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At Holy Cross, Professors Become Mentors

Through interactions both in and out of the classroom, Holy Cross students are surrounded by faculty members invested in their success

04/23/19 by

With small class sizes and faculty members committed to their success, Holy Cross students develop close bonds with professors, both in and out of the classroom — a cornerstone of the Holy Cross experience. From guiding students in independent lab …

Jon Favreau ’03, Former Obama Speechwriter, Talks 2020 Presidential Candidates, His First Encounter With Obama, and Holy Cross

Favreau credits 'fantastic professors' who 'actually believed that I could go do something to change the world,' during conversation at NPR's Boston news station

During a single hour-long conversation, former director of speechwriting for President Obama and current podcast celebrity Jon Favreau ’03 covered myriad topics: the strengths and failures of the new Democratic House majority, 2020 presidential candidates, his tense first encounter with …

Photos: Holy Cross Students Host Classics Day to Share Passion for Ancient World

The student-run event brought 300 local high school students to campus for trivia, contests and a shared love of all things classical

04/09/19 by

It’s not every day you see a three-headed mythical beast side-stepping its way through the Hogan Campus Center. But that’s par for the course on Classics Day, a College of the Holy Cross tradition celebrating all aspects of ancient Greek …

7 Holy Cross Students Making a Difference in Their Communities

The students work to create positive change across the globe — from Worcester all the way to Honduras and beyond

04/04/19 by

Holy Cross students are driven to make a difference in their communities — on campus, in Massachusetts and across the globe. Propelled by the College’s mission statement, our students work together to create positive change, to be “men and women …

Student Organizers Challenge Campus to Critically Explore Issues of Diversity During Unity Week

Civil rights activist DeRay McKesson leads discussion about getting involved and staying active

03/25/19 by

For this year’s annual Unity Week, the two student chairs — Co-Officers of Diversity for the Student Government Association Mithra Salmassi ’19 and Manuel “Manny” Trejo ’19 — wanted to honor intersectionality while leaving space for exploration and introspection. So …

No Matter the Path, Holy Cross Students Thrive

Students find endless ways to combine their academic passions with hands-on experience

03/25/19 by

College can often feel like a linear journey — take a few classes, decide on a major, join a club or two, fulfill your requirements and graduate in four years. For many, though, that path is much less precise. Interested …

Video: Holy Cross Students Find Success After Graduation

Data and anecdotes from recent alumni showcase the breadth of opportunities available to graduates

03/20/19 by

What doors does a degree from Holy Cross open? If you’re a recent grad, you just might be changing the world by teaching music to refugee children in Palestine, finishing your second year of law school or managing clients for …

Photos: Holy Cross Makes Way for Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation and Wellness Center

State-of-the-art facility to serve as new center for recreation and intramural sports; Luths increase gift for Wellness Center, totaling an overall gift of $40 million

03/05/19 by

College of the Holy Cross’ upper campus — where the Field House currently sits — will soon be home to the new Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation and Wellness Center, a state-of-the-art facility for campus recreation and intramural sports. To make way …

Holy Cross Is Once Again a Top Producer of Fulbright Students in the U.S.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The College of the Holy Cross is once again among the colleges producing the highest number of Fulbright students, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education, which published its annual “Top Producers of Fulbright U.S. Scholars and Students” for the …

Ten Faculty Members Receive Tenure in 2019

The faculty members represent 10 different academic departments

02/27/19 by

From researching fruit flies to reimagining the first commercially successful color film, College of the Holy Cross faculty members are making massive contributions to their fields — and to their classrooms. Hear a bit more from the 10 newly tenured …

Photos: Rodin Exhibition Highlights Work of Renowned Artist, Importance of Art at Holy Cross

'Rodin: Truth, Form, Life' features 30-plus bronze sculptures, timed to 35th anniversary of gallery on campus

Described during his lifetime as the greatest sculptor since Michelangelo, Auguste Rodin is celebrated world-wide for bending, challenging and deconstructing artistic norms historically applied to sculpture. His characteristically expressive, masterfully textured bronze sculptures are well-known to Holy Cross, which is …

Money Magazine Ranks Holy Cross No. 3 Best Liberal Arts College for Your Money

College was also ranked No. 42 best value overall in the nation

The College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 3 on Money Magazine’s list of “10 Best Liberal Arts Colleges for Your Money” for 2019. According to Money Magazine, a subsidiary of TIME Inc., the list was compiled to help prospective …

Diversity of Faiths Represented, Celebrated at Multifaith Community Prayer

Hundreds of students, faculty and staff gather to embrace the many faith traditions on campus

01/28/19 by

As hundreds of students, faculty and staff entered Mary Chapel for the College of the Holy Cross’ eighth annual Multifaith Community Prayer, each was handed a candle. The reason why was soon revealed as 12 students representing a variety of …

2018 at Holy Cross: A Year in Highlights

Holy Cross was named 4th best Catholic college in the U.S.; celebrated its new state-of-the-art athletic complex; kicked off its 175th anniversary year, and much more

As 2018 comes to a close, we look back at the major accomplishments and milestones that made up the past year at Holy Cross.

Video: Christmastime is Here at Holy Cross

Students, faculty and staff embrace the spirit of the season by sharing the best gifts they've ever received

12/19/18 by

‘Tis the season for celebration! Every year at Christmastime, the College of the Holy Cross campus transforms into a winter wonderland with festive decorations, holiday concerts and campus-wide feasts. In the spirit of the holidays, the Holy Cross community — …

Roommate Confidential: Q&A with Two First-Year Holy Cross Students

The first-year roommates get candid about clubs, campus and what's surprised them about their first semester on The Hill

12/17/18 by

First-year roommates share more than four walls — they experience navigating the leap into college together. To get a peek at the ins and outs of the first semester on The Hill, we went right to the source — to …

Holy Cross’ Long-Term Study Abroad Programs Recognized for Tenth Year in a Row

From climbing the Great Wall of China to exploring the importance of food in Italy, Holy Cross students make the most of studying abroad

12/11/18 by

This year, 86 Holy Cross students are spending the year — yes, the entire year — around the world in Germany, China, Italy, Argentina, Ireland, Spain, France, Australia, Senegal, Scotland, England, Japan and Sri Lanka. What’s more, another 140 students …

Money Magazine Ranks Holy Cross No. 3 Among Top Colleges Not Requiring SAT Scores

College was also ranked No. 42 best value overall in the nation

The College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 3 on Money Magazine’s list of “10 Top Colleges That Don’t Care About Your SAT Scores,” with the submission of standardized test scores being optional at the College. According to Money Magazine, …

Black Student Union Celebrates 50 Years at Holy Cross

Nearly 300 alumni and current students spent a weekend honoring the history and importance of the organization

11/15/18 by

The Black Student Union (BSU) at College of the Holy Cross celebrated its 50th anniversary with a wide range of empowering workshops, performances and a celebratory dinner with a keynote address from Loretta E. Lynch, former United States Attorney General. …

Theodore V. Wells Jr.’72 Receives Honorary Degree From Holy Cross

'The fight for equality in America must be led by a multi-racial coalition,' said the renowned litigation attorney in his remarks

“Powerful voice for racial and social justice. Pillar of American trial practice. Masterful strategist for the defense. Tireless champion for civil rights and educational opportunity. Exemplary son of Holy Cross.” With these words, Provost and Dean of the College Margaret …