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Holy Cross Students Continue Experiential Learning in a Remote Semester

Undeterred by the pandemic, nearly 50 students this spring found fulfilling experiential learning opportunities through the College's J.D. Power Center and other programs

For the past nine months, Rudy Antoncic ’22 worked as an intern at the U.S. Department of State, assessing how teleworking is going for their employees around the globe. Every day, he says, he talked with senior-level foreign officers in …

Holy Cross Chemistry Professor Blends Roles as Scientist and Influencer to Inspire Students

Professor Andre Isaacs is taking a fresh approach to move students to impact the world

Andre Isaacs’s choreographed dance videos have attracted almost a quarter of a million followers on Tik Tok, but this associate professor of chemistry might be even more popular in the classroom. Whether working on copper catalyzed reactions via click chemistry …

College Establishes Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., Scholarship to Honor Departing President

The scholarship will provide financial aid support to Holy Cross students with significant financial need who are graduates of Jesuit and Catholic high schools

The Holy Cross board of trustees has announced the establishment of the Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., Scholarship, which will provide financial aid support to Holy Cross students who exhibit significant financial need and who are graduates of Jesuit and Catholic …

Holy Cross Sociology Professor Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to Study City Climate Planning

Project to draw observations from Worcester, Mass. and Tampere, Finland

Holy Cross’ Selina Gallo-Cruz, associate professor of sociology, has received a Fulbright Scholar award for 2021-2022 to study city climate planning, according to the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Jointly funded by Fulbright …

Holy Cross Celebrates 175th Commencement

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield delivered the address to 748 graduating seniors

Holy Cross announced 748 bachelor of arts degree candidates at its 175th commencement held in person this morning on the College’s Fitton Field. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a career diplomat and Representative of the United States of America to the United …

Academic Conference Showcases Creativity, Wide-Ranging Research of Holy Cross Students

The four-day celebration featured presentations, performances and lectures from students of all class years

05/03/21 by

  Two summers ago, while studying abroad in Cambodia, Emily O’Regan ’21 had the first inspiration for her honors thesis: “I spent weeks deep in the jungle surrounded by some of the most pristine landscapes and incredible wildlife I had …

Emma Davison ‘21 Named Class of 2021 Valedictorian

The political science and Middle Eastern studies double major and New Jersey native will deliver the valedictory address at Commencement

Emma Davison ’21 has been selected to deliver the Class of 2021 valedictory address at the Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 21. Emma is a political science and Middle Eastern studies double major with a concentration in peace and conflict …

“The Power of Purple” Drives Record Day of Giving

Focus on hope galvanizes community in support of student experience, access

In just 24 hours on April 16, a total of 4,706 alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends donated a record $1,448,529 on the College’s sixth annual day of giving. With matching dollars from anonymous donors, the total raised for …

Center for Career Development Focuses on the Lifelong Value of a Holy Cross Education

The College's Enduring Value Stems From Combining Jesuit Traditions With a Liberal Arts Approach

04/21/21 by

As graduation season approaches for colleges across the country, students are focusing on the next step after commencement — but at the College of the Holy Cross, the “what next” and, more importantly, the “why” have been questions in progress …

Holy Cross Celebrates the Opening of the Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation and Wellness Center

State-of-the-art facility to serve as new center for recreation, club and intramural sports, fostering a new era of holistic wellness on The Hill

The College of the Holy Cross on Monday opened its new state-of-the-art recreation and wellness center, the Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation and Wellness Center (“The Jo”). The Jo will be home to all club and intramural sports, as well as recreation, …

Holy Cross’ Center for Career Development Positions Students for Success After Graduation

On-demand resources, virtual events and a strong alumni network are just a few of the many assets readily available to students

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“The pandemic has shined a light on how important it is for employees to be agile, flexible and able to problem-solve — which are core skills that students flex all the time at Holy Cross,” says Amy Murphy, director of …

College of the Holy Cross Announces 33rd President

Vincent D. Rougeau Named First Lay President in College’s History

The College of the Holy Cross today named Vincent D. Rougeau its 33rd president, the first lay and first Black president in the history of the College, announced Chairman of the Board of Trustees Richard Patterson ’80. Rougeau is currently …

COVID-Consciousness and Community Top Priorities as Spring Semester Begins on the Hill

Holy Cross welcomes students back to a semester unlike any other

Following a remote fall semester, students and their families arrived in late January for the highly anticipated spring semester move-in at Holy Cross. Managed over the course of two weeks to enable social distancing, students’ return to the Hill may …

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Teaches Ethical Leadership

How Entrepreneurial Thinking is Preparing Holy Cross Students to Wrestle With Problems of the Future

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When Ja-Naé Duane introduces entrepreneurship to students at the College of the Holy Cross, she doesn’t start by talking about business ideas, product development or marketing strategy. Rather, she tells students: “Pick a problem.”

Anthony Fauci, M.D., ’62: COVID Crusader

After a career fighting outbreaks from AIDS to Ebola, Anthony Fauci ‘62, Hon. '87 became a household name, the medical face of a pandemic and a target

1958. A chemistry lab at Holy Cross. Freshman Anthony Fauci is conducting an experiment that requires what feels like hours of measuring, weighing and heating a solution over a Bunsen burner. The final step: Clamp the test tube and deliver …

Holy Cross Announces Record $23.5 Million Estate Gift

Agnes Williams gift will launch $40M Hope + Access Campaign for Financial Aid

The College of the Holy Cross has received a $23.5 million gift from the late Agnes Neill Williams, former member of the Board of Trustees – the largest estate gift in the history of the College. This gift kickstarts the …

Holy Cross Mediation Team Takes Home Top Prize Once Again in International Competition

The team attributes their history of success on the competition circuit to their liberal arts education

The Holy Cross mediation team took first prize at the major collegiate tournament of the fall 2020 semester, the Brenau Invitational Mediation Tournament—the latest in a years-long string of successful showings on the national and international mediation competition circuit. At …

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Holy Cross Among Nation’s Top 10 Schools in Alumni Giving

The College's two-year alumni giving rate was 44%, well above the national average of 8%

The College of the Holy Cross has once again been recognized as one of the top 10 colleges in the nation for its alumni participation in giving during the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years, according to a recent ranking from …

Behind-the-Scenes at The Spire: How Holy Cross’ Student Newspaper Is Keeping the Community Connected

Student journalists share what’s driving them as they adapt to running a campus newspaper remotely

12/11/20 by

Over the summer, Matthew Anderson ’21 was at work in his hometown of Moultonborough, New Hampshire, when his phone started buzzing nonstop. Anderson, co-editor-in-chief of Holy Cross’ student newspaper, The Spire, saw numerous messages from Spire staff members who had …

‘Handheld Worcester’ Initiative Encourages Virtual Community Building and Civic Engagement in the City

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Holy Cross is finding creative ways to help students interact with and feel like a part of the Worcester community in dispersion during the pandemic, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports in a recent article.  Titled “Handheld Worcester,” the initiative …