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Can Innovative Technology Help Medical Professionals Monitor Patient Depression Symptoms?

Ava Licht ’23 worked as a summer research intern with primary investigators affiliated with MGH and MIT evaluating how data from wristbands and cell phone sensors could better inform depressed patient care.

08/17/22 by

Ava Licht ’23, a College of the Holy Cross psychology major with a neuroscience minor in the Health Professions Advising program, was looking for a summer internship that would provide experience for students like her with aspirations to continue their …

‘Very Surreal’: Holy Cross Student Helps Organize Wu-Tang Clan, Nas Concert Tour During Summer Internship

Martell Audate '24 worked with Worcester’s Jimmy Kang, who manages the iconic hip-hop group.

08/16/22 by

Martell Audate ’24 grew up about 40 miles east of Worcester in Milton, Massachusetts. When he arrived on The Hill, he knew little about the city the College of the Holy Cross calls home. As a rising junior, though, Audate …

From Obama to Trump: Holy Cross Student Examines Political Polarization on Twitter

As part of the Charles S. Weiss Summer Research Program, David Pritchard '23 looked into social media exchanges

08/15/22 by

David Pritchard ’23 is a political science and psychology major at the College of the Holy Cross. As part of this year’s Charles S. Weiss Summer Research Program, the Longmeadow, Massachusetts, native is turning to social media to examine whether …

Chinese Americans Depicted as Hero, SideKick and Villain in Vintage WWII-Era Comics

Emma Grayeb ’24 analyzed how war propaganda and changing American sentiment affected how Chinese Americans were portrayed during the post-WWII era through the onset of the Cold War.

08/12/22 by

Curious about how Chinese American identity was constructed and portrayed in comics during the 1940s and 1950s, Emma Grayeb ’24, an Asian studies and history double major, decided to dedicate her summer to researching the issue. As one of several …

Redefining Art: Holy Cross Summer Research Documents Techniques of Refugee Artists in Worcester

The project took Gabriella Trznadel '24 into Worcester and across the state to meet with artisans.

08/11/22 by

A few pieces of art hung behind Gabriella Trznadel ’24 as she met with her first-year advisor via Zoom a few years ago. Susan Rodgers, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Ethics and Society within the College of the Holy Cross’ sociology …

Holy Cross Eliminates Application Fee for Worcester Public Schools Students

Initiative aims to remove barriers to the college application process

The College of the Holy Cross announced today that it is eliminating its $60 application fee for students currently enrolled in the Worcester Public Schools system. Effective on Aug. 1, 2022, the move augments Holy Cross’ strong commitment to providing …

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.

Money Magazine Ranks Holy Cross No. 5 Among Best Liberal Arts Colleges in the Nation

The College was also ranked No. 32 for best value overall in the nation

The College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 5 on Money Magazine’s list of “10 Best Liberal Arts Colleges” for 2022. According to Money Magazine, a subsidiary of TIME Inc., the list was compiled to help prospective students interested in …

Student Summer Research Project Connects Current Supreme Court Decision to Those 100+ Years Old

Catherine Yackira’s ’24 passion for constitutional law grew after diving into early 20th-century cases.

08/08/22 by

Catherine Yackira ’24 completed her sophomore year at the College of the Holy Cross and planned to use this summer to research U.S. Supreme Court decisions from more than a century ago. The cases, ranging from 1897 to 1937, focus …

Holy Cross Student Researches ESports’ Gender Roles, Internalized Misogyny

Augusta Ding '23 examines the question: Why aren’t there any women among top esports players?

08/04/22 by

From a young age, Augusta Ding ’23, who grew up in Shanghai, China, gravitated toward video games. Now, as a rising senior at the College of the Holy Cross, the psychology major has transformed that passion into a Charles S. …

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 …

College of the Holy Cross Fulbright Alumni Cite Program’s Lifelong Impact

The combination of the international program's opportunities and Holy Cross mentorship deliver life-changing experiences.

Tucked within the offices on the third floor of Smith Hall, a silk painting hangs in Room 333. Rising from floor to ceiling, it covers most of the wall and depicts a woman standing in a small boat, her hands …

Holy Cross Alumni Jesuits Reflect on Their Paths on Their Paths to, Away From and Back to the College

Class of 1972 and Holy Cross Jesuit Community members Rev. Jim Hayes, S.J., and Rev. Ed Vodoklys, S.J., celebrate their 50th Class Reunion

When the class of 1972 returned to campus in June to celebrate its 50th reunion, two classmates didn’t have far to travel. In fact, as part of the College of the Holy Cross’ Jesuit community, they are the only members …

Decades of Holy Cross Alumni Service Help Evolve Boston’s Pine Street Inn

Crusaders in key roles aid New England’s largest homeless services organization in addressing the complex, ever-changing issue.

In the late 1960s, Monsignor Frank Kelley ’63 was assigned to a parish in Dorchester, Massachusetts, where he witnessed the toll of alcohol abuse and addiction on the men of Boston. At the time, the Pine Street Inn, which is …

College of the Holy Cross Raises $58.1 Million Over Fiscal Year 2022

Each gift helps students “achieve and succeed,” says President Vincent D. Rougeau.

The College of the Holy Cross raised $58.1 million over fiscal year 2022, making the period its second most successful fundraising year over the past five. Of that figure, $39.3 million was donated by alumni, parents and friends.

‘A Liberal Arts Education Gives Students a Range of Skills People Tend to Seek in Leaders,’ Says President Vincent Rougeau

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On the heels of his first academic year at the helm of Holy Cross, President Vincent D. Rougeau recently spoke to media across the country about his career leading up to his 2021 historic appointment at the College, the value …

With Summer Gateways Orientation, Holy Cross Welcomes Incoming Students

The Summer Gateways orientation sessions provide incoming students and their families with their first entry point to the campus community.

06/28/22 by

The College of the Holy Cross welcomed incoming students from the class of 2026 in June, as they received their first introduction to campus life via the annual Gateways orientation.

Holy Cross Class of 2020 Returns to Campus to Celebrate

Young alumni enjoy a weekend full of traditional Senior Week events, including caps and gowns.

06/28/22 by

Members of the College of the Holy Cross class of 2020 returned to Mount St. James last weekend to wear a cap and gown, walk across the stage, shake the president’s hand and enjoy a pandemic-delayed event originally scheduled for …

Holy Cross Graduates Celebrate Strong Showing in 2022-2023 Fulbright Scholars Program

The College received seven Fulbright fellowships this year, the most since 2017.

06/23/22 by

From a desire to live abroad after the pandemic stripped them of the opportunity to fulling a newfound passion for teaching, seven recent graduates of the College of the Holy Cross accepted fellowships from the Fulbright Scholars program for 2022-2023.

Hosting the Olympics Is a Bad Deal for Host Cities, and Tokyo Is No Exception, Says Holy Cross Sports Economist

Associated Press

The final cost for the COVID-delayed Tokyo Olympics is double the original estimate, coming in at $13 billion or 1.4 trillion Japanese yen, according to the organizing committee, with more than half being taxpayer money. Victor Matheson, a professor of …