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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 …

Alternate College Theatre Presents Theresa Rebeck’s Comedy ‘Seminar’

The College of the Holy Cross’ student run Alternate College Theatre (ACT) will present “Seminar,” written by Theresa Rebeck and directed by Emma Callahan ’18, an English major at the College. The performances will be held in Fenwick Theatre, located …

Acclaimed Mexican Author Yuri Herrera Gives Reading at Holy Cross

Yuri Herrera, renowned Mexican author, visited the College of the Holy Cross for a public reading on Oct. 4 in Rehm Library at the invitation of the Spanish department. Herrera has published three novels to critical acclaim; in 2016 he …

28 Holy Cross Students Inducted into Jesuit Honor Society

10/28/16 by

Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society founded in 1915, inducted 28 Holy Cross students on Oct. 23. The new inductees exemplify the society’s values of excellence in scholarship, loyalty and service. Membership is only awarded to four percent of …

Holy Cross Announces Seven New Faculty Hires for 2016-17 Academic Year

In her annual address to the College for the 2016-17 academic year, Margaret Freije, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College, announced the hiring of seven new faculty members. These new faculty members include five new tenure-track …

Holy Cross English Professor Selected for RISCA Fellowship Merit Award in Fiction

Stephanie Reents, associate professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross, was selected for a 2017 Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) Fellowship Merit Award in Fiction by the Rhode Island Arts Commission for her novel …

Video: Holy Cross Alumnus Makes Musical Debut on “Conan”

Broadway World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtOuCZ6fonE   Tall Heights, a Boston-based duo comprised of Tim Harrington ’10 and Paul Wright, a 2007 graduate from Dartmouth College, performed their hit single “Spirit Cold” off of their major label album, “Neptune,” on “Conan,” which is hosted by …

Photo Gallery: Holy Cross Honors Five Alumni for Professional Achievement and Commitment to Service, Faith and Justice

Campus conversations and discussion connect students with distinguished Alumni

On Sept. 30, students had the special opportunity to hear from and interact with the five alumni selected as this year’s Sanctae Crucis honorees — individuals who are leaders in business, professional or civic life; who live by the highest …

Holy Cross English Professor Provides Perspective on Age and Pedagogy

The Chronicle of Higher Education

In a recent Chronicle of Higher Education article, Paige Reynolds, professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross, discussed the evolution of pedagogical tactics in the classroom as she reaches the middle of her academic career and how …