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Inside Holy Cross’ Most Unique Dorm Community

Over 177 years, the College has offered students many places to live, but for generations, none has the everlasting pull on former residents like Wheeler Hall

It’s subterranean champagne soirees and secret speakeasies. High adventure propelled by hurricanes and blizzards. It’s fraternity forged in the clandestine heist of a decommissioned missile. It’s street cred earned in hall jai alai and inspired scribbling done in drafty garrets.

Performance Artist Tim Youd ’89 Travels the World Sharing the Art of Being a Good Reader

An economics major and former Wall Street associate, Youd uses a typewriter and two pieces of paper to turn words into art in a whole new way

Like many, Tim Youd ’89 goes to work and types at a desk. However, the desk varies depending on the state or country he’s in, and when he types, it’s not on a desktop or the newest MacBook: It’s on …

Four Holy Cross Faculty Members Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

The faculty members represent three departments: English, religious studies, and sociology and anthropology

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Whether researching graphic novels or studying the ethics of major companies, Holy Cross faculty members are making significant, lasting impacts on their fields. Learn more about the four recently promoted faculty members below.

16th Annual ArtsWorcester College Competition Showcases Holy Cross Artists

Nathan Manna '21 and Stephanie McCrary '20 were awarded Juror's Prizes

Two College of the Holy Cross students, Nathan Manna ’21 and Stephanie McCrary ’20, were awarded Juror’s Prizes in this year’s 16th Annual College Art Show at the ArtsWorcester gallery, an annual competition featuring students from local area colleges. Honorable …

Meet the 2019 Sanctae Crucis Honorees

From the fields of medicine and music to education, public service and social justice, five Crusaders were honored for their outstanding commitment to advocacy, service and justice

The Sanctae Crucis Award is the highest non-degree accolade that Holy Cross bestows on alumni, recognizing those who take up the College’s challenge to find meaning in life and history and honor their obligations to others. Meet this year’s five …

Release of Justice Clarence Thomas ‘71 Documentary ‘Created Equal’ Attracts National Media Coverage

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A documentary on Justice Clarence Thomas ’71 entitled “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words,” which was released in select theaters on January 31, is set to air nationally on PBS this May. The documentary gives viewers an inside …

Photos: Holy Cross Students Spend Winter Break Interning at Presidential Campaigns

From classroom to canvassing, Holy Cross students made their time off count

01/30/20 by

While many Holy Cross students spent winter break on … well, break … some students used the weeks between semesters to pursue their passions. On campus, a number of students attended the four-day Non-Profit Careers Conference; in New York City …

Holy Cross Long-Term Study Abroad Program Ranked No. 1 in the Country

Whether becoming fluent in another language or hanging out with monkeys, Holy Cross students make the most of their study abroad experience

01/09/20 by

For the 2019-2020 academic year, 261 College of the Holy Cross students are living and studying abroad — in other terms, roughly 8% of the student body is spread out, learning around the globe. Seventy-six of these students are spending …

Students Learn From, Network With Alumnae at Women in Business Conference

The annual event featured keynote speaker artist Maggie O'Neill '99, panel discussions with alumnae in varying fields and networking sessions

11/06/19 by

A talk about color theory might seem like an odd topic to hear at a conference for business-minded women. Maggie O’Neill ’99, artist and co-founder of SWATCHROOM, a design and fabrication firm, begs to differ. “The idea behind color theory, …

Holy Cross English Professor Comments on New Apple TV+ Series About Emily Dickinson

Fast Company

Not many writers enjoy the level of success and accolades Emily Dickinson achieved. Over 150 years after her writing career began, her poems are still being taught in classrooms around the world. Now a new Apple TV+ show, “Dickinson,” will …

Holy Cross Welcomes Seven Tenure-Track Faculty Members for the 2019-20 Academic Year

The new faculty members will join seven different departments at the College

10/17/19 by

Seven faculty members at College of the Holy Cross have been welcomed into tenure-track positions for the 2019-20 academic year. They will each join a different department: economics, English, history, physics, political science, Spanish and visual arts. The new faculty …

The Christmas King: Holy Cross Alumnus Masters Hallmark Holiday Strategy

As the president and CEO of Crown Media Family Networks, Bill Abbott '84 has turned the Christmas holiday into a massive, months-long celebration

It’s unlikely you know his name, but you definitely know his work. And that’s alright with Bill Abbott ’84. As president and CEO of Crown Media Family Networks, Abbott answers his own email, eschews retaining a personal PR team and …

Blog: Maclean ’23 Excited to Take Advantage of Everything Holy Cross Offers

The Lake Orion, Michigan native is interested in studying computer science, English and film studies

10/11/19 by

Name: Hadley Maclean ’23 Hometown: Lake Orion, Michigan Interested in studying: Computer science, English and film studies Activities: Ultimate Frisbee, Creative Writing club, Purple Key Society Why did you choose Holy Cross? “I chose Holy Cross because of the awesome community. I’ve never seen a more …

Holy Cross Hosts Prestigious Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers Conference

Faculty, alumni and current students all took part in the distinguished event, from reading their work in front of an audience to speaking in numerous panel discussions

10/09/19 by

The 24th Annual Conference of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW) was held at the College of the Holy Cross from October 3-6, 2019. Hosted by Lee Oser, professor of English, the three-day event featured 17 seminars; …

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 …

Eight Holy Cross Faculty Members Promoted to Rank of Professor

The newly promoted faculty members answer questions about their scholarship and more — from insect diversity to Mozart.

09/26/19 by

They’ve spent years teaching at College of the Holy Cross and advancing research in their respective fields. Now, eight faculty members have been promoted to the rank of full professor. Learn more about their scholarship, their time at Holy Cross …

Blog: Manning ’21 Eager to Explore History, Culture During Semester Abroad in Cameroon

The English and French double major is studying abroad at L’Université Catholique d’Afrique Centrale in Yaoundé, Cameroon

09/03/19 by

Name: Grace Manning ‘21 Hometown: Enniskerry, Ireland Areas of study: English and French double major with a concentration in peace and conflict studies Studying abroad at: L’Université Catholique d’Afrique Centrale in Yaoundé, Cameroon Duration: Fall 2019 Why Cameroon? “My Montserrat class introduced me to the …

Videos: Holy Cross Students Tap Intellectual Curiosity Through Wide-Ranging Summer Research Projects

Over 100 projects range from splicing proteins in a chemistry lab to developing the perfect strategy to win the game of Risk

08/02/19 by

This summer, more than 100 College of the Holy Cross students took a deep dive into cutting-edge research through the College’s Weiss Summer Research Program. Under the mentorship of faculty, students engaged in focused projects that push intellectual boundaries and …

Retiring Faculty Members Leave Rich Legacy on Students, College

For more than four decades, these seven professors have shaped Holy Cross and their fields

After decades of shaping students and the College, the following faculty members announced their retirement from Holy Cross this spring: Isabel Alvarez Borland, distinguished professor of arts and humanities; Patricia Bizzell, distinguished professor of humanities; John Hamilton, associate professor of …

Theater in a Contentious Age: Holy Cross Alumnus Uses Theater to Tackle Contemporary Questions

Bartlett Sher ’81 uses the classic art form to address real-world issues in a world that 'is complicated and messy and full of weird contradictions'

It’s really hard to say what the national narrative is anymore,” says Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher ’81, “but one thing you can almost be certain of is every eighth-grader in the United States is probably going to read ‘To …