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Holy Cross’ Nick Lazzaro ‘23 Makes ’40 Under Forty’ List

Worcester Business Journal

Nick Lazzaro ‘23, a political science major, was recently named to Worcester Business Journal’s 2022 “40 Under Forty” list. The list, which is published annually, recognizes “outstanding young leaders who are shaking up the Central Mass business community. These business …

From Obama to Trump: Holy Cross Student Examines Political Polarization on Twitter

As part of the Charles S. Weiss Summer Research Program, David Pritchard '23 looked into social media exchanges

08/15/22 by

David Pritchard ’23 is a political science and psychology major at the College of the Holy Cross. As part of this year’s Charles S. Weiss Summer Research Program, the Longmeadow, Massachusetts, native is turning to social media to examine whether …

Student Summer Research Project Connects Current Supreme Court Decision to Those 100+ Years Old

Catherine Yackira’s ’24 passion for constitutional law grew after diving into early 20th-century cases.

08/08/22 by

Catherine Yackira ’24 completed her sophomore year at the College of the Holy Cross and planned to use this summer to research U.S. Supreme Court decisions from more than a century ago. The cases, ranging from 1897 to 1937, focus …

Class of 2022 Student Spotlight: Dennis Liu

A political science major, Dennis will work as a legal assistant at a business immigration law firm for the summer

05/26/22 by

Name: Dennis Liu Hometown: Yarmouth, Mass. Major: Political Science major, double minor in Asian Studies and Rhetoric and Composition Campus Activities: Goodtime Marching Band; Jazz Ensemble; College Orchestra; Residence Life and Housing; Writer’s Workshop; O’Callahan Science Library

Class of 2022 Student Spotlight: Matt Cedeno

The political science major, varsity football player and acting aficionado is set to join Raytheon Technologies after graduation

05/23/22 by

Name: Matt Cedeno Hometown: Delray Beach, Fla. Major: Political Science Campus Activities: Men of Color Athletes (MOCA) Co-President; Black Student Union, former treasurer; Admissions Tour Guide; Varsity Athlete, football; Big Brother for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass & …

Holy Cross’ Nick Lazzaro ’23 Combines Entrepreneurship, College’s Values to Make an Impact in His Hometown

Political science major serves on his hometown school committee and funds scholarships for his high school alma mater: “I want other students to have similar opportunities, and I want to do what I can to help them.”

05/19/22 by

Nicholas Lazzaro ’23 grew up in a family that emphasized the importance of education and viewed lifelong learning as the enlightenment of the soul. This background has guided Lazzaro through nearly every phase of his academic journey. 

Four Holy Cross Faculty Members Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

05/17/22 by

From implementing video game technology to better understand neurophysiology to deciphering a mischievous smile from Machiavelli, Holy Cross faculty continue to advance research in their respective fields. Learn more about the four recently promoted faculty members to associate professor with …

Inside the Lifelong Impact of Holy Cross’ Unique Washington Semester Program

People — not policy — lie at the heart of the seminal program, now celebrating its 50th anniversary

“In Mexican culture, storytelling is a value we hold very dearly,” explains Jaime Perez ’23, an Arizona native and child of Mexican immigrants, who spent fall 2021 in the nation’s capital as a member of the College’s highly competitive Washington …

Jon Favreau ’03 Credits Holy Cross’ Washington Semester Program for Helping Shape His Political Career

The College celebrated the program's 50th anniversary last week in the nation's capital

04/19/22 by

Jon Favreau ’03, Hon. ’14 remembers his job interview with Barack Obama as one of “the easiest” in his career. Favreau said he and the future 44th president of the United States, then recently elected to the U.S. Senate, immediately connected …

WATCH: Holy Cross Faculty Experts Discuss Russia’s Attack on Ukraine

As the world watches and reacts to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a panel of Holy Cross professors and Russia experts discussed why it happened and where it leaves us now. After opening remarks, the panelists answered questions from the Holy Cross …

Holy Cross’ Carrie Peck and Elizabeth Wambui ‘09 Named ‘Women to Watch in 2022’ by Worcester Magazine

Worcester Magazine

Worcester Magazine recently named two Holy Cross community members as “Women to Watch” in 2022. Holy Cross  COVID Response Director Carrie Peck and alumna Elizabeth Wambui ’09, who is currently the director of diversity, inclusion and community impact at Fontaine …

30 Holy Cross Students Inducted Into Jesuit Honor Society

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

Thirty Holy Cross students were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society founded in 1915, at a ceremony held on Sunday, Oct. 24th in the Rehm Library. The new inductees exemplify the society’s values of excellence in scholarship, …

Student-Generated Urban Studies Minor Debuts at Holy Cross

Maggie Hartnett '23 & faculty advisors team up to create new Urban Studies minor, which will explore themes around how we build our cities, what we do in them and how they shape us

Maggie Hartnett ’23 knew she enjoyed the architecture classes she took during her first year at Holy Cross, but wasn’t quite sure she wanted to be an architect. Then, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, she took note of the changes …

Fr. Tim O’Brien ’06 Named Incoming Director of Mission Initiatives

Fr. O'Brien reflects on his time at Holy Cross as he returns to spread the mission he loves

For Rev. Timothy (“Tim”) O’Brien, S.J., ’06, frequent zip code changes have become the norm as part of his Jesuit vocation and scholarly pursuits. But his most recent move — one that brings him back to Mount St. James to …

Yolanda Rabun ’90 Is Not Done Yet

Rabun blazed a path across Mount St. James with big plans that are still unfolding more than 30 years later

It was the first football game of the 1986 season, Holy Cross versus Lehigh — a season that would culminate in a Patriot League championship for the Crusaders.

Holy Cross Bestows 2021 Sanctae Crucis Awards

The awards recognized seven Crusaders who made a difference during the pandemic

When asked about their 2021 Sanctae Crucis Award ahead of the virtual celebration on May 4, 2021, each honoree offered a variation of the above. In every interview, they expressed surprise and humility, citing the family, friends, colleagues and fellow …

Holy Cross Students Continue Experiential Learning in a Remote Semester

Undeterred by the pandemic, nearly 50 students this spring found fulfilling experiential learning opportunities through the College's J.D. Power Center and other programs

For the past nine months, Rudy Antoncic ’22 worked as an intern at the U.S. Department of State, assessing how teleworking is going for their employees around the globe. Every day, he says, he talked with senior-level foreign officers in …

Holy Cross Celebrates 175th Commencement

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield delivered the address to 748 graduating seniors

Holy Cross announced 748 bachelor of arts degree candidates at its 175th commencement held in person this morning on the College’s Fitton Field. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a career diplomat and Representative of the United States of America to the United …

Russia Stands to Benefit From Political Unrest in Bulgaria, Says Holy Cross Political Science Professor

The Washington Post

Bulgaria seems poised for new parliamentary elections after the country’s main opposition party was unable to form a government this past week. How will Bulgaria’s crisis affect its relations with the West, but also with Russia? Nina Barzachka, assistant professor …

Emma Davison ‘21 Named Class of 2021 Valedictorian

The political science and Middle Eastern studies double major and New Jersey native will deliver the valedictory address at Commencement

Emma Davison ’21 has been selected to deliver the Class of 2021 valedictory address at the Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 21. Emma is a political science and Middle Eastern studies double major with a concentration in peace and conflict …