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Joanne Chouinard-Luth Wants to Help Holy Cross Students Live Long, Healthy Lives

The namesake Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation and Wellness Center will foster a new era of holistic wellness on The Hill

Dentists are all about preventive care, says Joanne “Jo” Chouinard-Luth, D.M.D, MPH, M.S. She spent 30 years in practice embracing an approach of preventing and mitigating disease, and now she’s using that same tactic in her philanthropy, promoting health and …

Kiplinger Ranks Holy Cross 22nd Best Value College in the Nation for 2019

The ranking highlights public and private colleges that combine outstanding education with economic value

College of the Holy Cross has been named a 2019 best value college by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, a Washington, D.C.-based publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice. Holy Cross placed 22nd in the nation among private universities, private liberal …

Holy Cross Community Gives Total of $39 Million During College’s 175th Anniversary Year

Thousands came together to support the mission and future of Holy Cross

This year, the support shown for the College of the Holy Cross was remarkable. The College’s alumni, parents, students, community and friends gave a total of $39 million to Holy Cross throughout the fiscal year and, for the third year …

Game On: Women’s Ice Hockey Coach Embraces New Role

Katie Lachapelle is ready to make the team competitive in college hockey’s toughest division

Want to evaluate team character during a rough season? Check out a Monday practice. “Mondays were the hardest,” says Tori Messina ’19, a co-captain on Holy Cross’ women’s ice hockey team that went 1-29-3 last year in its first season …

10 Things to Know About Academics at Holy Cross

Majors and minors, student to faculty ratio, academic advising — it's all here

07/18/19 by

If you’re looking for an education that combines academic excellence, critical inquiry and meaningful reflection, then the College of the Holy Cross might just be the perfect fit. From first-year seminars to undergrad research opportunities, here are 10 facts to …

Rarely Exhibited Buddhist Ritual Art on View at Holy Cross’ Cantor Art Gallery Throughout Fall Semester

Exhibition made possible by $100K NEH grant

The College of the Holy Cross, in conjunction with the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, are pleased to announce that the National Endowment of the Humanities has awarded a $100,000 grant in support of a major exhibition of …

Holy Cross Professor’s Greenway Art Project Uses Augmented Reality to Take Visitors Back in Time


Amy Finstein, visiting assistant professor of visual arts, was recently interviewed by WBUR on her latest project, an augmented reality experience which happens to be one of the largest ever set up in North America. An initiative of the Rose …

Puerto Rico Newspaper Features Holy Cross Professors’ Trip to Study the Effects of Hurricane María

El Nuevo Día

“At first look, history and microbiology may seem like disciplines with nothing in common. However, two Latina faculty members at the College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester MA, vehemently shattered the perceived boundaries between these disciplines to provide their …

5 Great Places to Eat at Holy Cross

Whether you're hankering for hand-rolled sushi or nitro cold brew coffee, there's something for every appetite

07/11/19 by

We know there’s nothing that can compare to your family’s home cooking. But that doesn’t mean college food has to be a total bore. Chefs and cooks at College of the Holy Cross are constantly pushing the envelope with innovative, …

Holy Cross Teaches Students How to Protect Themselves From Identity Theft

Inside Higher Ed

While most college students prepare themselves for new experiences when they go away to school, identity theft isn’t usually one of them. But with the increasing use of technology, research shows that college students and campuses are big targets of …

Exploring Nature a Stone’s Throw From Campus

The newly-opened Blackstone Gateway Park offers scenic views and peaceful walking trails just beyond the College's gates

07/10/19 by

Deer, birds, wildlife — the new Blackstone Gateway Park, nestled in the Quinsigamond Village neighborhood at the base of Mount St. James, lets students step into the wild via a short trail at the base of Freshman Field. “The park …

Holy Cross Names Brett Nelson Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Nelson becomes the 18th head coach in the history of the program

Holy Cross Director of Athletics Marcus Blossom has named Brett Nelson as the Crusaders’ next head men’s basketball coach. Nelson becomes the 18th head coach in the history of the program, joining Holy Cross after spending the last five seasons …

A Tour Guide’s Guide to Holy Cross

From sharing experiences of their first year on campus to identifying the best food on The Hill, five current Holy Cross tour guides tell all

07/03/19 by

What should students expect in their first year at Holy Cross? How do students spend their free time? Is it true the College brings food trucks to campus? Five current Holy Cross tour guides — Caitlin Keaveny ’21, a psychology …

Holy Cross Professors’ Research to Address Children’s Learning in Museums, Adolescent Summer Reading, Food Equity and Latino History in Worcester

Initiative sponsored by Mellon Foundation grant

The College of the Holy Cross announced the recipients of the “Scholarship in Action” grants for the 2019-2020 academic year, an initiative advancing Worcester-based faculty research with community partners that makes a lasting impact and provides rich experiential learning opportunities …

World Premiere of Osvaldo Golijov’s ‘Falling Out of Time’ on Oct. 31 at College of the Holy Cross

The College of the Holy Cross will present the world premiere performance of “Falling Out of Time,” a new piece by renowned Argentinean-born composer and Loyola Professor of Music Osvaldo Golijov. The event is set to take place on Oct. …

Holy Cross Professors Celebrated for Outstanding Scholarship and Student Advising

Juan Ramos and Andrew Hwang received Marfuggi Awards, and Susan Elizabeth Sweeney the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award

At the close of the academic year, three faculty members were celebrated for their excellence in scholarship and academic advising. Before the faculty of the College of the Holy Cross who were gathered for her spring address, Margaret Freije, provost …

Holy Cross Professor Quoted in The New York Times on Antitrust Lessons From the Gilded Age

The New York Times

For decades, antitrust focused on the welfare of the consumer, but with rising fear over the influence of Big Tech companies, regulators are now trying to reverse years of conventional doctrine. “There’s an old saying about how history doesn’t repeat …

Why Do People Love ‘Dark Tourism’? Holy Cross Professor Shares Insight With BBC 5 Radio

BBC 5 Radio

The success of the Chernobyl TV drama has led to a rise in the number of people wanting to visit the site of the 1986 catastrophic nuclear accident, with some travel agencies reporting as much as a 40 percent rise …

Students Travel to Puerto Rico to Study the Effects of Hurricane Maria

The students spent a week working with local grassroots organizations and linking their microbiology and history coursework to firsthand experiences

06/13/19 by

It’s one thing to study the effects of a hurricane in a classroom setting, learning about the biology behind the devastation or the history of the country it hit. It’s a whole other ballgame to visit the place you’ve been …

WBUR Applauds Holy Cross Dining Services for Its Sustainability Efforts


America has a food waste problem, with research showing that up to 40 percent of food in this country goes uneaten. Closer to home, in Massachusetts a fourth of the waste we toss out is actually food, even as hunger …