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New Ciocca Center Director Looks to Expand Student Opportunities, Business Curriculum

Former international business executive Robert Murner wants to build on the center’s foundation to position students for post-graduate success.

09/16/22 by

Business executive and adjunct faculty member Robert Murner begins this semester as the new director of the Carlyse and Arthur A. Ciocca ’59 Center for Business, Ethics, and Society at the College of the Holy Cross.

Inside Holy Cross Enrollment Management’s Efforts to Increase Access and Affordability

Cornell B. LeSane II, vice president for enrollment management, details some of the College’s initiatives in building a diverse student body.

09/14/22 by

As the inaugural vice president for enrollment management, one of the goals of Cornell B. LeSane II is spearheading initiatives to make the College of the Holy Cross affordable and accessible to students from diverse backgrounds.

Holy Cross Announces $40 Million Scholarship Initiative to Expand Access to Financial Aid

Partnership with Schuler Education Foundation to increase access for high-achieving undocumented and Pell-eligible students

The College of the Holy Cross announced today it has partnered with the Schuler Education Foundation on a $20 million matching grant, for a total of $40 million, to expand its financial aid support of low-income students and students with …

Holy Cross Rises to #33 on U.S. News’ Ranking of National Liberal Arts Colleges

College’s alumni giving rate remains among Top 10 in the country.

In its annual set of college rankings, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the College of the Holy Cross 33rd among national liberal arts colleges, noting significantly improved performance on measures related to student outcomes. The College was 35th …

College of the Holy Cross Welcomes Largest Class in School History

The class of 2026 is 10% larger than the previous year.

The College of the Holy Cross welcomed the largest class in its 179-year history on Aug. 27, when 904 members of the class of 2026 moved onto Mount St. James.

College of the Holy Cross Receives $250,000 Grant to Digitize Portions of Deaf Catholic Archives

Council on Library and Information Resource funding will enable the College to protect key components of the special collection and increase access.

08/18/22 by

The College of the Holy Cross Archives and Distinctive Collections has received a $250,000 grant to fund digitizing the Deaf Catholic Archives, which is housed at the College. The project, supported by a Digitizing Hidden Collections grant from the Council …

Money Magazine Ranks Holy Cross No. 5 Among Best Liberal Arts Colleges in the Nation

The College was also ranked No. 32 for best value overall in the nation

The College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 5 on Money Magazine’s list of “10 Best Liberal Arts Colleges” for 2022. According to Money Magazine, a subsidiary of TIME Inc., the list was compiled to help prospective students interested in …

College of the Holy Cross Fulbright Alumni Cite Program’s Lifelong Impact

The combination of the international program's opportunities and Holy Cross mentorship deliver life-changing experiences.

Tucked within the offices on the third floor of Smith Hall, a silk painting hangs in Room 333. Rising from floor to ceiling, it covers most of the wall and depicts a woman standing in a small boat, her hands …

Holy Cross Alumni Jesuits Reflect on Their Paths on Their Paths to, Away From and Back to the College

Class of 1972 and Holy Cross Jesuit Community members Rev. Jim Hayes, S.J., and Rev. Ed Vodoklys, S.J., celebrate their 50th Class Reunion

When the class of 1972 returned to campus in June to celebrate its 50th reunion, two classmates didn’t have far to travel. In fact, as part of the College of the Holy Cross’ Jesuit community, they are the only members …

Decades of Holy Cross Alumni Service Help Evolve Boston’s Pine Street Inn

Crusaders in key roles aid New England’s largest homeless services organization in addressing the complex, ever-changing issue.

In the late 1960s, Monsignor Frank Kelley ’63 was assigned to a parish in Dorchester, Massachusetts, where he witnessed the toll of alcohol abuse and addiction on the men of Boston. At the time, the Pine Street Inn, which is …

With Summer Gateways Orientation, Holy Cross Welcomes Incoming Students

The Summer Gateways orientation sessions provide incoming students and their families with their first entry point to the campus community.

06/28/22 by

The College of the Holy Cross welcomed incoming students from the class of 2026 in June, as they received their first introduction to campus life via the annual Gateways orientation.

Holy Cross Class of 2020 Returns to Campus to Celebrate

Young alumni enjoy a weekend full of traditional Senior Week events, including caps and gowns.

06/28/22 by

Members of the College of the Holy Cross class of 2020 returned to Mount St. James last weekend to wear a cap and gown, walk across the stage, shake the president’s hand and enjoy a pandemic-delayed event originally scheduled for …

Holy Cross Names Science Complex for Anthony Fauci ’62, Hon. ’87

National health leader and infectious diseases physician honored for lifetime of public service.

06/11/22 by

Hundreds of members of the College of the Holy Cross community stood shoulder-to-shoulder packing the Smith Hall atrium, as well as the hallways of the floors above, as its Integrated Science Complex was named the Anthony S. Fauci Integrated Science …

Holy Cross Vice President of Advancement Announces Departure

Tracy Barlok to step down this summer

College of the Holy Cross President Vincent D. Rougeau announced today that Vice President for Advancement Tracy Barlok will step down from her role after this fiscal year ends on June 30.

Holy Cross Associate Professor Edward O’Donnell Featured in ‘Theodore Roosevelt’ History Channel Documentary

O’Donnell discusses aspects of the Square Deal, Roosevelt’s domestic policy

Edward T. O’Donnell ’86, associate professor of history at the College of the Holy Cross, is one of several experts participating in a History Channel two-part series on President Theodore Roosevelt’s legacy.

Holy Cross Class of 2022 Urged to Seek Light, Hope and Joy

College confers 755 bachelor of arts degrees in 176th Commencement Exercises

05/27/22 by

Despite the rain that will inevitably fall in their lives, valedictorian Rebecca L. Henion ’22 told the College of the Holy Cross class of 2022 that she hopes that, like her, they’ve learned to seek out hope and light in …

Class of 2022 Student Spotlight: Dennis Liu

A political science major, Dennis will work as a legal assistant at a business immigration law firm for the summer

05/26/22 by

Name: Dennis Liu Hometown: Yarmouth, Mass. Major: Political Science major, double minor in Asian Studies and Rhetoric and Composition Campus Activities: Goodtime Marching Band; Jazz Ensemble; College Orchestra; Residence Life and Housing; Writer’s Workshop; O’Callahan Science Library

Class of 2022 Student Spotlight: Isabelle Uong

A biology major, Isabelle will work as an ophthalmic technician in preparation of continuing her education in optometry school

05/26/22 by

Name: Isabelle Uong Hometown: Rockland, Mass. Major: Biology and Health Professions Advising Campus Activities: McAlister Research Lab; Advocating Student Interest in Asia

Class of 2022 Student Spotlight: Kerry Bresnahan

A biology major and environmental studies minor, Kerry will pursue a master’s degree in marine science after commencement

05/25/22 by

Name: Kerry Bresnahan Hometown: Osterville, Mass. Major: Biology major, environmental studies minor Campus Activities: Spring Break Immersion Program, Ultimate Frisbee, Students for Urban Development, Society of Saints Peter and Paul, BioBuddies Peer Tutoring

Class of 2022 Student Spotlight: Meah Austin

The psychology and Africana studies double major will pursue a career in marketing after graduation

05/25/22 by

Name: Meah Austin Hometown: Waterbury, Conn. Major: Psychology and Africana Studies double major Campus Activities: Black Student Union E-board member; Head Peer Mentor for the Mentor Program; Varsity Track & Field (captain); Women of Color Athletes (co-founder and co-chair); Patriot League …