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Holy Cross’ 2020 Senior Art Exhibition ‘Énouement’ Moves to Online Format Due to COVID-19

The College of the Holy Cross is presenting “Énouement,” an exhibition of the work of nine graduating senior art majors from the Concentration Seminar offered by the Department of Visual Arts, Studio Division. In conjunction with the Iris and B. …

Professor Constance Royden Named Class Dean for Class of 2024

The long-time Holy Cross professor will use her new advisory role to guide students toward success and excellence

Professor Constance “Stanzi” Royden, of the mathematics and computer science department, will serve as Class Dean for the Class of 2024, joining Class Deans Matthew Eggemeier (2023), Patricia Kramer (2022), Paco Gago-Jover (2021) and John Anderson (2020). “I’m excited about …

Academic Conference Goes Virtual in Response to Pandemic

A longtime staple of the Holy Cross experience, the forum for students to present research and independent work found success in leveraging technology

As faculty members across the College worked to transition their courses to a distance-learning format this semester, one of the many logistical challenges to tackle was the annual Academic Conference, where students present the results of their independent work in …

Will COVID-19 Make Farmers of Us All? English Professor and Award-Winning Author Opines in The Boston Globe

Boston Globe

As more people become concerned with the American food production system’s vulnerabilities triggered by the pandemic, is a growing national trend toward back-to-basics farming emerging? Leila Philip, professor of English at Holy Cross and a contributing columnist for The Boston Globe’s Opinion …

Holy Cross Community Turns Out With ‘The Power of Purple’

Annual Day of Giving raised funds in support of the next generation of Holy Cross leaders

Over just 24 hours on April 17, thousands of members of the College of the Holy Cross community came together in support of current and future Holy Cross students on the annual day of giving. Almost 4,000 alumni, students, parents …

Worldwide Media Turn to Holy Cross Economics Professors for Expertise on Sports Post-Coronavirus

Nikkei Asian Review | Associated Press | ESPN | The Telegraph | USA Today | Reuters

Will the postponed Tokyo Olympics help kick start Japan’s economy, or will it push it even further into financial ruin? What will sports look like when they return after the coronavirus-induced shutdown? The Associated Press recently sought the insight of Victor …

Alum’s Random Act of Kindness Takes an Unexpected Turn

Richard McGuinness '60 held a door open for a woman; three years later he finds himself host of an online international community that celebrates kindness daily

While at the post office one day, Richard McGuinness ’60 took an extra minute to hold the door for an elderly woman. The response he got took him aback.

When Major League Baseball Starts, Matt Blake ’07 Will be on the Sport’s Biggest Stage

In just five years, Blake leapt from coaching high school baseball to the Bronx, as the Yankees' new pitching coach

When the 2020 baseball season finally begins, Matt Blake ’07 will put on the most famous uniform in sports history, the white, pinstriped pants and shirt with the interlocking, navy blue NY over the heart. It is the uniform worn …

Inside Holy Cross’ Most Unique Dorm Community

Over 177 years, the College has offered students many places to live, but for generations, none has the everlasting pull on former residents like Wheeler Hall

It’s subterranean champagne soirees and secret speakeasies. High adventure propelled by hurricanes and blizzards. It’s fraternity forged in the clandestine heist of a decommissioned missile. It’s street cred earned in hall jai alai and inspired scribbling done in drafty garrets.

Performance Artist Tim Youd ’89 Travels the World Sharing the Art of Being a Good Reader

An economics major and former Wall Street associate, Youd uses a typewriter and two pieces of paper to turn words into art in a whole new way

Like many, Tim Youd ’89 goes to work and types at a desk. However, the desk varies depending on the state or country he’s in, and when he types, it’s not on a desktop or the newest MacBook: It’s on …

Holy Cross Professor on How the Hebrew Bible Speaks to Us in the Time of COVID-19

Commonweal Magazine

In a recent commentary for Commonweal Magazine, Mahri Leonard-Fleckman, assistant professor of religious studies at Holy Cross, points to the Hebrew Bible as an important source of wisdom, having made the connection between war and pandemic in Psalm 91—known as the “Song of …

Out-of-the-Box Class on Creativity Challenges Students, Faculty

Team-led course outlines how creativity yields real-world benefits in any workplace

Today’s CreateLab class in Brooks Concert Hall hasn’t started yet, but already the space is buzzing. Six musicians from the Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble — a musical collective founded by famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma — mingle and warm up on …

Office of Multicultural Education Outlines New Priorities, Welcomes New Staff

When Michelle Rosa Martins interviewed on campus last fall, word started to spread among students that the former associate director of the Office of Multicultural Education (OME) was back on The Hill. “All day long we had students coming to …

Holy Cross Names Cathy Liebowitz as First-Ever Director of Sustainability

New position is part of the College's commitment to safeguarding the environment

Cathy Liebowitz began her work in April as the College’s first Director of Sustainability. Liebowitz joins Holy Cross from Emerson College, where she was the Campus Sustainability Manager. Congratulations on becoming the first-ever Director of Sustainability at Holy Cross. What …

Holy Cross Faculty Create New Course Offerings for Students Returning From Study Abroad Programs

Their study abroad programs cut short due to coronavirus, students can choose from an array of new classes as a result of a faculty-wide response

Like many students around the world, 157 Holy Cross students completing semester-long or year-long courses of study abroad found their programs suddenly cut short last month due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. After first prioritizing the safe return of these …

Holy Cross Grad Scores Ultimate Goal of Becoming a Sports Orthopedic Surgeon

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Since he was a kid growing up outside Toronto, Tyler McGregor ’06 dreamed of becoming a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon. Today, the standout member of the Holy Cross men’s ice hockey team from 2002-2006, can say “mission accomplished.” “That was …

Video: Holy Cross Students Share Promising Outcomes After Graduation

In a survey of graduates of the class of 2019, data shows Holy Cross students achieving success in a variety of fields

According to recent graduates, outcomes look good for those who left The Hill last year, with students across majors finding success in securing job offers, internships and graduate program acceptances across the country. In a snapshot of outcomes for the …

We Must Safeguard Our Democracy From COVID-19, Holy Cross Professor Writes in The Washington Post

The Washington Post

The exponential spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across the nation has scholars comparing it to the 5th century BC “plague” in Athens, a virulent infection with chilling effects on the ancient city, credited largely to the democratic government’s failure to …

Holy Cross Professor Talks to The New York Times About Responsible Shopping in the Time of COVID-19

The New York Times

From buying items in bulk to online shopping, the COVID-19 global pandemic has radically altered what, when and how people are buying. In a recent interview with The New York Times, Ellis Jones, assistant professor of sociology at the College …

Exponential Growth of COVID-19 Means Early Action Is Essential, Holy Cross Mathematician Explains

The Conversation

You’ve probably been hearing the term “exponential growth” quite often in the news recently. In a piece for the Conversation, Andrew Hwang, associate professor of mathematics at the College of the Holy Cross breaks down what it means for the potential spread …