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Holy Cross Associate Professor Named Worcester Poet Laureate

Oliver de la Paz, an award-winning poet and literary educator, will serve in the role through December 2025.

Worcester officials have appointed Oliver de la Paz, associate professor of English and award-winning author, as the city’s poet laureate. He will serve in the role until December 2025.

Beavers Are North America’s Secret Weapon Against the Climate Crisis Says Holy Cross Professor in New Book

The New York Times | The Globe and Mail | The Wall Street Journal | Scientific American

Leila Philip, professor of English and environmental studies at the College of the Holy Cross, has authored a new book called “Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America.” Scheduled for release on Dec. 6, the book has already received enthusiastic …

Bringing Narrative Art Forms to Life for Students

Associate Professor Jorge Santos highlights graphic novels' significant role in documenting history.

Jorge Santos, associate professor of English, focuses his research on ethnic American literature, immigrant and migrant literature, ethnic studies, American cultural studies, comic studies and Asian American literature.

34 Holy Cross Students Inducted Into Jesuit Honor Society

The honor is bestowed on fewer than 4% of a class.

  In October, 34 members of the College of the Holy Cross class of 2023 were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society.  Selection is one of the highest honors that can be earned on a Jesuit campus. …

Helen Boucher, M.D., ’86 Appointed Dean of Tufts University School of Medicine

Holy Cross’ first woman board chair is now the first woman to serve as dean of the medical school.

Helen Boucher, M.D., ‘86, chair of the College of the Holy Cross board of trustees, has been named permanent dean of the Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) and chief academic officer (CAO) for Tufts Medicine, the university announced today.

Holy Cross Class of 2022 Honors Grace Rett With Dedication of Her Montserrat Classroom

Stein 102 will honor Rett's legacy for learning

05/25/22 by

As Jules Cashman ’22 prepared for graduation, she reminisced about her routine during her first year at the College of the Holy Cross. Each day, she woke up feeling that she beat most of her crew teammates out of bed. Each …

New Whall Chair Will Continue Fostering Lifelong Bonds Between Students and Faculty at Holy Cross

The chair was made possible through a $2.6 million gift

04/26/22 by

More than four decades ago, Helen Whall ventured up to the third floor of Fenwick Hall to calm her nerves. The then 26-year-old faculty member at the College of the Holy Cross sought guidance from beloved English Professor Thomas Lawler.

Why More Holy Cross Alumni Are Making Their Teaching Careers in Worcester Public Schools

Motivated students and a desire to shatter urban education myths are drawing an increasing number of graduates of the College's Teacher Education Program to the city's schools

Josué “Josh” Delgado ’15 and Lauren Delgado ’16, who married in 2020, not only met thanks to Holy Cross’ Teacher Education Program (TEP), but also discovered a love of teaching and Worcester. Lauren’s voice catches as she recounts the moment …

ArtsWorcester Showcases Holy Cross Talent in 18th Annual College Competition

Work of Holy Cross winning artists Shea O’Scannlain ‘22 and Mariam Soas ‘22 is on display at ArtsWorcester through March 27

Holy Cross is well represented at the 18th annual ArtsWorcester College Show, with Crusaders Shea O’Scannlain ’22 and Mariam Soas ’22 named as two of the four prize winners. The students’ artwork is being exhibited in person at ArtsWorcester from …

Holy Cross English Professor Talks Ethnic Cultures and Diversity in Comic Books With Marvel

Marvel.com

In anticipation of the upcoming release of “Marvel’s Voices: Comunidades,” Marvel Comics sat down with Jorge Santos, associate professor of English at Holy Cross, to discuss the new series and its impact on the representation of Latinx in comics and …

Documentary ‘Pakachoag: Where The River Bends’ Premieres at Holy Cross

The film examines the history of the College’s relationship to the Indigenous Nipmuc people

When College of the Holy Cross was founded in 1843, it was built on land that had been home to Indigenous people for centuries. A new film by Holy Cross faculty and staff, community leaders and students seeks to enlighten …

Holy Cross Professors’ Research to Address HIV Stigma, Racial Equity in Health and the Impact of Local Poetry in Worcester

The initiative was sponsored by an $800,000 Mellon Foundation grant

Holy Cross announced the recipients of the “Scholarship in Action” grants for the 2021-2022 academic year, an initiative that advances impactful Worcester-based faculty research with community partners and provides valuable experiential learning opportunities for Holy Cross students. The three-year research …

30 Holy Cross Students Inducted Into Jesuit Honor Society

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

Thirty Holy Cross students were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society founded in 1915, at a ceremony held on Sunday, Oct. 24th in the Rehm Library. The new inductees exemplify the society’s values of excellence in scholarship, …

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.