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Eight Holy Cross Faculty Members Promoted to Rank of Professor

The newly promoted faculty members answer questions about their scholarship and more — from insect diversity to Mozart.

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They’ve spent years teaching at College of the Holy Cross and advancing research in their respective fields. Now, eight faculty members have been promoted to the rank of full professor. Learn more about their scholarship, their time at Holy Cross …

Former NASA Astronaut Dr. Scott Parazynski to Present 54th Annual Hanify-Howland Memorial Lecture

Former NASA astronaut Dr. Scott Parazynski, veteran of five space shuttle missions and seven spacewalks, will deliver the 54th annual Hanify-Howland Memorial Lecture this October.  Dr. Scott Parazynski is a highly decorated physician, astronaut and tech CEO, and was recently …

Holy Cross Reduces Carbon Emissions By Nearly Half

College is on track to be completely carbon neutral by 2040

09/19/19 by

Twelve years ago, Holy Cross set an ambitious goal: to be completely carbon neutral by 2040. Thanks to a comprehensive set of initiatives and policy changes, the College is nearly halfway there. According to the latest data, Holy Cross reduced …

Photos: Holy Cross Celebrates Construction Milestone of the Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation and Wellness Center

The final beam was lifted into place after being signed by members of the campus community

09/19/19 by

College of the Holy Cross students, faculty, staff and alumni have left their mark — physically — on the new Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation and Wellness Center. Members of the Holy Cross community gathered at the site of the new building …

The Associated Press Highlights Holy Cross Sociology Professor’s Research in Ethical Consumerism

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Want to be a more socially responsible and ethical consumer, but not sure where to start? The Associated Press asked Ellis Jones, assistant professor of sociology at Holy Cross and author of “The Better World Shopping Guide,” for his best …

When the World Is Your Classroom: Holy Cross Sociologist Talks About the Emerging Trend of Worldschooling

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Jennie Germann Molz, professor in the sociology and anthropology department at the College of the Holy Cross, recently spoke to Business Destinations about the emerging trend of “worldschooling,” an issue she’s been researching extensively for an upcoming book. “Even by …

Photo Gallery, Video: Class of 2023 Welcomed to Holy Cross Community

830 students from 36 states and seven countries arrive on campus

09/04/19 by

It was a beautiful, sunny morning as the newly minted Class of 2023 received a hearty welcome to their home for the next four years. Hailing from 36 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and seven countries, the bright-eyed students were …

Leading the Way: Holy Cross Alumni Work to Support Students in New York and Beyond

The Holy Cross Leadership Council of New York raises money to fund student programs while networking to promote the College in the New York business community

09/04/19 by

Ask any Holy Cross graduate what’s so great about the school, and one of the answers is universally heard: the alumni network is extensive and immensely supportive. One such group of alumni, the Holy Cross Leadership Council of New York …

Blog: Shorter ’21 Excited to Immerse Herself in Culture, Community During Year Abroad in Peru

The anthropology major is studying abroad at Pontificia Universidad Catòlica del Perú in Lima, Peru

09/03/19 by

Name: Sarah Shorter ‘21 Hometown: Lexington, Massachusetts Areas of study: Anthropology major with a concentration in Latin America, Latinx, and Caribbean studies Studying abroad at: Pontificia Universidad Catòlica del Perú in Lima, Peru Duration: Full academic year Why Peru? “I knew that …

Blog: Li ’21 Excited to Explore Ancient World During Semester Abroad in Rome

The classics and psychology double major is studying abroad at Temple University in Rome, Italy

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Name: Hui Li ’21 Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts Areas of study: Classics and psychology double major Studying abroad at: Temple University in Rome, Italy Duration: Fall 2019 Why Italy? “I’ve been fascinated by the ancient Mediterranean since I took my first …

Blog: McDonald ’21 Eager to Immerse Himself in “New World” During Year Abroad in France

The computer science and French double major is studying abroad at Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, France

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Name: Jacob McDonald ‘21 Hometown: Paxton, Massachusetts Areas of study: Computer science and French double major Studying abroad at: Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, France Duration: Full academic year Why France? “Having studied French language and culture for nearly eight years, I felt as …

Blog: Manning ’21 Eager to Explore History, Culture During Semester Abroad in Cameroon

The English and French double major is studying abroad at L’Université Catholique d’Afrique Centrale in Yaoundé, Cameroon

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Name: Grace Manning ‘21 Hometown: Enniskerry, Ireland Areas of study: English and French double major with a concentration in peace and conflict studies Studying abroad at: L’Université Catholique d’Afrique Centrale in Yaoundé, Cameroon Duration: Fall 2019 Why Cameroon? “My Montserrat class introduced me to the …

Blog: McLaughlin ’21 Hopes to Broaden Perspective During Year Abroad in Spain

The history and Spanish double major is studying abroad at Universidade da Coruña in A Coruña, Spain

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Name: Kate McLaughlin ‘21 Hometown: Pelham, New York Areas of study: History and Spanish double major Studying abroad at: Universidade da Coruña in A Coruña, Spain Duration: Full academic year Why Spain? “Ever since I started studying Spanish in middle school, I have been …

Blog: Kennelly ’21 Aims to Become Fluent in Arabic During Year Abroad in Jordan

The international studies major is studying abroad at The University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan

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Name: Matthew Kennelly ‘21 Hometown: Garden City, New York Areas of study: International studies major Studying abroad at: The University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan Duration: Full academic year Why Jordan? “I’ve always felt that learning and achieving fluency in Arabic is a …

Washington Monthly Ranks Holy Cross Among Top Affordable Elite Colleges in the Country

08/29/19 by

Holy Cross ranks No. 7 among “Affordable Elite Colleges” in Washington Monthly’s annual ranking of U.S. colleges and universities based on what they do for the public good. “College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, Massachusetts, stands out in helping …

Holy Cross’ Shirley Konneh Named to Worcester Business Journal’s ’40 Under Forty’ List

Worcester Business Journal

Shirley Konneh, Ph.D., MBA, assistant director in the Center for Career Development at Holy Cross, was recently named to Worcester Business Journal’s 2019 “40 Under Forty” list. The list, which is published annually, highlights local young professionals who have made …

Legendary Basketball Player Bob Cousy ’50 Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

The former Holy Cross point guard scores the nation's highest civilian honor

Legendary Holy Cross and Boston Celtics point guard Bob Cousy ’50 was honored Thursday with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, for his contributions to American life both on and off the court. “I discovered some …

Holy Cross Fall 2019 Seelos Film Series

The lineup features films such as "Avengers: Endgame," "Rocketman" and "Us"

The College of the Holy Cross will be featuring the following films in Seelos Theater this fall. All films are free and open to the public.

Photos, Video: Over 200 Holy Cross Students Gain Real-World Experience Through Wide-Ranging Summer Internships

Whether advancing brain cancer research in the lab or opening up a shelter for the homeless, Holy Cross students are preparing for their futures

08/20/19 by

To the perennial question “How did you spend your summer vacation?” the answer for over 200 Holy Cross students was learning more about future careers and gaining out-of-the-classroom experience through summer internships.

MONEY Magazine Ranks Holy Cross No. 15 Among Most Transformative Colleges in the Country

College was also ranked No. 43 best value overall in the nation

The College of the Holy Cross was recently ranked No. 15 on MONEY Magazine’s list of “Most Transformative Colleges in 2019,” a list highlighting colleges which help students do far better than would be expected from their academic and economic …