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Holy Cross Celebrates Inauguration of 33rd President Vincent D. Rougeau

Rougeau makes history as the College's first lay and first Black president

Vincent D. Rougeau was installed as College of the Holy Cross’ 33rd president – the first lay and first Black president to lead the 178-year-old institution – in a ceremony punctuated by inspirational words and feelings of excitement and hopefulness.

Inside the Family, Faith and Foundations of New Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau

From his deep Catholic roots to his new role as the College’s 33rd president, Rougeau brings his lifelong mission of balancing human rights with community responsibility to the education of future generations

Throughout his career in law and higher education, Vincent D. “Vince” Rougeau has worked across the United States and abroad, yet regardless of where he is or what his title may be, the theme has been the same: working to …

The Kid LAROI headlines Holy Cross Fall Concert 2021

The event was possible thanks to students' efforts to get vaccinated

On Friday, October 1, Holy Cross hosted The Kid LAROI and DJ Real P for the fall concert on campus at Freshman Field. This event was made possible thanks to Holy Cross students who reached a 96% vaccination rate this …

At Holy Cross, First-Generation College Students Find Support and Community

College programs aim to empower first-generation students to thrive as trailblazers—on the Hill and beyond

10/06/21 by

Renowned Composer and Music Professor Osvaldo Golijov Nominated for 2021 Latin Grammy

Workshopped at the Joyce Contemplative Center, ‘Falling Out of Time’ premiered on campus in October 2019

Argentinean-born composer and Loyola Professor of Music Osvaldo Golijov was recently nominated for the 2021 Latin Grammy Awards in the “Best Classical Contemporary Composition” for his recent work “Falling Out of Time.” A much-anticipated release from Golijov, the “Falling Out …

Student-Generated Urban Studies Minor Debuts at Holy Cross

Maggie Hartnett '23 & faculty advisors team up to create new Urban Studies minor, which will explore themes around how we build our cities, what we do in them and how they shape us

Maggie Hartnett ’23 knew she enjoyed the architecture classes she took during her first year at Holy Cross, but wasn’t quite sure she wanted to be an architect. Then, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, she took note of the changes …

Holy Cross Begins Fall Semester with Hope and Resilience

This academic year kicked off this past weekend with traditions such as move-in day, Mass of the Holy Spirit and more

The last weekend of August on The Hill saw not just one, but two move-in days. First-year students of the Class of 2025 moved in on Saturday, and on Sunday, the Class of 2024 took part in their long-awaited move-in …

Holy Cross Anthropology Professor Selected as 2021-2022 Harvard Radcliffe Fellow

Alvaro Jarrín was one of 50 recipients selected from a pool of 1,383 applicants

Alvaro Jarrín, associate professor of anthropology at the College of the Holy Cross, has been named a 2021–2022 fellow at the Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The fellowship, founded in 1999, is a year-long program designed to foster …

Holy Cross Ranks Among Top Five Percent of U.S. Colleges, According to Niche

Rankings based on academic, admissions, financial investment and student life data

The College of the Holy Cross has been recognized as one of the top colleges in the nation by Niche in the review website’s “2022 Best Colleges” rankings, receiving an overall grade of A+. Holy Cross was also recognized as …

Video: Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau Talks to GMA About the College’s Fall Semester Plans

ABC’s Good Morning America

Vincent D. Rougeau, Holy Cross’ newly minted president as of July 1, was recently featured on ABC’s morning television program “Good Morning America.” During a segment titled “Rise and Shine: Massachusetts,” which focused on the state of Massachusetts reopening amid the …

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

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  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, …