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Holy Cross’ LASO Celebrates 30 Years of Providing a Voice, Home to Latinx Students

Students, alumni and the College community celebrate the group’s past and look to the future

When Melisa Alves ’06 arrived at Holy Cross in 2002, she immediately realized there weren’t many Latinx students on campus. Fortunately, she quickly discovered the Latin American Student Organization (LASO).

Unity Week returns to in-person events at Holy Cross as speakers, students share lived experiences

Students, inspired by previous events, started organizing this year’s Unity Week in August.

04/11/22 by

Anna Lee ’24 experienced her first Unity Week at the College of the Holy Cross through the lens of a computer. The COVID-19 pandemic shifted most events on campus to virtual gatherings populated by small boxes on a screen.

Holy Cross Creates New Office of Parent and Family Engagement

The recently launched office will build on the College’s existing partnerships with families, further enhancing the student experience

04/05/22 by

Holy Cross has long embraced families as important members of the College community, especially for their key role in student success. With the launch of the College’s new Office of Parent and Family Engagement, Holy Cross is further strengthening this …

Holy Cross to Name Science Complex for Dr. Anthony Fauci ‘62

Fauci, a classics major, has led the nation’s response to health crises for nearly four decades

The Integrated Science Complex at College of the Holy Cross will be renamed this summer in honor of Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the college’s most prominent alumni, Holy Cross President Vincent D. Rougeau announced Monday. “Dr. Fauci vividly personifies …

Apartment-style Residence Halls at Holy Cross Receive Approval from City of Worcester

The College’s plans for 148 units meant for juniors and seniors could become a reality as early as the fall of 2023

03/29/22 by

Construction on two new buildings at the College of the Holy Cross that would house nearly 150 students could begin as soon as this summer. Students could start living in the apartment-style units with full kitchens as early as the …

WATCH: Holy Cross Faculty Discuss the Living Legacy of Global Health Champion Paul Farmer

Ten years ago, global health champion Dr. Paul Farmer was an honorary degree recipient and commencement speaker at Holy Cross, telling graduates, “…the miracle of human solidarity… when linked to both meaningful action and compassion, is something all of us, …

Cultural Competence is Key to Supporting the Mental Health of LGBTQIA+ Students, Says Holy Cross Psychologist

The Hechinger Report | Teen Vogue

Research shows that LGBTQIA+ college students face sizable mental health challenges compared to their heterosexual and cisgender peers and that therapists are required to have ample cultural competence to better meet their needs. Kelsey Moran, Psy.D., staff psychologist and coordinator …

Holy Cross Again a Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars

The 2022 rankings by the Chronicle of Higher Education continue the College’s long history as a leading producer of student scholars

03/21/22 by

The College of the Holy Cross, once again, ranks as one of the premier institutions in the country when it comes to producing Fulbright students. 

Will the End of the MLB Lockout Change the Future of Baseball? Holy Cross Sports Economist Weighs In

The Conversation

On the heels of the news that Major League Baseball has reached a five-year agreement with its players — ending the second-longest labor disruption in the organization’s history — questions now arise on whether or not the new collective bargaining …

Two Years Into the Pandemic, We’re Suffering From “Narrative Fatigue,” Says Holy Cross Psychology Professor

The Atlantic

By all accounts, the pandemic has been exhausting to live through for the past two years, with some experts attributing this to the fact that it has defied our natural impulse to turn reality into a coherent story. Mark Freeman, …

Annual Giving Day Sets New Records, Reaffirms the Power of Purple

Holy Cross community rallies around mission, shows loyalty and passion

On February 25, despite a campus shutdown due to inclement weather, the College once again broke records on its annual Giving Day. A total of 5,361 alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends donated a record $1,496,650 on the College’s …

Cantor Art Gallery to Exhibit Works by Contemporary Photographers Rethinking Their Medium From the Collection of Mark D. Nevins ‘86

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery will present the work of 22 contemporary photographers who are exploring the medium and technologies of photography in a diversity of ways in the exhibition “In Process: Contemporary Photographers Rethinking Their Medium …

Holy Cross to Establish Emergency and Opportunity Funds Through Landmark $11 Million Gift

A gift from Elizabeth and Robert McKay ‘55 will bolster scholarships, emergency student funding and experiential learning.

Longtime Holy Cross supporters Elizabeth “Liz” and Robert J. “Bob” McKay ’55 are donating $11 million to the College — including one of the largest estate bequest commitments in its history — to support financial aid-endowed scholarships, emergency funding for …

Acclaimed Writer and Physician Abraham Verghese to Deliver 2022 Holy Cross Commencement Address

Verghese and Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., Holy Cross’ 32nd president, will also receive honorary degrees

Acclaimed writer and physician Abraham Verghese will address this year’s graduates during the College of the Holy Cross Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 27, at 10:30 a.m. at the DCU Center in Worcester. This year’s commencement marks the College’s 176th …

The Perception War in Russia Is Key to the Outcome of the Ukraine Invasion, Says Professor and Russia Expert

The Conversation

With all eyes on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, particular attention is falling on the generational struggle breaking out across Russia, as younger generations are turning to social media to express their shock and shame at the war. In a recent …

WATCH: Holy Cross Faculty Experts Discuss Russia’s Attack on Ukraine

As the world watches and reacts to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a panel of Holy Cross professors and Russia experts discussed why it happened and where it leaves us now. After opening remarks, the panelists answered questions from the Holy Cross …

Worcester Black History Trail Preserves the Legacy of the City’s Black Community

Professor Thomas Doughton partners with city stakeholders to install historical markers

As we celebrate Black History Month, we reflect on the sacrifices and contributions African Americans have made to our country and recognize the integral impact that African Americans have had on Central Massachusetts’ history since shortly after European settlement. In …

ArtsWorcester Showcases Holy Cross Talent in 18th Annual College Competition

Work of Holy Cross winning artists Shea O’Scannlain ‘22 and Mariam Soas ‘22 is on display at ArtsWorcester through March 27

Holy Cross is well represented at the 18th annual ArtsWorcester College Show, with Crusaders Shea O’Scannlain ’22 and Mariam Soas ’22 named as two of the four prize winners. The students’ artwork is being exhibited in person at ArtsWorcester from …

Media Turns to Holy Cross Economics Professor for Expertise on the Financial Impact of the Olympic Games

National Public Radio | Los Angeles Times | The Wall Street Journal

During the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, Holy Cross professor of economics Victor Matheson has been a sought-after expert on the financial costs and benefits of hosting the Olympic Games, providing expert commentary in outlets including NPR, the Los Angeles …

Helen W. Boucher ’86 Is First Woman Elected Chair of the Holy Cross Board of Trustees

A nationally respected infectious diseases physician and health care administrator, Boucher will begin the four-year term on July 1

Helen W. Boucher, M.D., FACP, FIDSA ’86, a nationally respected infectious diseases physician and health care administrator, has been elected as chair of the Holy Cross Board of Trustees effective July 1, 2022. A 1986 Holy Cross graduate who earned …