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Holy Cross First-Year Research Program Helps Inspire Students in STEM Fields

FRAP offers first-year students and senior mentors from historically excluded communities paid research opportunities.

08/09/22 by

From an early age, a small fire burned within Edith Mensah Otabil ’19: a desire to pursue a career in medicine. Growing up in Ghana, she witnessed countless disparities in health care.

Simulating Wormholes: Holy Cross Students Pursue Computer Science Passion Through Theoretical Physics

A pair of students discovered a deep interest in computer engineering after arriving on The Hill.

08/03/22 by

To the untrained eye, the code, which Brendan Fay ’23 and Karina Calhoun ’24 spend hours typing into a computer, appears to be gibberish. But to Ben Kain, professor of physics and the pair’s advisor for their work in the …

Holy Cross Names Science Complex for Anthony Fauci ’62, Hon. ’87

National health leader and infectious diseases physician honored for lifetime of public service.

06/11/22 by

Hundreds of members of the College of the Holy Cross community stood shoulder-to-shoulder packing the Smith Hall atrium, as well as the hallways of the floors above, as its Integrated Science Complex was named the Anthony S. Fauci Integrated Science …

Class of 2022 Student Spotlight: Brianna Cummings

A math and sociology double major, Brianna will run the leadership development team for Team IMPACT after commencement

05/24/22 by

Name: Brianna Cummings Hometown: Franklin, Mass. Major: Math & Sociology with a concentration in Latin American, Latinx & Caribbean studies Campus Activities: Head Resident Assistant; Admissions Tour Guide; Gateways Summer & Fall Orientation; Residence Hall Association; Varsity Track & Field; …

‘I think every professor should do this’: Prof. John Little is completing his ninth year of classes at Holy Cross

Little began taking classics courses to better understand mathematics

05/11/22 by

It was 2013 midterm season at the College of the Holy Cross, and even though Professor John Little knew what to expect from the exam period, this year it felt different.

Rebecca Henion ‘22 Named Class of 2022 Valedictorian

The Danvers, Mass. native, who is a mathematics major and statistics minor, will deliver the valedictory address at Commencement

Rebecca Henion ’22 has been selected to deliver the Class of 2022 valedictory address at the Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 27. Henion is a mathematics major with a statistics minor, currently completing the mathematics high honors program, and a …

Why More Holy Cross Alumni Are Making Their Teaching Careers in Worcester Public Schools

Motivated students and a desire to shatter urban education myths are drawing an increasing number of graduates of the College's Teacher Education Program to the city's schools

Josué “Josh” Delgado ’15 and Lauren Delgado ’16, who married in 2020, not only met thanks to Holy Cross’ Teacher Education Program (TEP), but also discovered a love of teaching and Worcester. Lauren’s voice catches as she recounts the moment …

30 Holy Cross Students Inducted Into Jesuit Honor Society

Alpha Sigma Nu acceptance is granted to less than four percent of the class

Thirty Holy Cross students were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society founded in 1915, at a ceremony held on Sunday, Oct. 24th in the Rehm Library. The new inductees exemplify the society’s values of excellence in scholarship, …

Holy Cross Students, Alumnus Receive Distinguished Scholarships

The prestigious Fulbright and Knight-Hennessy scholarships showcase the talent of Holy Cross students

Once again this year, College of the Holy Cross students—and an alumnus—have earned coveted scholarships from prestigious organizations, including the Knight-Hennessy Scholar Program and the Fulbright Program. These honors speak to the boundless curiosity of Holy Cross students, the impact …

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 …