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Holy Cross Celebrates Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols Virtually

The 42nd year of the beloved holiday tradition brought the community together in a time of dispersion

The 42nd Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols at College of the Holy Cross was held on December 18, 2020, via a YouTube premiere available to members of the Holy Cross community and their friends and family around the world. …

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 …

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

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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 …

Dr. Anthony Fauci ’62 Talks to Holy Cross Students About the Pandemic: ‘Don’t Give Up Hope’

In a live webinar, the Classics major answered questions from students on COVID-19

Dr. Anthony Fauci ’62, the nation’s most trusted expert leading the COVID-19 response, joined current Holy Cross students in a live webinar on October 6 to discuss the trajectory of the coronavirus pandemic and the best ways students can keep …

Mulledy Name To Be Removed From Brooks-Mulledy Hall

Long a discussion in the Holy Cross community, the renaming comes as the College pledges to be more intentionally anti-racist

Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of the College, announced in his fall address that Brooks-Mulledy Hall will now be known as Brooks Hall. “In the face of ongoing racial violence and the momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement, statues …

President Boroughs Announces Plan to Step Aside

Fr. Boroughs will leave the College in June after a nine-year tenure

The Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of the College of the Holy Cross, announced Tuesday that this academic year will be his last, ending a nine-year tenure marked by the largest fundraising campaign in school history, new buildings, and …

Washington Monthly Ranks Holy Cross Among “Best Bang for the Buck” Colleges in the Northeast

The College is celebrated as a leader in promoting social mobility, student research and public service

The College of the Holy Cross has once again been recognized as one of the top colleges in the nation by Washington Monthly in the magazine’s “2020 College Guide and Rankings.” The annual ranking reflects the College’s “contribution to the …

Holy Cross Names Maia Lee-Chin ’21 as the College’s 2020-21 Fenwick Scholar

Her project will bring Classics to the classrooms of Worcester as she studies the motivations of elementary school students to read informational texts

If you were to think of books that students in the six-to-eight-year-old range should be reading in school, the Iliad would likely not be on your list. But Homer’s Greek epic poem is exactly what the College’s newly appointed Fenwick …

Remote Fall Semester Begins at the College of the Holy Cross

As the semester kicks off, the College welcomes students—including the incoming Class of 2024—to a remote learning environment

On Tuesday, September 1, Holy Cross kicked off the fall semester with the first day of classes as the College began the year with all students engaging in remote learning. The College welcomed students, including the newest members of the …

Holy Cross Students Lead the Way in Volunteering, According To Linkedin

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Roughly 45% of current Holy Cross students on LinkedIn are involved in volunteer projects according to their profiles on the social media platform–the highest percentage for any higher education institution in the United States. That wasn’t news to Marty Kelly, …

Holy Cross Alumna Sews to Help Those Experiencing Homelessness

'We're just regular people, trying to do something,' says Kate Shea '13

On a chilly morning in 2017, Kate Shea ’13 was rushing to catch her train alongside fellow Boston commuters when she spotted a woman holding a sign that read, “Homeless. Anything Helps.” Shea almost kept walking, but then she realized …

Holy Cross Alumna Leads NBA Worldwide Marketing Strategy

Kate Jhaveri '95 brings America's game global

When the National Basketball Association was considering candidates for the position of chief marketing officer, it’s hard to imagine a better resume than that of Kate (Taneyhill) Jhaveri ’95. Since leaving Mount St. James, Jhaveri has developed corporate and marketing …

Holy Cross Seniors Create List of Black-Owned Local Businesses

The list, which has already impacted local businesses, was inspired by a desire to do more in the fight against racism

  In communities across the world, people are searching for meaningful ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement by protesting or taking other action to fight against racism. Right here in Worcester, Holy Cross seniors Sienna Ablorh ’21 and …

Holy Cross’ Montserrat Program Teaches Lessons That Resonate During Coronavirus

The unique yearlong program for first-year students equipped them to be responsive and flexible in the face of an unexpected challenge

As students across the country transitioned to remote learning in March in the wake of coronavirus, communities of learning had to start thinking about creative approaches to education outside of the classroom. For Holy Cross’ Montserrat program, however, learning that …

Holy Cross Confers 707 Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Virtual Celebration

The Celebration of the Class of 2020 included a surprise message from NIAID Director and Holy Cross Alumnus Dr. Anthony Fauci ‘62

The College of the Holy Cross conferred 707 bachelor of arts degrees as part of a virtual celebration on May 22, 2020. The event, aired live on the College’s website, included congratulatory messages from faculty, staff and alumni, reflections from …

Academic Conference Goes Virtual in Response to Pandemic

A longtime staple of the Holy Cross experience, the forum for students to present research and independent work found success in leveraging technology

As faculty members across the College worked to transition their courses to a distance-learning format this semester, one of the many logistical challenges to tackle was the annual Academic Conference, where students present the results of their independent work in …

Will COVID-19 Make Farmers of Us All? English Professor and Award-Winning Author Opines in The Boston Globe

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As more people become concerned with the American food production system’s vulnerabilities triggered by the pandemic, is a growing national trend toward back-to-basics farming emerging? Leila Philip, professor of English at Holy Cross and a contributing columnist for The Boston Globe’s Opinion …

Office of Multicultural Education Outlines New Priorities, Welcomes New Staff

When Michelle Rosa Martins interviewed on campus last fall, word started to spread among students that the former associate director of the Office of Multicultural Education (OME) was back on The Hill. “All day long we had students coming to …

Holy Cross Faculty Create New Course Offerings for Students Returning From Study Abroad Programs

Their study abroad programs cut short due to coronavirus, students can choose from an array of new classes as a result of a faculty-wide response

Like many students around the world, 157 Holy Cross students completing semester-long or year-long courses of study abroad found their programs suddenly cut short last month due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. After first prioritizing the safe return of these …

Video: Holy Cross Students Share Promising Outcomes After Graduation

In a survey of graduates of the class of 2019, data shows Holy Cross students achieving success in a variety of fields

According to recent graduates, outcomes look good for those who left The Hill last year, with students across majors finding success in securing job offers, internships and graduate program acceptances across the country. In a snapshot of outcomes for the …