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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

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  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, …

Eco-Action Co-Chairs Focus on Virtual Sustainability Efforts

The student-led group is innovating outreach activities for a remote semester

When the College’s student-led Eco-Action group was canvassing for student votes for the Holy Cross Green Fund last year, Kimberly Fetherston ’22 went to the place she knew she’d get results. “That was my first campaign,” she remembers. “I immediately …

English Professor and Boston Globe Contributing Columnist Reflects on the Power of Kindness During Coronavirus

The Boston Globe

As the pandemic continues to grow nationwide, another wave seems to also be surging: embracing kindness. Leila Philip, professor of English at Holy Cross and a contributing columnist for the Boston Globe’s Opinion section, recently penned a piece for the …

Acclaimed Novelist Edward P. Jones ’72 Receives Glowing Review in The New York Times

The New York Times

New York Times critic at large A.O. Scott describes the prose of acclaimed author and Holy Cross alumnus Edward P. Jones ’72 as “always exacting in its observation and meticulous in its accounting, even when it evokes natural mysteries and …

Holy Cross Students Find Ways to Continue Supporting Worcester Community Organizations During the Pandemic

The community created by CBL and SPUD perseveres through COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has brought disruption and loss, but it has also sparked in many Holy Cross students the desire to help and inspired new ways to continue making a difference. Community-service programs, in particular, such as Community-Based Learning (CBL) …

Holy Cross Says Farewell to Seven Retiring Professors

The cohort leaves a lasting legacy in generations of students

They’ve taught generations of Holy Cross students in class­rooms, laboratories, arts ven­ues and even locales abroad. Now, these esteemed faculty members are retiring: Robert Bertin, Distinguished Professor of Science; Thomas Cecil, Dis­tinguished Professor of Science; Barbara Craig, associate professor of …

Holy Cross Alumna Leads NBA Worldwide Marketing Strategy

Kate Jhaveri '95 brings America's game global

When the National Basketball Association was considering candidates for the position of chief marketing officer, it’s hard to imagine a better resume than that of Kate (Taneyhill) Jhaveri ’95. Since leaving Mount St. James, Jhaveri has developed corporate and marketing …

Billy Collins ’63: The Making of an American Poet

The environs of the Holy Cross alumnus and former U.S. Poet Laureate may have changed dramatically, but he hasn't

Some would say poetry is the calculus of English: Difficult. Inscrutable. Maddening. An art form intended for a small, select and stuffy society that measures words by the foot and speaks the strange and secret language of caesura and catalexis, …

Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Receives $5,000 Grant from the Wabash Center

The award will be used to promote diversity and equity within teaching and learning at the College

Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Tat siong Benny Liew has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion to explore teaching and learning about race and racial dynamics in ways that …

Holy Cross Funds Remote Student Research Opportunities

The summer research program provides Holy Cross students with professional-level research opportunities as undergraduates

As the coronavirus pandemic began to sweep the nation this past spring, it became clear that Holy Cross’ Weiss Summer Research program would not be possible in its traditional approach; in a typical summer, students in the Weiss program spend …