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Holy Cross Spanish Professor Receives Fellowship From National Humanities Center

Juan Ramos was among 36 fellows chosen from a pool of 638 applicants

Juan Ramos, associate professor of Spanish at Holy Cross, has been awarded the M.H. Abrams Fellowship at the National Humanities Center for the 2021-22 academic year. Ramos is one of 36 fellows—chosen from a pool of 638 applicants from a …

Student-Generated Urban Studies Minor Debuts at Holy Cross

Maggie Hartnett '23 & faculty advisors team up to create new Urban Studies minor, which will explore themes around how we build our cities, what we do in them and how they shape us

Maggie Hartnett ’23 knew she enjoyed the architecture classes she took during her first year at Holy Cross, but wasn’t quite sure she wanted to be an architect. Then, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, she took note of the changes …

Holy Cross Students, Alumnus Receive Distinguished Scholarships

The prestigious Fulbright and Knight-Hennessy scholarships showcase the talent of Holy Cross students

Once again this year, College of the Holy Cross students—and an alumnus—have earned coveted scholarships from prestigious organizations, including the Knight-Hennessy Scholar Program and the Fulbright Program. These honors speak to the boundless curiosity of Holy Cross students, the impact …

Misguided Drug Policies Worsening Overdose Epidemic, Says Sociology Professor

The Conversation

The United States is at a pivotal moment in its fight against drug overdose, with over 93,000 Americans having lost their lives to fatal drug overdose last year alone, making 2020 the worst year on record. In an article for …

Why Do Tiny Animals Like Spiders and Ticks Have Such a Powerful Bite? A Holy Cross Biology Professor Explains

National Geographic

Why do tiny animals like spiders and ticks have such a powerful bite? Turns out it’s heavy metals! According to a recent study, elements such as zinc and copper mix with natural proteins to make durable stingers, claws and jaws …

English Professor Points to 18th-Century Poetry for Sage Wellness Advice During the Pandemic

The Conversation

In the age of COVID-19, some readers are turning to age-old texts for wellness advice. One of these relevant texts is “The Art of Preserving Health,” a poem by the Scottish poet-physician John Armstrong published in 1744, a year after …

Holy Cross Anthropology Professor Selected as 2021-2022 Harvard Radcliffe Fellow

Alvaro Jarrín was one of 50 recipients selected from a pool of 1,383 applicants

Alvaro Jarrín, associate professor of anthropology at the College of the Holy Cross, has been named a 2021–2022 fellow at the Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The fellowship, founded in 1999, is a year-long program designed to foster …

Holy Cross Names Charles Millard ’22 as the 2021-22 Fenwick Scholar

The rising senior plans to spend the year pursuing research that could unlock novel treatments for HIV-positive patients

As a student biologist, it could be easy to get lost in lab work and computer modeling, but this year’s Fenwick Scholar, Charles Millard ’22, is focused on the big picture — he knows that science is only part of …

Designing Museum Exhibits for Children – Holy Cross Student Summer Series

In collaboration with a local museum, Holy Cross students apply psychology research to improve museum exhibits

This summer, Florencia Anggoro, associate professor of psychology, and her summer research students are collaborating with the Ecotarium to create a new exhibit that helps children to understand the day-night cycle. Watch the video to learn more about their process. This profile …

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

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Many Holy Cross summer internship experiences are student- or professor-initiated, but with Holy Cross’ reputation for outstanding faculty and passionate students, some opportunities — like the creation of an anti-racism plan for a local health center — develop out of …

Nonprofit Summer Internship – Holy Cross Student Summer Series

Elizabeth Leo '23 is mobilizing the community for a livable climate

This summer, Elizabeth Leo ’23, a Spanish and psychology double major, is working as a summer intern for Mothers Out Front in Worcester, Massachusetts. Mothers Out Front is a nonprofit dedicated to mobilizing the community for a livable climate and protecting …

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

08/12/21 by

Senior biology majors Nakesha Agyapong ’22 and Ethan Trim ’22 have been lab partners since meeting through the First-Year Advancement Program (FRAP). For the last three years, they have worked together in the lab of Associate Professor of Biology Julia …

English Professor Shares Stories of Resilience in the Face of Assimilation at Native American Boarding Schools

The Conversation

The U.S. government’s effort to culturally assimilate Native Americans by forcing them to attend boarding schools in the late 19th century has been brought into the limelight by recent discoveries of unmarked graves of Indigenous children at several boarding school …

Market Research Internship – Holy Cross Student Summer Series

Jordyn Shubrick '22 interns with Winter4Kids to inspire youth to work toward a healthy lifestyle

From the beginning of June through August, Jordyn Shubrick ’22, a sociology major, is working as a virtual intern at Winter4Kids. Her summer responsibilities will involve putting together presentations, conducting research and working with the Academy Director to encourage activity …

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

08/10/21 by

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 Research Program, he was surrounded by it. Under the expert guidance of Meredith Fluke, …

Americana Decorative Art Internship – Holy Cross Student Summer Series

Grace Morrisey '22 shares her intern experience at Sotheby's in New York

Since June, Grace Morrissey ’22, a visual art history major and education minor, has been working as an intern in the Americana Department at Sotheby’s in New York. The Americana team specializes in American furniture, decorative arts and folk art from …

Account Management Internship – Holy Cross Student Summer Series

Sophia Chu '22 interns with Ogilvy NY for an exclusive look at the power of marketing

This summer, Sophia Chu ’22, an international studies major, is working as an account management intern at Ogilvy NY as part of a 10-week immersive experience. She is currently working on the Citizens client and as part of the account team. …

Marine Biology Research in Maine – Holy Cross Student Summer Series

An experiential learning opportunity in Maine inspires three Holy Cross students

Holy Cross students Allison McGrath ’22, Isabelle Uong ’22 and Kerry Bresnahan ’22 are participating in research this summer with Marine Biology Professor Justin McAlister, who received a grant from the NSF to study seastar larvae and other marine organisms …

Holy Cross Sociology Professor Teaches Us How To Score an A+ in Sustainable Back-To-School Shopping

National Geographic

After more than a year of intermittent Zoom schooling, parents are likely to have a long back-to-school shopping list as their students return to classrooms. But how do we help families protect the Earth as we stock up this back-to-school …

Holy Cross’ Montserrat Program Leverages Art in First-Years’ Education

Lessons incorporating a variety of artistic forms instill in students a sense of discovery—in themselves and in the world around them

07/26/21 by

Art is often a communal experience: sitting in a theater beside strangers in the dark or standing like sardines singing along at a concert, it offers the promise of coming together.