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Anthony Fauci, M.D., ’62: COVID Crusader

After a career fighting outbreaks from AIDS to Ebola, Anthony Fauci ‘62, Hon. '87 became a household name, the medical face of a pandemic and a target

1958. A chemistry lab at Holy Cross. Freshman Anthony Fauci is conducting an experiment that requires what feels like hours of measuring, weighing and heating a solution over a Bunsen burner. The final step: Clamp the test tube and deliver …

Blog: Intarapanich ’24 Excited to Meet Classmates and Explore Internship and Research Opportunities

The Virginia native is interested in political science, health professions advising, and Middle Eastern studies

Name: Yada Intarapanich ’24 Hometown: Falls Church, Virginia. Studies She’s Considering: Political science, health professions advising, and Middle Eastern studies. Why She Chose Holy Cross: Beautiful campus, faculty’s dedication to student well-being, and the fact that Holy Cross has an …

Montserrat Student Ambassadors Facilitate Community for First-Years During Remote Semester

Both faculty and first-year students lean on the student ambassadors to improve programming and navigate college culture

Dr. Anthony Fauci ’62 Talks to Holy Cross Students About the Pandemic: ‘Don’t Give Up Hope’

In a live webinar, the Classics major answered questions from students on COVID-19

Dr. Anthony Fauci ’62, the nation’s most trusted expert leading the COVID-19 response, joined current Holy Cross students in a live webinar on October 6 to discuss the trajectory of the coronavirus pandemic and the best ways students can keep …

Holy Cross Student Summer: Tatiana Thompson ’22

As a research associate at Holy Cross, she'll spend the summer researching the relationship between studying ethics and studying medicine

Tatiana Thompson ’22 Summer Plans: Research Associate Hometown: Bridgeport, Connecticut Major: Neuroscience, Health Professions Advising concentration Summer Plans I’m spending the summer researching a fascinating and important topic. What a lot of people don’t know, and what might surprise them, …

Holy Cross Student Entrepreneurs Doing Their Part to Fight Coronavirus Pandemic

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Holy Cross students and siblings Mary Anne ’22 and Paul Wiley ’20, together with their cousin Luke Knox ’22 and their younger brother Mathew, are designing, producing and donating face shields to local healthcare workers on the front lines of …

Holy Cross Alumnus and New Doctor Graduates Early to Help With Coronavirus

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Holy Cross alumnus Patrick Lowe ’12 is one of many fourth-year medical students in Massachusetts who have volunteered to graduate early this year in order to join doctors on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, following a statewide call …

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 …

Holy Cross Alumna Founds New England’s First Social, Activity Group for Those Living With Limb Loss

Inspired by her unexpected journey, Melissa DeChellis '02 helps people find support — and their inner-athlete

Melissa (Pierre) DeChellis ’02 needed an ambulance. Instead, she was bouncing around in the back of a pickup truck, on a winding mountain road on the Caribbean island of Dominica. That morning, she had woken up with pain and swelling …

‘I Could Not See Myself Anywhere Else,’ Says Holy Cross Graduating Senior From Ghana

Worcester Magazine

Ever since she was a child in Ghana, Edith Mensah Otabil ’19 has dreamed of becoming a doctor, so that she could help people. With just days to her graduation from Holy Cross, she sat down with Worcester Magazine to …

Blog: First-Year Student Explores Love of Art and History on Maymester to Rome

Carolyn Dunderdale '22 takes four-week immersive study abroad trip to Rome, Italy

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Name: Carolyn Dunderdale ’22 Hometown: Marshfield, Massachusetts Potential areas of study: Biology and the Health Professions Advising Program Maymester program: “Rome in History and Imagination” in Rome, Italy. Students in this program will explore ancient Roman history, art and archaeology to gain a …

No Matter the Path, Holy Cross Students Thrive

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

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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 …

Blog: McLellan ’20 Excited to (Literally) Dive Into Research in the Turks and Caicos Islands

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NAME Rachel McLellan ’20 HOMETOWN Cape Cod, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY Biology major, in the Health Professions Advising Program WHERE SHE’S STUDYING The School for Field Studies Center for Marine Research Studies in the Turks and Caicos Islands DURATION Spring 2019 WHY …

Leader in HIV/AIDS Research Dr. Anthony S. Fauci ‘62 Credits Humanities Background for Successful Career in Medicine

'What It Takes' Podcast

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci ’62, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told NPR’s Nina Totenberg in a recent interview for the “What It Takes” podcast that having a Jesuit education …

Taylor Pels ’18 Named Class of 2018 Valedictorian

The chemistry major and Tennessee native will deliver the valedictory address at Commencement

Taylor K. Pels ’18 has been selected to deliver the Class of 2018 valedictory address at the Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 25. Pels is a chemistry major in the Health Professions Advising Program, is a member of both Phi …

Real-World Experience: $3 Million Gift from the J.D. Power III ’53 Family Helps Students Take Their Education Beyond the Classroom

New J.D. Power Center for Liberal Arts in the World offers students a range of opportunities to build skills and gain a competitive advantage

In 1965, McCulloch Motors engineered industrial-grade chainsaws — the choice of professional loggers — that were purported to last 200-plus hours in operation and that, unfortunately, nobody wanted to buy. Beleaguered, the company engaged Marplan Market Research consultant J.D. “Dave” …

Learning by Doing: Experiential Learning a Key Part of the Holy Cross Experience

College aims for 100 percent student participation in outside-the-classroom programs

Loren Cass, Holy Cross dean of experiential learning and student success, has a goal for students: Get involved early. In this newly established role, Cass oversees no shortage of opportunities for students. In addition to the J.D. Power Center for …

Holy Cross to Host Second Annual Women in Science Day

More than 150 local high school girls and 200 undergraduate students expected to participate

The College of the Holy Cross will host the second annual Women in Science Day on March 24, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Integrated Science Complex, a one-day event aimed at maintaining and enhancing the involvement …

2017 Sanctae Crucis Award Recipients Continue to Live Holy Cross Mission

Five distinguished alumni are recognized for their professional achievement and commitment to service, faith and justice

“You offer a strong voice to the powerless, relief to the oppressed and justice to the wronged.” “You have worked tirelessly to remove barriers to access and provide first-quality dental services for Rhode Island’s infants, children and the underserved.” “Your …

How Do Holy Cross Students Get into Medical School?

Health professions advisers help students develop well-rounded experience and articulate it in their applications

Just about everyone who applies to medical school has top grades and test scores. So who gets in and who doesn’t? Often it comes down to “miles traveled” — experiences outside the classroom that show an applicant’s abilities beyond technical …