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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 …

107 Holy Cross Students Conduct Original Research Across Disciplines This Summer

Projects range from the survey of eastern hemlocks across New England to the composition of a digital score for a silent Charlie Chaplin film

This summer, 107 Holy Cross students conducted original, cutting-edge research through the Weiss Summer Research Program: 71 students in the natural sciences; 30 in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts; and six in economics. The far-ranging research projects gave …

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 Junior Awarded Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Erik Ouellette ’18, a chemistry major and physics minor at the College of the Holy Cross, has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Goldwater Scholarship is considered the nation’s premier scholarship for undergraduates studying mathematics, natural …

Holy Cross Hosts First Women in Science Day for Female High School Students, Undergraduates

More than 200 young women filled the atrium of the Integrated Science Complex on Saturday, March 25, to attend Holy Cross’ inaugural Women in Science Day. The day-long event for young women from both Worcester high schools and Holy Cross …

Student-Faculty Research Highlighted on Cover of American Journal of Physics

The October issue of the American Journal of Physics featured the research of Janine Shertzer, professor of physics, and Sean McAlinden ’15, physics major, not only within its pages, but also on its cover. Their paper, titled “Quantum scattering from …

Holy Cross Academic Conference to Showcase Student Work

300 students, including Fenwick Scholar, will present results of research, independent work

As the academic year comes to an end, the College of the Holy Cross will celebrate the great and varied work accomplished by its students at the annual Academic Conference taking place across campus from April 27 through April 30. The four-day conference gives students from all class years the opportunity to present the results of their....

Holy Cross Receives Funding to Renew Competitive Grant for Women in the Sciences

Clare Boothe Luce program to award two full-tuition scholarships this spring

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The College of the Holy Cross has received a major grant from the Henry Luce Foundation in the amount of $218,722 to continue the competitive Clare Boothe Luce Program at the College, which encourages women undergraduates to major in the …

Holy Cross Physics Professor Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

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

Janine Shertzer, professor of physics and member of the College of the Holy Cross faculty since 1984, received the 2015 Holy Cross Distinguished Teaching Award at the annual Dean’s Fall Address and Faculty Awards. The Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes and …

Students to Showcase Work at Annual Summer Research Symposium and Internship Expo

More than 170 students will present the results of their successful summers researching, interning

Before the semester is well underway, students will be showcasing the broad gamut of work they took part in throughout the summer at the 22nd annual Summer Research Symposium and the eighth annual Internship Expo. The accomplishments of students from …

Photo Gallery: Students Conduct Cutting-Edge Summer Research on Campus

After the academic year ended, over 100 students returned to spend their summers on campus where they participated in leading research spanning a range of  disciplines: 67 students engaged in research in the sciences; 31 in the humanities, social sciences, …

Holy Cross Announces 10 Faculty Promotions from Across Disciplines

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Ten professors at the College of the Holy Cross from across disciplines have been promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure. Chris Arrell, of the music department, earned his B.M. at the University of Oregon, his M.M. from …

Blog: Carroll ’16 Shows It’s Possible to Major in Science and Study Abroad

NAME Michaela Carroll ’16 HOMETOWN Barrington, R.I. AREAS OF STUDY Physics major WHERE SHE’S STUDYING University of Leicester in Leicester, England WHY SHE CHOSE ENGLAND “I want to continue studying physics while getting to explore another culture. The University of …

Students Showcase Work at Summer Research Symposium and Summer Internship Program Expo

The Hogan Campus Center at the College of the Holy Cross will be buzzing with action as the tremendous scope of work students participated in over the summer is showcased at the 21st annual Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium in the …

Three Holy Cross Students Hit a Grand Slam With Their Summer Research

Local children treated to physics of baseball demonstrations at Worcester Bravehearts games

Three College of the Holy Cross students took their summer research out of the classroom and into the ballpark to support the return of baseball to Worcester with the Worcester Bravehearts.  The students spent their summers studying the physics of …

Holy Cross Produces Nine Fulbright Scholars

Recipients to teach and conduct research in Argentina, Germany, Russia, Sri Lanka, more

Eight members of the Class of 2014 and one member of the Class of 2012 have been awarded Fulbright grants to work and teach abroad during the 2014-15 academic year. Since 2005, Holy Cross has received a total of 70 …

Senior Spotlight: Holy Cross Is Community Where Everyone Matters, Says William Geddes

NAME William Geddes HOMETOWN Cumberland, R.I. STUDIES Physics major, education minor, Teacher Education Program, and College Honors Program BEYOND THE CLASSROOM Gateways orientation, club baseball, physics workshop, and tutoring in the Worcester Public Schools. UP NEXT Completing a two-year teaching …

Roughan ’14 Receives Fulbright Grant to Conduct Research in Germany

Holy Cross inspires love of research, offers unique experiences in classics

Christine Roughan ’14, of Wilton, Conn., has received a Fulbright research grant for the 2014-15 academic year to travel to Germany to study and contribute to the field of philology, the study of language in written historical sources. A classics …

Photo Gallery: Holy Cross Family Weekend Offers a Time to Reconnect

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A beautiful fall New England weekend provided the perfect backdrop for Holy Cross Family Weekend, Oct. 25–27. This campus-wide celebration invites parents, grandparents and all extended families to experience their student’s home away from home. By all accounts, the weekend …

Four Holy Cross Students Awarded Scholarships to Pursue Teaching Careers

Four students at the College of the Holy Cross—William J. Geddes ’14, Matthew D. McCormick ’14, Michelle McGahan ’15 and Megan K. Norton ‘15—have been honored with Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships. Supported by the National Science Foundation, the scholarship encourages …