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Working Writers Series to Kick Off Spring Semester with Travel Writer and Poet Gretel Ehrlich

Series includes actor, novelist, screenwriter, and more

01/25/16 by

The Working Writers Series will kick off the spring semester with a reading by Gretel Ehrlich, an American travel writer, poet, and essayist.  Ehrlich will read excerpts from her work on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rehm …

Spring Semester Brings Another Full Slate of Arts Events

This semester, the College of the Holy Cross is offering a dynamic series of arts events aimed to excite, engage and challenge audiences. From the staging of renowned theatre productions and installations of multimedia gallery exhibitions, to world premieres of …

Holy Cross Alumnus Dan Shaughnessy ’75 Wins Baseball’s J.G. Taylor Spink Award

Boston Globe

“Shaughnessy is headed for the Baseball Hall of Fame,” the Boston Globe reported on Dan Shaughnessy, a College of the Holy Cross English major, a member of the class of 1975, and an award-winning sports columnist for the Boston Globe. …

Two-Time Super Bowl Champion Bill Curry to Join Best-Selling Author Steve Almond for Working Writers Series

11/25/15 by

Two-time Super Bowl champion Bill Curry and best-selling author Steve Almond will take part in a panel titled “Is Football Dead? Writings For and Against,” for the final installment of the fall Working Writers Series on Dec. 3 at 7:30 …

Julianna Baggott’s New Bridget Asher Novel ‘All of Us and Everything’ Makes People’s Best New Books

People Magazine

“I’ll confess,” Julianna Baggott, W.H. Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters and visiting professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross said, “there’s nothing quite like the moment when you take off the literary handcuffs and tear into …

Blog: Rodriguez ’17 Pursues Passion for English at Holy Cross

11/18/15 by

NAME Bryan Rodriguez ’17 HOMETOWN Bethel, Conn. AREAS OF STUDY English major WHY HE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “My older brother and sister also went to Jesuit schools, so it seemed only natural for me to as well. I also enjoy …

‘Women in Business conference: Holy Cross alumna at Vanity Fair says degree is key to success’

Telegram & Gazette

“Earning a liberal arts degree is the smartest thing a person can do to become successful in the business world,” said Aimee Bell ’88 to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.  That is the message Bell, deputy editor of Vanity Fair …

Blog: Keane ’17 Eager to Participate in Rich Academic and Cultural Traditions of Scotland

11/04/15 by

NAME Caroline Keane ’17 HOMETOWN Arlington, Virginia AREAS OF STUDY Political science and English double major WHERE SHE’S STUDYING University of St. Andrews in Scotland WHY SHE CHOSE SCOTLAND “Since applying to Holy Cross two years ago, I have been …

Holy Cross Alumnus Doug Baker ’81 Ranked Among Best Performing CEOs in the World

Harvard Business Review

Douglas M. Baker Jr. ’81, was featured in the Harvard Business Review (HBR) and was ranked 98th on the publication’s list of “The World’s Best-Performing CEOs” in the November 2015 issue. Baker is chairman of the board and chief executive …

Poet and Physician Rafael Campo to Give Reading as Part of Working Writers Series

10/28/15 by

Rafael Campo, poet and physician in general internal medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, will give a reading as a part of the Working Writers Series on Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rehm Library …

Blog: Illinois Native Vogelsperger ’19 Eager to Share East Coast College Experience

10/22/15 by

NAME Emily Vogelsperger ’19 HOMETOWN Elmhurst, Ill. STUDIES SHE’S CONSIDERING Computer science and English double major WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “Small class sizes, amazing people, gorgeous campus, the list goes on and on. During my college search I looked …

Blog: Holy Cross is ‘Everything I Hoped a College Could Offer,’ Says Senier ’19

10/22/15 by

NAME Brian P. Senier ’19 HOMETOWN Melrose, Mass. STUDIES HE’S CONSIDERING English and political science double major WHY HE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “As a prospective student coming from a small, urban, all-boys, Catholic high school just north of Boston, I …

Blog: Luong ’19 Shares Unique Student Experience at Holy Cross

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NAME Thavanvotey (Votey) Luong ’19 HOMETOWN Lowell, Mass. STUDIES English major in the Health Professions Advising Program WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “I chose to spend the next four years on Mount St. James because Holy Cross will not only provide …

Blog: Castillo ’19 Embraces New Academic Opportunities at Holy Cross

10/22/15 by

NAME Emily Castillo ’19 HOMETOWN Lawrence, Mass. STUDIES SHE’S CONSIDERING English major with a concentration in Asian Studies WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “When I visited Holy Cross for Visions weekend I immediately felt a sense of closeness and community …

Best-Selling Author Julianna Baggott’s ‘Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders’ Receives Rave Reviews

10/06/15 by

Critically acclaimed author and the William H.P. Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters at the College of the Holy Cross Julianna Baggott’s latest novel “Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders” has been called by the New York Times “intricate” and …

Film Based on Leah Hager Cohen’s Novel ‘The Grief of Others’ to be Shown at Holy Cross

Author and filmmaker to discuss movie after screenings

10/02/15 by

The Working Writers Series at the College of the Holy Cross will present two screenings of the film “The Grief of Others.” The film is based on the book “The Grief of Others” (Riverhead Books, 2011) written by critically acclaimed …

Author Sonya Huber to Give Reading in Working Writers Series

09/18/15 by

Sonya Huber, an author of several books of nonfiction and an associate professor of English at Fairfield University, will give a reading in the Working Writers Series on Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rehm Library, Smith Hall. The …

Six Faculty Members Promoted at Holy Cross

09/09/15 by

Six members of the College of the Holy Cross faculty have been promoted to the rank of professor. Josep Alba-Salas, of the Spanish department, earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in linguistics from Cornell University, his M.A. in comparative literature from …

Students to Showcase Work at Annual Summer Research Symposium and Internship Expo

More than 170 students will present the results of their successful summers researching, interning

Before the semester is well underway, students will be showcasing the broad gamut of work they took part in throughout the summer at the 22nd annual Summer Research Symposium and the eighth annual Internship Expo. The accomplishments of students from …

Creative Writing Faculty to Kick Off Working Writers Series

09/04/15 by

The Working Writers Series will kick off the fall semester with readings from Morris Collins, visiting assistant professor of English, and Leila Philip, associate professor of English at Holy Cross. They will each read excerpts from their work on Sept. …