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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 …

Holy Cross Produces Fourteen Fulbright Scholars

Additionally, two first-year students to attend UK Summer Fulbright Institutes

Thirteen members of the Class of 2017 and one member of the Class of 2016 have been awarded Fulbright grants to teach and conduct research around the world during the 2017-18 academic year. Since 2005, Holy Cross students have received …

Holy Cross Academic Conference 2017 to Showcase Student Work

350 students will present results of research, independent work across disciplines

As the academic year nears its end, more than 350 students will present the results of their independent work in the performing and visual arts, social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences at the 2017 Academic Conference, taking place across campus …

English Professor Writes on ‘Contemplating our founding documents, and what they mean’

Boston Globe

In the wake of President Trump’s executive orders on immigration, Leila Philip, associate professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross, felt compelled to visit the National Archives in Washington D.C. in search of seeing “those precious words …

No Major? No Problem: First-Year Students Learn It’s Never Too Early to Explore Business

“Major in anything and succeed in business.” That’s the motto of the Ciocca Office of Entrepreneurial Studies (COES) Professional Program and Prebusiness Program, which connects Holy Cross’ liberal arts education to the marketplace. But what about first-year students who have …

Student Makes Headlines at CNN

New York Semester intern Ali Larkin ’18 wrote one of the network’s most-read stories

03/02/17 by

Journalists are not typically the subject of a news story. But CNN student intern Ali Larkin ’18 made a newsworthy accomplishment when a piece she penned for the network last Thursday soared to one of the most widely-read website stories …

Simulation Challenges Students to Explore Complexities of U.S.-Mexico Border Issue

Fifteen Holy Cross students — from a range of class years and disciplines — spent a recent Saturday taking on a current hot-button topic: the U.S.-Mexico border issue. As a part of the Presidential Scholars Symposium, the students participated in …

English Professor Reflects on the Beauty of Naturalization Ceremonies

Boston Globe

Following the recent national outcry over president Trump’s immigration ban, Leila Philip, professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross, wrote an opinion piece that appeared in the Boston Globe on a naturalization ceremony that took place at …

A Look Backstage with ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Director Julia McCarthy ’15

Since graduating from Holy Cross, “Little Shop of Horrors” director Julia McCarthy ’15 has been busy studying acting in Boston and in Russia, and working with inner city kids at public schools in Worcester. Her most recent adventure has landed …

Working Writers Series Kicks Off Spring Semester with Nonfiction Writer Jerald Walker

Series includes short story author, novelists

The Working Writers Series events, which are sponsored by the English department’s Creative Writing Program, will present readings from the following writers throughout the semester. All events will take place in the Rehm Library in Smith Hall (unless otherwise noted) …

Alternate College Theatre Presents the Musical Update of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

The College of the Holy Cross’ student run Alternate College Theatre (ACT) will present “Little Shop of Horrors,” with music by Alan Menken, with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and directed by alumna Julia McCarthy ’15, who previously staged …

English Professor to Premiere Off-Broadway Production

"Cardiff" written by Leila Philip is based on an original work by British artist Garth Evans

How do people respond to an encounter with the unfamiliar? This is the idea that Leila Philip, professor of English, explores on stage with “Cardiff,” which premieres on January 25 at The Duplex in New York City. “Cardiff” is based …

Award-Winning Poet, Professor Philip Metres ‘92 Reflects on Lessons Learned at Holy Cross

Cleveland Magazine

Philip Metres ’92 thinks back on his time as a senior English major at the College working on a creative writing honors thesis under the tutelage of Robert Cording, professor emeritus of English. Now an award-winning poet and professor of …

Holy Cross Alumnus Wins 2016 J.G. Taylor Spink Award from the Baseball Hall of Fame

Dan Shaughnessy ’75 took his first step toward being a Hall of Fame sports writer when he was 6 years old. That’s when the Groton, Connecticut, youngster watched his older brother play high school baseball and later reported on the …

Photo Gallery: Sculpture Stands as Symbol of Community and Dialogue at Holy Cross

Renowned artist’s Stickwork sculpture captures the imagination of those on and off campus

The temporality and whimsy of Patrick Dougherty’s Stickwork sculptures have graced more than 250 sites around the world — from the open fields of the Scottish Highlands to the Riniyo-in Temple in Chiba, Japan. This fall, the College of the …

Blog: Pan ’20 Shares Unique Student Experience at Holy Cross

12/15/16 by

NAME Olivia Pan ’20 HOMETOWN Boston, Mass. STUDIES SHE’S CONSIDERING English with a concentration in creative writing WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS: “I have always heard wonderful things about the English program at Holy Cross, and the College overall, so …