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‘Oslo,’ Directed by Bartlett Sher ’81, Wins Best Play at 2017 Tony Awards

Among the endless talent represented at the 71st Tony Awards, “Oslo,” directed by Barlett Sher ’81, walked away with one of the evening’s most coveted recognitions: the award for best play. The play, written by J. T. Rogers, tells the …

Film by Ned Crowley ’85 Opens in Theaters Across Country

“Middle Man,” a dark comedy, features “Parks and Recreation” star Jim O’Heir

After making its way through the 2016 film festival circuit, “Middle Man,” a dark comedy written and directed by Ned Crowley ’85 and starring “Parks and Recreation” star Jim O’Heir, has opened in theaters across the country. Crowley’s film tells …

Why Your Gift Matters

Helping Holy Cross students become their best selves: 50% participation = $500,000

Each year, thanks to the extraordinary generosity of the Holy Cross community, the College is able to provide opportunities for students to discover their talents and prepare for the future. As the College nears the end of its fiscal year, …

Religious Studies Professor Offers ‘A Jesuit Perspective on Harry Potter’

America Magazine

What do Harry Potter and Christianity have in common? According to Rev. William Reiser, S.J., professor of religious studies at the College of the Holy Cross, they have more in common than you’d think. In an article published by America Magazine, …

Reunion Turns Romantic for Happy Couples

Two alumni chose Mount St. James as the backdrop to propose to their longtime loves

06/08/17 by

They said yes! As if reunion wasn’t already enough of a party, two romantics seized the chance to pop the question last weekend. After eight years of dating – four of which were on The Hill – Harry Chiu ’12 …

Anthony Fauci ’62 At Center of Fight Against AIDS for More Than 30 Years

CBS News

Looking back over the past 36 years, CBS News recounts how far AIDS research, treatment, and prevention has come since it caught the attention of public health officials in 1981 — a positive trajectory that prominently features the contributions of …

Religious Studies Professor Offers Insight Into A Mosque’s Refusal to Bury Muslim Terrorist

The Atlantic

Following the suicide bombing outside of the Manchester Arena in England, which killed 22 concert attendees and the bomber, Salman Abedi, the Manchester Central Mosque has declined to be involved in Abedi’s funeral — a decision that The Atlantic reports …

Digital Transgender Archive Receives Notable Award for Description From Society of American Archivists

World’s first archive of its kind awarded the 2017 C.F.W. Coker Award

The Digital Transgender Archive (DTA), directed by K.J. Rawson, assistant professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross, has been named the recipient of the 2017 C.F.W. Coker Award from the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The award, …

Economics Professor Explores Impact of Superfund Budget Cuts on Public Health and Property Value

The Conversation | Associated Press | EconoTimes | SFGate

President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal calls for a 30 percent cut to Superfund — the federal program responsible for funding the cleanup of sites contaminated with hazardous waste in the United States. In an article published by The Conversation, Katherine …

Professor Explores 300 Years of Russian Artistic Imagination in New Book

Reviewer calls Assistant Professor Olga Partan’s book “original, alluring, and persuasive”

What does commedia dell’arte, a form of theatre born in Italy in the mid-16th century, have to do with Russian cultural history? In “Vagabonding Masks: The Italian Commedia dell’Arte in the Russian Artistic Imagination” (Academic Studies Press, 2017), Olga Partan, …

Blog: Students Take In Spain’s Arts, Culture and History During Study Abroad Experience

05/31/17 by

WHAT A four-week immersive study program titled “Spanish Theater and the Cultural Horizon,” part of the College’s summer Study Abroad program. The numerous cultural institutions of the city — the museums, galleries, and exhibits — will serve as educational resources …

Working For Worcester Featured on WBZ-TV in Boston

Working for Worcester, which started in a Holy Cross dorm room as an idea to help Worcester kids in 2012, has become a more than $1 million investment in the City’s recreational spaces and schools just five years later. The …

Holy Cross Alumnus and Coach CEO Helps Popular Brand Think ‘Outside the Bag’

Fortune

About three years ago, the popular handbag brand Coach saw its sales plummeting. Now, according to an article by Fortune, the company is making a remarkable recovery under CEO and College of the Holy Cross alumnus Victor Luis ’88. “Since …

Worcester Bravehearts Set to Start 2017 Season at Home Friday, June 2

The Worcester Bravehearts will return to Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field on Friday, June 2 at 7:05 p.m. to kick off the 2017 season with a home opener against the Bristol Blues. Friday’s match-up will be the first of …

‘Sociologist to Share Research About Schooling Practices’ in St. Maarten

The Daily Herald, St. Maarten | Saint Martin News Network

Melissa Weiner, associate professor of sociology at the College of the Holy Cross, was recently featured in The Daily Herald, the leading newspaper for St. Maarten and the northeast Caribbean, and the Saint Martin News Network for her upcoming visit to …

Holy Cross Awards 667 Bachelor of Arts Degrees During Commencement Exercises

Valedictorian Haylie Butler offered her classmates the simple assurance, “We are ready.”

“I wish you uncomfortable but exciting lives, full of balance, promise, failure, compassion, fun, love, and utter devotion to the core principles that are seared into the hearts and souls of each of you at Holy Cross,” Dr. James J. …

Members of Class of 2017 Honored For Their Excellence in Academics, Leadership in Service

Students and faculty filled the Dinand Library Reading Room on Thursday, May 25 to honor the achievements of outstanding members of the Class of 2017, who were presented with awards for academic excellence and leadership in service. The full list …

Professor and Political Science Expert Talks Trump, Comey, and Impeachment

Fortune

The College of the Holy Cross’ Donald Brand, professor of political science, recently penned two op-eds for Fortune, exploring President Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey and the ins-and-outs of presidential impeachment. The day it was posted, Brand’s impeachment …

‘More Than a Game: Holy Cross Uses Yankee Stadium Football Battle as an Opportunity to Reach New Audience’

Connections, by the Association of the Jesuit Colleges & Universities

The May issue of Connections, an online publication of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU), featured the 31st annual Ram-Crusader Cup. The article focuses on how the Holy Cross versus Fordham football match up at Yankee Stadium this …

Holy Cross Dining Wins Gold for College’s Largest Fundraising Gala

Holy Cross Dining has received the Gold Award from the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) in the annual Loyola E. Horton Dining Awards. Named for a NACUFS founder, past president and highly regarded innovator, the Dining …