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11/10/22

The Base at Kimball Offers Food Options Free of Top 10 Allergens

Quickly becoming a student favorite, the food station is free of wheat, dairy, eggs, sesame, soy, fish, shellfish, and coconut, nuts and tree nuts.

Rosend Pena ’25 paced around Kimball Hall waiting for the 10 minutes to melt away until The Base opened at 11 a.m.
11/07/22

‘Not alone’: HCF1RST Kicks Off Week Celebrating First-Generation Students at Holy Cross

Week of on-campus events highlights, unites and supports first-gen students past and present.

Tereza Saliu ’23 remembers entering the unknown as a first-generation college student. Like many first-gen students across the country, each....
10/20/22

Holy Cross Ranks High in 2023 WalletHub College Ratings

College ranks No. 12 overall, and Top 3 in education outcomes, graduation rate and post-attendance median salary. 

The College of the Holy Cross ranked as the 12th-best college in the United States and eighth in the north, according to a recent list compiled by....
10/14/22

Fenwick Scholar Questions Economics Theory Built on Humans Acting Selfishly

Max Hendrix ’23 introduces philosophy and psychology into a field built on data.

The College of the Holy Cross introduced Max Hendrix ’23 to a new side of economics: one that includes philosophy and psychology.   
10/08/22

Holy Cross Spotlights Indigenous Living History via Documentary, Scholarship and More

Upcoming project includes a website to further the relationship between Nimpuc people, the College and the city of Worcester.

Sarah Luria’s students often tell her that fourth grade is the final time they hear about indigenous communities in a classroom.
10/07/22

Russian Journalist Dmitry Muratov to Holy Cross Students: Anti-War Movement Is ‘In Your Hands’

The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize winner emphasized the influence every person has in maintaining peace in the world.

Standing behind a podium in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel at the College of the Holy Cross, Dmitry Muratov relayed stories that invoked historic....
10/03/22

‘Get out and look at the leaves’: Holy Cross Provides Unique Fall Foliage Experience

Holy Cross botanist explains why leaves change certain colors, when the peak will reach Worcester and how a dry summer could affect the timing.

As the new academic year begins to establish a rhythm, shorts are soon replaced with sweatpants, the sun sets on The Hill earlier and earlier, and....
09/09/22

Holy Cross Student Affairs Becomes the Division of Student Development

It’s a new name, but the same mission as the focus remains on student growth outside of the classroom.

As part of organizational changes announced earlier this year at the College of the Holy Cross, the Division of Student Affairs will now be known as....
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....
08/16/22

‘Very Surreal’: Holy Cross Student Helps Organize Wu-Tang Clan, Nas Concert Tour During Summer Internship

Martell Audate '24 worked with Worcester’s Jimmy Kang, who manages the iconic hip-hop group.

Martell Audate ’24 grew up about 40 miles east of Worcester in Milton, Massachusetts. When he arrived on The Hill, he knew little about the....
08/15/22

From Obama to Trump: Holy Cross Student Examines Political Polarization on Twitter

As part of the Charles S. Weiss Summer Research Program, David Pritchard '23 looked into social media exchanges

David Pritchard ’23 is a political science and psychology major at the College of the Holy Cross. As part of this year’s Charles S. Weiss....
08/11/22

Redefining Art: Holy Cross Summer Research Documents Techniques of Refugee Artists in Worcester

The project took Gabriella Trznadel '24 into Worcester and across the state to meet with artisans.

A few pieces of art hung behind Gabriella Trznadel ’24 as she met with her first-year advisor via Zoom a few years ago. Susan Rodgers,....
08/09/22

Holy Cross First-Year Research Program Helps Inspire Students in STEM Fields

FRAP offers first-year students and senior mentors from historically excluded communities paid research opportunities.

From an early age, a small fire burned within Edith Mensah Otabil ’19: a desire to pursue a career in medicine. Growing up in Ghana, she....
08/08/22

Student Summer Research Project Connects Current Supreme Court Decision to Those 100+ Years Old

Catherine Yackira’s ’24 passion for constitutional law grew after diving into early 20th-century cases.

Catherine Yackira ’24 completed her sophomore year at the College of the Holy Cross and planned to use this summer to research U.S. Supreme....
08/04/22

Holy Cross Student Researches ESports’ Gender Roles, Internalized Misogyny

Augusta Ding '23 examines the question: Why aren’t there any women among top esports players?

From a young age, Augusta Ding ’23, who grew up in Shanghai, China, gravitated toward video games. Now, as a rising senior at the College of....
08/03/22

Simulating Wormholes: Holy Cross Students Pursue Computer Science Passion Through Theoretical Physics

A pair of students discovered a deep interest in computer engineering after arriving on The Hill.

To the untrained eye, the code, which Brendan Fay ’23 and Karina Calhoun ’24 spend hours typing into a computer, appears to be gibberish.....
06/28/22

Holy Cross Class of 2020 Returns to Campus to Celebrate

Young alumni enjoy a weekend full of traditional Senior Week events, including caps and gowns.

Members of the College of the Holy Cross class of 2020 returned to Mount St. James last weekend to wear a cap and gown, walk across the stage, shake....
06/23/22

Holy Cross Graduates Celebrate Strong Showing in 2022-2023 Fulbright Scholars Program

The College received seven Fulbright fellowships this year, the most since 2017.

From a desire to live abroad after the pandemic stripped them of the opportunity to fulling a newfound passion for teaching, seven recent graduates....
06/16/22

Anthony Fauci, M.D., ’62 advises Holy Cross Students: Expect the Unexpected

Namesake of the Anthony S. Fauci Integrated Science Complex tells students in Q&A prior to the building dedication to follow your passion, trust your instincts and keep an open mind.

Before the dedication ceremony of the Anthony S. Fauci Integrated Science Complex on June 11, the class of 1962 alumnus met with College of the Holy....
06/11/22

Holy Cross Names Science Complex for Anthony Fauci ’62, Hon. ’87

National health leader and infectious diseases physician honored for lifetime of public service.

Hundreds of members of the College of the Holy Cross community stood shoulder-to-shoulder packing the Smith Hall atrium, as well as the hallways of....