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Holy Cross Faculty Premiere New Documentary “Pakachoag: Where the River Bends”

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

On Tuesday, Sept. 28, a group of Holy Cross faculty members, along with environmental historian Colin Novick, executive director of the Greater Worcester Land Trust, premiered their new documentary “Pakachoag: Where the River Bends” at the Pakachoag Church in Auburn, …

Student-Generated Urban Studies Minor Debuts at Holy Cross

Maggie Hartnett '23 & faculty advisors team up to create new Urban Studies minor, which will explore themes around how we build our cities, what we do in them and how they shape us

Maggie Hartnett ’23 knew she enjoyed the architecture classes she took during her first year at Holy Cross, but wasn’t quite sure she wanted to be an architect. Then, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, she took note of the changes …

Holy Cross Students, Alumnus Receive Distinguished Scholarships

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

Once again this year, College of the Holy Cross students—and an alumnus—have earned coveted scholarships from prestigious organizations, including the Knight-Hennessy Scholar Program and the Fulbright Program. These honors speak to the boundless curiosity of Holy Cross students, the impact …

English Professor Points to 18th-Century Poetry for Sage Wellness Advice During the Pandemic

The Conversation

In the age of COVID-19, some readers are turning to age-old texts for wellness advice. One of these relevant texts is “The Art of Preserving Health,” a poem by the Scottish poet-physician John Armstrong published in 1744, a year after …

Anti-Racism Action Plan Internship—Holy Cross Student Summer Series

Riley Dolan ’22 and Professor Tsitsi Masvawure are collaborating with the Family Health Center of Worcester to respond to a community need

08/17/21 by

Many Holy Cross summer internship experiences are student- or professor-initiated, but with Holy Cross’ reputation for outstanding faculty and passionate students, some opportunities — like the creation of an anti-racism plan for a local health center — develop out of …

English Professor Shares Stories of Resilience in the Face of Assimilation at Native American Boarding Schools

The Conversation

The U.S. government’s effort to culturally assimilate Native Americans by forcing them to attend boarding schools in the late 19th century has been brought into the limelight by recent discoveries of unmarked graves of Indigenous children at several boarding school …

Yolanda Rabun ’90 Is Not Done Yet

Rabun blazed a path across Mount St. James with big plans that are still unfolding more than 30 years later

It was the first football game of the 1986 season, Holy Cross versus Lehigh — a season that would culminate in a Patriot League championship for the Crusaders.

Holy Cross Bestows 2021 Sanctae Crucis Awards

The awards recognized seven Crusaders who made a difference during the pandemic

When asked about their 2021 Sanctae Crucis Award ahead of the virtual celebration on May 4, 2021, each honoree offered a variation of the above. In every interview, they expressed surprise and humility, citing the family, friends, colleagues and fellow …

Three Holy Cross Professors Honored for Scholarship and Advising

The professors of English, philosophy and visual arts received awards at the Provost's address this spring

In her address at the spring faculty assembly, Margaret Freije, provost and dean of the College, presented the Mary Louise Marfuggi Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholarship to Paige Reynolds of the Department of English, the Mary Louise Marfuggi Faculty Award …

Academic Conference Showcases Creativity, Wide-Ranging Research of Holy Cross Students

The four-day celebration featured presentations, performances and lectures from students of all class years

05/03/21 by

  Two summers ago, while studying abroad in Cambodia, Emily O’Regan ’21 had the first inspiration for her honors thesis: “I spent weeks deep in the jungle surrounded by some of the most pristine landscapes and incredible wildlife I had …

Billy Collins ’63 (U.S. Poet Laureate, 2001-2003) Endows Classics Scholarship at the College of the Holy Cross

Gift to support students committed to classical studies

The College of the Holy Cross is pleased to announce the creation of the Billy Collins ’63 Scholarship for Studies in Classics, the result of a $250,000 gift in honor of the former United States Poet Laureate and graduate of …

Four Faculty Members Promoted to Associate Professor With Tenure

The newly promoted faculty represent the departments of English, chemistry, and economics and accounting

Whether researching 18th-century British literature or economic fluctuations and asset pricing, Holy Cross faculty members are making significant, lasting impacts on their fields. Learn more about the four recently promoted faculty members from the departments of chemistry, English and economics …

English Professor Receives Prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship

Oliver de la Paz was one of 35 recipients selected from over 1,600 eligible applicants

Oliver de la Paz, associate professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross, has received a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in the amount of $25,000. De la Paz  was selected from a …

Holy Cross’ Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi Earns National Award

The recognition was conferred to only 11 out of 627 chapters nationwide

Omicron Epsilon, Holy Cross’ Chapter of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi, has been named an “Honor Chapter” for its outstanding activities in 2019-20, an award that was bestowed to only 11 out of 627 chapters nationwide. …

Holy Cross Welcomes Twelve Tenure-Track Faculty Members

The new faculty members represent nine academic disciplines

At the start of the 2020-21 academic year, Holy Cross welcomed new tenure-track faculty members, joining the following departments: biology, classics, English, mathematics and computer science, philosophy, psychology, sociology and anthropology, Spanish, and world languages, literatures and cultures. The scholars …

Blog: Ojanen ’24 Eager to Get Involved With Community and Ministry at Holy Cross

The New Hampshire native is interested in studying English and religious studies

Name: Elsi Ojanen ’24 Hometown: Rindge, NH Studies She’s Considering: English and religious studies Why She Chose Holy Cross: I chose Holy Cross because of the rich sense of community and the Christian values evident in every aspect of the …

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 …

English Professor Awarded Prestigious Grant From the Society for Environmental Journalism

The grant will fund Philip’s immersive ecological and historical investigation of the beaver titled ‘Beaverland: The Story of How a Weird Rodent Made America’

Leila Philip, professor of English at Holy Cross and a contributing columnist for The Boston Globe’s Opinion section, has recently been awarded a rapid response story grant by the Society for Environmental Journalism for “Beaverland: The Story of How a …

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 …

Tracing and Celebrating Indigenous Roots at the College of the Holy Cross

1620/2020 Speaker Series is part of ongoing work to educate the campus community on the College’s complex history

It is a well-known story that Holy Cross was formally established by the Jesuits in 1843, on land that college founder Bishop Benedict J. Fenwick, S.J. purchased for $1,500. The fact that the land was originally home to the Nipmuc, …