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Holy Cross Alumnus and Genealogy Enthusiast Honors Local Veterans

Paul Brueggemann ’84 has turned his hobby into a service for others

As a longtime genealogy enthusiast, Paul Brueggemann ’84 is always looking for his next research project. Last spring, long days at home amidst the pandemic inspired him to tackle something he’d been thinking about for years. He and his wife, …

Academic Conference Showcases Creativity, Wide-Ranging Research of Holy Cross Students

The four-day celebration featured presentations, performances and lectures from students of all class years

05/03/21 by

  Two summers ago, while studying abroad in Cambodia, Emily O’Regan ’21 had the first inspiration for her honors thesis: “I spent weeks deep in the jungle surrounded by some of the most pristine landscapes and incredible wildlife I had …

Holy Cross Driver, Student Bond Over Quest for U.S. Citizenship

Unexpected friendship develops over long round-trip rides

Josephine Kalondji ’23 applied for U.S. citizenship a few weeks before she arrived at Holy Cross in August 2019, but she didn’t consider one important detail.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Awarded $150,000 Grant

Rebecca Winarski sees National Science Foundation Grant as an opportunity to unify perspectives in different fields of mathematics

Rebecca Winarski, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science, was recently awarded a grant exceeding $150,000 from the National Science Foundation. Winarski aims to conduct research that she argues will ultimately unify perspectives within different subfields of mathematics—in particular, topology, …

Holy Cross Welcomes Twelve Tenure-Track Faculty Members

The new faculty members represent nine academic disciplines

At the start of the 2020-21 academic year, Holy Cross welcomed new tenure-track faculty members, joining the following departments: biology, classics, English, mathematics and computer science, philosophy, psychology, sociology and anthropology, Spanish, and world languages, literatures and cultures. The scholars …

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 Course Examines Health Care as Common Good

Students analyze theological perspectives on medical ethics, health care and more

Many students first learn about HeLa cells in a science course. These human cells were the first to grow indefinitely in a laboratory setting, which is why they’re commonly referred to as “immortal.” The cell line has been used for …

Remote Fall Semester Begins at the College of the Holy Cross

As the semester kicks off, the College welcomes students—including the incoming Class of 2024—to a remote learning environment

On Tuesday, September 1, Holy Cross kicked off the fall semester with the first day of classes as the College began the year with all students engaging in remote learning. The College welcomed students, including the newest members of the …

Holy Cross Students Find Ways to Continue Supporting Worcester Community Organizations During the Pandemic

The community created by CBL and SPUD perseveres through COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has brought disruption and loss, but it has also sparked in many Holy Cross students the desire to help and inspired new ways to continue making a difference. Community-service programs, in particular, such as Community-Based Learning (CBL) …

Holy Cross Professor Receives Mathematical Association of America Award

Professor John B. Little was recognized for "expository excellence" for a recent publication

Longtime Holy Cross professor John B. Little of the mathematics and computer science department was awarded a Paul R. Halmos-Lester R. Ford Award by the Mathematical Association of America in July. This national prize recognizes articles of expository excellence published …

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 2020 Graduates Find Success in Entering the Workforce

Eight Recent Holy Cross Graduates Explain How Their Undergraduate Experiences Prepared Them for Life After College

As recent Class of 2020 graduates from the across the country make their way into “the real world,” we caught up with eight of the newest Holy Cross alumni to hear their reflections on where they’re going and how their …

Holy Cross Funds Remote Student Research Opportunities

The summer research program provides Holy Cross students with professional-level research opportunities as undergraduates

As the coronavirus pandemic began to sweep the nation this past spring, it became clear that Holy Cross’ Weiss Summer Research program would not be possible in its traditional approach; in a typical summer, students in the Weiss program spend …

Professor Constance Royden Named Class Dean for Class of 2024

The long-time Holy Cross professor will use her new advisory role to guide students toward success and excellence

Professor Constance “Stanzi” Royden, of the mathematics and computer science department, will serve as Class Dean for the Class of 2024, joining Class Deans Matthew Eggemeier (2023), Patricia Kramer (2022), Paco Gago-Jover (2021) and John Anderson (2020). “I’m excited about …

Exponential Growth of COVID-19 Means Early Action Is Essential, Holy Cross Mathematician Explains

The Conversation

You’ve probably been hearing the term “exponential growth” quite often in the news recently. In a piece for the Conversation, Andrew Hwang, associate professor of mathematics at the College of the Holy Cross breaks down what it means for the potential spread …

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 …

The Arts in Practice: Grammy-Award Winning Silkroad Ensemble Joins Holy Cross Students to Teach in Worcester High School

The student and Silkroad-led workshops engaged Burncoat High School's fine arts magnet students in cross-disciplinary thinking and practice

10/23/19 by

Listening to an improvised musical piece by a Grammy Award-winning musician on a variety of percussion instruments might not seem like a typical Monday morning for a college student. Illustrating that music with pencil and paper alongside 15 high school …

Blog: Maclean ’23 Excited to Take Advantage of Everything Holy Cross Offers

The Lake Orion, Michigan native is interested in studying computer science, English and film studies

10/11/19 by

Name: Hadley Maclean ’23 Hometown: Lake Orion, Michigan Interested in studying: Computer science, English and film studies Activities: Ultimate Frisbee, Creative Writing club, Purple Key Society Why did you choose Holy Cross? “I chose Holy Cross because of the awesome community. I’ve never seen a more …

Blog: Britocastro ’23 Eager to Explore Worcester During First Year on The Hill

The Chicago, Illinois native is interested in studying mathematics and computer science

10/11/19 by

Name: Angel Britocastro ’23 Hometown: Chicago, Illinois Interested in studying: Mathematics and computer science Activities: Residence Hall House Council in Clark Hall Why did you choose Holy Cross? “I chose Holy Cross over other schools because of its welcoming culture. Once you visit, something …

Blog: McDonald ’21 Eager to Immerse Himself in “New World” During Year Abroad in France

The computer science and French double major is studying abroad at Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, France

09/03/19 by

Name: Jacob McDonald ‘21 Hometown: Paxton, Massachusetts Areas of study: Computer science and French double major Studying abroad at: Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, France Duration: Full academic year Why France? “Having studied French language and culture for nearly eight years, I felt as …