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....
Holy Cross Alumna Sews to Help Those Experiencing Homelessness
'We're just regular people, trying to do something,' says Kate Shea '13
On a chilly morning in 2017, Kate Shea ’13 was rushing to catch her train alongside fellow Boston commuters when she spotted a woman holding a....
Holy Cross Alumna Leads NBA Worldwide Marketing Strategy
Kate Jhaveri '95 brings America's game global
When the National Basketball Association was considering candidates for the position of chief marketing officer, it’s hard to imagine a better....
Holy Cross Alumni Make Community Wherever They May Be
Whether in person or online, across the state or across the country, alumni find new ways to rely on each other for friendship and support
They’re the people who can’t wait to see those pictures of your kid wearing a Holy Cross onesie. They cheer your accomplishments and pray....
Billy Collins ’63: The Making of an American Poet
The environs of the Holy Cross alumnus and former U.S. Poet Laureate may have changed dramatically, but he hasn't
Some would say poetry is the calculus of English: Difficult. Inscrutable. Maddening. An art form intended for a small, select and stuffy society that....
Holy Cross’ Legendary Field House: An Oral History
Alumni remember the building that was supposed to be a temporary solution, but served the College in myriad ways over 70 years
It wasn’t much to look at, but it did the job. A utilitarian workhorse, the Field House fulfilled a host of functions over its 70 years:....
Alum’s Random Act of Kindness Takes an Unexpected Turn
Richard McGuinness '60 held a door open for a woman; three years later he finds himself host of an online international community that celebrates kindness daily
While at the post office one day, Richard McGuinness ’60 took an extra minute to hold the door for an elderly woman. The response he got took....
When Major League Baseball Starts, Matt Blake ’07 Will be on the Sport’s Biggest Stage
In just five years, Blake leapt from coaching high school baseball to the Bronx, as the Yankees' new pitching coach
When the 2020 baseball season finally begins, Matt Blake ’07 will put on the most famous uniform in sports history, the white, pinstriped pants....
Inside Holy Cross’ Most Unique Dorm Community
Over 177 years, the College has offered students many places to live, but for generations, none has the everlasting pull on former residents like Wheeler Hall
It’s subterranean champagne soirees and secret speakeasies. High adventure propelled by hurricanes and blizzards. It’s fraternity forged....
Performance Artist Tim Youd ’89 Travels the World Sharing the Art of Being a Good Reader
An economics major and former Wall Street associate, Youd uses a typewriter and two pieces of paper to turn words into art in a whole new way
Like many, Tim Youd ’89 goes to work and types at a desk. However, the desk varies depending on the state or country he’s in, and when he....
Out-of-the-Box Class on Creativity Challenges Students, Faculty
Team-led course outlines how creativity yields real-world benefits in any workplace
Today’s CreateLab class in Brooks Concert Hall hasn’t started yet, but already the space is buzzing. Six musicians from the Grammy....
Office of Multicultural Education Outlines New Priorities, Welcomes New Staff
When Michelle Rosa Martins interviewed on campus last fall, word started to spread among students that the former associate director of the Office of....
Meet the 2019 Sanctae Crucis Honorees
From the fields of medicine and music to education, public service and social justice, five Crusaders were honored for their outstanding commitment to advocacy, service and justice
The Sanctae Crucis Award is the highest non-degree accolade that Holy Cross bestows on alumni, recognizing those who take up the College’s....
Holy Cross Economics Course Explores the Intricacies of Inequality
In the course, students learned to make real-world connections between social issues and policy ideas
“What is your opportunity cost of buying an iPhone?” Kolleen Rask, professor of economics, asks her class. “You wouldn’t be....
Roger Hankins Retires from Cantor Art Gallery
In 18 years as the Gallery's director, Hankins and colleagues brought big ideas to campus
After 18 years and nearly 100 exhibitions, Roger Hankins retired as director of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery in September 2019. His 2001....
Holy Cross Alumnus Runs Across Country for Charity
Matty Gregg '00 left a career at Apple to fulfill a lifelong dream and raise money for the Firefighter Cancer Support Network
Matthew “Matty” Gregg ’00 was six years old when he first dreamed of being a transcontinental runner. The idea was sparked after he....
Holy Cross Alumna Likens Greek Classics to Hip Hop Music
Marybeth Reilly-McGreen '89 explores how artists like Homer and Kendrick Lamar are more similar than one might think
I’d been a hip-hop music fan from grade school, when a Catholic kid’s idea of rebellion was bellowing Blondie’s....
The United States of Anxiety: Experts Weigh in on How to Stay Engaged in Politics Without Burning Out
Among others, Holy Cross faculty members Daniel Klinghard, Tim Bishop '72 and Peter Flaherty '87 chime in
If you thought presidential election seasons were tumultuous in the past, brace yourself for Election 2020. The 24-hour news cycle, smartphones and....
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....
Mable Millner Looks Back Over a Career Spent Looking Ahead
As she prepares to retire, the director of multicultural education and associate dean of students for diversity and inclusion talks about bridging gaps, breaking ground and why her work is so much more than a profession
“The message was so special,” says Mable L. Millner, smiling as she reads a card resting next to a bouquet of flowers on her desk:....