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Michele Norris, Famed NPR Journalist and Founder of The Race Card Project, to Deliver 2018 Holy Cross Commencement Address

Norris and two others — Dr. David P. Ryan, an authority in the research and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers, and Ellen S. Dunlap, a central figure in preserving our nation's history through the American Antiquarian Society — will also receive honorary degrees

Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist Michele Norris, longtime NPR host, founder of The Race Card Project and executive director of The Bridge, will address this year’s graduates during the College of the Holy Cross Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 25, …

Student-Curated Exhibition Explores Mass Media, Propaganda and the Reformation

Marking the 500th year anniversary, three students showcase how the Reformation — and the invention of the printing press — gave birth to mass media as we know it

Last semester, three students assumed the role of museum curator, scanning book after book for images, visiting exhibits and contacting museums all across the world for content. The topic of their intense research was the Reformation and the result was …

Holy Cross Ranked Fourth Best Catholic College in U.S. by Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) reports that the College of the Holy Cross is one of the nation’s top Catholic colleges, ranking it fourth in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. The WSJ/THE College Rankings constitute a comparative …

College of the Holy Cross Ranks Fourth in the United States in Alumni Participation in Giving

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

  The College of the Holy Cross has been ranked fourth in the United States in alumni participation in giving, according to a recent analysis in The Chronicle of Philanthropy based on an annual survey by the Council for Aid …

Board of Trustees Reaffirms Holy Cross Will Continue to Be Known as Crusaders

The College of the Holy Cross will continue to be known as the Crusaders, the Board of Trustees decided Saturday following months of discussion and discernment. In an email to the college community of students, alumni, faculty and staff members, …

Holy Cross Announces $3 Million Gift for J.D. Power Center for Liberal Arts in the World

Founder of J.D. Power & Assoc. helps grow center at Holy Cross to provide students with real-world experience

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College of the Holy Cross has received a $3 million gift from the family of alumnus and pioneer in consumer research and information, J.D. Power III ’53, in support of the College’s Center for Liberal Arts in the World. In …

Campus Begins New Semester with Multifaith Community Prayer

The Holy Cross community gathered to celebrate the diversity of faith traditions practiced on campus and their shared values

For the seventh year in a row, the College of the Holy Cross community has kicked off the spring semester by coming together at the Multifaith Community Prayer. The overflowing Mary Chapel served as a gathering space for students, faculty, …

Holy Cross Makes its 12th Appearance on ‘Jeopardy!’

Holy Cross alum Glenn Tropf '89 featured in "College Hoops" category

Answer: The number of times the College of the Holy Cross has appeared on “Jeopardy!” Question: What is twelve? On Thursday, Jan. 11, the College of the Holy Cross was mentioned for the 12th time in the game show’s history, …

Holy Cross Ranked No. 13 ‘Best Value’ Liberal Arts College by Kiplinger

College was also ranked No. 25 best value overall in the nation

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has ranked the College of the Holy Cross No. 13 on its list of the top 100 best values in liberal arts colleges and No. 25 on its list of the top 300 best values in …

2017 at Holy Cross: A Year in Review

Holy Cross named two vice presidents; produced 14 Fulbright scholars; received $800K Mellon Grant, and much more

At Holy Cross, each year is marked by new accomplishments and milestones, and this year was no different. Here are some of the most notable from 2017. January

Video: 12 Days of a Holy Cross Christmas

Merry Christmas from the College of the Holy Cross!

“On the first day of Christmas my professor gave to me…” Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with the College of the Holy Cross through this Holy Cross spin on a Christmas classic. Featuring all things Mount St. …

Photos: Holy Cross Campus Alive with Christmas Spirit as Holidays Near

Experience Christmastime on campus through some of our favorite images of the season

Walking around campus, now nestled under a blanket of snow and adorned with lights, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the College of the Holy Cross. From warm cups of peppermint mocha at Cool Beans to residence …

Holy Cross Names Bob Chesney Head Football Coach

Chesney becomes the 28th head coach in the history of the program

The College of the Holy Cross has named Bob Chesney its new head football coach, as announced by Director of Athletics Nathan Pine. Chesney, who becomes the 28th head coach in the history of the program, has posted a winning …

Holy Cross Receives $800,000 from Mellon Foundation to Support Research in Worcester

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The College of the Holy Cross has been awarded $800,000 to support community-based research projects in the City of Worcester. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant, equal to the largest Holy Cross has received from the foundation, will fund five …

How Do You Get Into Holy Cross? A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way, says Admissions Director

Voice of America

11/10/17 by

Will kindness get you into college? Holy Cross Director of Admissions Ann McDermott says it’s important, because kindness helps build a strong, supportive campus community. McDermott was one of several admissions leaders who spoke to Voice of America about how …