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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 …

From Mahjong to Dumplings: A Conversation with an Award-Winning Chinese Professor

Margaret Hannick '23 talks with Claudia Ross to explore a foundation in linguistics that led to a lifetime of teaching Chinese

11/21/19 by

How do you take learning a new language, like Chinese, and make it accessible, relevant and fun? If you’re Claudia Ross, professor of Chinese in the modern languages and literatures department, you think start by — literally — writing the …

Holy Cross Alumnus Wins Prestigious French Award

For his dedication to advocating for French language and culture, Stephen Silvestri '19 received the 6th Annual French Consulate in Boston Excellence Award

07/30/19 by

Parlez vous Français? Stephen Silvestri ’19, a Chinese and international studies double major with a minor in French, not only speaks the language, but has fervently advocated for the French language and Francophone culture throughout his time at the College. …

Holy Cross Graduates 698 Members of the Class of 2019

World-renowned scholar of Islam Jane McAuliffe urges graduates to speak up even when it's uncomfortable

05/24/19 by

“Making a difference, effecting change, continuing to be ‘men and women for and with others’ — these actions can be part of each and every one of our futures because that is, in so many ways, who we are,” Isabel …

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 …

Isabel Block ’19 Named Class of 2019 Valedictorian

The mathematics and Chinese double major and Massachusetts native will deliver the valedictory address at Commencement

Isabel Block ’19 has been selected to deliver the Class of 2019 valedictory address at the Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 24. Isabel is a mathematics and Chinese double major, a member of the Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society …

Jimmy Murray ’17 Works His Way to 2019 AFC Championship Game

The offensive lineman's never-say-die work ethic propelled him from Fitton Field to playing for the Kansas City Chiefs

Jimmy Murray ’17 sees opportunity where others see stop signs. He first worked his way onto his high school football team and later onto the Holy Cross football team as a walk-on. In 2018, he beat the odds once more, …

Ten Faculty Members Receive Tenure in 2019

The faculty members represent 10 different academic departments

02/27/19 by

From researching fruit flies to reimagining the first commercially successful color film, College of the Holy Cross faculty members are making massive contributions to their fields — and to their classrooms. Hear a bit more from the 10 newly tenured …

Holy Cross’ Long-Term Study Abroad Programs Recognized for Tenth Year in a Row

From climbing the Great Wall of China to exploring the importance of food in Italy, Holy Cross students make the most of studying abroad

12/11/18 by

This year, 86 Holy Cross students are spending the year — yes, the entire year — around the world in Germany, China, Italy, Argentina, Ireland, Spain, France, Australia, Senegal, Scotland, England, Japan and Sri Lanka. What’s more, another 140 students …

Blog: O’Hara ’20 Looks Forward to Exploring Beijing and Shanghai, China During Year Abroad

09/21/18 by

NAME Bryn O’Hara ’20 HOMETOWN Boston, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY Chinese major WHERE SHE’S STUDYING Capital Normal University in Beijing, China (fall) and Donghua University in Shanghai, China (spring) DURATION Full academic year WHY SHE CHOSE CHINA “I lived in Shanghai a couple …

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 …

Holy Cross Produces Fourteen Fulbright Scholars

Additionally, two first-year students to attend UK Summer Fulbright Institutes

Thirteen members of the Class of 2017 and one member of the Class of 2016 have been awarded Fulbright grants to teach and conduct research around the world during the 2017-18 academic year. Since 2005, Holy Cross students have received …

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 …

Holy Cross Receives STARTALK Grant for the Fifth Year in a Row

05/19/16 by

Holy Cross has been awarded a $90,000 STARTALK grant to convene a 10-day summer residential program on literacy development in Chinese as a foreign language (CFL). This is the fifth year in a row that the College has received STARTALK …

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 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....

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 …

Blog: Nord ’17 Plans to Complete Course Work and Internship During Yearlong Study in China

09/08/15 by

NAME Holly Nord ’17 HOMETOWN Killingworth, Connecticut AREAS OF STUDY Political science and Chinese double major WHERE SHE’S STUDYING Beijing (fall) Shanghai (spring) WHY SHE CHOSE CHINA “To improve my Mandarin and become immersed in the Chinese culture. This unique …

Students to Showcase Work at Annual Summer Research Symposium and Internship Expo

More than 170 students will present the results of their successful summers researching, interning

Before the semester is well underway, students will be showcasing the broad gamut of work they took part in throughout the summer at the 22nd annual Summer Research Symposium and the eighth annual Internship Expo. The accomplishments of students from …