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How to Live Like a Billionaire? Holy Cross Professor Does the Math So You Don’t Have To

The Conversation

Even billionaires need to budget. But what does a household budget look like to a billionaire? Andrew Hwang, associate professor of mathematics at the College of the Holy Cross breaks it down. Writing for The Conversation, Hwang estimates a billionaire’s …

Intro to Neuroscience: New Course Offers Innovative, Integrative Exploration of the Brain

Along with the course, a new interdisciplinary minor challenges students at the intersection of psychology, biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics

Neuroscience is a field that requires its scientists to integrate knowledge and thinking from many disciplines. Holy Cross has a long history of offering elective courses related to neuroscience, but with the establishment of a new interdisciplinary minor in the …

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 …

The Hurricane Hunter: When Others Flee From Dangerous Storms, Commander Scott Price ’99 Flies Into Them

A pilot for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Price gathers essential data for weather forecasts and scientific research in the most dangerous conditions

As Hurricane Irma surged toward Florida and the southeastern United States in early September, the country braced for the impact of the Category 4 storm, one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes in recent memory. People fortified their homes, stocked up …

Blog: Chinese Native Xu ’19 Looking Forward to Senior Year on The Hill

NAME Zhiran (Karen) Xu ’19 HOMETOWN Shenzhen, China AREAS OF STUDY Computer science and music double major WHAT SHE’S MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO “Although I had a stellar semester abroad in Ireland, I really looked forward to coming back to Holy Cross …

Holy Cross Takes Top Seat in Ranking for Long-Term Study Abroad Participation

Students share their experiences abroad through photos

For yet another year, the College of the Holy Cross has been ranked No. 1 among baccalaureate institutions in the United States for long-term study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education. According to its report, 133 Holy Cross students …

Holy Cross Professor on Understanding the Big Numbers in the News

The Conversation

In a charmingly informative article for The Conversation, associate professor of mathematics and computer science Andrew Hwang shows readers how to “use school arithmetic, common knowledge and a little imagination to train your emotional sense for the large numbers shaping our daily …

Former Google Data Scientist to Break Down Big Data on Online Anti-Semitism

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a former Google data scientist, will give a talk on “Anti-Semitism on the Internet” at the College of the Holy Cross, Monday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rehm Library. The event is free and open to …

Holy Cross Welcomes Ten New Tenure-Track Faculty Members in 2017-18 Academic Year

The accomplished scholars are bringing their expertise to six departments and all students across campus

At the start of the 2017-18 academic year, the College of the Holy Cross welcomed ten new tenure-track faculty members joining the following departments: psychology, economics and accounting, political science, mathematics and computer science, history, and English. Their expertise runs …

Holy Cross Students from Somaliland Make the Most of Opportunity to Study in the U.S.

Sahra Hassan ’19 and Zak Muse ’19 plan to take what they learn at Holy Cross back to their home country and improve its future

There’s a map of the world in the Holy Cross Office of International Students, a map that includes photos of dozens of young people with lines connecting them to their home countries. Two of those lines connect faces to a …

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 …

Holy Cross Students Study ‘Social Justice in Context’ in Bangalore Through Summer Study Abroad Program

Students explore first-hand the influence of technology and urbanization in the developing world

Who benefits from economic development, growth, and technology? Who bears the burdens? This summer, 12 students from the College of the Holy Cross spent a month exploring these social justice concerns in Bangalore, India’s third largest and most developed city, …

Innovative Ensemble Combines Traditional Instruments with Electronic Music

H-CLEF, the Holy Cross Laptop Ensemble Federation, uses laptops, game controllers and other technology to create unique computerized sounds

Sitting with perfect posture in Brooks Concert Hall, Marena Ella Minelli ’17 lifted a violin to her chin and began to play, releasing beautiful streams of music with her bow. Moments later, she placed the string instrument on a chair, …

Crusaders Become Voice For Change in Negative Political Climate

They're making an impact by getting involved in local politics, creating apps for activism and volunteering in their communities

When Brian Senier ’19 woke up the day after the 2016 American presidential election, he was happy to see a Republican victor, albeit not his chosen candidate. But when he left his dorm room, he was surprised to find a …

Holy Cross Professors Recognized for Outstanding Scholarship and Student Advising

Charles Anderton and David Damiano receive Mary Louise Marfuggi Faculty Awards

At her annual spring address to faculty, Margaret Freije, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College of the Holy Cross, announced this year’s recipients of the Mary Louise Marfuggi Faculty Awards: Charles Anderton, professor of economics, and …

Two Juniors Awarded Full-Tuition Scholarship for Women in the Sciences

Phallika Mon ’18 and Michelle Yu ’18 named 2017-18 Clare Boothe Luce Scholars

Phallika Mon ’18, a chemistry major, and Michelle Yu ’18, a mathematics major and environmental studies minor, have been named recipients of Clare Boothe Luce Scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year. The scholarship is awarded to two women entering their …

24th Annual Sulski Lecture Given by Prominent Mathematician

Jordan Ellenberg explores probability, geometry, combinatorics and the lottery

Speaking to students and faculty in a packed-to-the-brim lecture hall, mathematician Jordan Ellenberg offered the 24th annual Leonard C. Sulski Memorial Lecture on April 19 at the College of the Holy Cross. Ellenberg, who is the John D. MacArthur Professor …

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 …

Students Choose Service Over Sunshine on Spring Break Immersion Program

One in 10 Holy Cross students left the typical spring break trip in the sand this past March, opting instead for a week-long adventure focused on service, justice and love. The Spring Break Immersion Program (SBIP) is one of several …

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 …