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31 Holy Cross Students Inducted Into Jesuit Honor Society

Alpha Sigma Nu acceptance is granted to less than four percent of the class

Thirty-one Holy Cross students were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu,  the Jesuit honor society founded in 1915, at a virtual ceremony held recently. The new inductees exemplify the society’s values of excellence in scholarship, loyalty and service.  Selection to Alpha …

Holy Cross Says Farewell to Seven Retiring Professors

The cohort leaves a lasting legacy in generations of students

They’ve taught generations of Holy Cross students in class­rooms, laboratories, arts ven­ues and even locales abroad. Now, these esteemed faculty members are retiring: Robert Bertin, Distinguished Professor of Science; Thomas Cecil, Dis­tinguished Professor of Science; Barbara Craig, associate professor of …

Holy Cross Sociology Professor Calls Weinstein Conviction a ‘Public Restaging’ of Women’s Sexual Harassment

The Christian Science Monitor

Selina Gallo-Cruz, associate professor of sociology at College of the Holy Cross and a social movements scholar, was quoted in a recent article for The Christian Science Monitor on how the #MeToo movement and the conviction of Hollywood mogul Harvey …

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 …

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 …

Holy Cross History Professor Wins Prestigious National Book Award

Lorelle Semley is named co-winner of the World History Association's Bentley Book Prize for her book, "To be Free and French: Citizenship in France's Atlantic Empire"

08/09/18 by

Lorelle Semley, associate professor of history, has been named a co-winner of the World History Association’s prestigious Bentley Book Prize for her recent book, “To be Free and French: Citizenship in France’s Atlantic Empire” (Cambridge University Press, 2017). The prize …

Eleven Students and Recent Alumni Receive Prestigious Grants and Scholarships

Fulbrights, Critical Language Scholarships and NSF Graduate Research Fellowships are among the competitive awards won

06/18/18 by

This spring, College of the Holy Cross students and alumni have won an impressive array of awards from prestigious organizations, including the Fulbright Program, Critical Language Scholarship and NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. These accolades speak to the curiosity, intellect and …

Holy Cross Professors Recognized for Outstanding Scholarship and Student Advising

Marfuggi Awards were given to Neel Smith and Lorelle Semley, who also received a prestigious Burkhardt Fellowship

After another successful academic year, two faculty members are being 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 and …

Academic Conference 2018 Showcases Creativity, Independent Research of Over 470 Students

The four-day celebration was filled with performances, poster sessions and presentations across academic disciplines and class years

Over the course of four days, more than 470 students spanning all class years presented the results of their independent, creative and intellectual endeavors during the 2018 Academic Conference. The celebration of academic life at the College of the Holy …

For and With Others: Holy Cross Students Choose the Peace Corps for Post-Grad

Four graduating seniors will serve in places such as Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Rwanda

03/06/18 by

Many students come to College of the Holy Cross wanting to make a difference in the world. Four graduating seniors — Katie Bowles, Marie Therese Kane, Clare Orie, and Colleen Brady — are leaving the Hill ready to do just …

Intro to Neuroscience: New Course Offers Innovative, Integrative Exploration of the Brain

Along with the course, a new interdisciplinary minor challenges students at the intersection of psychology, biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics

Neuroscience is a field that requires its scientists to integrate knowledge and thinking from many disciplines. Holy Cross has a long history of offering elective courses related to neuroscience, but with the establishment of a new interdisciplinary minor in the …

Washington Semester Award Winner to Discuss Impact of Gender in Political Elections

The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at the College of the Holy Cross has selected Caitlin Daniels ’18, a political science major with a concentration in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies, as the Maurizio Vannicelli Washington Semester Program award recipient for …

Holy Cross Produces Fourteen Fulbright Scholars

Additionally, two first-year students to attend UK Summer Fulbright Institutes

Thirteen members of the Class of 2017 and one member of the Class of 2016 have been awarded Fulbright grants to teach and conduct research around the world during the 2017-18 academic year. Since 2005, Holy Cross students have received …

Seminar Explores Development of Cities in Relation to Nature

Visual arts professor Min Kyung Lee challenges students in "Making the Modern City: Imagined and Built Environments"

Syllabus, a feature in each issue of Holy Cross Magazine, takes readers in to the classroom to see what students are learning about on Mount St. James. Explore one of the College’s Spring 2017 courses below. Course “Making the Modern …

Holy Cross Academic Conference 2017 to Showcase Student Work

350 students will present results of research, independent work across disciplines

As the academic year nears its end, more than 350 students will present the results of their independent work in the performing and visual arts, social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences at the 2017 Academic Conference, taking place across campus …

Student to Address 700+ Attendees at Worcester Women’s Leadership Conference

Mary Kate Vanecko ’17 will discuss her new jewelry brand and her goal to empower young women and girls

04/07/17 by

If presenting a final project to a classroom of 20 peers is anxiety-inducing for some college students, speaking to a room of more than 700 business professionals about your entrepreneurial passion is a whole new level of pressure. Mary Kate …

What do Neuroscience and Deaf Studies Have in Common? Just Ask Victoria Mousley ’17

Meet Victoria Mousley. She is senior psychology and deaf studies double major, with a concentration in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies. She wants to be a cognitive neuroscientist. And with an education from Holy Cross, she can. It all started …

Holy Cross Senior Awarded Prestigious Marshall Scholarship

Victoria Mousley ’17 to study cognitive neuroscience of language at University College London

College of the Holy Cross student Victoria Mousley ’17, a psychology and deaf studies double major also completing a concentration in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies, has been selected as a 2017 Marshall Scholar. The prestigious Marshall Scholarship finances graduate …

28 Holy Cross Students Inducted into Jesuit Honor Society

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Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society founded in 1915, inducted 28 Holy Cross students on Oct. 23. The new inductees exemplify the society’s values of excellence in scholarship, loyalty and service. Membership is only awarded to four percent of …

Holy Cross Junior Earns Prestigious Truman Scholarship

Victoria Mousley honored for academic success and commitment to the deaf community

06/08/16 by

College of the Holy Cross student Victoria Mousley ’17, a psychology major with a self-designed minor in deaf studies and a concentration in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies from Jericho, Vt., was selected as a 2016 Harry S. Truman Scholar. …