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Blog: Ruiz ’23 Looks Forward to Meeting New People and Exploring New Places

The Chicago native is studying Spanish, anthropology and Latinx studies

Name: Veronica Ruiz Hometown: Chicago, Illinois Studies She’s Considering: Double major in Spanish and Anthropology, Concentration in Latinx Studies Why She Chose Holy Cross: I choose Holy Cross because of the small class sizes and student body population. Not only …

Academic Conference Goes Virtual in Response to Pandemic

A longtime staple of the Holy Cross experience, the forum for students to present research and independent work found success in leveraging technology

As faculty members across the College worked to transition their courses to a distance-learning format this semester, one of the many logistical challenges to tackle was the annual Academic Conference, where students present the results of their independent work in …

Photos: Holy Cross Students Spend Winter Break Interning at Presidential Campaigns

From classroom to canvassing, Holy Cross students made their time off count

01/30/20 by

While many Holy Cross students spent winter break on … well, break … some students used the weeks between semesters to pursue their passions. On campus, a number of students attended the four-day Non-Profit Careers Conference; in New York City …

Holy Cross Long-Term Study Abroad Program Ranked No. 1 in the Country

Whether becoming fluent in another language or hanging out with monkeys, Holy Cross students make the most of their study abroad experience

01/09/20 by

For the 2019-2020 academic year, 261 College of the Holy Cross students are living and studying abroad — in other terms, roughly 8% of the student body is spread out, learning around the globe. Seventy-six of these students are spending …

Blog: Shorter ’21 Excited to Immerse Herself in Culture, Community During Year Abroad in Peru

The anthropology major is studying abroad at Pontificia Universidad Catòlica del Perú in Lima, Peru

09/03/19 by

Name: Sarah Shorter ‘21 Hometown: Lexington, Massachusetts Areas of study: Anthropology major with a concentration in Latin America, Latinx, and Caribbean studies Studying abroad at: Pontificia Universidad Catòlica del Perú in Lima, Peru Duration: Full academic year Why Peru? “I knew that …

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 …

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 …

Blog: Mackin ’20 Eager to Travel Around Latin America During Semester Abroad in Peru

09/21/18 by

NAME  Johanna Mackin ‘20 HOMETOWN  Houston, Texas AREAS OF STUDY  Political Science major, Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean Studies concentration WHERE SHE’S STUDYING  Pontificia Universidad Catòlica del Perú in Lima, Peru DURATION Fall 2018 WHY SHE CHOSE PERU “I chose …

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 …

Latin American Film Class Travels to Buenos Aires to Explore Dark Period of Argentine History

Over spring break, 14 students studied first-hand how Argentines remember and memorialize the scars left by their dictatorship 30 years later

In the span of about a decade, roughly 30,000 people in Argentina disappeared at the hands of the government. Called “los desaparecidos,” or “the disappeared,” many of these individuals were brought to the 500-plus clandestine detention centers established to detain …

Blog: Midwest Native Tapia ’21 Eager to Explore Worcester in Second Year

NAME Xochitl Tapia ’21 HOMETOWN Kansas City, Missouri AREAS OF STUDY English and Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies double major WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “When going through the search process, I was interested in a small liberal arts college …

107 Holy Cross Students Conduct Original Research Across Disciplines This Summer

Projects range from the survey of eastern hemlocks across New England to the composition of a digital score for a silent Charlie Chaplin film

This summer, 107 Holy Cross students conducted original, cutting-edge research through the Weiss Summer Research Program: 71 students in the natural sciences; 30 in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts; and six in economics. The far-ranging research projects gave …

Blog: Goddard ’19 Excited to Experience Everything Peru Has to Offer

NAME Margaret Goddard ’19 HOMETOWN Locust, N.J. AREAS OF STUDY English and visual arts studio double major, Latin American and Latino Studies concentration WHERE SHE’S STUDYING Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in Lima, Peru (fall) and Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina …

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 …

Acclaimed Mexican Author Yuri Herrera Gives Reading at Holy Cross

Yuri Herrera, renowned Mexican author, visited the College of the Holy Cross for a public reading on Oct. 4 in Rehm Library at the invitation of the Spanish department. Herrera has published three novels to critical acclaim; in 2016 he …

Blog: Moreta ’18 Embraces Rich Argentinian Culture Abroad

10/13/16 by

NAME Visaury Moreta ’18 HOMETOWN Roslindale, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY Spanish major, education studies minor, Latin American and Latino studies concentration WHERE SHE’S STUDYING Buenos Aires, Argentina WHY SHE CHOSE ARGENTINA “I chose to study abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina …

Co-Founder of the Black Lives Matter Movement Opal Tometi to Speak on Campus

Holy Cross to celebrate Black History Month with series of events

01/29/16 by

In observation of Black History Month, the College of the Holy Cross community will host a variety of discussions, film screenings, lectures, and a fashion show, planned by a range of academic departments, offices, and student organizations across campus. Opal …

Blog: Olson ’17 Embraces Spanish Language and Culture During Study Abroad

11/04/15 by

NAME Ali Olson ’17 HOMETOWN Sioux Falls, S.D. AREAS OF STUDY Spanish major, anthropology minor, Latin American and Latino studies concentration WHERE SHE’S STUDYING University of Leon in Leon, Spain WHY SHE CHOSE SPAIN “I chose to study in Spain …

Washington Semester Award Winner to Present Lecture on Latin American Politics and the Countries’ Relationships with the U.S.

10/29/15 by

The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at the College of the Holy Cross has selected Brian Beaton ’16, a political science major with a concentration in Latin American and Latino studies from Lynn, Mass., as the 2015 spring semester’s Maurizio Vanicelli …

Six Faculty Members Promoted at Holy Cross

09/09/15 by

Six members of the College of the Holy Cross faculty have been promoted to the rank of professor. Josep Alba-Salas, of the Spanish department, earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in linguistics from Cornell University, his M.A. in comparative literature from …