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Holy Cross History Professor Wins Prestigious National Book Award

Lorelle Semley is named co-winner of the World History Association's Bentley Book Prize for her book, "To be Free and French: Citizenship in France's Atlantic Empire"

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Lorelle Semley, associate professor of history, has been named a co-winner of the World History Association’s prestigious Bentley Book Prize for her recent book, “To be Free and French: Citizenship in France’s Atlantic Empire” (Cambridge University Press, 2017). The prize …

Holy Cross Professor Writes Commentary on Gun Control, Wildlife for the Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Leila Philip, professor of English at Holy Cross and a contributing columnist for the Boston Globe’s Opinion section, recently penned a piece for the paper in which she reached the paradoxical conclusion that “North American wildlife depends on gun sales for its …

‘9 to 5’ Sequel Still Relevant in #MeToo America, Holy Cross Professor Writes in Washington Post

Washington Post

Almost four decades after the 1980 workplace comedy “9 to 5” opened, telling the story of three secretaries who get even with their sexist boss, it was revealed that a sequel is in the works. In an op-ed published by …

Over 100 Students Spend Their Summers Conducting Research Around the World

From digging up fossils in the Midwest to interviewing three generations of women in Russia, Holy Cross students are on the cutting edge of undergraduate research

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For 113 Holy Cross students, summer has been a time to dive deep into innovative research through the Weiss Summer Research Program. Sixty-eight students conducted research in the natural sciences; 37 in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts; and …

Holy Cross Fund Surpasses a Record $10 Million for Second Year in a Row

The year's success is a result of the support of more than 20,000 alumni, parents and friends

Since 1843, Holy Cross has devoted itself to transforming lives in the hope of transforming the world. Now in its 175th year, the College celebrates its history and traditions, and the generations of people who have sustained and propelled it. …

‘We’re Trying to Get More Comfortable Being Uncomfortable,’ Says Holy Cross CIO

Business Officer Magazine

Holy Cross Chief Information Officer Ellen Keohane ’83 is trying to turn Information Technology Services into the College’s “innovation organization,” she recently told Business Officer Magazine. To that end, Keohane and her team have shifted some resources from traditional IT …

History Professor Specializing in Kremlin Media Strategy Is Sought-After Expert on U.S.-Russian Affairs

CNN | Washington Post | Boston Globe | Newsweek | Fortune | Salon | Mother Jones

With the world keeping tabs on U.S.-Russia relations in anticipation of the second bilateral meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, media across the country are turning to Cynthia Hooper, associate professor of history and director of Russian and …

A Miracle? Holy Cross Professor Writes About Weeping Virgin Mary Statue

The Conversation

Last week, media outlets worldwide were abuzz with news about a statue of the Virgin Mary at a diocese in New Mexico that appeared to had been “weeping” for more than a month, an event attracting thousands of visitors. In …

Holy Cross’ Fall 2018 Seelos Film Series

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. “I, Tonya“ Wed., Aug. 29: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated R. Starring …

Mixing Alcohol and Marijuana Increases Odds of Unsafe Sex for Young Women, According to Study by Holy Cross Professor


Jumi Hayaki, associate professor of psychology at Holy Cross, was recently the lead author on a study regarding the influence of alcohol and/or marijuana use on sexual behavior, Reuters reports. Based on the study’s findings published in the American Journal …

Leader in HIV/AIDS Research Dr. Anthony S. Fauci ‘62 Credits Humanities Background for Successful Career in Medicine

'What It Takes' Podcast

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci ’62, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told NPR’s Nina Totenberg in a recent interview for the “What It Takes” podcast that having a Jesuit education …

Holy Cross Professor Writes on Heaven in Christian Thought

The Conversation

The belief in an afterlife is an important part of the Christian tradition. And unsurprisingly, there are many competing images of what that would look like and who would be allowed in. In an article for The Conversation, Joanne Pierce, …

Deconstructing Modern Africa: Anthropology Course Challenges Students’ Idea of the Continent

After breaking down wayward tropes, the course rebuilds a more accurate and complex understanding of urban Africa today

“I didn’t give you a good example of syncopation — here, follow this,” says Jeremy Jones, assistant professor of anthropology, as he starts to rhythmically bang on his desk. The students join in, and soon the room is filled with …

Liberal Arts and Technology: A Match for the New Millennium

Computer science majors, interest on the rise at Holy Cross, where students, faculty and alumni are finding new advantages in research, careers

Lucca Eloy ’18 didn’t arrive at Holy Cross planning to major in computer science. He figured he’d focus on biology, maybe even go pre-med. But a funny thing happened sophomore year after he signed up for a computer science class …

Our Shared Responsibility: Jesuit Mission Holds Strong on Mount St. James

From faculty and staff to administration and students, everyone plays a part in living and sharing the Jesuit mission at Holy Cross

Just as the campus has changed since Day One, so have the Jesuits. The society and its mission have evolved over time, to a point in which, today, embracing and sharing the society’s mission at Holy Cross is not solely …

Eight Holy Cross Faculty Members Promoted to Rank of Professor

The professors answer questions on their scholarship, proudest accomplishments

After years of research and accomplishments in their respective fields, eight Holy Cross faculty members have been promoted to the rank of professor. Below, the professors share their thoughts on their careers, scholarship and more.

Three Retiring Faculty Members Leave Lasting Mark on College, Their Fields

Professors John Cull, Suzanne Kirschner and Rev. Thomas Worcester inspired and challenged countless students during their tenures

With the end of the academic year comes the departure of three faculty members who announced their retirement: John Cull, professor of Spanish; Rev. Thomas Worcester, S.J., professor of history; and Suzanne Kirschner, professor of psychology. The three faculty members …

Alumnus Leads New York City March for Our Lives and Its 175K Attendees

Alex Clavering '13 wanted to participate in the New York City March for Our Lives, but couldn't find an organizer. So he decided to step in.

On Feb. 14, 2018, I received a news alert on my phone that there was a mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. As the day progressed and I learned more about the horrific event, I texted friends …

Mark Cronin ’80 and Son Help Spread Happiness Through Socks

The alumnus and his son John's 'crazy' idea has led to a multimillion-dollar business and international advocacy for people of all abilities

Online retailer John’s Crazy Socks started as a playful experiment, a father-son business built on a simple premise: spreading happiness through socks. Less than two years later, Mark Cronin ’80, (above, right) company president, and his son John (above, left), …

Theodore V. Wells Jr., Renowned Litigation Attorney, to Receive Honorary Degree From College of the Holy Cross

Honorary Degree Convocation to kick off the 50th anniversary celebration of Holy Cross' Black Student Union Organization

The College of the Holy Cross will award an honorary degree to prominent litigation attorney and alumnus Theodore V. “Ted” Wells Jr. ’72, during a Convocation event taking place on Friday, November 9. Wells, a co-founder and former president of …