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Arts Transcending Borders Receives $30,000 Grant From the National Endowment for the Arts

The award will support artistic programming and community engagement initiatives in Worcester

Holy Cross’ Arts Transcending Borders (ATB) program has been approved for a $30,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support artistic programming and community engagement initiatives in Worcester during the 2021-2022 season. …

Associate Professor of Chemistry Awarded NSF CAREER Award

Professor L. Gaby Avila-Bront Receives National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award exceeding $400,000 through 2026

L. Gaby Avila-Bront, Holy Cross professor of chemistry, was recently awarded over $400,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award was given through the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program and is the most prestigious award in support of …

Holy Cross’ Incoming President Vincent Rougeau Talks About His Historic Appointment and Plans for the College

Boston Business Journal | GBH | Spectrum News 1 | Today’s American Catholic | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Vincent D. Rougeau, dean of Boston College Law School and a nationally respected expert in legal education and Catholic social thought, was recently announced as the 33rd president of Holy Cross. The College’s first lay and first Black president is …

Holy Cross Looks to Jesuit Aspirations for Institutional Inspiration

Holy Cross’ director of the Office of the College Chaplains reflects on how the Jesuit preferences can guide the College community

05/04/21 by

In 2019, following months of discernment, the Society of Jesus announced four aspirations, known as the Universal Apostolic Preferences. These preferences, confirmed by Pope Francis, were offered as guides for the Jesuits’ own ministry and for the work of Jesuit …

2021 Sanctae Crucis Recipients Honored for Leadership During Pandemic

The seven recipients from medical, research and nonprofit industries demonstrated leadership in their communities during an unprecedented time

On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, the College of the Holy Cross will present seven alumni with Sanctae Crucis Awards for their extraordinary commitment and leadership in critical fields throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Sanctae Crucis Award is the highest non-degree …

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 …

Russia Stands to Benefit From Political Unrest in Bulgaria, Says Holy Cross Political Science Professor

The Washington Post

Bulgaria seems poised for new parliamentary elections after the country’s main opposition party was unable to form a government this past week. How will Bulgaria’s crisis affect its relations with the West, but also with Russia? Nina Barzachka, assistant professor …

Billy Collins ’63 (U.S. Poet Laureate, 2001-2003) Endows Classics Scholarship at the College of the Holy Cross

Gift to support students committed to classical studies

The College of the Holy Cross is pleased to announce the creation of the Billy Collins ’63 Scholarship for Studies in Classics, the result of a $250,000 gift in honor of the former United States Poet Laureate and graduate of …

Emma Davison ‘21 Named Class of 2021 Valedictorian

The political science and Middle Eastern studies double major and New Jersey native will deliver the valedictory address at Commencement

Emma Davison ’21 has been selected to deliver the Class of 2021 valedictory address at the Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 21. Emma is a political science and Middle Eastern studies double major with a concentration in peace and conflict …

Led by Holy Cross Students, Working for Worcester Ensures Playground Access for Elementary School Students

Working for Worcester Achieves Longtime Goal, Despite Pandemic

It took a pandemic to keep them away in 2020, but this year, Holy Cross students were back in full force to drive the ninth year of Working for Worcester. Over 200 volunteers worked at 11 sites across the city …

Cantor Art Gallery to Feature Work of Senior Visual Arts Majors in the Exhibition ‘Metanoia’

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross is pleased to present the work of nine graduating visual arts majors in the exhibition “Metanoia,” on view from Wednesday, April 28 through graduation day, …

Holy Cross Economics Professor Weighs In on Increasing Nursing Workforce Frustrations Around the Country

The Boston Globe

Registered nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester are leading what is now one of the longest nurses’ strikes in recent history against its parent company, Tenet Healthcare, casting a spotlight on nursing workforce frustrations amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Monica …

Holy Cross Student Receives National Award for Community Service and Leadership

Bryceida Valencia '23 Named to the 2021 Cohort of Newman Civic Fellows

Sophomore and health studies major Bryceida Valencia ’23 was named this year as a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact. This year’s cohort recognizes 212 students from 39 states, Washington, D.C. and Mexico as campus leaders who demonstrate “a commitment …

“The Power of Purple” Drives Record Day of Giving

Focus on hope galvanizes community in support of student experience, access

In just 24 hours on April 16, a total of 4,706 alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends donated a record $1,448,529 on the College’s sixth annual day of giving. With matching dollars from anonymous donors, the total raised for …

Center for Career Development Focuses on the Lifelong Value of a Holy Cross Education

The College's Enduring Value Stems From Combining Jesuit Traditions With a Liberal Arts Approach

04/21/21 by

As graduation season approaches for colleges across the country, students are focusing on the next step after commencement — but at the College of the Holy Cross, the “what next” and, more importantly, the “why” have been questions in progress …

Holy Cross Alumni Form Grassroots Anti-Racism Alliance

90+-person group focuses on dialogue, understanding and action

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder last year and ensuing protests against police brutality across the United States, Maria Amendolia ’92 reached out to her classmate Fred Givens. Her intention was clear: She didn’t want Givens, a Black man, …

Alicia Molt-West ’09 Traces Her Path from Mount St. James to the White House

As special assistant to President Joe Biden and House legislative affairs liason, she joins the new administration ready to listen, learn and put people first

Whenever Alicia Molt-West ’09 returned home for the holidays after graduating from Holy Cross, she’d make a breakfast or lunch date with her former history professor and friend, Stephanie Yuhl.

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.

Four Faculty Members Promoted to Associate Professor With Tenure

The newly promoted faculty represent the departments of English, chemistry, and economics and accounting

Whether researching 18th-century British literature or economic fluctuations and asset pricing, Holy Cross faculty members are making significant, lasting impacts on their fields. Learn more about the four recently promoted faculty members from the departments of chemistry, English and economics …

Students Share What It Was Like Living Through the Pandemic at an Empty Holy Cross

60+ students unable to return to their homes and families abroad created a bubble — and memories unlike any other in College history

Nearly all Holy Cross alumni have experienced life on a bustling campus, from noisy, packed dining spaces to hilly paths teeming with foot traffic. But when the pandemic forced students to return to their homes last March, a small group …