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Student STEM Research Aims to Discover More About Breast Cancer Tumors

The students' work with "disease on a chip" models positions them for real-world impact

When biology major Anh Phan ’21 was a sophomore at the College of the Holy Cross, she was looking for “a way to apply my knowledge to real-life science,” and Professor Robert Bellin’s breast cancer research lab proved to be …

Holy Cross Alumnus Honored By American Heart Association for National Leadership

Robert Harrington, M.D., '82 receives the Distinguished National Leadership Award for his service

Robert Harrington, M.D., ’82, recent past president of the American Heart Association (AHA), has been honored with the organization’s Distinguished National Leadership Award for his service. As the AHA’s 83rd president, Harrington’s term coincided with the emergence and outbreak of …

Grammy Award-Winning Composer and Music Professor Osvaldo Golijov Is Making National Headlines Once Again

Los Angeles Times | The New York Times

In 2000, with his “La Pasión Según San Marcos,” renowned composer Osvaldo Golijov, Loyola professor of music at Holy Cross, became “the international voice of a multicultural new millennium,” the Los Angeles Times said recently.  Today, Golijov—a member of the …

How to Tax the Rich: Holy Cross Professor Shares Lessons From Ancient Greece

The Conversation

The debate over taxing the rich is nothing new, but it’s as relevant a topic now as ever. And while most are familiar with the concept in the frame of modern times, many are not aware that the question of …

Holy Cross Names Cornell LeSane Vice Provost for Enrollment Management

New leadership role will oversee admissions and financial aid

Cornell B. LeSane II has been appointed the inaugural vice provost for enrollment management at the College of the Holy Cross, Provost Margaret Freije announced Monday. In this new leadership role, LeSane will oversee both admissions and financial aid. He …

A New Patron Saint of the Internet? Holy Cross Professor Explains the Process of Becoming a Saint

The Conversation

In what has been considered a puzzling act by some, a teenage computer whiz from Italy – nicknamed “the patron saint of the internet” – was beatified on Oct. 10, 2020, making him the first millennial to be put on …

Montserrat Student Ambassadors Facilitate Community for First-Years During Remote Semester

Both faculty and first-year students lean on the student ambassadors to improve programming and navigate college culture

Holy Cross Economics Professor Participates in WSJ Roundtable Examining the Gender Pay Gap in Sports

The Wall Street Journal

The average salary in the WNBA could rise to around $200,000 next year, whereas in the NBA, the average is about $7.7 million, according to The Wall Street Journal. What accounts for the financial gap between female pros and their …

From the Courtroom to the Classroom, Alumnus Fights to Empower the Marginalized

What began as a Holy Cross honors thesis has developed into a decade of advocacy for Jerry Dickinson '09

Jerry Dickinson ’09 was in the final push of the Democratic primary race to represent Pittsburgh and surrounding areas in the U.S. House of Representatives when the country erupted this May over the death of George Floyd. A constitutional law …

Alumna Creates Volunteer Network to Aid Vulnerable Neighbors During the Pandemic

Inspired by social media, Megan Demit '16 started a neighborhood group that quickly expanded throughout San Francisco

In mid-March, a few days before the shelter-in-place order was announced in San Francisco, Megan Demit ’16 was at home scrolling through Twitter when she came across an anecdote that caught her attention.

Joanna Geraghty ’94 Leads JetBlue With a Holy Cross Mindset

One of the highest-ranking women in the U.S. airline industry, Geraghty focuses on service, values and community

Holy Cross Alumna Dishes on Baking With Martha Stewart

Catherine Foley '10 shares her experiences competing on Food Network's reality show and working with the home and lifestyle guru

Martha Stewart has a bowl of lemons behind the glass doors of the refrigerator in her farmhouse kitchen, freshly picked from the trees in her own greenhouse. There’s a bowl of eggs on the counter, supplied from the chickens in …

Holy Cross Course Examines Health Care as Common Good

Students analyze theological perspectives on medical ethics, health care and more

Many students first learn about HeLa cells in a science course. These human cells were the first to grow indefinitely in a laboratory setting, which is why they’re commonly referred to as “immortal.” The cell line has been used for …

Four Holy Cross Faculty Members Promoted to Professor

Educators from psychology, sociology and anthropology and visual arts recognized for their scholarship, mentorship and more

Four Holy Cross faculty members across three departments have been promoted to the rank of professor this fall, in recognition of their scholarship, teaching, mentorship and service to the College.

Holy Cross Continues Community-Wide Effort Against Racism

Inspired by its Jesuit roots, the College examines its past as it works toward an anti-racist future

People and institutions from every corner of the country — and beyond — are embracing the call to become an anti-racist society and Holy Cross is no exception.

Holy Cross Reflects on Record-Breaking Comprehensive Campaign

Over the course of seven years, more than 35,000 donors united to support the College's $420 million historic 'Become More' effort

Like much at the heart of Holy Cross, the College’s landmark Become More campaign began in 2013 with deep reflection and contemplation: “What does it mean to think critically, act ethically and have hearts of compassion today?” “What does discerning …

Holy Cross Named Among Top ‘Green’ Colleges in the Country for 11th Consecutive Year

The Princeton Review

For the 11th consecutive year, the College of the Holy Cross has been recognized as one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review, receiving a “Green Rating” score of 88 out of 99.  In its …

Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Reflects on the History and Meaning Behind Oaths of Office

The Conversation

The Supreme Court nomination and subsequent confirmation hearings of Amy Coney Barrett have shined a spotlight on her alleged commitment to the Christian religious group, People of Praise, and raised concerns for some over her impartiality if she is approved …

Cantor Art Gallery to Exhibit the ‘New Gilded Age’ by Boston Artist B. Lynch

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross, will present the work of Boston-based artist B. Lynch in the exhibition “New Gilded Age” from Tues., Oct. 13 through Fri., Feb. 5. A dedicated …

Tracing and Celebrating Indigenous Roots at the College of the Holy Cross

1620/2020 Speaker Series is part of ongoing work to educate the campus community on the College’s complex history

It is a well-known story that Holy Cross was formally established by the Jesuits in 1843, on land that college founder Bishop Benedict J. Fenwick, S.J. purchased for $1,500. The fact that the land was originally home to the Nipmuc, …