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Video: Christmastime is Here at Holy Cross

Students, faculty and staff embrace the spirit of the season by sharing the best gifts they've ever received

12/19/18 by

‘Tis the season for celebration! Every year at Christmastime, the College of the Holy Cross campus transforms into a winter wonderland with festive decorations, holiday concerts and campus-wide feasts. In the spirit of the holidays, the Holy Cross community — …

Roommate Confidential: Q&A with Two First-Year Holy Cross Students

The first-year roommates get candid about clubs, campus and what's surprised them about their first semester on The Hill

12/17/18 by

First-year roommates share more than four walls — they experience navigating the leap into college together. To get a peek at the ins and outs of the first semester on The Hill, we went right to the source — to …

Holy Cross’ Long-Term Study Abroad Programs Recognized for Tenth Year in a Row

From climbing the Great Wall of China to exploring the importance of food in Italy, Holy Cross students make the most of studying abroad

12/11/18 by

This year, 86 Holy Cross students are spending the year — yes, the entire year — around the world in Germany, China, Italy, Argentina, Ireland, Spain, France, Australia, Senegal, Scotland, England, Japan and Sri Lanka. What’s more, another 140 students …

Money Magazine Ranks Holy Cross No. 3 Among Top Colleges Not Requiring SAT Scores

College was also ranked No. 42 best value overall in the nation

The College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 3 on Money Magazine’s list of “10 Top Colleges That Don’t Care About Your SAT Scores,” with the submission of standardized test scores being optional at the College. According to Money Magazine, …

Black Student Union Celebrates 50 Years at Holy Cross

Nearly 300 alumni and current students spent a weekend honoring the history and importance of the organization

11/15/18 by

The Black Student Union (BSU) at College of the Holy Cross celebrated its 50th anniversary with a wide range of empowering workshops, performances and a celebratory dinner with a keynote address from Loretta E. Lynch, former United States Attorney General. …

Theodore V. Wells Jr.’72 Receives Honorary Degree From Holy Cross

'The fight for equality in America must be led by a multi-racial coalition,' said the renowned litigation attorney in his remarks

“Powerful voice for racial and social justice. Pillar of American trial practice. Masterful strategist for the defense. Tireless champion for civil rights and educational opportunity. Exemplary son of Holy Cross.” With these words, Provost and Dean of the College Margaret …

Holy Cross Alumnae at the Helm of Puerto Rican Media Company Mix Business and Social Justice

The Ferré Rangel sisters discuss the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, responding with 'grit' at the Women in Business Conference

11/07/18 by

“Close your eyes and think about it for one second: no power, no internet, no communication, complete silence and complete isolation,” says María Eugenia Ferré Rangel ’89, chief communications officer of Grupo Ferré Rangel, a Puerto Rican company whose holdings …

Basketball Legend Bob Cousy ’50 Reflects on Race in New Book, On-Campus Conversation

Cousy's relationship with teammate Bill Russell has grabbed national attention

Basketball legend Bob Cousy ’50 hasn’t hit the court in decades, but that didn’t stop him from making national headlines. The media attention centered around Cousy’s complex relationship with his Celtics teammate Bill Russell, which was the subject of the …

Win-Win: With Midterms Around the Corner, Students Hit the Campaign Trail

As a part of a course, students are interning at political campaigns throughout Massachusetts ahead of the 2018 midterm elections

10/30/18 by

Knocking on prospective voters’ doors, conducting opposition research, helping with debate prep — it’s not every class that has students knee-deep in the election cycle. But Campaign 2018: A Hands-On Approach, a course team-taught by two Holy Cross alumni, Timothy …

Follow the Question Marks: Holy Cross Students Blur the Lines Between Art and Science

Fueled by a weeklong residency of rock opera performers, students explore the many ways the symbolic and the scientific entwine

10/24/18 by

A drum circle in a math class. A music lecture in a marine biology class. A hunt for freshwater shrimp with a group of wader-clad Montserrat students. It was clear that something interesting was afoot on campus as artists, musicians …

Throughout the Years: Six Major Milestones in Holy Cross History

From the very beginning in 1843 to the present day, catch some historic highlights that have made Holy Cross what it is today

10/12/18 by

There are many ways to mark the evolution of an institution with the kind of storied history of College of the Holy Cross. On the occasion of the College’s 175th anniversary, we’ve highlighted six milestones that have shaped the school …

Holy Cross Among the Best Liberal Arts Colleges for Salary Potential, According to PayScale

College was also highly ranked as a top school for business majors

The College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 16 among liberal arts schools for graduates’ starting and mid-career salary potential by the website PayScale. The annual list is based on the salaries of both recent graduates and those with more …

Service in Practice: Teach for America Counts Holy Cross as Top Contributor

By sending 12 students to Teach for America in 2018, Holy Cross ranks second for number of alumni joined among all small schools in the country

10/10/18 by

A dozen recent Holy Cross alumni are taking their love of learning and service to the classroom by joining the ranks of Teach for America. Teach for America, a non-profit organization that works in partnership with communities to expand educational …

Flipping the Script: A Candid Conversation with Prized Psychology Professor

Binah Saint-Loth '19 sits down with her professor and mentor Danuta Bukatko to find out what's kept her teaching for 42 years and what advice she'd give her college-aged self

10/03/18 by

How do babies’ minds develop? How can female leaders thrive? How can Holy Cross students learn to speak up and out? These are all questions that Danuta “Diane” Bukatko, professor of psychology, explores in her popular and well-regarded courses. As …

‘Holy Cross Financial Aid & Scholarships: Real Parent Experiences’

Edmit, an online platform dedicated to demystifying college financing, offers an inside look into how one parent navigated the daunting task

As the price tag of higher education continues to rise, affordability has become a focal point for high schoolers and parents navigating the college search process. Prospective students and their parents are likely wondering: How does Holy Cross stack up? …

Eight New Tenure-Track Faculty Members Welcomed in 2018-19 Academic Year

The new faculty members bring a wealth of knowledge to eight different departments at Holy Cross

10/02/18 by

The College of the Holy Cross has welcomed eight new faculty members to tenure-track positions for the 2018-19 academic year. They will each join a different department: biology, chemistry, political science, religious studies, classics, mathematics, psychology and history. The new …

Hundreds of High Schoolers, Resettled Peoples Find Connection Through Art

Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble bring music to unexpected places during a week-long residency at Holy Cross

Over the course of a week-long residency at the College of the Holy Cross, wherever the Silkroad Ensemble went — whether on campus or throughout Worcester — connection followed. The Grammy Award-winning musical collective, made up of musicians representing dozens …

Service, Faith and Justice: Five Alumni Honored for Wide-Ranging, Significant Achievements

The distinguished alumni were honored for their lifelong achievements and commitment to living the Holy Cross mission

09/25/18 by

In a packed room, College of the Holy Cross students, staff and faculty had a chance to meet and hear from this year’s distinguished recipients of the Sanctae Crucis Award, the highest non-degree accolade the College bestows upon alumni. Given …

College Marks 175th Anniversary with Community Celebration

Students, faculty and staff gathered on the Kimball quad for gourmet food and live entertainment

09/17/18 by

The College of Holy Cross community kicked off a yearlong celebration of its 175th anniversary to honor the past and embrace the future on Sept. 14 with a campus-wide anniversary celebration and a Mass led by Archbishop of Boston Seán …

Holy Cross Descends Upon Boston for Football Matchup Against Boston College

Thousands gathered for an event-filled weekend centered around the first football game played between the teams in 32 years

From Holy Cross banners on car trunks and tree branches to deep purple shirts on the backs of thousands of alumni and students, Crusaders were visible in every direction on Sept. 8 at Boston College. The occasion? Holy Cross football’s …