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11/14/22

Holy Cross Faculty, Staff and Students Join with Worcester to Highlight Latino History

With support from the Holy Cross Scholarship in Action program, professors, staff and students work with city activists to collect and tell Latino stories.

The Latino connection to Worcester’s history is one of educational advancement, social justice activism and economic opportunities. For these....
11/11/22

Holy Cross Celebrates Coeducation Anniversary with Women of Faith Speaker Series

“Raising Our Voices in Church: Women of Faith Speak” features four theologian guest speakers, including the Rt. Rev. Dr. Bonnie A. Perry ’84 on Nov. 15.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of coeducation at the College of the Holy Cross, the Office of the College Chaplains is hosting an academic....
11/03/22

Iphigenia Opens as Inaugural Performance at the Prior Performing Arts Center

The College of the Holy Cross production combines two of Euripides’ ancient plays for a modern audience.

When the actors take the stage in “Iphigenia,” the inaugural theater production at the Prior Performing Arts Center (PAC), the audience can....
10/14/22

Isabella Giaquinta ’23 Researches Refugee Mental Health for Fenwick Scholar Project

Giaquinta will work with an organization focused on providing a single point of care for at-risk refugees.

Isabella Giaquinta ’23, one of two Fenwick Scholars for the 2022-2023 academic year at the College of the Holy Cross, will spend her senior year....
09/29/22

Holy Cross Forum Highlights Ways Nation, State, Campus Can End Systemic Hunger

Political will, government involvement and education all cited as key elements needed for change.

Systemic hunger, which affects nearly 40 million Americans, can be ended, according to experts who gathered at the College of the Holy Cross for the....
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....
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....
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....
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.....
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....
08/19/22

New Genes Make a Big Impact on Fruit Fly Fertility

Brenna McCormick '24 spent her summer in the lab researching newly evolved genes in Drosophila.

As a student participating in the College’s Charles S. Weiss Summer Research Program, Brenna McCormick ‘24 spent eight weeks this summer working....
08/18/22

College of the Holy Cross Receives $250,000 Grant to Digitize Portions of Deaf Catholic Archives

Council on Library and Information Resource funding will enable the College to protect key components of the special collection and increase access.

The College of the Holy Cross Archives and Distinctive Collections has received a $250,000 grant to fund digitizing the Deaf Catholic Archives, which....
08/17/22

Can Innovative Technology Help Medical Professionals Monitor Patient Depression Symptoms?

Ava Licht ’23 worked as a summer research intern with primary investigators affiliated with MGH and MIT evaluating how data from wristbands and cell phone sensors could better inform depressed patient care.

Ava Licht ’23, a College of the Holy Cross psychology major with a neuroscience minor in the Health Professions Advising program, was looking for a....
08/12/22

Chinese Americans Depicted as Hero, SideKick and Villain in Vintage WWII-Era Comics

Emma Grayeb ’24 analyzed how war propaganda and changing American sentiment affected how Chinese Americans were portrayed during the post-WWII era through the onset of the Cold War.

Curious about how Chinese American identity was constructed and portrayed in comics during the 1940s and 1950s, Emma Grayeb ’24, an Asian studies....
06/28/22

With Summer Gateways Orientation, Holy Cross Welcomes Incoming Students

The Summer Gateways orientation sessions provide incoming students and their families with their first entry point to the campus community.

The College of the Holy Cross welcomed incoming students from the class of 2026 in June, as they received their first introduction to campus life via....
05/27/22

Holy Cross Class of 2022 Urged to Seek Light, Hope and Joy

College confers 755 bachelor of arts degrees in 176th Commencement Exercises

Despite the rain that will inevitably fall in their lives, valedictorian Rebecca L. Henion ’22 told the College of the Holy Cross class of 2022....
05/26/22

Class of 2022 Student Spotlight: Dennis Liu

A political science major, Dennis will work as a legal assistant at a business immigration law firm for the summer

Name: Dennis Liu Hometown: Yarmouth, Mass. Major: Political Science major, double minor in Asian Studies and Rhetoric and Composition Campus....
05/26/22

Class of 2022 Student Spotlight: Isabelle Uong

A biology major, Isabelle will work as an ophthalmic technician in preparation of continuing her education in optometry school

Name: Isabelle Uong Hometown: Rockland, Mass. Major: Biology and Health Professions Advising Campus Activities: McAlister Research Lab; Advocating....
05/25/22

Class of 2022 Student Spotlight: Kerry Bresnahan

A biology major and environmental studies minor, Kerry will pursue a master’s degree in marine science after commencement

Name: Kerry Bresnahan Hometown: Osterville, Mass. Major: Biology major, environmental studies minor Campus Activities: Spring Break Immersion....
05/25/22

Class of 2022 Student Spotlight: Meah Austin

The psychology and Africana studies double major will pursue a career in marketing after graduation

Name: Meah Austin Hometown: Waterbury, Conn. Major: Psychology and Africana Studies double major Campus Activities: Black Student Union E-board....