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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 …

Catholics & Cultures: Holy Cross Professor Writes About Little-Known Fiesta de la Tirana for Crux


“In a tiny northern Chilean town in the driest desert in the world, 200,000 people are gathering this week for one of the most remarkable, vibrant, and little-known Catholic feasts in the world,” said Thomas Landy, director of the Rev. …

Professor and Russia Expert on Upcoming Trump-Putin Summit: ‘Trump is Playing Putin’s Game’

The Conversation

On July 16 President Donald Trump is scheduled to participate in a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, a meeting generating media buzz worldwide. In an article for The Conversation, Cynthia Hooper, associate professor of history and director …

‘Holy Cross Summer Course Explores Realities of Food Production’

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

“Meal time will never be the same again!” That’s how Christopher Staysniak, visiting lecturer of history at the College of the Holy Cross, started the six-week summer course titled “Food and Power” back in June. According to Staysniak, a key …

Down Any Possible Road: Internships Open the Door Wide for Post-Grad Success

From staffing the Smithsonian to creating marketing campaigns for high-end footwear in New York City, students are thinking outside the internship box

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College is a time to stretch yourself and try something else on for size. And that doesn’t just apply to taking different classes or joining a new club — it also extends to internships. Armed with the strength of a …

‘How Many Humans Can the Earth Support?’ Mathematics Professor Addresses Ahead of World Population Day

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When the first World Population Day was observed in 1990, the global population stood at a little over five billion. It’s now over half that, measuring 7.5 to 7.6 billion individuals. Is this exponential growth sustainable for Mother Earth? Writing …

Holy Cross President and Alumnus Named as 2018 Power Players by the Worcester Business Journal

Worcester Business Journal

Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of the College of the Holy Cross, and Dr. Michael Collins ’77, chancellor of UMass Medical School, were recently named to Worcester Business Journal’s annual list of the most powerful people in the Central …

What Led to the Battle of Gettysburg? Holy Cross Student and Professor Say It Was the Shoes

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With the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg approaching, Catherine Thompson, visiting assistant professor of history, and Declan Cronin ’19, a rising senior went on a quest to uncover what actually set off the battle. In an article for …

Holy Cross Professor Discusses Her Book on Racism and Colonialism in the Netherlands

The Northern Times

Melissa Weiner, associate professor of sociology at the College of the Holy Cross, has spent years studying racial identity formation, most recently in The Netherlands. In an article for Dutch news outlet The Northern Times, Weiner talks about the recent publication …

‘Paris is a Classroom’: Students Study Revolutionaries and Rebels Through Summer Study Abroad Program

The group augmented their studies with visits to renowned art museums and historically significant sites, including the Palace of Versailles and Normandy

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What do Les Miserables’ rebellious Jean Valjean, the writer James Baldwin and 11 College of the Holy Cross students have in common? They know something about French revolutions and artistic rebels. Stephanie Yuhl and Theresa McBride, professors of history, led …

President Boroughs Issues Statement on Immigration Policy

With thousands of families displaced from their homes each day, many fleeing devastating violence, it is inconceivable that the U.S. government is compounding their misery with an ill-conceived “zero tolerance” immigration policy responsible for separating children from their parents. This …

PayScale Ranks Holy Cross No. 18 Best Value Liberal Arts College

The College of the Holy Cross was recently ranked No. 18 among the best value liberal arts colleges in the country on PayScale’s 2018 College Return on Investment Report. The report evaluates the cost of attending a college against the …

Holy Cross Professor and Alumnus Featured in MassLive.com as New ‘Worcesterites’


Worcester is in the midst of a renaissance, with the construction of new hotels, apartments and the transformation of its downtown area. The city’s developing arts and restaurant scene are just some of the attractions its new residents point to. …