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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 …

Videos: Holy Cross Students Tap Intellectual Curiosity Through Wide-Ranging Summer Research Projects

Over 100 projects range from splicing proteins in a chemistry lab to developing the perfect strategy to win the game of Risk

08/02/19 by

This summer, more than 100 College of the Holy Cross students took a deep dive into cutting-edge research through the College’s Weiss Summer Research Program. Under the mentorship of faculty, students engaged in focused projects that push intellectual boundaries and …

Holy Cross Alumnus Wins Prestigious French Award

For his dedication to advocating for French language and culture, Stephen Silvestri '19 received the 6th Annual French Consulate in Boston Excellence Award

07/30/19 by

Parlez vous Français? Stephen Silvestri ’19, a Chinese and international studies double major with a minor in French, not only speaks the language, but has fervently advocated for the French language and Francophone culture throughout his time at the College. …

Retiring Faculty Members Leave Rich Legacy on Students, College

For more than four decades, these seven professors have shaped Holy Cross and their fields

After decades of shaping students and the College, the following faculty members announced their retirement from Holy Cross this spring: Isabel Alvarez Borland, distinguished professor of arts and humanities; Patricia Bizzell, distinguished professor of humanities; John Hamilton, associate professor of …

Kiplinger Ranks Holy Cross 22nd Best Value College in the Nation for 2019

The ranking highlights public and private colleges that combine outstanding education with economic value

College of the Holy Cross has been named a 2019 best value college by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, a Washington, D.C.-based publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice. Holy Cross placed 22nd in the nation among private universities, private liberal …

10 Things to Know About Academics at Holy Cross

Majors and minors, student to faculty ratio, academic advising — it's all here

07/18/19 by

If you’re looking for an education that combines academic excellence, critical inquiry and meaningful reflection, then the College of the Holy Cross might just be the perfect fit. From first-year seminars to undergrad research opportunities, here are 10 facts to …

Exploring Nature a Stone’s Throw From Campus

The newly-opened Blackstone Gateway Park offers scenic views and peaceful walking trails just beyond the College's gates

07/10/19 by

Deer, birds, wildlife — the new Blackstone Gateway Park, nestled in the Quinsigamond Village neighborhood at the base of Mount St. James, lets students step into the wild via a short trail at the base of Freshman Field. “The park …

A Tour Guide’s Guide to Holy Cross

From sharing experiences of their first year on campus to identifying the best food on The Hill, five current Holy Cross tour guides tell all

07/03/19 by

What should students expect in their first year at Holy Cross? How do students spend their free time? Is it true the College brings food trucks to campus? Five current Holy Cross tour guides — Caitlin Keaveny ’21, a psychology …

World Premiere of Osvaldo Golijov’s ‘Falling Out of Time’ on Oct. 31 at College of the Holy Cross

The College of the Holy Cross will present the world premiere performance of “Falling Out of Time,” a new piece by renowned Argentinean-born composer and Loyola Professor of Music Osvaldo Golijov. The event is set to take place on Oct. …

Holy Cross Professors Celebrated for Outstanding Scholarship and Student Advising

Juan Ramos and Andrew Hwang received Marfuggi Awards, and Susan Elizabeth Sweeney the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award

At the close of the academic year, three faculty members were 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 …

Holy Cross Professor Quoted in The New York Times on Antitrust Lessons From the Gilded Age

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For decades, antitrust focused on the welfare of the consumer, but with rising fear over the influence of Big Tech companies, regulators are now trying to reverse years of conventional doctrine. “There’s an old saying about how history doesn’t repeat …

Students Travel to Puerto Rico to Study the Effects of Hurricane Maria

The students spent a week working with local grassroots organizations and linking their microbiology and history coursework to firsthand experiences

06/13/19 by

It’s one thing to study the effects of a hurricane in a classroom setting, learning about the biology behind the devastation or the history of the country it hit. It’s a whole other ballgame to visit the place you’ve been …

Professor Stephanie Yuhl Works With Worcester’s LGBTQ+ Community to Share Their History

Funded by a Scholarship in Action grant, the three-year project aims to make this long-overlooked history both visible and accessible

On April 25, the Worcester Historical Museum was filled with emotion — sorrow, anger, joy — as hundreds explored the museum’s newest exhibition, “LGBTQ+ Worcester — For the Record,” a chronicling of images, histories, voices and experiences of Worcester’s LGBTQ+ …

Holy Cross Graduates 698 Members of the Class of 2019

World-renowned scholar of Islam Jane McAuliffe urges graduates to speak up even when it's uncomfortable

05/24/19 by

“Making a difference, effecting change, continuing to be ‘men and women for and with others’ — these actions can be part of each and every one of our futures because that is, in so many ways, who we are,” Isabel …

Bubble Tea and Constructing Asian American Identity: A Conversation with Fenwick Scholar Mia Yee ’19

The graduating senior spent the year conducting research on Asian American food spaces

05/22/19 by

Every year, Holy Cross names a Fenwick Scholar — a student who spends the entirety of their senior year conducting independent research. But it’s not every year that student embarks on a study of ramen and other modern Asian American …

Eight Holy Cross Students, Recent Alumni Receive Distinguished Scholarships

The highly-competitive Fulbright and Knight-Hennessy scholarships showcase the talent of Holy Cross students

05/21/19 by

College of the Holy Cross students and alumni have earned an impressive array of scholarships this year from prestigious organizations, including the Knight-Hennessy Scholar Program and the Fulbright Program. These honors are testimony to the astonishing intellectual curiosity of Holy …

Photos: Marcus Blossom Named Athletics Director at Holy Cross

Blossom will assume his new role July 1

  The College of the Holy Cross named Marcus Blossom its new director of intercollegiate athletics, as announced by Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of the College. Blossom, currently the senior associate athletics director for business and finance at …

Video: Academic Conference Celebrates Students’ Wide-Reaching Research, Creativity

Over four days, 415 students of all class years showcased their work in a variety of disciplines through poster presentations, lectures and performances

04/30/19 by

“How many black women therapists do you think there are in the state of Massachusetts?” Olivia Fenty ’21, a psychology major with a concentration in Africana studies, asked a room full of students and faculty members at Academic Conference. The …

Studying STEM: How Holy Cross Celebrates Women in Science, Math and More

One-on-one mentoring and events like Girls Can Code and Women in Science Day help female STEM students thrive

04/25/19 by

To the standard acronym for STEM — science, technology, engineering, math — Holy Cross adds an important letter: W. From professors who serve as mentors to female students, to students who in turn empower high school girls, the Holy Cross …

Is Theistic Belief Rational in a Scientific Age? A Philosopher and Astrophysicist Exchange Arguments

Philosopher William Lane Craig and astrophysicist Jeff Hester presented their cases for theism and atheism during a highly-anticipated event

The practice of engaging with difficult questions lies at the heart of a Holy Cross education. On April 9, those packed into Seelos Theatre grappled with a particularly formidable one: Is theistic belief rational in a scientific age? The highly-anticipated …