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Fall 2017

‘Food, Beer, and the Environment’: Seminar Explores the Creation and Consumption of Food

Sociology professor Daina Harvey challenges his students to look at food as more than simply fuel for their bodies

When most people sip a beer, they’re thinking about taste — hops or malt, whether it’s a dark or a light beer — alcohol content, or maybe even the name on the label.

The Disappearance of the Fenwick Tower Bell: A Holy Cross Mystery

The historic bell disappeared from campus in broad daylight in 2009 — and some dedicated alumni have been on the hunt for it ever since

“Once upon a wintry morning, while in slumber I lay yawning, and the college-bell was ringing as it often rang before…”

Alumnus, English Professor and Poet Reflects on His 25th Reunion

Philip Metres '92 ponders the power of memories, inspired by his visit to campus

It’s always a dangerous proposition to tell someone a dream you’ve had; they always turn out to be much more interesting to the dreamer than the listener. But bear with me. For years, I’ve had a dream that I was …

‘Prescription for a Better World’: Eileen Howard Boone ’86 Leads CVS Health to Drop Tobacco Products

The alumna is a driving force behind the company's mission to help customers live healthier lives

Ask Eileen Howard Boone ’86 about life at home with her husband and their blended family of six children, and she’ll tell you that motherhood is the most rewarding job she has ever had. So it’s no surprise that when …

Holy Cross Football’s Historic Upset Against Boston College: 75 Years Later

The teams will go head-to-head on the football field in 2018 — their first match-up in 30 years

Holy Cross stood little chance as it took the field against an undefeated and top-ranked Boston College football team at Fenway Park in 1942. The Orange Bowl-bound Eagles were prepping to compete for a national championship just a few weeks …

Holy Cross Scholar-Athletes Follow in the Footsteps of Athletic Hall of Fame Relatives

From the golf course to the softball field to the football stadium, these second-generation Crusaders live up to their family name

At Holy Cross, scholar-athletes represent a strong tradition of excellence, and nowhere is this more evident than in the College’s athletic legacy families, where dual passions for athletics and alma mater often reach back generations. In a student body where …

Startup Company Founded by Brendan Candon ’10 Poised to Become the eBay of the Sporting Goods Industry

Forbes Magazine praised the company, SidelineSwap, for making sports more affordable

When Brendan Candon ’10 played on the varsity lacrosse team at Holy Cross, he received all the equipment he needed: sticks, gloves, pads, you name it. It was a few years after graduation, when he was volunteering as a coach …

Holy Cross Students from Somaliland Make the Most of Opportunity to Study in the U.S.

Sahra Hassan ’19 and Zak Muse ’19 plan to take what they learn at Holy Cross back to their home country and improve its future

There’s a map of the world in the Holy Cross Office of International Students, a map that includes photos of dozens of young people with lines connecting them to their home countries. Two of those lines connect faces to a …

Jesuit Organizations Lead the Way in Aiding Refugees Worldwide

A record 65 million displaced people need help, and Jesuit organizations on the front lines are responding — including here at Holy Cross

Samer Naeem was in his early 20s when he lost his eyesight. He’d been born with a genetic disorder that caused high blood pressure inside the eyeball. One day, while walking the streets of Baghdad, a student hit him in …