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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 …

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Teaches Ethical Leadership

How Entrepreneurial Thinking is Preparing Holy Cross Students to Wrestle With Problems of the Future

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When Ja-Naé Duane introduces entrepreneurship to students at the College of the Holy Cross, she doesn’t start by talking about business ideas, product development or marketing strategy. Rather, she tells students: “Pick a problem.”

Blog: Dolan ’24 Looking Forward to Arriving on Campus and Joining Ski Club

The Vermont native is interested in psychology, education, and the Teacher Education Program

Name: Grace Dolan ’24 Hometown: Stowe, Vermont Studies She’s Considering: Psychology major and education minor, Teacher Education Program Why She Chose Holy Cross: I chose Holy Cross because its academics supported my interests and the spirit of and people from …

Behind-the-Scenes at The Spire: How Holy Cross’ Student Newspaper Is Keeping the Community Connected

Student journalists share what’s driving them as they adapt to running a campus newspaper remotely

12/11/20 by

Over the summer, Matthew Anderson ’21 was at work in his hometown of Moultonborough, New Hampshire, when his phone started buzzing nonstop. Anderson, co-editor-in-chief of Holy Cross’ student newspaper, The Spire, saw numerous messages from Spire staff members who had …

Montserrat Student Ambassadors Facilitate Community for First-Years During Remote Semester

Both faculty and first-year students lean on the student ambassadors to improve programming and navigate college culture

Blog: Gomez ’23 Looking Forward to Study Abroad Opportunities at Holy Cross

The Bronx, New York native is interested in studying psychology, visual arts and education

10/11/19 by

Name: Jasmine Gomez ’23 Hometown: The Bronx, New York Interested in studying: Education, psychology and visual arts Activities: PRIDE, College Choir, Latin American Student Organization (LASO), Kxplosion Kpop Dance Team Why did you choose Holy Cross? “I wasn’t sold on Holy Cross until I went to …

Home Sweet Campus: A Peek Inside Residence Life at Holy Cross

What’s it really like to live on The Hill? Five students share their living spaces

10/09/19 by

Ninety percent of Holy Cross students live in one of 11 residence halls on campus — but how do they make those spaces feel like home? The answer is both literal and emotional. The Holy Cross housing experience starts as …

Holy Cross Professors’ Research to Address Children’s Learning in Museums, Adolescent Summer Reading, Food Equity and Latino History in Worcester

Initiative sponsored by Mellon Foundation grant

The College of the Holy Cross announced the recipients of the “Scholarship in Action” grants for the 2019-2020 academic year, an initiative advancing Worcester-based faculty research with community partners that makes a lasting impact and provides rich experiential learning opportunities …

New Course Explores Storied, Unexpected Relationship Between the Jesuits and Music

Students studied the misunderstood relationship and showcased their research in a culminating, full-length concert

What do Freddie Mercury and Chance the Rapper have in common? They’ve both created music that nods to their Jesuit ties. And they’re both topics of discussion in the course Music & the Jesuits, taught by Daniel DiCenso ’98, assistant …

Video: Holy Cross Students Find Success After Graduation

Data and anecdotes from recent alumni showcase the breadth of opportunities available to graduates

03/20/19 by

What doors does a degree from Holy Cross open? If you’re a recent grad, you just might be changing the world by teaching music to refugee children in Palestine, finishing your second year of law school or managing clients for …

Holy Cross Takes Top Seat in Ranking for Long-Term Study Abroad Participation

Students share their experiences abroad through photos

For yet another year, the College of the Holy Cross has been ranked No. 1 among baccalaureate institutions in the United States for long-term study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education. According to its report, 133 Holy Cross students …

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 …

For the Love of Toys: Alumna and Holy Cross Faculty Focus on the Importance of Play

Jean Butler ’88, an economics major at the College and current executive director of the Toy Industry Foundation, is on a mission to put toys in the hands of kids in need worldwide. The Foundation believes — and research shows …

Holy Cross Faculty Member Published in Boston Globe, Researching New Ways to Assess School Quality

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In a co-authored letter published in the Boston Globe, Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross and director of research for the Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment (MCIEA), applauded “the effort, led by …

Blog: Moreta ’18 Embraces Rich Argentinian Culture Abroad

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NAME Visaury Moreta ’18 HOMETOWN Roslindale, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY Spanish major, education studies minor, Latin American and Latino studies concentration WHERE SHE’S STUDYING Buenos Aires, Argentina WHY SHE CHOSE ARGENTINA “I chose to study abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina …

McFarland Center Events Put Ethical Focus on Election Issues

The Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture at the College of the Holy Cross will present lectures this fall that focus an ethical lens on issues that have come to the foreground in the course …

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....

McFarland Center to Present Talks on Faith, Violence, Education and Love

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The Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture at the College of the Holy Cross will bring in special guest lecturers in February for talks on violence and genocide, education and equity, religion and ethics through …

‘American schools are modeled after factories and treat students like widgets. Right? Wrong.’

Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, takes over Valerie Strauss’ Washington Post “Answer Sheet” column to look at the truth behind the “factory model” theory and whether school design is really the cause …