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Citizen Scientists: Summer Course Takes Hands-On Approach to Environmental Issues

Environmental chemistry students partake in frequent experiments to help complex subjects gel

“It’s a Small World” might seem an odd soundtrack for a chemistry course, but the chirpy chorus begins every time students in Environmental Chemistry rig their tabletop wind turbines just right. First they connect a string of lights to the …

Five Holy Cross Faculty Members Promoted to Rank of Professor

The professors discuss their scholarship and proudest accomplishments while at the College

After years of dedicated teaching and research in their respective fields, five Holy Cross faculty members have been promoted to the rank of full professor. We asked them a few questions about their scholarship — and more:

Chaplains’ Office Welcomes New Staff

Rev. Keith Maczkiewicz, S.J. and Andrew Omondi will serve as assistant chaplains

This academic year, the Office of the College Chaplains welcomes two new staff members: Rev. Keith Maczkiewicz, S.J. and Andrew Omondi. Both offering rich education and faith experience, they are excited to join the Holy Cross community. To many, Maczkiewicz …

Holy Cross Maymester Program Leaves Mark on Faculty, Too

After a month of using Rome as a classroom, two professors share the transformative effects of these immersive trips

At the end of a long, hot day last May, Aaron Seider, associate professor of classics, was leading a group of students on a tour of the Capitoline Museum in Rome. He was ready to throw in the towel and …

Can a Sports Stadium Ruin a Neighborhood? Holy Cross Economics Professor Opines for The Guardian

The Guardian

Detroit’s billionaire Ilitch family has come under fire as their ambitious plans to create an expansive entertainment district in downtown Detroit are not coming to fruition, despite the newly opened Little Caesars Arena. The Guardian recently examined the issue, and …

Flipping the Script: A Candid Conversation with Prized Psychology Professor

Binah Saint-Loth '19 sits down with her professor and mentor Danuta Bukatko to find out what's kept her teaching for 42 years and what advice she'd give her college-aged self

10/03/18 by

How do babies’ minds develop? How can female leaders thrive? How can Holy Cross students learn to speak up and out? These are all questions that Danuta “Diane” Bukatko, professor of psychology, explores in her popular and well-regarded courses. As …

Holy Cross Professor Offers Inside Look Into Complex Jehovah’s Witnesses Organization for NBC News

NBC News

A recent Montana jury ruling that Jehovah’s Witnesses leadership is to pay $35 million to a 21-year-old woman alleging the church covered up her childhood sexual abuse shook this tight-knit community to the core. Mathew Schmalz, associate professor of religious …

‘Holy Cross Financial Aid & Scholarships: Real Parent Experiences’

Edmit, an online platform dedicated to demystifying college financing, offers an inside look into how one parent navigated the daunting task

As the price tag of higher education continues to rise, affordability has become a focal point for high schoolers and parents navigating the college search process. Prospective students and their parents are likely wondering: How does Holy Cross stack up? …

Eight New Tenure-Track Faculty Members Welcomed in 2018-19 Academic Year

The new faculty members bring a wealth of knowledge to eight different departments at Holy Cross

10/02/18 by

The College of the Holy Cross has welcomed eight new faculty members to tenure-track positions for the 2018-19 academic year. They will each join a different department: biology, chemistry, political science, religious studies, classics, mathematics, psychology and history. The new …

Hundreds of High Schoolers, Resettled Peoples Find Connection Through Art

Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble bring music to unexpected places during a week-long residency at Holy Cross

Over the course of a week-long residency at the College of the Holy Cross, wherever the Silkroad Ensemble went — whether on campus or throughout Worcester — connection followed. The Grammy Award-winning musical collective, made up of musicians representing dozens …

Holy Cross Lauded by The Chronicle of Higher Education for Championing Its Visiting Assistant Professors

Discussing the growing challenges facing young academics, The Chronicle points to Holy Cross as a college doing it right

Visiting assistant professor positions have gotten a bad rap in academia, known as being exploitative and not offering much-needed job security, leading many scholars to avoid them altogether. But if a college’s visitors’ program is structured well, it can lead …

Service, Faith and Justice: Five Alumni Honored for Wide-Ranging, Significant Achievements

The distinguished alumni were honored for their lifelong achievements and commitment to living the Holy Cross mission

09/25/18 by

In a packed room, College of the Holy Cross students, staff and faculty had a chance to meet and hear from this year’s distinguished recipients of the Sanctae Crucis Award, the highest non-degree accolade the College bestows upon alumni. Given …

What’s the Difference Between the Sports and Cardboard Box Industries? Holy Cross Professor Explains

'Freakonomics Radio' Podcast

Victor Matheson, professor of economics at the College of the Holy Cross, was recently interviewed for the “Freakonomics Radio” podcast, as part of its new series dubbed “The Hidden Side of Sports.” The weekly podcast, a spin-off of the 2005 …

‘Catholics Need a March for Our Lives Moment,’ Says Holy Cross Professor

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Mary Roche, associate professor of religious studies at the College of the Holy Cross, was interviewed by the Telegram & Gazette recently on how Catholics are coping with the impact of the global sex-abuse crisis. Talking about what Church leadership …

College Marks 175th Anniversary with Community Celebration

Students, faculty and staff gathered on the Kimball quad for gourmet food and live entertainment

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The College of Holy Cross community kicked off a yearlong celebration of its 175th anniversary to honor the past and embrace the future on Sept. 14 with a campus-wide anniversary celebration and a Mass led by Archbishop of Boston Seán …

Holy Cross Descends Upon Boston for Football Matchup Against Boston College

Thousands gathered for an event-filled weekend centered around the first football game played between the teams in 32 years

From Holy Cross banners on car trunks and tree branches to deep purple shirts on the backs of thousands of alumni and students, Crusaders were visible in every direction on Sept. 8 at Boston College. The occasion? Holy Cross football’s …

Holy Cross Professor Stephanie Yuhl Speaks to WGBH About the Miss America Protests of 1968


Fifty years ago today, protesters took on the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, sparking the feminist revolution, with hundreds of women protesting the pageant’s ideal of femininity. Just a few blocks away another protest was taking place: the first-ever …

Holy Cross Earns High Marks in Washington Monthly Rankings

College was ranked No. 13 in "Best Bang for the Buck in Northeast" and No. 23 in "Liberal Arts" lists

The College of the Holy Cross has been recognized among the top colleges in the nation by Washington Monthly magazine in its September/October issue, having been ranked No. 23 among top liberal arts colleges in the country and No. 13 …

Four Alumni Recognized Among 2018 Most Influential Black Lawyers by Savoy Magazine

Savoy Magazine

  Four Holy Cross alumni were named among the 2018 Most Influential Black Lawyers by Savoy Magazine this summer: Michael Brown ’86, Dominic Blue ’98, Damon Hart ’96 and Theodore V. Wells, Jr. ’72. According to the publication, the list …

Photos: Holy Cross Named Among Most Beautiful College Campuses in the Country

Conde Nast Traveler puts Holy Cross on its list for 2018

08/31/18 by

Anyone who’s stepped foot on Mount St. James knows one thing for sure: the campus is absolutely stunning, no matter the season. Conde Nast Traveler agrees, as it named Holy Cross one of the most beautiful college campuses in the …