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Holy Cross Celebrates the Opening of the Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation and Wellness Center

State-of-the-art facility to serve as new center for recreation, club and intramural sports, fostering a new era of holistic wellness on The Hill

The College of the Holy Cross on Monday opened its new state-of-the-art recreation and wellness center, the Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation and Wellness Center (“The Jo”). The Jo will be home to all club and intramural sports, as well as recreation, …

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

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“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 that students flex all the time at Holy Cross,” says Amy Murphy, director of …

McFarland Center’s ‘Dismantling Structural Racism’ Series Featured on NBC Boston

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Alumnus Ron Lawson ’75, chief operating officer of Care for the Homeless, is one of several prominent Black alumni taking part in a virtual discussion series with the Holy Cross community organized by the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and …

Holy Cross Alumnus Aids Theatres in Their Darkest Hour

Despite a long career as an actor and director, David Saint's most critical role may be that of benefactor

In spring 1975, theater legend Arthur Laurents received a Tony Award nomination for directing the revival of “Gypsy,” the 1959 classic often referred to as the quintessential Broadway musical. In that same time—and some 200 miles away—David Saint was graduating …

Vanecko Shows the World What It Means to “Fight Like A Girl”

Inspired by her Fulbright experience in South Africa, Mary Kate Vanecko ’17 launches an international girls boxing and leadership development program

Mary Kate Vanecko ’17 first discovered boxing as a way to cross-train while playing varsity lacrosse at Holy Cross. She liked it so much, she joined the boxing club at Trinity College in Dublin while studying abroad junior year. When …

Holy Cross Alum Saves Classic Songs From Oblivion

Dick Sheridan ’56 has published close to 30 songbooks over nine years

As a child, Dick Sheridan ’56 would thumb through the catalogs of the day — Sears and Montgomery Ward — idolizing pictures of guitars. He’d savor the sound of chords he’d hear that accompanied the folk songs he loved and …

J.D. Power III ’53, P93 Remembered For Business Success, Support of Learning Beyond the Classroom

The Holy Cross alumnus leaves a legacy of inspiring students to impactful careers through the J.D. Power Center

James David “Dave” Power III died Sunday, January 23, 2021, at the age of 89. He was a great champion and benefactor of Holy Cross, and his generosity enabled the creation of the College’s J.D. Power Center for Liberal Arts …

Anthony Fauci, M.D., ’62: COVID Crusader

After a career fighting outbreaks from AIDS to Ebola, Anthony Fauci ‘62, Hon. '87 became a household name, the medical face of a pandemic and a target

1958. A chemistry lab at Holy Cross. Freshman Anthony Fauci is conducting an experiment that requires what feels like hours of measuring, weighing and heating a solution over a Bunsen burner. The final step: Clamp the test tube and deliver …

Holy Cross Announces Record $23.5 Million Estate Gift

Agnes Williams gift will launch $40M Hope + Access Campaign for Financial Aid

The College of the Holy Cross has received a $23.5 million gift from the late Agnes Neill Williams, former member of the Board of Trustees – the largest estate gift in the history of the College. This gift kickstarts the …

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Holy Cross Among Nation’s Top 10 Schools in Alumni Giving

The College's two-year alumni giving rate was 44%, well above the national average of 8%

The College of the Holy Cross has once again been recognized as one of the top 10 colleges in the nation for its alumni participation in giving during the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years, according to a recent ranking from …

From the Courtroom to the Classroom, Alumnus Fights to Empower the Marginalized

What began as a Holy Cross honors thesis has developed into a decade of advocacy for Jerry Dickinson '09

Jerry Dickinson ’09 was in the final push of the Democratic primary race to represent Pittsburgh and surrounding areas in the U.S. House of Representatives when the country erupted this May over the death of George Floyd. A constitutional law …

Alumna Creates Volunteer Network to Aid Vulnerable Neighbors During the Pandemic

Inspired by social media, Megan Demit '16 started a neighborhood group that quickly expanded throughout San Francisco

In mid-March, a few days before the shelter-in-place order was announced in San Francisco, Megan Demit ’16 was at home scrolling through Twitter when she came across an anecdote that caught her attention.

Joanna Geraghty ’94 Leads JetBlue With a Holy Cross Mindset

One of the highest-ranking women in the U.S. airline industry, Geraghty focuses on service, values and community

Holy Cross Alumna Dishes on Baking With Martha Stewart

Catherine Foley '10 shares her experiences competing on Food Network's reality show and working with the home and lifestyle guru

Martha Stewart has a bowl of lemons behind the glass doors of the refrigerator in her farmhouse kitchen, freshly picked from the trees in her own greenhouse. There’s a bowl of eggs on the counter, supplied from the chickens in …

Holy Cross Course Examines Health Care as Common Good

Students analyze theological perspectives on medical ethics, health care and more

Many students first learn about HeLa cells in a science course. These human cells were the first to grow indefinitely in a laboratory setting, which is why they’re commonly referred to as “immortal.” The cell line has been used for …

Four Holy Cross Faculty Members Promoted to Professor

Educators from psychology, sociology and anthropology and visual arts recognized for their scholarship, mentorship and more

Four Holy Cross faculty members across three departments have been promoted to the rank of professor this fall, in recognition of their scholarship, teaching, mentorship and service to the College.

Holy Cross Continues Community-Wide Effort Against Racism

Inspired by its Jesuit roots, the College examines its past as it works toward an anti-racist future

People and institutions from every corner of the country — and beyond — are embracing the call to become an anti-racist society and Holy Cross is no exception.

Holy Cross Reflects on Record-Breaking Comprehensive Campaign

Over the course of seven years, more than 35,000 donors united to support the College's $420 million historic 'Become More' effort

Like much at the heart of Holy Cross, the College’s landmark Become More campaign began in 2013 with deep reflection and contemplation: “What does it mean to think critically, act ethically and have hearts of compassion today?” “What does discerning …

Holy Cross’ Thomas P. Joyce ’59 Contemplative Center: Reinventing an Ancient Tradition

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According to a feature article in America Magazine, the Thomas P. Joyce ’59 Contemplative Center “seems built to enable all who visit to meet the God who loves them as they are, in their own way.” Since its opening in …

Acclaimed Novelist Edward P. Jones ’72 Receives Glowing Review in The New York Times

The New York Times

New York Times critic at large A.O. Scott describes the prose of acclaimed author and Holy Cross alumnus Edward P. Jones ’72 as “always exacting in its observation and meticulous in its accounting, even when it evokes natural mysteries and …