of 2020 in a Virtual Convocation

The young alumni worldwide observed the traditional academic convocation one year post-graduation

Graduates of the Class of 2020 gathered virtually from across the country and around the world on May 22 to celebrate their academic convocation and....
05/21/21

Holy Cross Celebrates 175th Commencement

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield delivered the address to 748 graduating seniors

Holy Cross announced 748 bachelor of arts degree candidates at its 175th commencement held in person this morning on the College’s Fitton....
05/14/21

Arts Transcending Borders Receives $30,000 Grant From the National Endowment for the Arts

The award will support artistic programming and community engagement initiatives in Worcester

Holy Cross’ Arts Transcending Borders (ATB) program has been approved for a $30,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment....
05/10/21

Associate Professor of Chemistry Awarded NSF CAREER Award

Professor L. Gaby Avila-Bront Receives National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award exceeding $400,000 through 2026

L. Gaby Avila-Bront, Holy Cross professor of chemistry, was recently awarded over $400,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award was....
05/03/21

2021 Sanctae Crucis Recipients Honored for Leadership During Pandemic

The seven recipients from medical, research and nonprofit industries demonstrated leadership in their communities during an unprecedented time

On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, the College of the Holy Cross will present seven alumni with Sanctae Crucis Awards for their extraordinary commitment and....
04/29/21

Billy Collins ’63 (U.S. Poet Laureate, 2001-2003) Endows Classics Scholarship at the College of the Holy Cross

Gift to support students committed to classical studies

The College of the Holy Cross is pleased to announce the creation of the Billy Collins ’63 Scholarship for Studies in Classics, the result of a....
04/28/21

Emma Davison ‘21 Named Class of 2021 Valedictorian

The political science and Middle Eastern studies double major and New Jersey native will deliver the valedictory address at Commencement

Emma Davison ’21 has been selected to deliver the Class of 2021 valedictory address at the Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 21. Emma is a....
04/28/21

Led by Holy Cross Students, Working for Worcester Ensures Playground Access for Elementary School Students

Working for Worcester Achieves Longtime Goal, Despite Pandemic

It took a pandemic to keep them away in 2020, but this year, Holy Cross students were back in full force to drive the ninth year of Working for....
04/26/21

Cantor Art Gallery to Feature Work of Senior Visual Arts Majors in the Exhibition ‘Metanoia’

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross is pleased to present the work of nine graduating visual arts majors in....
04/23/21

Holy Cross Student Receives National Award for Community Service and Leadership

Bryceida Valencia '23 Named to the 2021 Cohort of Newman Civic Fellows

Sophomore and health studies major Bryceida Valencia ’23 was named this year as a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact. This year’s....
04/22/21

“The Power of Purple” Drives Record Day of Giving

Focus on hope galvanizes community in support of student experience, access

In just 24 hours on April 16, a total of 4,706 alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends donated a record $1,448,529 on the College’s....
04/08/21

Holy Cross Graduates Report Strong Outcomes After Graduation Despite Pandemic

In a survey of graduates of the class of 2020, data shows Holy Cross students continue to find success in gaining employment, continuing education and volunteering

Despite the ongoing international pandemic and recent recession due to coronavirus, a recent survey of the graduates of the class of 2020 shows....
04/01/21

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, United States Representative to the United Nations, to Deliver 2021 Holy Cross Commencement Address

Thomas-Greenfield and three others — Dr. Michael Collins '77, Rev. David Beckmann and Sister Donna Markham — will also receive honorary degrees

Holy Cross will host an in-person commencement ceremony this May, featuring an address by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Representative of the....
03/22/21

Blog: Ruiz ’23 Looks Forward to Meeting New People and Exploring New Places

The Chicago native is studying Spanish, anthropology and Latinx studies

Name: Veronica Ruiz Hometown: Chicago, Illinois Studies She’s Considering: Double major in Spanish and Anthropology, Concentration in Latinx....