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How Does the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Compare to the Others? Holy Cross Biology Professor Explains

NBC Boston | NECN | WBUR | WGBH

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recently approved a vaccine from Johnson & Johnson for emergency use against the COVID-19 virus. But how does this option differ from the other vaccines currently on the market? In an interview with …

What Is Lent? Religious Studies Professor Explains the History Behind The Holy Season Leading To Easter

The Conversation

Did you know that Lent, the 40-day period of fasting and prayer preceding Easter, became common in Christian churches as early as the fourth century? In an article for The Conversation, Joanne Pierce, professor of religious studies at Holy Cross, breaks down the …

Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Examines the Changing Face of Christianity Today

The Christian Science Monitor

Mathew Schmalz, professor of religious studies at Holy Cross, spoke at length with The Christian Science Monitor about the changing face of Christianity, as well as his time volunteering for a Roman Catholic order in rural Oklahoma decades ago, an …

Holy Cross’ Center for Career Development Positions Students for Success After Graduation

On-demand resources, virtual events and a strong alumni network are just a few of the many assets readily available to students

02/18/21 by

“The pandemic has shined a light on how important it is for employees to be agile, flexible and able to problem-solve — which are core skills that students flex all the time at Holy Cross,” says Amy Murphy, director of …

McFarland Center’s ‘Dismantling Structural Racism’ Series Featured on NBC Boston

NBC Boston | NECN

Alumnus Ron Lawson ’75, chief operating officer of Care for the Homeless, is one of several prominent Black alumni taking part in a virtual discussion series with the Holy Cross community organized by the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and …

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, …

English Professor Receives Prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship

Oliver de la Paz was one of 35 recipients selected from over 1,600 eligible applicants

Oliver de la Paz, associate professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross, has received a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in the amount of $25,000. De la Paz  was selected from a …

Holy Cross’ Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi Earns National Award

The recognition was conferred to only 11 out of 627 chapters nationwide

Omicron Epsilon, Holy Cross’ Chapter of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi, has been named an “Honor Chapter” for its outstanding activities in 2019-20, an award that was bestowed to only 11 out of 627 chapters nationwide. …

Holy Cross Ranks Second Nationally in Study Abroad Survey

Institute of International Education

For yet another year, the College of the Holy Cross has been ranked among the top baccalaureate institutions in the United States for long-term study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education. According to its latest report, 81 Holy …

College of the Holy Cross Announces 33rd President

Vincent D. Rougeau Named First Lay President in College’s History

The College of the Holy Cross today named Vincent D. Rougeau its 33rd president, the first lay and first Black president in the history of the College, announced Chairman of the Board of Trustees Richard Patterson ’80. Rougeau is currently …

Holy Cross Welcomes 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 …

Holy Cross Alumnus Aids Theatres in Their Darkest Hour

Despite a long career as an actor and director, David Saint's most critical role may be that of benefactor

In spring 1975, theater legend Arthur Laurents received a Tony Award nomination for directing the revival of “Gypsy,” the 1959 classic often referred to as the quintessential Broadway musical. In that same time—and some 200 miles away—David Saint was graduating …

Is The Weeknd’s Faux Plastic Surgery Transformation a Statement or a Publicity Stunt? Anthropology Professor Is on the Case

The Conversation

Canadian singer Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, known as The Weeknd, has been trending on social media in the past few weeks after debuting a faux plastic surgery face in his latest music video. But was he out for shock value or …

‘Return to Me’ Offered for Lent 2021

The a digital reflection series will arrive in daily emails to subscribers

Holy Cross will once again offer a daily digital reflection series for the holy season of Lent, which begins with Ash Wednesday on Feb. 17 and concludes on Easter Sunday, April 4. Each day, subscribers will receive a reflection on …

Vanecko Shows the World What It Means to “Fight Like A Girl”

Inspired by her Fulbright experience in South Africa, Mary Kate Vanecko ’17 launches an international girls boxing and leadership development program

Mary Kate Vanecko ’17 first discovered boxing as a way to cross-train while playing varsity lacrosse at Holy Cross. She liked it so much, she joined the boxing club at Trinity College in Dublin while studying abroad junior year. When …

Holy Cross Course Examines Eating and Its Disorders

Course combats historical assumptions about the changing field of study

Professor Jumi Hayaki opens the Zoom meeting of her upper-level seminar on eating disorders like the researcher that she is, identifying the day’s focus — a form of treatment known as motivational interviewing — and inviting students to discuss their …

College Launches Student Emergency Aid Committee

New group uses student-focused approach to centralize, simplify emergency funding requests

In September, the College sent an email to all students: Anyone experiencing an emergency financial need — from housing insecurity to transportation to books — could complete an online request form and a member of the Student Emergency Aid Committee …

COVID-Consciousness and Community Top Priorities as Spring Semester Begins on the Hill

Holy Cross welcomes students back to a semester unlike any other

Following a remote fall semester, students and their families arrived in late January for the highly anticipated spring semester move-in at Holy Cross. Managed over the course of two weeks to enable social distancing, students’ return to the Hill may …

Holy Cross Alum Saves Classic Songs From Oblivion

Dick Sheridan ’56 has published close to 30 songbooks over nine years

As a child, Dick Sheridan ’56 would thumb through the catalogs of the day — Sears and Montgomery Ward — idolizing pictures of guitars. He’d savor the sound of chords he’d hear that accompanied the folk songs he loved and …

Syrian-Armenian Visual Artist Kevork Mourad to Create Immersive Installation at Cantor Art Gallery

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross, will host Syrian-Armenian visual artist Kevork Mourad for an artist residency this February in collaboration with the College’s Arts Transcending Borders program. Using his signature …