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A Passion for Music: Fenwick Scholar Matthew Pinder ’20

With an opportunity to spend the academic year composing, this year's Fenwick Scholar gives the timeless narrative of the Passion a fresh take

If you had told him when he was a first-year student that he would be spending his senior year at Holy Cross composing music, Matthew Pinder ’20 — who had never composed before — would have had little faith in …

10 Things to Know About Academics at Holy Cross

Majors and minors, student to faculty ratio, academic advising — it's all here

07/18/19 by

If you’re looking for an education that combines academic excellence, critical inquiry and meaningful reflection, then the College of the Holy Cross might just be the perfect fit. From first-year seminars to undergrad research opportunities, here are 10 facts to …

Holy Cross Graduates Named to 2018 ‘Latino 30 Under 30’ List

El Mundo Boston

Two Holy Cross alumnae, Kelly Garcia ’15 and Yarlennys Villaman ’14, are among those named to El Mundo Boston’s “Latino 30 Under 30” list for 2018. Now in its third year, “Latino 30 Under 30” honors young individuals making an …

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 …

English Professor Challenges Literary Norms in New Catholic Novel

Part detective novel, part satire, Lee Oser's "Oregon Confetti" hopes to reintroduce the Catholic novel to contemporary audiences

“You write about what you know,” says Lee Oser, professor of English, about writing his newest novel, “Oregon Confetti” (Wiseblood Books, 2017). As a former musician in Portland, a professor of English and a committed Roman Catholic, Oser combines his …

Religious Studies Professor Discusses Pope Francis’ New Stance on Capital Punishment

Radio FM4 in Austria

Pope Francis’ declaration that the death penalty is “contrary to the Gospel” and “inadmissible,” points to his larger emphasis on mercy, said Mathew Schmalz, associate professor of religious studies, in an interview with Austrian station Radio FM4. “Well it is …

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 …

Members of the Holy Cross Community Reflect on the Jubilee Year of Mercy

The Jubilee Year of Mercy, initiated by Pope Francis, began on Dec. 8, 2015 and lasts through Nov. 20, 2016. According to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), a jubilee year has roots in Jewish tradition, when a jubilee …

28 Holy Cross Students Inducted into Jesuit Honor Society

10/28/16 by

Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society founded in 1915, inducted 28 Holy Cross students on Oct. 23. The new inductees exemplify the society’s values of excellence in scholarship, loyalty and service. Membership is only awarded to four percent of …

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 …

Holy Cross Academic Conference to Showcase Student Work

300 students, including Fenwick Scholar, will present results of research, independent work

As the academic year comes to an end, the College of the Holy Cross will celebrate the great and varied work accomplished by its students at the annual Academic Conference taking place across campus from April 27 through April 30. The four-day conference gives students from all class years the opportunity to present the results of their....

Catholics & Cultures Fellow to Advance Scholarship, Teaching of Global Catholic Studies

02/04/16 by

The College of the Holy Cross welcomes its inaugural fellow on Catholics & Cultures, Marc Loustau, for the spring 2016 semester. Loustau will teach a course on contemporary global Catholicism, contribute scholarship to the Catholics & Cultures website, and serve …

28 Holy Cross Students Inducted into Jesuit Honor Society

Society celebrates 100 years

11/04/15 by

Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society founded in 1915, inducted 28 Holy Cross students on Oct. 25. The new inductees exemplify the Society’s values of excellence in scholarship, loyalty and service. Membership is only awarded to 4 percent of …

The Holy Cross Community to Raise Awareness for Refugee Crisis With a Weeklong Series of Events

10/27/15 by

College of the Holy Cross students, faculty and staff, will host “Refugee Awareness Week” now through Oct. 29. The week will help raise awareness for the complex social justice issues surrounding the ongoing refugee crisis around the world. “Refugee Awareness …

McFarland Center to Present Free Programs Exploring Christianity’s Role in Society

02/24/15 by

The Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture at the College of the Holy Cross sponsors programs that explore basic human questions of meaning, morality and mutual obligation. Often, the McFarland Center brings in renowned scholars, …

‘Dunbar awarded grant to write, record’

Union Leader | Foster’s Daily Democrat

Michael Dunbar, member of the class of 2015, has recently garnered attention from multiple media outlets, including The Union Leader, New Hampshire’s state wide newspaper, as well as Foster’s Daily Democrat, regarding his summer research. Dunbar, who is an English …

Holy Cross Awards 701 Bachelor of Arts Degrees During Commencement Exercises

Forge ahead in face of adversity, grads told

The importance of determination and resiliency were the key themes that members of the Class of 2013 heard at the 167th Commencement Exercises held this morning at the College of the Holy Cross. A total of 701 men and women …

Noted Author and Essayist Anne Fadiman to Deliver Commencement Address at Holy Cross

02/06/13 by

Anne Fadiman, acclaimed author, essayist, and teacher, will receive an honorary degree from the College of the Holy Cross and address this year’s graduates during the College’s Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 24 at 10:30 a.m. on the campus. Fadiman …

Holy Cross to Hold Inaugural Colloquium on Catholics and Cultures

Renowned international scholars to lecture on the study of global Catholicism

11/16/11 by

The Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture at the College of the Holy Cross will launch an ambitious global initiative on Catholics and Cultures with a colloquium at the College on Friday, Dec. 9 from …