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31 Holy Cross Students Inducted Into Jesuit Honor Society

Alpha Sigma Nu acceptance is granted to less than four percent of the class

Thirty-one Holy Cross students were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu,  the Jesuit honor society founded in 1915, at a virtual ceremony held recently. The new inductees exemplify the society’s values of excellence in scholarship, loyalty and service.  Selection to Alpha …

COVID Chronicles: Student Project Documents On- and Off-Campus Life Amid Pandemic

Student research associates spent their summer collecting oral histories and researching stories emerging from this crisis

In the midst of the disruption brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic this past spring, while many of his peers were still grappling with the challenges of a sudden shift to remote learning, John Larsen ’22 had something else on …

Six Holy Cross Students Awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Recipients to teach or conduct research in Germany, the Czech Republic, India and Malaysia

Six members of the Class of 2020 have been awarded Fulbright grants to teach or conduct research abroad during the 2020-21 academic year. This year’s recipients are headed to Germany, the Czech Republic, India and Malaysia. The Fulbright Program, sponsored …

Academic Conference Goes Virtual in Response to Pandemic

A longtime staple of the Holy Cross experience, the forum for students to present research and independent work found success in leveraging technology

As faculty members across the College worked to transition their courses to a distance-learning format this semester, one of the many logistical challenges to tackle was the annual Academic Conference, where students present the results of their independent work in …

Holy Cross Ranks Among Top Undergraduate Fulbright Scholarship Producers

The Chronicle of Higher Education

According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, the College of the Holy Cross ranks once again as one of the top undergraduate producers of Fulbright students during the 2019-2020 academic year. This year, Holy Cross students are spanning the globe, …

Eight Holy Cross Students, Recent Alumni Receive Distinguished Scholarships

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

05/21/19 by

College of the Holy Cross students and alumni have earned an impressive array of scholarships this year from prestigious organizations, including the Knight-Hennessy Scholar Program and the Fulbright Program. These honors are testimony to the astonishing intellectual curiosity of Holy …

Win-Win: With Midterms Around the Corner, Students Hit the Campaign Trail

As a part of a course, students are interning at political campaigns throughout Massachusetts ahead of the 2018 midterm elections

10/30/18 by

Knocking on prospective voters’ doors, conducting opposition research, helping with debate prep — it’s not every class that has students knee-deep in the election cycle. But Campaign 2018: A Hands-On Approach, a course team-taught by two Holy Cross alumni, Timothy …

Down Any Possible Road: Internships Open the Door Wide for Post-Grad Success

From staffing the Smithsonian to creating marketing campaigns for high-end footwear in New York City, students are thinking outside the internship box

07/11/18 by

College is a time to stretch yourself and try something else on for size. And that doesn’t just apply to taking different classes or joining a new club — it also extends to internships. Armed with the strength of a …

Eleven Students and Recent Alumni Receive Prestigious Grants and Scholarships

Fulbrights, Critical Language Scholarships and NSF Graduate Research Fellowships are among the competitive awards won

06/18/18 by

This spring, College of the Holy Cross students and alumni have won an impressive array of awards from prestigious organizations, including the Fulbright Program, Critical Language Scholarship and NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. These accolades speak to the curiosity, intellect and …

Academic Conference 2018 Showcases Creativity, Independent Research of Over 470 Students

The four-day celebration was filled with performances, poster sessions and presentations across academic disciplines and class years

Over the course of four days, more than 470 students spanning all class years presented the results of their independent, creative and intellectual endeavors during the 2018 Academic Conference. The celebration of academic life at the College of the Holy …

Hitting the Right Notes: Nate Chung ’18 Segues from the U.S. Senate to Pop Musician to Consultant

Graduating senior works with Toby Mountain to produce EP

03/19/18 by

A typical resume from a soon-to-graduate political science major might include a well-connected internship or two. And indeed Nate Chung’s resume starts with an impressive stint in Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s office (D-NH), but then it veers, rollercoaster style, from busking …

Student-Curated Exhibition Explores Mass Media, Propaganda and the Reformation

Marking the 500th year anniversary, three students showcase how the Reformation — and the invention of the printing press — gave birth to mass media as we know it

Last semester, three students assumed the role of museum curator, scanning book after book for images, visiting exhibits and contacting museums all across the world for content. The topic of their intense research was the Reformation and the result was …

Holy Cross Academic Conference 2017 to Showcase Student Work

350 students will present results of research, independent work across disciplines

As the academic year nears its end, more than 350 students will present the results of their independent work in the performing and visual arts, social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences at the 2017 Academic Conference, taking place across campus …

College of the Holy Cross Launches E-Journal on Global Catholicism

Scholarly publication builds on Catholics & Cultures initiative

The College of the Holy Cross, in collaboration with Catholic studies scholars around the globe, announces the launch of the Journal of Global Catholicism. The international, peer-reviewed, electronic journal fosters understanding of contemporary Catholicism as it is lived and practiced …

Anthropology Professor Wins Prestigious Award for Book on Gender and Markets in Vietnam

After more than 20 years of ethnographic research on women, entrepreneurship, and marketplaces in Vietnam, Ann Marie Leshkowich, professor of anthropology and director of the Asian Studies program at the College of the Holy Cross, authored “Essential Trade: Vietnamese Women …

Holy Cross Produces Seven Fulbright Scholars

Recipients to teach and conduct research in locations across Europe, Asia and Africa

Six members of the Class of 2016 and one member of the Class of 2014 have been awarded Fulbright grants to teach and conduct research around the world during the 2016-17 academic year. Since 2005, Holy Cross has received a …

Holy Cross Music Department Announces Spring 2016 Concert Series

Performances to include soprano Rochelle Bard ’98, a Vietnam project performance, and Artist-in-Residence concert

01/26/16 by

The College of the Holy Cross music department will kick off its spring concert schedule on Feb. 2 at 12:30 p.m. with a First Tuesday Lunch Concert performance by Jan Müller-Szeraws, artist in residence (cello), in the Brooks Concert Hall. …

Spring Semester Brings Another Full Slate of Arts Events

This semester, the College of the Holy Cross is offering a dynamic series of arts events aimed to excite, engage and challenge audiences. From the staging of renowned theatre productions and installations of multimedia gallery exhibitions, to world premieres of …

Blog: Castillo ’19 Embraces New Academic Opportunities at Holy Cross

10/22/15 by

NAME Emily Castillo ’19 HOMETOWN Lawrence, Mass. STUDIES SHE’S CONSIDERING English major with a concentration in Asian Studies WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “When I visited Holy Cross for Visions weekend I immediately felt a sense of closeness and community …

Holy Cross Honors Five Alumni for Professional Achievement and Commitment to Service, Faith and Justice

09/21/15 by

The College of the Holy Cross has honored five alumni with the Sanctae Crucis Awards. The highest non-degree recognition bestowed by the College on a graduate, the annual awards are presented to alumni who are leaders in business, professional or …