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Follow the Question Marks: Holy Cross Students Blur the Lines Between Art and Science

Fueled by a weeklong residency of rock opera performers, students explore the many ways the symbolic and the scientific entwine

10/24/18 by

A drum circle in a math class. A music lecture in a marine biology class. A hunt for freshwater shrimp with a group of wader-clad Montserrat students. It was clear that something interesting was afoot on campus as artists, musicians …

Young Alumni Found Nonprofit to Build Schools and Provide Medical Care in Honduras

Action for Education has built two schools and served thousands of Honduran patients since its 2015 founding

It was 2014 when Michael Mastroianni ’16 found himself in Honduras on a missionary trip — and on the verge of losing a bet that would change his life and those of local residents. In the country on a Medical …

Le Chevalier: English Professor Receives French Knighthood

Maurice Géracht adds a new layer to his 52-year (and counting) story of teaching and impact on The Hill

It was a chance encounter in an elevator that brought Maurice Géracht to Holy Cross 52 years ago. He was a Ph.D. student at the University of Wisconsin, wrapping up his dissertation and fielding job offers, when his adviser asked …

Citizen Scientists: Summer Course Takes Hands-On Approach to Environmental Issues

Environmental chemistry students partake in frequent experiments to help complex subjects gel

“It’s a Small World” might seem an odd soundtrack for a chemistry course, but the chirpy chorus begins every time students in Environmental Chemistry rig their tabletop wind turbines just right. First they connect a string of lights to the …

Holy Cross Professor Writes Commentary on Gun Control, Wildlife for the Boston Globe

Boston Globe

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 paper in which she reached the paradoxical conclusion that “North American wildlife depends on gun sales for its …

Over 100 Students Spend Their Summers Conducting Research Around the World

From digging up fossils in the Midwest to interviewing three generations of women in Russia, Holy Cross students are on the cutting edge of undergraduate research

07/30/18 by

For 113 Holy Cross students, summer has been a time to dive deep into innovative research through the Weiss Summer Research Program. Sixty-eight students conducted research in the natural sciences; 37 in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts; and …

Liberal Arts and Technology: A Match for the New Millennium

Computer science majors, interest on the rise at Holy Cross, where students, faculty and alumni are finding new advantages in research, careers

Lucca Eloy ’18 didn’t arrive at Holy Cross planning to major in computer science. He figured he’d focus on biology, maybe even go pre-med. But a funny thing happened sophomore year after he signed up for a computer science class …

Eight Holy Cross Faculty Members Promoted to Rank of Professor

The professors answer questions on their scholarship, proudest accomplishments

After years of research and accomplishments in their respective fields, eight Holy Cross faculty members have been promoted to the rank of professor. Below, the professors share their thoughts on their careers, scholarship and more.

Mark Cronin ’80 and Son Help Spread Happiness Through Socks

The alumnus and his son John's 'crazy' idea has led to a multimillion-dollar business and international advocacy for people of all abilities

Online retailer John’s Crazy Socks started as a playful experiment, a father-son business built on a simple premise: spreading happiness through socks. Less than two years later, Mark Cronin ’80, (above, right) company president, and his son John (above, left), …

Down Any Possible Road: Internships Open the Door Wide for Post-Grad Success

From staffing the Smithsonian to creating marketing campaigns for high-end footwear in New York City, students are thinking outside the internship box

07/11/18 by

College is a time to stretch yourself and try something else on for size. And that doesn’t just apply to taking different classes or joining a new club — it also extends to internships. Armed with the strength of a …

Is There a ‘New’ Kate O’Brien? Holy Cross Professor Explains

The Irish Times

Kate O’Brien was a provocative and, even in some places, banned Irish novelist and playwright, but first a foremost, she was a feminist determined to encourage a greater understanding of sexual diversity. In an article for The Irish Times, Paige …

Mark Nevins ’86 Donates Large Graphic Novel Collection to College

The former Fenwick Scholar gave a gift of more than 1,000 titles, and will continue to contribute to the collection.

06/04/18 by

Mark Nevins ’86 has loved comic books and graphic novels since he was a child, much to the chagrin of his father, Albert “Al” Nevins ’59. “My dad, who went on to Boston College law school after he graduated from …

Academic Conference 2018 Showcases Creativity, Independent Research of Over 470 Students

The four-day celebration was filled with performances, poster sessions and presentations across academic disciplines and class years

Over the course of four days, more than 470 students spanning all class years presented the results of their independent, creative and intellectual endeavors during the 2018 Academic Conference. The celebration of academic life at the College of the Holy …

Students Find Alumni and Experience Through Washington, D.C. and New York Semester Programs

The programs join academic learning with direct internship experience, providing students with dynamic opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth

The memorabilia on the 44th floor of the News Corp. Building — Emmy statues, the red and black costume of Marvel Comics character Deadpool, even a life-sized stuffed dog in a full body cast (a prop from the film “There’s …

Preserving a Legacy: Robert Beauchamp Collection Turns Cantor Gallery Into Unique Classroom and Teaching Tool

The gift of 700+ works by renowned American expressionist offers exceptional academic opportunities for students, faculty

Roger Hankins makes his way to the studio on Bethuen Street in Manhattan’s West Village every six months or so. Behind the pale-yellow concrete exterior and brass and glass doors, dozens of painted canvases lie vertically on racks, some as …

Leading the Next Generation of Dreamers and Doers: Carolyn Casey ’87 Lights Leadership Spark Across Massachusetts

Casey's Project 351 enlists one eighth grader from each of the state's 351 cities and towns to partake in a year of leadership training

After eight years in a corporate job, Carolyn Casey ’87 needed some time. Time to observe. Time to reflect on social justice. Time to think about how best to serve. So she decided to drive cross-country, west to east, visiting …

English Professor Challenges Literary Norms in New Catholic Novel

Part detective novel, part satire, Lee Oser's "Oregon Confetti" hopes to reintroduce the Catholic novel to contemporary audiences

“You write about what you know,” says Lee Oser, professor of English, about writing his newest novel, “Oregon Confetti” (Wiseblood Books, 2017). As a former musician in Portland, a professor of English and a committed Roman Catholic, Oser combines his …

Honoring the Past: Students Seek Opportunities to Learn About the Holocaust

Through diverse course offerings, study abroad opportunities and lectures on campus, students can explore all facets of Judaism

04/12/18 by

“Never forget” is a phrase that’s long been used to remind people, Jews and non-Jews alike, to remember the pain of the Holocaust, which is being commemorated — on campus and around the world — as A Day of Remembrance …

Holy Cross to Host Second Annual Women in Science Day

More than 150 local high school girls and 200 undergraduate students expected to participate

The College of the Holy Cross will host the second annual Women in Science Day on March 24, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Integrated Science Complex, a one-day event aimed at maintaining and enhancing the involvement …

Six Holy Cross Faculty Members Receive Tenure in 2018

Newly promoted associate professors answer Q&A

02/27/18 by

Six College of the Holy Cross faculty members in a diverse range of fields have been promoted to associate professor with tenure. From measuring the sociology of risk to creating the first-ever Digital Transgender Archive, these professors are pushing intellectual …