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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 …

Holy Cross Graduate Named to 2017 ‘Latino 30 Under 30’ List

El Mundo Boston

In recognition of her impact on the Massachusetts Latino community, Katiuska Fernandez ‘15, a music major in the Health Professions Advising Program while at Holy Cross, was recently named one of El Mundo Boston’s “Latino 30 Under 30.” Following graduation Fernandez …

Ann Dowd ’78, P20 Wins Emmy Award for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

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Ann Dowd ’78, P20 won the award for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for her work on “The Handmaid’s Tale” at the 69th annual Emmy Awards which aired live on CBS from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles …

Blog: Tehan ’19 Hopes to Become Fluent in Spanish During Year Abroad

07/31/17 by

NAME Isabel Tehan ’19 HOMETOWN Boxford, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY English and Spanish double major in the prebusiness program WHERE SHE’S STUDYING University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Spain DURATION Full academic year WHY SHE CHOSE NAME OF …

How the Arts Prepare Holy Cross Alumni for Success in Every Field

The arts ignited their imaginations as students. Today, they are leaders in business, medicine and literature

What happens when we bridge the gap between the real world and our imagination? “Balance,” says chief executive James “Jim” Keyes ’77, “and the ability to move forward in wonderfully creative ways.” When technical know-how is coupled with art, the …

‘How to Talk to Anti-Vaxers’: A Conversation With Anthony Fauci ‘62

The Atlantic

Leading the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, Dr. Anthony Fauci ‘62 is no stranger to facing challenges head-on. In a Q&A with The Atlantic, he discusses predicting and handling public health crises, addressing the “anti-vaxer” movement, …

Alumna Ann Dowd ’78 Talks Acting and Her Role on ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

The Guardian

“As Aunt Lydia in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ the Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel, Ann Dowd is both terrifying and tender,” writes The Guardian in a recent article lauding the acting career and talent of Ann Dowd ’78, …

Reunion Turns Romantic for Happy Couples

Two alumni chose Mount St. James as the backdrop to propose to their longtime loves

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They said yes! As if reunion wasn’t already enough of a party, two romantics seized the chance to pop the question last weekend. After eight years of dating – four of which were on The Hill – Harry Chiu ’12 …

Anthony Fauci ’62 At Center of Fight Against AIDS for More Than 30 Years

CBS News

Looking back over the past 36 years, CBS News recounts how far AIDS research, treatment, and prevention has come since it caught the attention of public health officials in 1981 — a positive trajectory that prominently features the contributions of …

Haylie Butler ’17 Selected as Class of 2017 Valedictorian

Haylie M. Butler ’17, of Rossmoor, Calif., has been selected to deliver the Class of 2017 valedictory address at the Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 26. Butler is a Spanish and biology double major in the Health Professions Advising Program. …

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 …

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 …

Holy Cross Hosts First Women in Science Day for Female High School Students, Undergraduates

More than 200 young women filled the atrium of the Integrated Science Complex on Saturday, March 25, to attend Holy Cross’ inaugural Women in Science Day. The day-long event for young women from both Worcester high schools and Holy Cross …

Biology Major Explores Medical Field While Shadowing Alumna Physician

Hafsa Sadiq ’19, a biology major and neuroscience minor in the Health Professions Advising Program, took her passion for the sciences to the South Shore Medical Center where she shadowed family physician Dr. Katie Benning ’90. The opportunity, made possible …

Ambassador and Alumnus Harry Thomas ’78 Will Deliver 2016 Commencement Address

Thomas and two other Holy Cross graduates — acclaimed actor Ann Dowd ’78 and pioneering researcher and physician Richard J. O’Reilly, M.D., ’64 — will receive honorary degrees

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The Honorable Harry K. Thomas Jr. ’78, the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe and recipient of many honors from the State Department during his 32-year diplomatic career, will receive an honorary degree from the College of the …

Holy Cross Professors Honored for Exemplary Scholarship and Student Academic Advising

11/13/15 by

Two faculty members at the College of the Holy Cross—Ann Marie Leshkowich, professor of anthropology, and Andrew Futterman, professor of psychology and former chair of the Health Professions Advising Committee—are the recipients of the College’s Mary Louise Marfuggi Faculty Awards. …

Poet and Physician Rafael Campo to Give Reading as Part of Working Writers Series

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Rafael Campo, poet and physician in general internal medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, will give a reading as a part of the Working Writers Series on Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rehm Library …