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Photos: Holy Cross Named Among Most Beautiful College Campuses in the Country

Conde Nast Traveler puts Holy Cross on its list for 2018

08/31/18 by

Anyone who’s stepped foot on Mount St. James knows one thing for sure: the campus is absolutely stunning, no matter the season. Conde Nast Traveler agrees, as it named Holy Cross one of the most beautiful college campuses in the …

Photo Gallery: Move-In Day 2018 — Boxes, Duffels and a Sense of Community

869 students from 33 states and eight countries join the class of 2022

08/27/18 by

On the sunny morning of August 25, 869 brand-new Crusaders were welcomed to Mount St. James by a purple crew of current students, staff, faculty, and alumni. The incoming class — hailing from 33 states and eight countries — unpacked, …

Money Magazine Ranks Holy Cross No. 7 Among Best Small Colleges in the Country

College was also ranked No. 15 most transformative college and No. 42 best value overall in the nation

The College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 7 on Money Magazine’s list of “Small Colleges,” No. 15 on its list of “Most Transformative Colleges” and No. 42 overall on the publication’s list of “Best Colleges for Your Money,” in …

Over 100 Students Spend Their Summers Conducting Research Around the World

From digging up fossils in the Midwest to interviewing three generations of women in Russia, Holy Cross students are on the cutting edge of undergraduate research

07/30/18 by

For 113 Holy Cross students, summer has been a time to dive deep into innovative research through the Weiss Summer Research Program. Sixty-eight students conducted research in the natural sciences; 37 in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts; and …

Down Any Possible Road: Internships Open the Door Wide for Post-Grad Success

From staffing the Smithsonian to creating marketing campaigns for high-end footwear in New York City, students are thinking outside the internship box

07/11/18 by

College is a time to stretch yourself and try something else on for size. And that doesn’t just apply to taking different classes or joining a new club — it also extends to internships. Armed with the strength of a …

‘How Many Humans Can the Earth Support?’ Mathematics Professor Addresses Ahead of World Population Day

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When the first World Population Day was observed in 1990, the global population stood at a little over five billion. It’s now over half that, measuring 7.5 to 7.6 billion individuals. Is this exponential growth sustainable for Mother Earth? Writing …

‘Paris is a Classroom’: Students Study Revolutionaries and Rebels Through Summer Study Abroad Program

The group augmented their studies with visits to renowned art museums and historically significant sites, including the Palace of Versailles and Normandy

06/29/18 by

What do Les Miserables’ rebellious Jean Valjean, the writer James Baldwin and 11 College of the Holy Cross students have in common? They know something about French revolutions and artistic rebels. Stephanie Yuhl and Theresa McBride, professors of history, led …

PayScale Ranks Holy Cross No. 18 Best Value Liberal Arts College

The College of the Holy Cross was recently ranked No. 18 among the best value liberal arts colleges in the country on PayScale’s 2018 College Return on Investment Report. The report evaluates the cost of attending a college against the …

What Does the Bible Say About Immigration? A Holy Cross Professor Explains

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Much of the national conversation this week has focused on the United States’ treatment of asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants trying to cross the southern border. Both Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Southern Baptist Convention have used religious arguments …

Holy Cross Economics Professor Is Sought-After Expert on the FIFA World Cup

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Soccer fans are buzzing with excitement over the announcement made Wednesday during the 68th FIFA Congress that the U.S. will be co-hosting the 2026 World Cup, alongside Mexico and Canada. The event will be returning to the North American continent …

Holy Cross Professors Recognized for Outstanding Scholarship and Student Advising

Marfuggi Awards were given to Neel Smith and Lorelle Semley, who also received a prestigious Burkhardt Fellowship

After another successful academic year, two faculty members are being celebrated for their excellence in scholarship and academic advising. Before the faculty of the College of the Holy Cross who were gathered for her spring address, Margaret Freije, provost and …

Holy Cross Celebrates 175th Anniversary Year

Anniversary observation will be incorporated into events throughout academic year

“Next May I shall lay the foundation of a splendid College in Worcester…It is calculated to contain 100 boys and I shall take them for $125 per an. & supply them with everything but clothes. Will not this be a …

739 Members of Holy Cross’ Class of 2018 Cross the Commencement Stage

Famed NPR journalist Michele Norris to students: 'Your future is our great hope.'

05/25/18 by

“The degrees you receive today are tremendously important, but they also represent something that carries even more currency,” Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist and longtime NPR host Michele Norris said to the newly graduated Class of 2018 at College of …

Class of 2018: Reflections from Mount St. James

The graduating class sits down to talk about their transformations over four years at Holy Cross

05/21/18 by

If there’s one word to describe the Class of 2018 at College of the Holy Cross, it’s ready — ready to take the world by storm after four years on Mount St. James. The graduating seniors took a moment out …

Former Obama Speechwriter Turned Podcast Celebrity Jon Favreau ’03 Discusses Navigating Politics in 2018

The successful podcast, 'Pod Save America,' makes its way to television with four one-hour HBO TV specials covering the midterm elections

In a Q&A interview with Boston Globe Magazine, former head speechwriter for President Barack Obama and Holy Cross alumnus Jon Favreau ’03 talks about his overnight success in the world of podcasts and political commentary. Along with two other former …

Famed Choreographer Bill T. Jones Talks Art, Ambiguity in Intimate Roundtable with Students

The recipient of a McArthur 'Genius' Award and two Tony's offered a lecture and discussion sessions, his visit featured on WGBH's Open Studio

05/02/18 by

The morning after his engaging lecture, as part of a creative residency with members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company at the College of the Holy Cross, legendary choreographer Bill T. Jones held an intimate discussion with students, majoring …

Photos: Holy Cross Cuts Ribbon for New Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex

New $95 million complex features indoor turf practice facility, new basketball facilities, expanded sports medicine and strength and conditioning space

Hundreds of current and former student-athletes, alumni, community members, friends and family gathered at College of the Holy Cross on Saturday to celebrate the dedication of the College’s newly expanded Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex. The new facility …

Academic Conference 2018 Showcases Creativity, Independent Research of Over 470 Students

The four-day celebration was filled with performances, poster sessions and presentations across academic disciplines and class years

Over the course of four days, more than 470 students spanning all class years presented the results of their independent, creative and intellectual endeavors during the 2018 Academic Conference. The celebration of academic life at the College of the Holy …

Transcending Partisan Lines: Students Discuss Gun Control, Rights in Multiple On-Campus Events

Through a fishbowl discussion and an open conversation with a professor of philosophy, students explored nuances of intractable social problems

04/24/18 by

“If I’m not speaking to you as an expert on guns, then I’m speaking to you as a human being,” Joseph Lawrence, professor of philosophy, said to a room full of students at the start of a conversation about the …

Photos: Holy Cross Students Share Their Passion for All Things Ancient Greek and Roman on Classics Day

In its 46th year, the student-run event brought 300 excited higher schoolers to Holy Cross to celebrate the classical world

04/16/18 by

“Have any of you ever heard that Latin is a dead language?” Neel Smith, professor and chair of the classics department, asked the Hogan Ballroom filled with buzzing high school students from across New England. Hundreds of hands shot up …