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28 Holy Cross Students Inducted into Jesuit Honor Society

Twenty-eight students from the class of 2015 at the College of the Holy Cross were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society, on October 26. Alpha Sigma Nu seeks out students at Jesuit institutions of higher learning who …

Holy Cross Humanities Professor Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

11/03/14 by

Stephen J. Prior Professor of the Humanities, Maurice Geracht, received the 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award at the College’s annual President’s Convocation and Awards Ceremony. He has been a member of the English department and the College of the Holy Cross …

‘Holy Cross show documents Italian nativity art’

Boston Globe

On the front page of the arts section, the Boston Globe reviewed the College of the Holy Cross’s Cantor Art Gallery exhibit “The Italian Presepe: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul,” calling it a “rare art exhibition that small children might …

Blog: Tortorelli ’16 Excited to Study Literature at Oxford University

NAME Paige Tortorelli ’16 HOMETOWN New Fairfield, Conn.   AREAS OF STUDY English major WHERE SHE’S STUDYING Mansfield College, University of Oxford in Oxford, England WHY SHE CHOSE ENGLAND “My decision to study in England stems from a strong desire …

Blog: Larkin ’18 Eager to Find Her Literary Voice at Holy Cross

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NAME Alexandra (Ali) Larkin ’18 HOMETOWN Greenwich, Conn. STUDIES English and Religious Studies double major WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “My father went to Holy Cross and encouraged me to look here, and once I visited I fell in love! The …

Blog: ‘A Commitment to Service’ Helped Draw Casey ’18 to Holy Cross

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NAME Amy Casey ’18 HOMETOWN Philadelphia STUDIES Major in English and Italian WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “I fell in love with Holy Cross’ friendly people, gorgeous campus, and commitment to service.” ACTIVITIES Resident Assistant, College Democrats (co-chair) WHAT SHE’S MOST LOOKING …

Working Writers Series to Kick Off Sept. 11 with Acclaimed Author Julianna Baggott

09/03/14 by

Navigating dystopian darkness, finding true love, mourning the loss of solitude, moving beyond gender and recording a field guide to people. Those are just some of the ideas that compelled the authors and poets featured in the 2014-15 Working Writers …

Students Showcase Work at Summer Research Symposium and Summer Internship Program Expo

The Hogan Campus Center at the College of the Holy Cross will be buzzing with action as the tremendous scope of work students participated in over the summer is showcased at the 21st annual Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium in the …

Innovative Classroom Experiment ‘CreateLab’ Takes Shape at Holy Cross

Team-taught by faculty across disciplines, students collaborate in creative 'incubator'

08/18/14 by

Take eight faculty members from various disciplines—economics, sociology, psychology, music and theatre. Add 70 students with more than a dozen different majors. Bring in Cristina Pato, the Galician bagpipe “diva.” Set it in a renovated theatre space turned into a …

Holy Cross Welcomes Six New Tenure-Track Faculty, Representing an Array of Academic Disciplines

As the 2014-2015 academic year begins, Margaret Freije, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College, announced the hiring of six new faculty members in tenure-track positions. “We are delighted that these highly accomplished scholars and teachers are …

National Best-Selling Author Julianna Baggott Named Jenks Chair at Holy Cross

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Critically acclaimed, national bestselling author Julianna Baggott has been named the new William H.P. Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters at the College of the Holy Cross. In addition to teaching duties in the English department, she will work to …

‘Dunbar awarded grant to write, record’

Union Leader | Foster’s Daily Democrat

Michael Dunbar, member of the class of 2015, has recently garnered attention from multiple media outlets, including The Union Leader, New Hampshire’s state wide newspaper, as well as Foster’s Daily Democrat, regarding his summer research. Dunbar, who is an English …

English Professor Receives NEH Summer Stipend to Study Postwar Asian-American Artist

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Leila Philip, associate professor of English at Holy Cross, a summer stipend in the amount of $6,000. This is her second award from the NEH; her first was a yearlong Research Fellowship …

English Professor Draws Link Between Shakespearean Play and Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises

A popular question in Shakespearean studies today is whether or not Shakespeare grew up Catholic. And if he did, were there Catholic texts that influenced his writing? These questions are of particular interest to Lee Oser, professor of English at …

‘Men’s Anger, Women’s Fear — How Do We Change These Scripts?’

WBUR

A regular contributor to WBUR’s Cognoscenti, Leah Hager Cohen, W.H. Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters at the College of the Holy Cross, and acclaimed nonfiction writer and novelist, offers her thoughts on what we do and do not say …

‘Leah Hager Cohen: By the Book’

The New York Times

The New York Times sits down with critically acclaimed nonfiction writer and novelist, and the Jenks Chair of Contemporary American Letters at the College of the Holy Cross, Leah Hager Cohen to talk about books—books that have made her furious, …

Four Holy Cross Students Accepted into Teaching Assistant Program in France

Four members of the Holy Cross Class of 2014 have been accepted into the Teaching Assistant Program in France, a seven-month assistantship that will have them teaching English to French-speaking students. The program is sponsored by the Higher Education Department …

Holy Cross Senior Theatre Majors Plan to Take on New Stages Post-Graduation

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Two College of the Holy Cross’ senior theatre majors, Shannon LoCascio ’14 and Patrick Simas ’14, will continue their passion for acting in distinguished acting programs next year. LoCascio has been accepted to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic …

Blog: Students Describe Impact of Community-Based Learning

Through coursework, Holy Cross students address some of the community's pressing issues

WHO’S BLOGGING The Community-Based Learning interns: Rachel Greenberg ’15, an English major with a women’s and gender studies concentration from Irvine, Calif.; Jake Medina ’16, an economics major from Avon, Conn.; Cindy Nguyen ’15, a philosophy and political science double …

‘Why I Sent My “Typical” Kids To A Preschool For Autistic Children’

WBUR

In a recent article for WBUR’s Cognoscenti,  Leah Hager Cohen, critically acclaimed nonfiction writer and novelist, and the Jenks Chair of Contemporary American Letters at the College of the Holy Cross, shares her reasons and experience with sending her children …