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Holy Cross Senior Emma Powell ’20 Presents Award-Winning Thesis on Repairing Racial Injustice in America

The talk was inspired by her internship working at the Smithsonian Institute researching and remembering the Civil Rights Movement

As a classics and history double major at College of the Holy Cross, Emma Powell ’20 knows how significantly the power of memory affects both the present and the future. Powell earned the Maurizio Vannicelli Washington Semester Away Program Award …

‘Race to the Start’ Documentary Premieres on Campus

The film highlights the 50-year history of the Black Student Union at Holy Cross

02/24/20 by

“We were all fashioned by the events in history we found ourselves in. What we saw, what went on, how we dealt with our relationships — all came as our being members of the Holy Cross community,” Art Martin ’70, …

Student Government Association Holds Sexual Respect Week on Campus

Events throughout the week highlighted topics of consent, healing and different meanings of love

02/18/20 by

When the Student Government Association (SGA) started discussing important topics to address at the beginning of the 2019 fall semester, one word kept coming up: respect. “In conversations among all branches — judicial, council, Senate — we wanted to highlight …

Holy Cross Moot Court Team Comes Out On Top in National Competition

Amber John ‘22 places first in the nation in Oral Advocacy

Last month, while most Holy Cross students were soaking up their last few days of winter break, members of the Holy Cross Moot Court team traveled to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to compete in the American Moot Court Association (AMCA) National …

Holy Cross Ranks Among Top Undergraduate Fulbright Scholarship Producers

The Chronicle of Higher Education

According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, the College of the Holy Cross ranks once again as one of the top undergraduate producers of Fulbright students during the 2019-2020 academic year. This year, Holy Cross students are spanning the globe, …

Meet the 2019 Sanctae Crucis Honorees

From the fields of medicine and music to education, public service and social justice, five Crusaders were honored for their outstanding commitment to advocacy, service and justice

The Sanctae Crucis Award is the highest non-degree accolade that Holy Cross bestows on alumni, recognizing those who take up the College’s challenge to find meaning in life and history and honor their obligations to others. Meet this year’s five …

Photos: Holy Cross Students Spend Winter Break Interning at Presidential Campaigns

From classroom to canvassing, Holy Cross students made their time off count

01/30/20 by

While many Holy Cross students spent winter break on … well, break … some students used the weeks between semesters to pursue their passions. On campus, a number of students attended the four-day Non-Profit Careers Conference; in New York City …

Holy Cross Emerita Professor Curates Worcester Refugee Artists Exhibit

Professor Susan Rodgers pairs up with Holy Cross students to curate a showcase of Worcester refugee artisans' crafts

01/29/20 by

Susan Rodgers, professor emerita of anthropology and distinguished professor emerita of ethics and society, spent her career exploring the politics of art and literature in Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia. Then, several years ago, she focused her lens a little closer …

Holy Cross Community Celebrates the Life of Grace Rett ’22 in Memorial Mass

"Nothing Grace ever did was ordinary," says Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J.

01/24/20 by

Hundreds of College of the Holy Cross students, faculty, staff and other community members filled St. Joseph Memorial Chapel Friday, Jan. 24 to celebrate Mass in memory of Grace Rett ’22. Grace passed away after a serious motor vehicle crash …

Holy Cross Spring 2020 Seelos Film Series

This season’s lineup is packed with box office hits, including "Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker," "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood," and "Toy Story 4"

The College of the Holy Cross will be featuring the following films in Seelos Theater this spring. All films are free and open to the public. Please note: All screenings are cancelled until further notice.   “Can You Ever Forgive Me” …

Holy Cross Professor Introduces Annual Weemsy Awards in Effort to Shed Light on History Fails

The New Yorker

In an era of viral culture where the flood of misinformation can spread like wildfire, Ed O’Donnell, associate professor of history at College of the Holy Cross, tells the New Yorker in a recent article that it’s vital to call …

Rev. John H. Vaughn ’82, Son of Late Ogretta McNeil, Named Executive Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church

The historic church in Atlanta, Georgia was the spiritual home to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Rev. John H. Vaughn ’82 was recently named executive pastor at Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he will be responsible for the overall leadership and direction of church staff, leading all functional areas in the accomplishment of the church’s …

Important Information Regarding Holy Cross Women’s Rowing

UPDATE: Monday, 1/27 Holy Cross is extremely grateful to report that every person involved in the Jan. 15 crash has now been discharged from the hospital in Florida. Anne Comcowich left Lawnwood Regional Medical Center Monday morning. She will travel …

Holy Cross Long-Term Study Abroad Program Ranked No. 1 in the Country

Whether becoming fluent in another language or hanging out with monkeys, Holy Cross students make the most of their study abroad experience

01/09/20 by

For the 2019-2020 academic year, 261 College of the Holy Cross students are living and studying abroad — in other terms, roughly 8% of the student body is spread out, learning around the globe. Seventy-six of these students are spending …

2019 at Holy Cross: A Year in Stories

The College was named the third best liberal arts college for your money; broke fundraising records; celebrated student research, and so much more

12/30/19 by

With 2019 wrapping up in just a few short days, we took a look back at major Holy Cross stories and accomplishments throughout the year. Here are some of the most notable:

Two Holy Cross Faculty Members Receive Grants from the National Institutes of Health

Among other things, the money will help both Michelle Mondoux and Julia Paxson fund student research opportunities in their respective labs

12/18/19 by

Two College of the Holy Cross faculty members have recently been awarded over $300,000 each in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Michelle Mondoux and Julia Paxson, both associate professors of biology, received grants from the Eunice Kennedy …

Video: A Very Holy Cross Christmas

Students, faculty and staff take time to reflect on the spirit of the Christmas season

12/18/19 by

Mount St. James is dressed up for the holidays and there’s a feeling of Christmas in the air. We asked students, faculty and staff to think about some of their connections to the season, like the favorite gift they’ve given …

Renewable Energy Policy Thesis Earns Landon Cass ’20 the Maurizio Vannicelli Washington Semester Away Program Award

The paper drew on his experience at Flywheel Government Solutions during the Spring 2019 Washington Semester Program

12/03/19 by

A thesis paper on renewable energy policies has garnered Landon Cass ’20 the Vannicelli Washington Semester Away Award for the Spring 2019 semester. The Vannicelli Award, named for the late Holy Cross political science professor and Washington Semester director Maurizio …

From Mahjong to Dumplings: A Conversation with an Award-Winning Chinese Professor

Margaret Hannick '23 talks with Claudia Ross to explore a foundation in linguistics that led to a lifetime of teaching Chinese

11/21/19 by

How do you take learning a new language, like Chinese, and make it accessible, relevant and fun? If you’re Claudia Ross, professor of Chinese in the modern languages and literatures department, you think start by — literally — writing the …

Carpe Diem: Holy Cross Students Teach Latin to Local Elementary Schoolers

Students in Dominic Machado's Latin 101 course are taking their lessons to fourth and sixth graders in Worcester

11/21/19 by

Students in Latin 101 at College of the Holy Cross usually spend long hours studying complex grammatical concepts and memorizing verb conjugations to ready themselves to read Roman literary masterworks. As a result, there’s not too much of a focus …