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Embracing Honest Curiosity: Holy Cross Alumnus Directs Fall Production “Ah, Wilderness”

Emily Arancio '20, who plays a principal role, leads a conversation with director Eric Butler '06

11/15/19 by

Eric Butler ’06 might have officially left College of the Holy Cross over a decade ago, but that hasn’t stopped him from returning to Mount St. James — and not just for reunion. Butler, who double majored in psychology and …

The Climate Crisis: Holy Cross Students, Faculty and Staff Explore a Warming World

Campus-wide conversations, a climate strike and a commitment to reducing carbon emissions are among the green initiatives underway

11/07/19 by

Climate change is such a large, global challenge, it can be hard to imagine how a single person can make an impact. But not for Renee LeBlanc ’21, an environmental studies and political science double major, and co-chair of the …

Students Learn From, Network With Alumnae at Women in Business Conference

The annual event featured keynote speaker artist Maggie O'Neill '99, panel discussions with alumnae in varying fields and networking sessions

11/06/19 by

A talk about color theory might seem like an odd topic to hear at a conference for business-minded women. Maggie O’Neill ’99, artist and co-founder of SWATCHROOM, a design and fabrication firm, begs to differ. “The idea behind color theory, …

Photos: Renowned Holy Cross Composer Holds World Premiere of “Falling Out of Time” on Campus

Grammy Award winners Osvaldo Golijov and Silkroad Ensemble teamed up to showcase the long-anticipated song cycle

11/06/19 by

A few years ago, Osvaldo Golijov, Loyola Professor of Music in the music department, read David Grossman’s novel about the grief of losing a child, “Falling Out of Time.” Golijov was moved. So moved, in fact, that he was driven …

New Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery Director Has Big Ideas

Meredith Fluke hopes to see students, faculty and staff hold interdisciplinary discussions over the Gallery's artwork

10/31/19 by

“Art has a great capacity for questioning where we’re at in the world and where we should be.” That’s how Meredith Fluke, the new director for the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery sees the power art can have …

Holy Cross Recognized as One of the Most Environmentally Responsible Colleges in the Country

The Princeton Review

For the 10th consecutive year, the College of the Holy Cross has been named to the Princeton Review’s “Guide to Green Colleges: 2019,” receiving a “Green Rating” score of 89 out of 99. The Princeton Review tallied this ranking list …

The Arts in Practice: Grammy-Award Winning Silkroad Ensemble Joins Holy Cross Students to Teach in Worcester High School

The student and Silkroad-led workshops engaged Burncoat High School's fine arts magnet students in cross-disciplinary thinking and practice

10/23/19 by

Listening to an improvised musical piece by a Grammy Award-winning musician on a variety of percussion instruments might not seem like a typical Monday morning for a college student. Illustrating that music with pencil and paper alongside 15 high school …

Holy Cross Welcomes Seven Tenure-Track Faculty Members for the 2019-20 Academic Year

The new faculty members will join seven different departments at the College

10/17/19 by

Seven faculty members at College of the Holy Cross have been welcomed into tenure-track positions for the 2019-20 academic year. They will each join a different department: economics, English, history, physics, political science, Spanish and visual arts. The new faculty …

Chemistry Professor Awarded Prestigious NIH Grant for Protein Research

Kenneth Mills plans to use the money to continue collaborating with research partners and supporting student researchers

10/11/19 by

Kenneth Mills, professor of chemistry at College of the Holy Cross, was recently awarded a three-year $361,417 grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue his research on the protein splicing of organisms — called extremophiles — that live …

Home Sweet Campus: A Peek Inside Residence Life at Holy Cross

What’s it really like to live on The Hill? Five students share their living spaces

10/09/19 by

Ninety percent of Holy Cross students live in one of 11 residence halls on campus — but how do they make those spaces feel like home? The answer is both literal and emotional. The Holy Cross housing experience starts as …

Delaney Wells ’20 Has a Global Dedication to Disability Rights

The senior spent her summer researching the stigmatization of disability in Ugandan churches

10/03/19 by

In her junior year, Delaney Wells ’20 interned in the Disability Rights section of the Department of Justice during the Washington Semester Program. There, the religious studies major with a concentration in peace and conflict studies learned about a group …

Living the Mission: Five Alumni Recognized for Service, Justice and Impact

The high-achieving alumni received Sanctae Crucis Awards for a range of accomplishments — from educating marginalized children to leading research on breast cancer

10/02/19 by

It’s one thing to embrace the College of the Holy Cross mission statement — it’s another to embody it in everything you do. Once every year, the College honors five alumni who have made significant impact in their fields and …

Eight Holy Cross Faculty Members Promoted to Rank of Professor

The newly promoted faculty members answer questions about their scholarship and more — from insect diversity to Mozart.

09/26/19 by

They’ve spent years teaching at College of the Holy Cross and advancing research in their respective fields. Now, eight faculty members have been promoted to the rank of full professor. Learn more about their scholarship, their time at Holy Cross …

Holy Cross Reduces Carbon Emissions By Nearly Half

College is on track to be completely carbon neutral by 2040

09/19/19 by

Twelve years ago, Holy Cross set an ambitious goal: to be completely carbon neutral by 2040. Thanks to a comprehensive set of initiatives and policy changes, the College is nearly halfway there. According to the latest data, Holy Cross reduced …

Photos: Holy Cross Celebrates Construction Milestone of the Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation and Wellness Center

The final beam was lifted into place after being signed by members of the campus community

09/19/19 by

College of the Holy Cross students, faculty, staff and alumni have left their mark — physically — on the new Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation and Wellness Center. Members of the Holy Cross community gathered at the site of the new building …

Photo Gallery, Video: Class of 2023 Welcomed to Holy Cross Community

830 students from 36 states and seven countries arrive on campus

09/04/19 by

It was a beautiful, sunny morning as the newly minted Class of 2023 received a hearty welcome to their home for the next four years. Hailing from 36 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and seven countries, the bright-eyed students were …

Washington Monthly Ranks Holy Cross Among Top Affordable Elite Colleges in the Country

08/29/19 by

Holy Cross ranks No. 7 among “Affordable Elite Colleges” in Washington Monthly’s annual ranking of U.S. colleges and universities based on what they do for the public good. “College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, Massachusetts, stands out in helping …

Legendary Basketball Player Bob Cousy ’50 Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

The former Holy Cross point guard scores the nation's highest civilian honor

Legendary Holy Cross and Boston Celtics point guard Bob Cousy ’50 was honored Thursday with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, for his contributions to American life both on and off the court. “I discovered some …

Photos, Video: Over 200 Holy Cross Students Gain Real-World Experience Through Wide-Ranging Summer Internships

Whether advancing brain cancer research in the lab or opening up a shelter for the homeless, Holy Cross students are preparing for their futures

08/20/19 by

To the perennial question “How did you spend your summer vacation?” the answer for over 200 Holy Cross students was learning more about future careers and gaining out-of-the-classroom experience through summer internships.

Learning Outside the Classroom at Holy Cross

Create a new, innovative project or spend the semester in the bustle of New York City — the opportunities are endless

08/07/19 by

Not all education takes place in an academic building — particularly at College of the Holy Cross, where outside-the-classroom learning opportunities range from local to global. Whether you’re contributing to community engagement or diving into summer research or spending a …