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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

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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.

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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 …

Holy Cross Professor of English Critiques ‘Broems’ for BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed News

According to BuzzFeed News, a “broem” is a new form of inspirational business wisdom that has become quite popular on LinkedIn. “It’s typically an anecdote about unusual career choices, overcoming a business obstacle, or generally #CrushingIt,” Buzzfeed News reporter Katie …

Award-Winning Author and Holy Cross Professor Named Contributing Columnist by The Boston Globe

Boston Globe

The Boston Globe named Leila Phillip, professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross, a contributing columnist for the Opinion section. Philip, who has been contributing stories to the Globe since August 2016, is expected to write an …

Ten Years of Montserrat: Holy Cross’ First-Year Program Invites Students to Challenge, Question from Day One

The innovative program arms students with curiosity and skills instrumental to their four years at Holy Cross

The sculptures of Shih Chieh Huang’s “Reusable Universe” — built from recycled Tupperware, plastic bags, fans and light bulbs — appeared to float just below the darkened ceiling of the Worcester Art Museum. They had been wired to detect motion, …

Armed With Liberal Arts Degrees, Holy Cross Alumni Take Unique Approach to Careers in Medicine

Four alumni examine the lasting influence of their Holy Cross degrees on their paths from Mount St. James to medical school and beyond

Even though it was decades ago, Robert Harrington ’82 vividly remembers his tutorial with John Hamilton, associate professor of classics, a weekly one-on-one session on the Greek classics that he took when he was an upperclassman at Holy Cross. Harrington …

How Do Holy Cross Students Get into Medical School?

Health professions advisers help students develop well-rounded experience and articulate it in their applications

Just about everyone who applies to medical school has top grades and test scores. So who gets in and who doesn’t? Often it comes down to “miles traveled” — experiences outside the classroom that show an applicant’s abilities beyond technical …

Holy Cross Takes Top Seat in Ranking for Long-Term Study Abroad Participation

Students share their experiences abroad through photos

For yet another year, the College of the Holy Cross has been ranked No. 1 among baccalaureate institutions in the United States for long-term study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education. According to its report, 133 Holy Cross students …