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Holy Cross Professor Shares Advice on Supporting Those Grieving Opioid Epidemic Victims

The Conversation

As part of her research on grief in the American opioid epidemic, Emily B. Campbell, visiting lecturer of sociology, spoke to grieving mothers who lost children to opioid addiction. In a piece written for The Conversation, she shared some advice …

Video: Christmastime is Here at Holy Cross

Students, faculty and staff embrace the spirit of the season by sharing the best gifts they've ever received

12/19/18 by

‘Tis the season for celebration! Every year at Christmastime, the College of the Holy Cross campus transforms into a winter wonderland with festive decorations, holiday concerts and campus-wide feasts. In the spirit of the holidays, the Holy Cross community — …

Holy Cross Launches Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics, and Society

Center will offer distinctively liberal arts approach to the study of business

College of the Holy Cross has launched a new center for the study of business, with a liberal arts emphasis on the question of how business can contribute to the common good. The mission of the new Carlyse and Arthur …

Roommate Confidential: Q&A with Two First-Year Holy Cross Students

The first-year roommates get candid about clubs, campus and what's surprised them about their first semester on The Hill

12/17/18 by

First-year roommates share more than four walls — they experience navigating the leap into college together. To get a peek at the ins and outs of the first semester on The Hill, we went right to the source — to …

Holy Cross Joins Partnership of Top Colleges Working to Add More Lower-Income, First-Generation Students

American Talent Initiative brings together more than 100 of nation’s top-performing colleges and universities

College of the Holy Cross has joined some of the nation’s top colleges and universities in an alliance to substantially expand the number of talented lower-income and first-generation students at America’s undergraduate institutions with the highest graduation rates. The American …

Holy Cross’ Long-Term Study Abroad Programs Recognized for Tenth Year in a Row

From climbing the Great Wall of China to exploring the importance of food in Italy, Holy Cross students make the most of studying abroad

12/11/18 by

This year, 86 Holy Cross students are spending the year — yes, the entire year — around the world in Germany, China, Italy, Argentina, Ireland, Spain, France, Australia, Senegal, Scotland, England, Japan and Sri Lanka. What’s more, another 140 students …

Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Is Sought-After Expert on New Religious Movements

VICE | A&E | The Washington Post | Newsweek | The New York Times | CNN

With the American popular culture fascination for “cults” increasing throughout the past few decades, Holy Cross associate professor of religious studies Mathew Schmalz has been a sought-after expert on new religious movements, providing  expert commentary in outlets ranging from The …

Holy Cross Earns High Marks for Dining Services

College received accolades from the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and was ranked No. 4 in the nation for its dining program

Holy Cross gives you more than a top-notch, rigorous education. Students at the College enjoy gourmet food, as well. In a recent article, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette commended Holy Cross Dining for challenging the college food stereotype and focusing …

Holy Cross Classics Professor Discusses Evolving Military Rations With HISTORY


While ancient Roman armies largely hunted their food, as archaeological remains of wild animals show, modern soldiers now have access to pizza that can last upwards of three years. Thomas Martin, professor and “Jeremiah W. O’Connor” chair of classics at …

Holy Cross Professor’s Caffeine Research Highlighted in the Media

The Academic Minute

A Holy Cross psychology professor’s research on adolescents and caffeine is gaining attention, and this week was highlighted by the Academic Minute, a nationally-syndicated public radio segment. Associate Professor Alison Bryant Ludden‘s research delves into not only the effects of …

Holy Cross Hosts Campuswide Summit to Address Campus Culture

The half-day event invited all students, faculty and staff to engage in dialogue, gain new perspectives, and offer ideas for building a more inclusive community

In an effort to engage the community in building a more inclusive campus, the College of the Holy Cross held a campuswide summit on Nov. 16, which invited all Holy Cross students, faculty and staff to discuss and explore the …

A Peek into an Autistic Student’s Experience at Holy Cross

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Neurodiversity advocate Clara Gibson ’21 recently penned a commentary for The Chronicle of Higher Education in which she talks about her experience of being an autistic undergraduate student and offers recommendations on how to make campus communities more welcoming to …

Money Magazine Ranks Holy Cross No. 3 Among Top Colleges Not Requiring SAT Scores

College was also ranked No. 42 best value overall in the nation

The College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 3 on Money Magazine’s list of “10 Top Colleges That Don’t Care About Your SAT Scores,” with the submission of standardized test scores being optional at the College. According to Money Magazine, …

Black Student Union Celebrates 50 Years at Holy Cross

Nearly 300 alumni and current students spent a weekend honoring the history and importance of the organization

11/15/18 by

The Black Student Union (BSU) at College of the Holy Cross celebrated its 50th anniversary with a wide range of empowering workshops, performances and a celebratory dinner with a keynote address from Loretta E. Lynch, former United States Attorney General. …

Holy Cross Graduates Named to 2018 ‘Latino 30 Under 30’ List

El Mundo Boston

Two Holy Cross alumnae, Kelly Garcia ’15 and Yarlennys Villaman ’14, are among those named to El Mundo Boston’s “Latino 30 Under 30” list for 2018. Now in its third year, “Latino 30 Under 30” honors young individuals making an …

Theodore V. Wells Jr.’72 Receives Honorary Degree From Holy Cross

'The fight for equality in America must be led by a multi-racial coalition,' said the renowned litigation attorney in his remarks

“Powerful voice for racial and social justice. Pillar of American trial practice. Masterful strategist for the defense. Tireless champion for civil rights and educational opportunity. Exemplary son of Holy Cross.” With these words, Provost and Dean of the College Margaret …

Holy Cross Alumnae at the Helm of Puerto Rican Media Company Mix Business and Social Justice

The Ferré Rangel sisters discuss the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, responding with 'grit' at the Women in Business Conference

11/07/18 by

“Close your eyes and think about it for one second: no power, no internet, no communication, complete silence and complete isolation,” says María Eugenia Ferré Rangel ’89, chief communications officer of Grupo Ferré Rangel, a Puerto Rican company whose holdings …

Basketball Legend Bob Cousy ’50 Reflects on Race in New Book, On-Campus Conversation

Cousy's relationship with teammate Bill Russell has grabbed national attention

Basketball legend Bob Cousy ’50 hasn’t hit the court in decades, but that didn’t stop him from making national headlines. The media attention centered around Cousy’s complex relationship with his Celtics teammate Bill Russell, which was the subject of the …

The Wall Street Journal Highlights Holy Cross Professor’s Research on Kids’ Response to Stress

Wall Street Journal

Social exclusion has been shown to have a powerful impact on children, in some cases leading to self-doubt and anxiety, and even negatively affecting a child’s well-being and school performance. But what can parents do to help their kids build …

Win-Win: With Midterms Around the Corner, Students Hit the Campaign Trail

As a part of a course, students are interning at political campaigns throughout Massachusetts ahead of the 2018 midterm elections

10/30/18 by

Knocking on prospective voters’ doors, conducting opposition research, helping with debate prep — it’s not every class that has students knee-deep in the election cycle. But Campaign 2018: A Hands-On Approach, a course team-taught by two Holy Cross alumni, Timothy …