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Spring Weekend is Coming: CAB to Host Series of Events for Spring Weekend 2017

Spring Concert to feature T-Pain & Timeflies

The weather is getting warmer and classes are winding down, which can only mean one thing: Spring Weekend is coming! Kick back and enjoy the end of the semester with events, including Spring Concert featuring T-Pain & Timeflies and the …

Elizabeth Amaro Gonzalez ’17 Presents at Harvard Medical School’s New England Science Symposium

Biology major selected from hundreds of applicants to speak at annual event

Determined to pursue a career in science, biology major Elizabeth Amaro Gonzalez ’17 found herself in Professor Robert Bellin’s lab early on – and never left. “My whole life pretty much revolved around lab,” she laughed. Those four years of …

Religious Studies Professor and Catholic Scholar Asks ‘Is the death penalty un-Christian?’

The Conversation | Newsweek

With four death row prisoners executed in Arkansas in the last week, debates around the death penalty have seen a renewed vigor across the country. Holy Cross’s Mathew Schmalz, associate professor of religious studies and a Catholic scholar, joined the …

Sociology Professor Earns Prestigious Fellowship to Support Alzheimer’s Research

Renée Lynn Beard was named a 2017 Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellow

Renée Lynn Beard’s first job, as a teenager, was at a local nursing home, where she first encountered someone with Alzheimer’s disease. “She was sequestered far away from the nurses’ station and all social spaces, because staff and residents alike …

Religious Studies Professors Edit New Book on Buddhism

Volume, edited by Gary DeAngelis and Todd Lewis and published by Oxford University Press, serves as guide for educators

Gary DeAngelis, a lecturer in the religious studies department and associate director of special studies, and Todd Lewis, professor of religious studies, co-edited a new volume on Buddhism, titled “Teaching Buddhism: New Insights on Understanding and Presenting the Traditions.” The …

Putting Students First: A Conversation With Vice President of Student Affairs Jackie Peterson

Peterson reflects on her 20 years at the College before her retirement in June

When Holy Cross set out to restructure the Department of Student Affairs 20 years ago, it was Jacqueline Peterson who accepted the challenge. In doing so, she became the first female, first person of color and first lay person appointed …

Seminar Explores Development of Cities in Relation to Nature

Visual arts professor Min Kyung Lee challenges students in "Making the Modern City: Imagined and Built Environments"

Syllabus, a feature in each issue of Holy Cross Magazine, takes readers in to the classroom to see what students are learning about on Mount St. James. Explore one of the College’s Spring 2017 courses below. Course “Making the Modern …

His Honored Name: Remembering Rev. Anthony J. Kuzniewski, SJ., 1945-2016

A professor, chaplain, and mentor, Fr. K was beloved by the Holy Cross community

A successful life requires an accurate, realistic sense of self, Rev. Anthony J. Kuzniewski, S.J., once said – and that is attained over time thanks to positive influences in one’s life. “Personal history teaches all of us that the significant …

Holy Cross Chaplains Collaborate Across Campus to Reach All Students

The chaplains meet students where ever they are on their spiritual journeys

When lacrosse player John Price ’01 passed away suddenly during his junior year in 2000, it was the late Rev. Anthony Kuzniewski, S.J. — in his role as team chaplain — who helped Price’s teammates process their grief. Together with …

Revisionist: Che Anderson ’11 Leads the Way for Urban Renaissance

Following the success of his work in Worcester, young alumnus hopes to ignite artistic revivals in more post-industrial cities seeking reinvention

When Che Anderson was growing up in the projects of New York City, his mother ran a tight but loving ship. Her two boys were not allowed to watch TV until their homework was done, not allowed outside after dark …

Off the Course with Retiring Golf Coach Bob Molt

Molt reflects on his 41 years as golf coach at Holy Cross as he heads into his final season

Golf coach Bob Molt will retire this spring after more than four decades with the College. Under Molt’s leadership, the program experienced great success, with the men’s team making two consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament in 1982 and 1983, …

Holy Cross Basketball Player Excels On and Off the Court

Marcellis Perkins ’19 hosts a campus radio show, writes a blog about diversity, and serves as an orientation leader

“Growing up, I had amazing role models in school,” says Marcellis Perkins ’19, a sociology major and basketball player from Virginia. “My coaches and teachers pushed me to be who I am today.” At 21, Perkins is acutely aware of …

Workplace Civility Expert Christine Porath ’95 Pens ‘A Manifesto for the Workplace’

Author of book touted as a must-read leadership book of 2017 explains why being treated with respect is important for employees

The In Your Own Words alumni essay appears in each issue of Holy Cross Magazine. Porath wrote the essay for the Spring 2017 issue based on research for her book, “Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace,” which was included …

French Ensemble to Perform Music and Text Celebrating Proust at Holy Cross

On Wednesday, May 3 at 7 p.m., the College of the Holy Cross will host an imaginative performance of texts and music centered around acclaimed French novelist, critic and essayist Marcel Proust in Brooks Concert Hall. The event, titled “L’oreille …

Professor and Political Expert Discusses Recent White House Log Privatization

Fortune

In his latest op-ed for Fortune, Donald Brand, professor of political science at the College of the Holy Cross, argues that president Trump’s recent decision to make the White House logs private is a “serious political miscalculation.” Brand considers the …

History Professor Offers Expert ‘Look Inside Russia’s Alternate Media Reality’

The Conversation l Associated Press l The Washington Post l Newsweek l Salon l Yahoo! News

In the wake of the Syrian missile strike, Cynthia Hooper, associate professor of history and director of Russian and Eastern European Studies at the College of the Holy Cross, examines Russia’s media strategy at home and abroad in a piece …

Better Not Bitter: Kate Barrett ’14 Gets Back on Her Feet After Ski Accident

Barrett credits the support of the Holy Cross community for its positive impact on her recovery

“Better. Not Bitter.” That’s one of the slogans Kate Barrett ’14 stared at in her room, for three grueling, intense months, at Boston’s Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. It was one of countless slogans and decorations, actually; thanks to her immediate family, …

Joe Donelan ’72, Founder of the Office of Community-Based Learning, Reflects on Supporting Holy Cross

Owner of premier winery in Sonoma Valley expects nothing less than the best for his alma mater

“Learning about wine is a celebration of life,” explains Joseph P. Donelan II ’72, the larger-than-life founder of Donelan Family Wines, a boutique winery in Santa Rosa, California. Indeed, this was motivation enough for Donelan to leave his executive position …

24th Annual Sulski Lecture Given by Prominent Mathematician

Jordan Ellenberg explores probability, geometry, combinatorics and the lottery

Speaking to students and faculty in a packed-to-the-brim lecture hall, mathematician Jordan Ellenberg offered the 24th annual Leonard C. Sulski Memorial Lecture on April 19 at the College of the Holy Cross. Ellenberg, who is the John D. MacArthur Professor …

New Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Named at Holy Cross

Michele C. Murray has been named the new vice president for student affairs and dean of students at the College of the Holy Cross. The announcement was made today by Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of Holy Cross. She …