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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 …

Holy Cross Welcomes Ten New Tenure-Track Faculty Members in 2017-18 Academic Year

The accomplished scholars are bringing their expertise to six departments and all students across campus

At the start of the 2017-18 academic year, the College of the Holy Cross welcomed ten new tenure-track faculty members joining the following departments: psychology, economics and accounting, political science, mathematics and computer science, history, and English. Their expertise runs …

Blog: Griffin ’21 Chose Holy Cross for Its Emphasis on Personalized Education

NAME Elizabeth Griffin ’21 HOMETOWN Cohasset, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY History and Music double major WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “The college decision process was a long and hard one for me. I knew I wanted a small liberal arts …

Holy Cross English Professor Discusses Multi-Ethnic Literature, Graphic Novels in Q&A

Worcester Magazine

In a Q&A, Worcester Magazine sat down with Jorge Santos, assistant professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross and a Houston, Texas native to talk about how his career brought him to Worcester and his academic scholarship …

107 Holy Cross Students Conduct Original Research Across Disciplines This Summer

Projects range from the survey of eastern hemlocks across New England to the composition of a digital score for a silent Charlie Chaplin film

This summer, 107 Holy Cross students conducted original, cutting-edge research through the Weiss Summer Research Program: 71 students in the natural sciences; 30 in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts; and six in economics. The far-ranging research projects gave …

Blog: Tehan ’19 Hopes to Become Fluent in Spanish During Year Abroad

NAME Isabel Tehan ’19 HOMETOWN Boxford, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY English and Spanish double major in the prebusiness program WHERE SHE’S STUDYING University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Spain DURATION Full academic year WHY SHE CHOSE NAME OF …

Holy Cross Bids Farewell to Three Beloved Faculty Members

Blaise Nagy, Karen Turner and Helen Whall share memories, anecdotes, and what’s next

As the campus tipped its hat to the class of 2017, it also bid farewell to three faculty members who retired at the end of the academic year: Blaise Nagy, Karen Turner and Helen Whall. These faculty members, who have …

Acting Up: James O’Connor ’98 Makes Name for Himself in Hollywood

O'Connor has performed alongside stars including Richard Gere, Bill Murray and Donnie Wahlberg

He’s been a Commie and a cop, a goon and a grieving father, a hitman and he’s been hit a few times. Welcome to the world of character actor James Andrew O’Connor ’98, a guy who growls like a grizzly …

Remembering Vito Acconci ’62: Influential Performance Artist, Poet and Architect

Three Holy Cross professors pay tribute to Acconci — as student, artist and inspiration

Acconci: The Student Edward F. Callahan, professor emeritus of English who taught at Holy Cross for more than 30 years until his retirement in 1990, first encountered the young Acconci in his own classroom in 1959. It was the late …

Holy Cross Explores the Secret Life of Books

The Book Traces Project underscores value of the printed word and shines new light on mementoes readers leave behind

Deep in the stacks of Dinand Library, Jane McGrail ’17 knelt on the floor, surrounded by a wealth of information contained by the library’s half-million volumes. But that afternoon, she was on the hunt for a different kind of treasure. …

Blog: Goddard ’19 Excited to Experience Everything Peru Has to Offer

NAME Margaret Goddard ’19 HOMETOWN Locust, N.J. AREAS OF STUDY English and visual arts studio double major, Latin American and Latino Studies concentration WHERE SHE’S STUDYING Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in Lima, Peru (fall) and Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina …

‘Oslo,’ Directed by Bartlett Sher ’81, Wins Best Play at 2017 Tony Awards

Among the endless talent represented at the 71st Tony Awards, “Oslo,” directed by Barlett Sher ’81, walked away with one of the evening’s most coveted recognitions: the award for best play. The play, written by J. T. Rogers, tells the …

Digital Transgender Archive Receives Notable Award for Description From Society of American Archivists

World’s first archive of its kind awarded the 2017 C.F.W. Coker Award

The Digital Transgender Archive (DTA), directed by K.J. Rawson, assistant professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross, has been named the recipient of the 2017 C.F.W. Coker Award from the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The award, …

First of Its Kind Digital Transgender Archive to Receive Funding Extension

ACLS to give $150,000 grant to English professor for continued research

K.J. Rawson, assistant professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross, received an American Council of Learned Societies Digital Extension Grant to continue his work on the world’s first Digital Transgender Archive (DTA), an online collection of transgender-related …

‘The best U.S. colleges for a major in English’

USA Today College

USA Today College reports that the College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 9 among the top ten places to get an English degree in the U.S, beating out Harvard University ranked at No. 10. The list, generated from College …