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31 Holy Cross Students Inducted Into Jesuit Honor Society

Alpha Sigma Nu acceptance is granted to less than four percent of the class

Thirty-one Holy Cross students were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu,  the Jesuit honor society founded in 1915, at a virtual ceremony held recently. The new inductees exemplify the society’s values of excellence in scholarship, loyalty and service.  Selection to Alpha …

Holy Cross Says Farewell to Seven Retiring Professors

The cohort leaves a lasting legacy in generations of students

They’ve taught generations of Holy Cross students in class­rooms, laboratories, arts ven­ues and even locales abroad. Now, these esteemed faculty members are retiring: Robert Bertin, Distinguished Professor of Science; Thomas Cecil, Dis­tinguished Professor of Science; Barbara Craig, associate professor of …

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 …

Holy Cross Welcomes Seven Tenure-Track Faculty Members for the 2019-20 Academic Year

The new faculty members will join seven different departments at the College

10/17/19 by

Seven faculty members at College of the Holy Cross have been welcomed into tenure-track positions for the 2019-20 academic year. They will each join a different department: economics, English, history, physics, political science, Spanish and visual arts. The new faculty …

Learning Outside the Classroom at Holy Cross

Create a new, innovative project or spend the semester in the bustle of New York City — the opportunities are endless

08/07/19 by

Not all education takes place in an academic building — particularly at College of the Holy Cross, where outside-the-classroom learning opportunities range from local to global. Whether you’re contributing to community engagement or diving into summer research or spending a …

Studying STEM: How Holy Cross Celebrates Women in Science, Math and More

One-on-one mentoring and events like Girls Can Code and Women in Science Day help female STEM students thrive

04/25/19 by

To the standard acronym for STEM — science, technology, engineering, math — Holy Cross adds an important letter: W. From professors who serve as mentors to female students, to students who in turn empower high school girls, the Holy Cross …

Holy Cross Alumnus Paves Way for Ethical Business Leaders

Throughout his career, Art Ciocca '59 has taken an entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy

Before tech startups flocked to Silicon Valley, before entrepreneurs competed for millions in funding on the TV show “Shark Tank,” and before entrepreneurship was part of the cultural zeitgeist in the U.S., Arthur “Art” Ciocca ’59 saw entrepreneurship as the …

7 Holy Cross Students Making a Difference in Their Communities

The students work to create positive change across the globe — from Worcester all the way to Honduras and beyond

04/04/19 by

Holy Cross students are driven to make a difference in their communities — on campus, in Massachusetts and across the globe. Propelled by the College’s mission statement, our students work together to create positive change, to be “men and women …

Five Outstanding Alumni Receive Sanctae Crucis Awards

A nuclear physicist. A foreign journalist. A federal judge. A developmental psychologist. A visionary physician. A look at their remarkable worldwide impact.

They graduated years apart, yet each embraces the Jesuit magis, a calling to “be more” that has fueled Holy Cross men and women throughout the decades and around the world. Determined to live lives of purpose and impact, these alumni …

Roommate Confidential: Q&A with Two First-Year Holy Cross Students

The first-year roommates get candid about clubs, campus and what's surprised them about their first semester on The Hill

12/17/18 by

First-year roommates share more than four walls — they experience navigating the leap into college together. To get a peek at the ins and outs of the first semester on The Hill, we went right to the source — to …

Citizen Scientists: Summer Course Takes Hands-On Approach to Environmental Issues

Environmental chemistry students partake in frequent experiments to help complex subjects gel

“It’s a Small World” might seem an odd soundtrack for a chemistry course, but the chirpy chorus begins every time students in Environmental Chemistry rig their tabletop wind turbines just right. First they connect a string of lights to the …

Liberal Arts and Technology: A Match for the New Millennium

Computer science majors, interest on the rise at Holy Cross, where students, faculty and alumni are finding new advantages in research, careers

Lucca Eloy ’18 didn’t arrive at Holy Cross planning to major in computer science. He figured he’d focus on biology, maybe even go pre-med. But a funny thing happened sophomore year after he signed up for a computer science class …

‘Paris is a Classroom’: Students Study Revolutionaries and Rebels Through Summer Study Abroad Program

The group augmented their studies with visits to renowned art museums and historically significant sites, including the Palace of Versailles and Normandy

06/29/18 by

What do Les Miserables’ rebellious Jean Valjean, the writer James Baldwin and 11 College of the Holy Cross students have in common? They know something about French revolutions and artistic rebels. Stephanie Yuhl and Theresa McBride, professors of history, led …

Two Rising Seniors Receive Full-Tuition Scholarships for Women in Science

Abby Corrigan '19 and Sarah McGuire '19 named 2018-19 Clare Boothe Luce Scholars

05/14/18 by

Abby Corrigan ’19, a physics and economics major, and Sarah McGuire ’19, a mathematics major with a minor in computer science, have been named recipients of the competitive Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year. The scholarship, which …

Holy Cross Professor and Physics Department Chair Discusses His Road to Astrophysics

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

In an interview for Worcester Telegram & Gazette’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Tomohiko Narita, associate professor and chair of the physics department at the College of the Holy Cross, answered questions about his current work with semiconductor radiation detectors, his journey to …

Honoring the Past: Students Seek Opportunities to Learn About the Holocaust

Through diverse course offerings, study abroad opportunities and lectures on campus, students can explore all facets of Judaism

04/12/18 by

“Never forget” is a phrase that’s long been used to remind people, Jews and non-Jews alike, to remember the pain of the Holocaust, which is being commemorated — on campus and around the world — as A Day of Remembrance …

Second Annual Women in Science Day Brings Over 100 High School Students to Campus

Students participate in demos, panel discussions and networking sessions

03/29/18 by

Let’s do the math — 115 high school students, 192 current students, and 13 alumnae, all of whom were women, descended on the Integrated Science Complex on March 24 to celebrate, explore, and learn how women in STEM fields can …

Holy Cross to Host Second Annual Women in Science Day

More than 150 local high school girls and 200 undergraduate students expected to participate

The College of the Holy Cross will host the second annual Women in Science Day on March 24, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Integrated Science Complex, a one-day event aimed at maintaining and enhancing the involvement …

Holy Cross Professor is Keeping Tabs on Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster

Popular Science

  Elon Musk made headlines last week when his company SpaceX launched an electric sports car into space, and not any car, but his own personal Tesla Roadster, through what appears to have been a seamless first-ever launch of the …

Intro to Neuroscience: New Course Offers Innovative, Integrative Exploration of the Brain

Along with the course, a new interdisciplinary minor challenges students at the intersection of psychology, biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics

Neuroscience is a field that requires its scientists to integrate knowledge and thinking from many disciplines. Holy Cross has a long history of offering elective courses related to neuroscience, but with the establishment of a new interdisciplinary minor in the …