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Billy Collins ’63: The Making of an American Poet

The environs of the Holy Cross alumnus and former U.S. Poet Laureate may have changed dramatically, but he hasn't

Some would say poetry is the calculus of English: Difficult. Inscrutable. Maddening. An art form intended for a small, select and stuffy society that measures words by the foot and speaks the strange and secret language of caesura and catalexis, …

Holy Cross’ Legendary Field House: An Oral History

Alumni remember the building that was supposed to be a temporary solution, but served the College in myriad ways over 70 years

It wasn’t much to look at, but it did the job. A utilitarian workhorse, the Field House fulfilled a host of functions over its 70 years: gymnasium, practice facility, concert hall, Commencement stage, finals pressure cooker, class registration hub … …

Holy Cross Student Summer: Elizabeth Larkin ’21

The design and marketing intern finds inspiration from a mentor and Holy Cross alumna

Elizabeth Larkin ’21 Summer Plans: Intern, Seaside Design and Digital Marketing Hometown: Centerport, NY Major: Philosophy, studio art minor Summer Plans This summer I’m interning remotely for Seaside Digital Design & Marketing. The company works with service-based businesses in the …

Unprecedented Year Ignites Engagement Across Holy Cross Community

Through challenging times, alumni, parents and friends demonstrated overwhelming commitment to, concern for others

In the face of 2020’s historic challenges, the Holy Cross community continued its ardent support for the College’s mission – to be people for and with others. “The loyalty of Holy Cross alumni is legendary and transcends even these unprecedented …

Holy Cross Student Summer: Ramses Taveras ’22

The financial industry intern applies lessons learned at Holy Cross to real-world business needs

Ramses Taveras ’22 Summer Plans: Intern, Jefferies Financial Group Hometown: New Haven, CT Majors: Economics and International Studies, Certificate in Finance and Banking Summer Plans This summer, I am taking part in Jefferies’ rotational program. I will spend time in …

Holy Cross Economics Professor Says COVID Whistleblowers Need Legal Protections

The Hill

Over the past few months, employers across the country have been making headlines for firing workers who raise COVID-related health and safety concerns. As a response, some cities and states have proposed making such retaliation illegal. In a recent commentary …

Holy Cross Student Summer: Paulina Martin ’21

Her internship with United Way is giving this rising senior a firsthand look at the challenges and rewards of nonprofit work

Paulina Martin ’21 Summer Plans: Intern, United Way/Worcester Together Hometown: Mansfield, MA Major: History Summer Plans I am interning with the United Way of Central Massachusetts. Primarily, I work with “Worcester Together,” a partnership of organizations collaborating to help the …

Holy Cross’ Alexander Hamilton Society Awarded “Best New Chapter” in 2020

Led by a passionate team of students, the group was recognized by the National Society

When Will Poplawski ’20, a political science major, learned about the Alexander Hamilton Society (AHS) during his sophomore year from Daniel Klinghard, professor of political science, he was immediately moved to action. The society, a non-profit, non-partisan student organization committed …

Holy Cross Announces 40-Point Anti-Racism Action Plan

Action steps reflect and reaffirm the College's commitment to be an actively anti-racist organization

On June 19, College President Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., announced a 40-point Anti-Racism Action Plan, designed to create a culture of anti-racism, accountability and structure, and fund training, support and resources. “It is not enough to be nonracist, as …

Holy Cross Admission Director Offers Advice to College Applicants During the Pandemic

The Boston Globe

Ann McDermott, director of admission at College of the Holy Cross, along with more than 350 college admissions deans and directors across the country, recently signed a collective statement offering advice to college applicants about how to think about their …

Holy Cross Athletics Director Marcus Blossom Named to Patriot League’s Newly Created Anti-Racism Commission

The Commission will work to develop solutions to fight racism and discrimination within the league

The Patriot League has named Marcus Blossom, director of intercollegiate athletics at Holy Cross, a member of its newly formed Anti-Racism Commission, which “will examine areas in which systemic racism is perpetuated and seek actionable solutions for long-term sustainable change” …

Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Receives $5,000 Grant from the Wabash Center

The award will be used to promote diversity and equity within teaching and learning at the College

Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Tat siong Benny Liew has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion to explore teaching and learning about race and racial dynamics in ways that …

Holy Cross Funds Remote Student Research Opportunities

The summer research program provides Holy Cross students with professional-level research opportunities as undergraduates

As the coronavirus pandemic began to sweep the nation this past spring, it became clear that Holy Cross’ Weiss Summer Research program would not be possible in its traditional approach; in a typical summer, students in the Weiss program spend …

How will COVID-19 Reshape New York City’s Streets? A Holy Cross Professor Examines the History

The Conversation

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to have long-lasting effects on aspects of society far beyond what we typically think of as public health — are New York City’s streets and sidewalks one of them? In a piece for The Conversation, Amy …

Can A Black Plague-Era Author Be a Spiritual Guide in Our Current Pandemic? Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Explains

America Magazine

In a recent commentary for America Magazine, Mahri Leonard-Fleckman, assistant professor of religious studies at Holy Cross, writes about the timely relevance of the work of Julian of Norwich, an English anchorite of the Middle Ages, who lived through the Black Plague. What …

Holy Cross Faculty Honored for Scholarship, Teaching and Advising

Four College of the Holy Cross professors were honored this spring with faculty awards for their exemplary scholarship, teaching and advising.

Florencia Anggoro, Department of Psychology  In her address at the spring faculty assembly, Margaret Freije, provost and dean of the College, presented the Mary Louise Marfuggi Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholarship to Florencia Anggoro of the Department of Psychology, the …

Holy Cross Seniors Create List of Black-Owned Local Businesses

The list, which has already impacted local businesses, was inspired by a desire to do more in the fight against racism

  In communities across the world, people are searching for meaningful ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement by protesting or taking other action to fight against racism. Right here in Worcester, Holy Cross seniors Sienna Ablorh ’21 and …

Holy Cross’ Montserrat Program Teaches Lessons That Resonate During Coronavirus

The unique yearlong program for first-year students equipped them to be responsive and flexible in the face of an unexpected challenge

As students across the country transitioned to remote learning in March in the wake of coronavirus, communities of learning had to start thinking about creative approaches to education outside of the classroom. For Holy Cross’ Montserrat program, however, learning that …

Holy Cross Confers 707 Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Virtual Celebration

The Celebration of the Class of 2020 included a surprise message from NIAID Director and Holy Cross Alumnus Dr. Anthony Fauci ‘62

The College of the Holy Cross conferred 707 bachelor of arts degrees as part of a virtual celebration on May 22, 2020. The event, aired live on the College’s website, included congratulatory messages from faculty, staff and alumni, reflections from …

Holy Cross Student Entrepreneurs Doing Their Part to Fight Coronavirus Pandemic

WMUR | Concord Monitor | Boston 25 News

Holy Cross students and siblings Mary Anne ’22 and Paul Wiley ’20, together with their cousin Luke Knox ’22 and their younger brother Mathew, are designing, producing and donating face shields to local healthcare workers on the front lines of …