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Holy Cross Celebrates Opening of Visitors Center and Park Near Campus

College donated funding and land to make project a reality

10/30/18 by

College of the Holy Cross is welcoming a new neighbor, with the opening of the Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center and adjacent Blackstone Gateway Park. The new Visitor Center officially opened Saturday, Oct. 27, and is an interpretive, recreational and …

College of the Holy Cross Dedicates D’Agostino Café in Integrated Science Complex

The café has been named in honor of alumnus Stephen I. D'Agostino '55, whose family founded the famed NYC supermarket chain

The College of the Holy Cross has dedicated the D’Agostino Café in the Integrated Science Complex in honor of Stephen I. D’Agostino ’55, whose family founded the famed D’Agostino supermarket chain in New York City. Alongside his brother, D’Agostino took …

Princeton Review Names Holy Cross a ‘Green College’

The college has been recognized for a ninth year in a row as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the country

The College of the Holy Cross is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the country, according to The Princeton Review’s “Guide to 399 Green Colleges.” The Guide, now in its ninth year, is the only free, comprehensive resource …

Follow the Question Marks: Holy Cross Students Blur the Lines Between Art and Science

Fueled by a weeklong residency of rock opera performers, students explore the many ways the symbolic and the scientific entwine

10/24/18 by

A drum circle in a math class. A music lecture in a marine biology class. A hunt for freshwater shrimp with a group of wader-clad Montserrat students. It was clear that something interesting was afoot on campus as artists, musicians …

Blog: Hastie ’22 Looking Forward to Making Lifelong Friends at the College

10/23/18 by

NAME Olivia Hastie ’22 HOMETOWN Holliston, Mass. STUDIES SHE’S CONSIDERING Political Science and Theatre double major ACTIVITIES Theatre production of “Little Women,” Pax Christi, Delilahs all-female a cappella group, liturgical ministry, Chapel Choir, Feminist Forum WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “The majority of my....

Blog: Greenho ’22 Hopes to Inspire Others During First Year on Campus

10/23/18 by

NAME AnnaGrace Greenho ’22 HOMETOWN Charleston, S.C. STUDIES SHE’S CONSIDERING Psychology major, Neuroscience minor ACTIVITIES Student Programs for Urban Development (SPUD) WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “I enjoy the small, close-knit learning community and appreciate the ability to form unique and individual connections with your....

Blog: Taveras ’22 Looking Forward to Learning New Things During First Year

10/23/18 by

NAME Ramsés Taveras ’22 HOMETOWN Providence, R.I. STUDIES HE’S CONSIDERING Accounting major ACTIVITIES Latin American Student Organization (LASO), Creative Writing club, Latinidad Identidad, Holy Cross Sales Group WHY HE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “One of the deciding factors when deciding if I wanted to attend Holy …

Blog: Ruppert ’22 Excited to Take on Second Year on The Hill

10/23/18 by

NAME Aidan Ruppert ’22 HOMETOWN Rochester, N.Y. AREAS OF STUDY Psychology major ACTIVITIES  WCHC Sports 88.1, Counseling Outreach Peer Educators (COPE), Admissions Outreach E-Board, Student Programs for Urban Development (SPUD) WHY HE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “I knew I wanted to attend a smaller college, …

Blog: Baker ’22 Excited for Extracurricular Opportunities on The Hill

10/23/18 by

NAME  Mitchell Baker ’22 HOMETOWN Upton, Mass. STUDIES HE’S CONSIDERING Political science and philosophy double major, Middle Eastern Studies or Peace and Conflict Studies concentration ACTIVITIES Mock Trial, Moot Court WHY HE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “I chose Holy Cross because I immediately felt a connection …

Holy Cross Cantor Art Gallery to Display Contemporary Devotional Master Works From Kathmandu Valley

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross will exhibit “The Newar Craftsmen of Kathmandu Valley: Objects of Devotion from Nepal” from Nov. 1 – Dec. 15, 2018. Featuring repouseé metal work, lost …

Throughout the Years: Six Major Milestones in Holy Cross History

From the very beginning in 1843 to the present day, catch some historic highlights that have made Holy Cross what it is today

10/12/18 by

There are many ways to mark the evolution of an institution with the kind of storied history of College of the Holy Cross. On the occasion of the College’s 175th anniversary, we’ve highlighted six milestones that have shaped the school …

Holy Cross Among the Best Liberal Arts Colleges for Salary Potential, According to PayScale

College was also highly ranked as a top school for business majors

The College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 16 among liberal arts schools for graduates’ starting and mid-career salary potential by the website PayScale. The annual list is based on the salaries of both recent graduates and those with more …

Service in Practice: Teach for America Counts Holy Cross as Top Contributor

By sending 12 students to Teach for America in 2018, Holy Cross ranks second for number of alumni joined among all small schools in the country

10/10/18 by

A dozen recent Holy Cross alumni are taking their love of learning and service to the classroom by joining the ranks of Teach for America. Teach for America, a non-profit organization that works in partnership with communities to expand educational …

Alumna Leads Movement to Empower and Advance Female Visual Artists

Artist Maggie O'Neill '99 is spearheading a cause to make sure the work of underrepresented women artists is seen worldwide

In 1999, Maggie O’Neill departed Holy Cross with a political science degree in hand and a plan in mind: She was going to law school. There was just one problem. “I didn’t really want to go to law school,” she …

Finding Oneself in Others: Theresa Becchi ’10 Finds Inspiration in Peace Corps

Two years of service in a Southeast Asian female prison helped this young alumna discover commonality in an unlikely place

A year ago, I sat in a prison yard under the corrugated metal roofing of a makeshift shelter, surrounded by women who had trafficked drugs, trafficked humans, killed their husbands or killed a child. We laughed, cried and sang, squinting …

Holy Cross Women’s Volleyball Team Tops National Community Service Challenge

With 571 volunteer hours and 100 percent participation in a three-month period, the team topped the NCAA competition

For the first three months of 2018, Holy Cross women’s volleyball beat the competition with their service and assists of a different kind — those they performed off the court. And they did it without even trying. “It was really …

Last Lap: Reflections from Retiring Swimming and Diving Coach Barry Parenteau

After 43 years and 241 combined wins, the second-generation coach has a lot to be thankful for

It was a fall day in 1975 when Barry Parenteau found himself alongside his father, Paul, in the office of then-Holy Cross Athletics Director Ron Perry Sr. ’54. The elder Parenteau was head coach of the Holy Cross men’s swim …

Young Alumni Found Nonprofit to Build Schools and Provide Medical Care in Honduras

Action for Education has built two schools and served thousands of Honduran patients since its 2015 founding

It was 2014 when Michael Mastroianni ’16 found himself in Honduras on a missionary trip — and on the verge of losing a bet that would change his life and those of local residents. In the country on a Medical …

Holy Cross Alumni Fight to Create Affordable Housing for All

At the local, state and national levels, alumni are taking the charge to be sure everyone can afford a place to live

In the beginning, all Connie Snow ’77 wanted to do was take a few houses — Victorians, once stately but now decrepit — and bring them up to code, creating homes for needy families in Brattleboro, Vermont. “We were in …

Le Chevalier: English Professor Receives French Knighthood

Maurice Géracht adds a new layer to his 52-year (and counting) story of teaching and impact on The Hill

It was a chance encounter in an elevator that brought Maurice Géracht to Holy Cross 52 years ago. He was a Ph.D. student at the University of Wisconsin, wrapping up his dissertation and fielding job offers, when his adviser asked …