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Will COVID-19 Make Farmers of Us All? English Professor and Award-Winning Author Opines in The Boston Globe

Boston Globe

As more people become concerned with the American food production system’s vulnerabilities triggered by the pandemic, is a growing national trend toward back-to-basics farming emerging? Leila Philip, professor of English at Holy Cross and a contributing columnist for The Boston Globe’s Opinion …

Office of Multicultural Education Outlines New Priorities, Welcomes New Staff

When Michelle Rosa Martins interviewed on campus last fall, word started to spread among students that the former associate director of the Office of Multicultural Education (OME) was back on The Hill. “All day long we had students coming to …

Holy Cross Faculty Create New Course Offerings for Students Returning From Study Abroad Programs

Their study abroad programs cut short due to coronavirus, students can choose from an array of new classes as a result of a faculty-wide response

Like many students around the world, 157 Holy Cross students completing semester-long or year-long courses of study abroad found their programs suddenly cut short last month due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. After first prioritizing the safe return of these …

Video: Holy Cross Students Share Promising Outcomes After Graduation

In a survey of graduates of the class of 2019, data shows Holy Cross students achieving success in a variety of fields

According to recent graduates, outcomes look good for those who left The Hill last year, with students across majors finding success in securing job offers, internships and graduate program acceptances across the country. In a snapshot of outcomes for the …

Can Blood From COVID-19 Survivors Treat the Ill? Holy Cross Biology Professor Explains

The Conversation

As more and more people are diagnosed with COVID-19, researchers worldwide are racing to find ways to stop the virus from spreading and to cure it. One effort includes collecting blood plasma from people who have recovered from the disease …

Holy Cross Transitions to Distance Learning in the Wake of the Coronavirus

The College offers resources for students and faculty to facilitate distance learning success

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that continues to spread in the United States, the College of the Holy Cross in March announced plans to transition to distance learning and cancel on-campus events for the remainder of the semester. …

Coronavirus Pandemic Expert and Holy Cross Alumnus Dr. Anthony Fauci ’62: A Man for and With Others

The longtime infectious disease expert has emerged as the nation's face of public health amid the fight against the coronavirus

As the coronavirus pandemic has upended daily life across the globe, Holy Cross alumnus Dr. Anthony Fauci ’62, expert on infectious diseases and a member of the White House coronavirus task force, has become a trusted voice in leading the …

Four Holy Cross Faculty Members Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

The faculty members represent three departments: English, religious studies, and sociology and anthropology

03/10/20 by

Whether researching graphic novels or studying the ethics of major companies, Holy Cross faculty members are making significant, lasting impacts on their fields. Learn more about the four recently promoted faculty members below.

Holy Cross Students Reflect, Find Tranquility Through Off-Campus Retreats

Over 700 students each academic year travel to the Thomas P. Joyce '59 Contemplative Center to unwind and ask big questions

03/03/20 by

When Christine Church ’20 told her friends last spring that she was taking part in a five-day silent retreat, the reaction was anything but quiet. “They said, ‘oh, I could never do that. I could never be silent for five days.’” …

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 …