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SGA Co-Presidents Reflect on a Year Unlike Any Other

Noah Sisk '21 and Victoria Tara '21 adapted priorities to meet changing student needs in the pandemic

Noah Sisk ’21 and Victoria Tara ’21 campaigned successfully for co-presidents of the Student Government Association (SGA) with the slogan, “Let’s get real.” Fresh off a semester in Washington, DC, through Holy Cross’ Semester Away Program, the pair used the …

McFarland Center’s ‘Dismantling Structural Racism’ Series Featured on NBC Boston

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Alumnus Ron Lawson ’75, chief operating officer of Care for the Homeless, is one of several prominent Black alumni taking part in a virtual discussion series with the Holy Cross community organized by the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and …

Holy Cross’ Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi Earns National Award

The recognition was conferred to only 11 out of 627 chapters nationwide

Omicron Epsilon, Holy Cross’ Chapter of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi, has been named an “Honor Chapter” for its outstanding activities in 2019-20, an award that was bestowed to only 11 out of 627 chapters nationwide. …

Vanecko Shows the World What It Means to “Fight Like A Girl”

Inspired by her Fulbright experience in South Africa, Mary Kate Vanecko ’17 launches an international girls boxing and leadership development program

Mary Kate Vanecko ’17 first discovered boxing as a way to cross-train while playing varsity lacrosse at Holy Cross. She liked it so much, she joined the boxing club at Trinity College in Dublin while studying abroad junior year. When …

Bipartisanship Should Be the Guiding Star in Trump Impeachment, Says Political Science Professor

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In a recent Fortune commentary, Donald Brand, professor of political science at Holy Cross, argues that rushing President Donald Trump’s ongoing Senate impeachment trial will only worsen America’s wounds. Instead we should let bipartisanship be the guiding star. According to Brand, …

Could the Electoral College Votes in 2020 Elections Be Overturned? Political Science Professor Explains

The Conversation

Vice President Mike Pence and Republicans in Congress have been under pressure to reject or delay the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump, set to take place during a formal joint session of Congress on January …

The Washington Post Highlights Holy Cross Political Science Professor’s Research on Mass Protests

Nina Barzachka examined the current political crisis in Bulgaria

Over the past six months, Bulgaria has been shaken by a wave of anti-government protests, with thousands of demonstrators demanding the resignation of its prime minister, but so far the unpopular regime has survived. Can these mass protests lead to …

Holy Cross Mediation Team Takes Home Top Prize Once Again in International Competition

The team attributes their history of success on the competition circuit to their liberal arts education

The Holy Cross mediation team took first prize at the major collegiate tournament of the fall 2020 semester, the Brenau Invitational Mediation Tournament—the latest in a years-long string of successful showings on the national and international mediation competition circuit. At …

Blog: Intarapanich ’24 Excited to Meet Classmates and Explore Internship and Research Opportunities

The Virginia native is interested in political science, health professions advising, and Middle Eastern studies

Name: Yada Intarapanich ’24 Hometown: Falls Church, Virginia. Studies She’s Considering: Political science, health professions advising, and Middle Eastern studies. Why She Chose Holy Cross: Beautiful campus, faculty’s dedication to student well-being, and the fact that Holy Cross has an …

Blog: Whaley ’24 Plans to Volunteer in Worcester and Study Abroad

The North Carolina native is interested in political science, history, and pre-law

Name: Owen Whaley ’24 Hometown: Cary, North Carolina Studies he’s considering: Political science, history, pre-law program Activities: Alexander Hamilton Society What he’s most looking forward to: Holy Cross is an incredible community, and I am grateful to be part of …

Local Politicians Defying Their Own COVID Restrictions Can Be Damaging, Says Holy Cross Professor

Bloomberg CityLab

As the COVID-19 pandemic surges, several high-profile local leaders around the country are facing criticism for attending dinners and taking vacations, acts that appear to defy their own public health orders. In a recent interview with Bloomberg’s CityLab, Alex Hindman, …

Holy Cross’ 15th Annual Women in Business Conference Shatters Attendance Record With Virtual Format

The conference provided opportunities for hundreds to network with and learn from successful women entrepreneurs and executives

Like most events this year, Holy Cross’ 15th Annual Women in Business Conference on November 7 was adapted into a virtual format due to the ongoing pandemic. What might have been a disappointing change at first ultimately enabled hundreds of …

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 …

From the Courtroom to the Classroom, Alumnus Fights to Empower the Marginalized

What began as a Holy Cross honors thesis has developed into a decade of advocacy for Jerry Dickinson '09

Jerry Dickinson ’09 was in the final push of the Democratic primary race to represent Pittsburgh and surrounding areas in the U.S. House of Representatives when the country erupted this May over the death of George Floyd. A constitutional law …

What Happens if the 2020 Presidential Election Is Disputed? Political Science Professor Explains

The Conversation

Should we be prepared for the possibility of a major dispute over the outcome of the 2020 presidential election this November? And what should we expect Congress’ role to be in resolving this dispute?  In a recent piece for The …

Eco-Action Co-Chairs Focus on Virtual Sustainability Efforts

The student-led group is innovating outreach activities for a remote semester

When the College’s student-led Eco-Action group was canvassing for student votes for the Holy Cross Green Fund last year, Kimberly Fetherston ’22 went to the place she knew she’d get results. “That was my first campaign,” she remembers. “I immediately …

Holy Cross Professor Spearheads Virtual Study Abroad for the College and Russian State University for the Humanities

The remote summer study provided Holy Cross students an immersive experience to enhance their Russian language abilities

When the 2020 Moscow Maymester was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 12 students who were scheduled to attend found themselves suddenly without their highly anticipated study abroad plans. But Olga Partan, associate professor of Russian and co-director and …

Holy Cross Students Lead the Way in Volunteering, According To Linkedin

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Roughly 45% of current Holy Cross students on LinkedIn are involved in volunteer projects according to their profiles on the social media platform–the highest percentage for any higher education institution in the United States. That wasn’t news to Marty Kelly, …

The New Face of Political Conventions: Will Shift Online Prove Effective? Holy Cross Professor Opines

The Conversation

The coronavirus has altered much of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, from cancelled rallies to changing the format of much-anticipated nomination conventions. As an almost fully virtual Democratic party convention kicks off, Daniel Klinghard, professor of political science at Holy …

Holy Cross Student Summer: Christina Casey ’22

The rising junior applies the teamwork and collaboration skills she fostered on The Hill to her internship for a WNBA champion team

Christina Casey ’22 Summer Plans: Intern, LA Sparks Hometown: Sherman Oaks, CA Major: Political Science Minor: Business, Ethics, and Society Summer Plans I am working in the Corporate Partnerships Department at the Los Angeles Sparks, three-time WNBA champions. As a …