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Transcending Partisan Lines: Students Discuss Gun Control, Rights in Multiple On-Campus Events

Through a fishbowl discussion and an open conversation with a professor of philosophy, students explored nuances of intractable social problems

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“If I’m not speaking to you as an expert on guns, then I’m speaking to you as a human being,” Joseph Lawrence, professor of philosophy, said to a room full of students at the start of a conversation about the …

Malcom Miller ’15 Makes NBA Debut

Former Holy Cross forward enjoys first career NBA games, points, start

After playing last season in Germany, Malcolm Miller ’15 overcame an ankle injury, signed with the Toronto Raptors and has become the first Holy Cross basketball player in 37 years to make his NBA debut. Last fall, Miller was signed …

Backing the Underserved: Alumna Co-Founds Venture Capital Firm to Fund Women, Minority and Military Veterans

Mary Iafelice '11 named to Forbes 2018 Social Entrepreneurship '30 Under 30'

If anyone’s surprised that a philosophy degree could lead to a career in venture capital, it’s Mary Iafelice ’11. “When I graduated from Holy Cross with my degree in philosophy, I thought I was going to stay in academia,” Iafelice …

How Not Having It Figured Out Helped Me in the Long Run

Micaela English '08, a digital and social media strategist, discusses the power of the Holy Cross network in her NYC success

Reader beware: This is not a traditional job story. There wasn’t one magical internship that paved the way for me. There was no shiny offer that I had entering my senior year. The lingering, complicated question of “What do you …

Students Bring Basketball, Mentorship to Juvenile Detention Center

Holy Cross students and center residents build relationships through peer-to-peer interactions and shared interests

The “John Carroll Ballers” is an innovative social justice project started at John Carroll University, a Jesuit university in a suburb of Cleveland. Last spring, Riley Benner ’20, a political science major and philosophy minor from Rochester, N.Y., brought the …

How Do Holy Cross Students Get into Medical School?

Health professions advisers help students develop well-rounded experience and articulate it in their applications

Just about everyone who applies to medical school has top grades and test scores. So who gets in and who doesn’t? Often it comes down to “miles traveled” — experiences outside the classroom that show an applicant’s abilities beyond technical …

Holy Cross Student Entrepreneur Works with Local Refugees to Create Ties, Opportunity

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Finding work as a refugee in a new country can be daunting. After an impactful Montserrat class, Riley Benner ’20, a political science and philosophy double major, rekindled a company he started as a 15-year-old in Rochester,  Phoenix Haberdashery, and …

Mary Iafelice ’11, named to Forbes ’30 Under 30′ list

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Forbes recently named 600 young innovators to its 2018 ’30 Under 30′ list, and 2011 Holy Cross graduate Mary Iafelice made the cut. The former philosophy major, SPUD Program Director, Convocation Speaker, and Co-President of the Philosophy Club, is a co-founder …

Blog: Harrs ’19 Looks Forward to Immersing Himself in Oxford’s Intellectual Community

NAME Henry Harrs ’19 HOMETOWN Thornwood, N.Y. AREAS OF STUDY Philosophy major WHERE HE’S STUDYING Mansfield College, University of Oxford in Oxford, England DURATION Full academic year WHY HE CHOSE NAME OF COUNTRY “As a young boy, I lived in …

Philosophy Professor Comments on Why ‘As a Guru, Ayn Rand May Have Limits’

The New York Times | CNBC

From “Atlas Shrugged” to “The Fountainhead,” Ayn Rand continues to influence the business world today, with high-flyers such as President Trump and former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick noting the impact her principles have had on them. In an article diving …

‘College Business Programs Look to the Liberal Arts Model’

NPR

Business may be the most popular major in the country, but employers complain that recent college graduates do not possess critical thinking and communication skills — skills that a recent NPR article notes can be developed through liberal arts courses. …

Holy Cross Chaplains Collaborate Across Campus to Reach All Students

The chaplains meet students where ever they are on their spiritual journeys

When lacrosse player John Price ’01 passed away suddenly during his junior year in 2000, it was the late Rev. Anthony Kuzniewski, S.J. — in his role as team chaplain — who helped Price’s teammates process their grief. Together with …

Holy Cross Academic Conference 2017 to Showcase Student Work

350 students will present results of research, independent work across disciplines

As the academic year nears its end, more than 350 students will present the results of their independent work in the performing and visual arts, social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences at the 2017 Academic Conference, taking place across campus …

Holy Cross Takes on Sirens and Cyclopes with Marathon Reading of the ‘Odyssey’

Reading served as fundraiser for local refugees

Twenty readers. Twelve hours. One epic. This was the challenge accepted by the students and faculty who participated in a marathon reading of the ancient Greek classic the “Odyssey.” Reading in 30 minute intervals, each individual chipped away roughly 600 …

Holy Cross Hosts Conference to Delve Into Tolstoy’s Controversial Take on Christianity

An international slate of acclaimed authors and scholars of the work of Russian writer Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) will participate in a conference titled “Tolstoy and Spirituality” on April 21-22 at the College of the Holy Cross. All conference sessions, which …

What do Neuroscience and Deaf Studies Have in Common? Just Ask Victoria Mousley ’17

Meet Victoria Mousley. She is senior psychology and deaf studies double major, with a concentration in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies. She wants to be a cognitive neuroscientist. And with an education from Holy Cross, she can. It all started …

Blog: Caron ’20 Eager to Share Experiences During Semester in Washington, D.C.

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NAME Spencer Caron ’20 HOMETOWN Belchertown, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY Philosophy major WHY HE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “I chose Holy Cross because it offered everything that I was looking for. The small size, proximity to Boston, strong alumni network and dedication …

Holy Cross Music Department Announces the Spring 2017 Concert Series

The College of the Holy Cross music department will kick off its spring concert series on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. in Brooks Concert Hall with artist-in-residence Saul Bitrán’s Cuarteto Latinoamericano: “Tribute to the Americas.” Cuarteto Latinoamericano is one …

Recent Alumna Talks Food and Philosophy In Reflection on Maymester in Tuscany

Mary Elise McGrail ’16 participated in associate professor of philosophy Andrea Borghini’s “Philosophy of Food” Maymester course in Tuscany twice, once as a student and a second time as a mentor. The summer study abroad program changed how she approaches …

Holy Cross Political Science Professor Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

Six faculty members honored for 25 years of service to the College

Loren Cass, professor of political science and director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, received the 2016 Holy Cross Distinguished Teaching Award at the annual Dean’s Fall Address and Faculty Awards Ceremony. The Holy Cross Distinguished Teaching Award is presented …