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Holy Cross Community Celebrates the Life of Grace Rett ’22 in Memorial Mass

"Nothing Grace ever did was ordinary," says Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J.

01/24/20 by

Hundreds of College of the Holy Cross students, faculty, staff and other community members filled St. Joseph Memorial Chapel Friday, Jan. 24 to celebrate Mass in memory of Grace Rett ’22. Grace passed away after a serious motor vehicle crash …

Holy Cross Spring 2020 Seelos Film Series

This season’s lineup is packed with box office hits, including "Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker," "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood," and "Toy Story 4"

The College of the Holy Cross will be featuring the following films in Seelos Theater this spring. All films are free and open to the public. Please note: All screenings are cancelled until further notice.   “Can You Ever Forgive Me” …

Holy Cross Professor Introduces Annual Weemsy Awards in Effort to Shed Light on History Fails

The New Yorker

In an era of viral culture where the flood of misinformation can spread like wildfire, Ed O’Donnell, associate professor of history at College of the Holy Cross, tells the New Yorker in a recent article that it’s vital to call …

‘Warm Room’ Series of Photographs by Peter A. Moriarty Depicting Historic Greenhouses on View at Cantor Art Gallery

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross will present the work of photographer Peter A. Moriarty in the exhibition “Warm Room: Photographs from Historic Greenhouses” from January 22 through February 29. An …

Rev. John H. Vaughn ’82, Son of Late Ogretta McNeil, Named Executive Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church

The historic church in Atlanta, Georgia was the spiritual home to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Rev. John H. Vaughn ’82 was recently named executive pastor at Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he will be responsible for the overall leadership and direction of church staff, leading all functional areas in the accomplishment of the church’s …

Important Information Regarding Holy Cross Women’s Rowing

UPDATE: Monday, 1/27 Holy Cross is extremely grateful to report that every person involved in the Jan. 15 crash has now been discharged from the hospital in Florida. Anne Comcowich left Lawnwood Regional Medical Center Monday morning. She will travel …

Artistic Director Valerie Curtis-Newton ’81 Named One of Seattle’s Most Influential People of the Decade

Seattle Times

Valerie Curtis-Newton, Holy Cross graduate of 1981 and an award-winning artistic director, has been named one of Seattle’s most influential people in the past decade by the Seattle Times. Other notable figures making the list include: Amazon founder and CEO …

Holy Cross History Professor Shares Leadership Lessons From Across the Pond

Forbes

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s recent announcement that the couple will “step back as ‘senior’ members of the British royal family and work to become financially independent” has generated a fierce debate around the topic of relinquishing leadership responsibilities. Is …

Holy Cross Economics Course Explores the Intricacies of Inequality

In the course, students learned to make real-world connections between social issues and policy ideas

“What is your opportunity cost of buying an iPhone?” Kolleen Rask, professor of economics, asks her class. “You wouldn’t be able to buy other products, right?” In the case of this conversation, the term “opportunity cost” denotes the loss of …

Holy Cross Alumnus Runs Across Country for Charity

Matty Gregg '00 left a career at Apple to fulfill a lifelong dream and raise money for the Firefighter Cancer Support Network

Matthew “Matty” Gregg ’00 was six years old when he first dreamed of being a transcontinental runner. The idea was sparked after he watched a biopic on Terry Fox, a Canadian amputee, who ran coast to coast in 1980 to …

Holy Cross Alumna Likens Greek Classics to Hip Hop Music

Marybeth Reilly-McGreen '89 explores how artists like Homer and Kendrick Lamar are more similar than one might think

I’d been a hip-hop music fan from grade school, when a Catholic kid’s idea of rebellion was bellowing Blondie’s “Rapture” a cappella on the school bus until the driver screamed. I graduated to old-school hip-hop classics, “Rapper’s Delight,” “White Lines” …

The United States of Anxiety: Experts Weigh in on How to Stay Engaged in Politics Without Burning Out

Among others, Holy Cross faculty members Daniel Klinghard, Tim Bishop '72 and Peter Flaherty '87 chime in

If you thought presidential election seasons were tumultuous in the past, brace yourself for Election 2020. The 24-hour news cycle, smartphones and ubiquity of social media have caused politics to invade Americans’ lives in ways that have upended their sense …

Holy Cross Alumna Founds New England’s First Social, Activity Group for Those Living With Limb Loss

Inspired by her unexpected journey, Melissa DeChellis '02 helps people find support — and their inner-athlete

Melissa (Pierre) DeChellis ’02 needed an ambulance. Instead, she was bouncing around in the back of a pickup truck, on a winding mountain road on the Caribbean island of Dominica. That morning, she had woken up with pain and swelling …

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 …

Mable Millner Looks Back Over a Career Spent Looking Ahead

As she prepares to retire, the director of multicultural education and associate dean of students for diversity and inclusion talks about bridging gaps, breaking ground and why her work is so much more than a profession

“The message was so special,” says Mable L. Millner, smiling as she reads a card resting next to a bouquet of flowers on her desk: “‘Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.'” The …

2019 at Holy Cross: A Year in Stories

The College was named the third best liberal arts college for your money; broke fundraising records; celebrated student research, and so much more

12/30/19 by

With 2019 wrapping up in just a few short days, we took a look back at major Holy Cross stories and accomplishments throughout the year. Here are some of the most notable:

Two Holy Cross Faculty Members Receive Grants from the National Institutes of Health

Among other things, the money will help both Michelle Mondoux and Julia Paxson fund student research opportunities in their respective labs

12/18/19 by

Two College of the Holy Cross faculty members have recently been awarded over $300,000 each in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Michelle Mondoux and Julia Paxson, both associate professors of biology, received grants from the Eunice Kennedy …

Video: A Very Holy Cross Christmas

Students, faculty and staff take time to reflect on the spirit of the Christmas season

12/18/19 by

Mount St. James is dressed up for the holidays and there’s a feeling of Christmas in the air. We asked students, faculty and staff to think about some of their connections to the season, like the favorite gift they’ve given …

Cantor Art Gallery Exhibit Featured in New York Times ‘Best Art of 2019’ List

Dharma and Punya exhibit dubbed 'a gem' by longtime arts critic Holland Cotter

The prestigious New York Times Art & Design section released their “Best Art of 2019” as determined by their art critics. Making co-chief art critic and Pulitzer Prize winner Holland Cotter’s list was our own Iris & B. Gerald Cantor …

Is Today’s US Politics Replaying the Era of Tacitus? Holy Cross Professor Explains

The Conversation

Over the past three years, political commentators have compared President Donald Trump with a range of Roman emperors, from Tiberius to Nero and Commodus. In an article for The Conversation, Tim Joseph, associate professor of classics at Holy Cross, suggests …