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Can Jesus Walk Through Walls?

Pioneering international research by Holy Cross psychology professor Florencia Anggoro examines a critical question never explored: Do religious beliefs shape how children think and learn?

The majority of the global population is religious, yet psychologists have little understanding of how religious beliefs impact the way children....

How a New Holy Cross Course Is Tackling the ‘Leaky Pipeline’ of Women in STEM

Led by L. Gaby Avila-Bront, associate professor of chemistry, students mentor young women scientists in Worcester

College of the Holy Cross Science in Community students are on a mission to change the future makeup of the science, technology, engineering and math....

New Student-Created Organization Provides Community, Support for Women of Color at Holy Cross

From study sessions and alumni networking to wellness activities and career workshops, ProspHER provides a sense of belonging for women of color on campus.

Nadjee Jocelyn ’23 and Juliana Pompilus ’23 had packed schedules planned for senior year. They were both double majors, active on campus....

College of the Holy Cross Begins Spring Semester With Multifaith Community Prayer

Tradition returns for the first time since 2019 following three-year pandemic pause.

With fresh snow blanketing the ground outside, members of the Holy Cross community gathered in Mary Chapel on Tuesday, Jan. 24, for the return of a....

Holy Cross Creates New Office of Parent and Family Engagement

The recently launched office will build on the College’s existing partnerships with families, further enhancing the student experience

Holy Cross has long embraced families as important members of the College community, especially for their key role in student success. With the....

NBA’s Kate Jhaveri ’95 Talks Leadership, Careers at 16th Annual Women in Business Conference

The conference featured energizing speakers, breakout discussions and live networking opportunities hosted virtually and on campus

Kate Jhaveri ’95, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of the NBA, has always loved team sports. Rowing alongside her teammates at....

At Holy Cross, First-Generation College Students Find Support and Community

College programs aim to empower first-generation students to thrive as trailblazers—on the Hill and beyond


Anti-Racism Action Plan Internship—Holy Cross Student Summer Series

Riley Dolan ’22 and Professor Tsitsi Masvawure are collaborating with the Family Health Center of Worcester to respond to a community need

Many Holy Cross summer internship experiences are student- or professor-initiated, but with Holy Cross’ reputation for outstanding faculty and....

Lab Partners Research Canine Stem Cells—Holy Cross Student Summer Series

Nakesha Agyapong ’22 and Ethan Trim ’22 have teamed up with Professor Julia Paxson to research canine aging through the Weiss Summer Research Program

Senior biology majors Nakesha Agyapong ’22 and Ethan Trim ’22 have been lab partners since meeting through the First-Year Advancement....

Art History Internship at Holy Cross – Holy Cross Student Summer Series

Jinze Mi '23 and Dr. Meredith Fluke are spending the summer researching, cataloguing and preserving 150 years' worth of art at the College

As a history and art history double major, Jinze Mi ’23 is used to studying art in the classroom. But this summer, through the Weiss Summer....

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....

Holy Cross Looks to Jesuit Aspirations for Institutional Inspiration

Holy Cross’ director of the Office of the College Chaplains reflects on how the Jesuit preferences can guide the College community

In 2019, following months of discernment, the Society of Jesus announced four aspirations, known as the Universal Apostolic Preferences. These....

Academic Conference Showcases Creativity, Wide-Ranging Research of Holy Cross Students

The four-day celebration featured presentations, performances and lectures from students of all class years

  Two summers ago, while studying abroad in Cambodia, Emily O’Regan ’21 had the first inspiration for her honors thesis: “I spent weeks....

Center for Career Development Focuses on the Lifelong Value of a Holy Cross Education

The College's Enduring Value Stems From Combining Jesuit Traditions With a Liberal Arts Approach

As graduation season approaches for colleges across the country, students are focusing on the next step after commencement — but at the College of....

Holy Cross’ Center for Career Development Positions Students for Success After Graduation

On-demand resources, virtual events and a strong alumni network are just a few of the many assets readily available to students

“The pandemic has shined a light on how important it is for employees to be agile, flexible and able to problem-solve — which are core skills....

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Teaches Ethical Leadership

How Entrepreneurial Thinking is Preparing Holy Cross Students to Wrestle With Problems of the Future

When Ja-Naé Duane introduces entrepreneurship to students at the College of the Holy Cross, she doesn’t start by talking about business ideas,....

Behind-the-Scenes at The Spire: How Holy Cross’ Student Newspaper Is Keeping the Community Connected

Student journalists share what’s driving them as they adapt to running a campus newspaper remotely

Over the summer, Matthew Anderson ’21 was at work in his hometown of Moultonborough, New Hampshire, when his phone started buzzing nonstop.....

Professor Stephanie Yuhl, ‘Teacher of Teachers,’ Wins Career Teaching Medal

Five questions with the winner

“Bring your joy.” For Stephanie Yuhl, professor of history, these are words she lives by as an educator, as a colleague, and as director of the....