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Five Holy Cross Faculty Members Promoted to Rank of Professor

The professors discuss their scholarship and proudest accomplishments while at the College

After years of dedicated teaching and research in their respective fields, five Holy Cross faculty members have been promoted to the rank of full professor. We asked them a few questions about their scholarship — and more:

Eight New Tenure-Track Faculty Members Welcomed in 2018-19 Academic Year

The new faculty members bring a wealth of knowledge to eight different departments at Holy Cross

10/02/18 by

The College of the Holy Cross has welcomed eight new faculty members to tenure-track positions for the 2018-19 academic year. They will each join a different department: biology, chemistry, political science, religious studies, classics, mathematics, psychology and history. The new …

Service, Faith and Justice: Five Alumni Honored for Wide-Ranging, Significant Achievements

The distinguished alumni were honored for their lifelong achievements and commitment to living the Holy Cross mission

09/25/18 by

In a packed room, College of the Holy Cross students, staff and faculty had a chance to meet and hear from this year’s distinguished recipients of the Sanctae Crucis Award, the highest non-degree accolade the College bestows upon alumni. Given …

Blog: Mackin ’20 Eager to Travel Around Latin America During Semester Abroad in Peru

09/21/18 by

NAME  Johanna Mackin ‘20 HOMETOWN  Houston, Texas AREAS OF STUDY  Political Science major, Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean Studies concentration WHERE SHE’S STUDYING  Pontificia Universidad Catòlica del Perú in Lima, Peru DURATION Fall 2018 WHY SHE CHOSE PERU “I chose …

Four Alumni Recognized Among 2018 Most Influential Black Lawyers by Savoy Magazine

Savoy Magazine

  Four Holy Cross alumni were named among the 2018 Most Influential Black Lawyers by Savoy Magazine this summer: Michael Brown ’86, Dominic Blue ’98, Damon Hart ’96 and Theodore V. Wells, Jr. ’72. According to the publication, the list …

Over 100 Students Spend Their Summers Conducting Research Around the World

From digging up fossils in the Midwest to interviewing three generations of women in Russia, Holy Cross students are on the cutting edge of undergraduate research

07/30/18 by

For 113 Holy Cross students, summer has been a time to dive deep into innovative research through the Weiss Summer Research Program. Sixty-eight students conducted research in the natural sciences; 37 in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts; and …

‘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 …

Holy Cross Professor and Alumnus Featured in MassLive.com as New ‘Worcesterites’

MassLive.com

Worcester is in the midst of a renaissance, with the construction of new hotels, apartments and the transformation of its downtown area. The city’s developing arts and restaurant scene are just some of the attractions its new residents point to. …

Eleven Students and Recent Alumni Receive Prestigious Grants and Scholarships

Fulbrights, Critical Language Scholarships and NSF Graduate Research Fellowships are among the competitive awards won

06/18/18 by

This spring, College of the Holy Cross students and alumni have won an impressive array of awards from prestigious organizations, including the Fulbright Program, Critical Language Scholarship and NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. These accolades speak to the curiosity, intellect and …

Former Obama Speechwriter Turned Podcast Celebrity Jon Favreau ’03 Discusses Navigating Politics in 2018

The successful podcast, 'Pod Save America,' makes its way to television with four one-hour HBO TV specials covering the midterm elections

In a Q&A interview with Boston Globe Magazine, former head speechwriter for President Barack Obama and Holy Cross alumnus Jon Favreau ’03 talks about his overnight success in the world of podcasts and political commentary. Along with two other former …

Academic Conference 2018 Showcases Creativity, Independent Research of Over 470 Students

The four-day celebration was filled with performances, poster sessions and presentations across academic disciplines and class years

Over the course of four days, more than 470 students spanning all class years presented the results of their independent, creative and intellectual endeavors during the 2018 Academic Conference. The celebration of academic life at the College of the Holy …

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

04/24/18 by

“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 …

Real-World Experience: $3 Million Gift from the J.D. Power III ’53 Family Helps Students Take Their Education Beyond the Classroom

New J.D. Power Center for Liberal Arts in the World offers students a range of opportunities to build skills and gain a competitive advantage

In 1965, McCulloch Motors engineered industrial-grade chainsaws — the choice of professional loggers — that were purported to last 200-plus hours in operation and that, unfortunately, nobody wanted to buy. Beleaguered, the company engaged Marplan Market Research consultant J.D. “Dave” …

Students Find Alumni and Experience Through Washington, D.C. and New York Semester Programs

The programs join academic learning with direct internship experience, providing students with dynamic opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth

The memorabilia on the 44th floor of the News Corp. Building — Emmy statues, the red and black costume of Marvel Comics character Deadpool, even a life-sized stuffed dog in a full body cast (a prop from the film “There’s …

Hitting the Right Notes: Nate Chung ’18 Segues from the U.S. Senate to Pop Musician to Consultant

Graduating senior works with Toby Mountain to produce EP

03/19/18 by

A typical resume from a soon-to-graduate political science major might include a well-connected internship or two. And indeed Nate Chung’s resume starts with an impressive stint in Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s office (D-NH), but then it veers, rollercoaster style, from busking …

Photos: Holy Cross Student Entrepreneurs Compete for Funding in Annual ‘Shark Tank’ Competition

Over $13,500 in prizes awarded to six lucky winners

It was a funding frenzy last Thursday as the College of the Holy Cross hosted its sixth annual “Shark Tank” competition, based on the popular television show. Held by the Ciocca Office of Entrepreneurial Studies, students with innovative ideas for …

Holy Cross Alumna Finds Harmony Between Career in Law and Passion for Opera

Grand Rapids Magazine

Madelaine Lane, College of the Holy Cross graduate of 2004 and current partner at Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, has found a way to pursue a career in law while still performing her passion: opera. Lane found her love for …

Holy Cross Announces $3 Million Gift for J.D. Power Center for Liberal Arts in the World

Founder of J.D. Power & Assoc. helps grow center at Holy Cross to provide students with real-world experience

01/29/18 by

College of the Holy Cross has received a $3 million gift from the family of alumnus and pioneer in consumer research and information, J.D. Power III ’53, in support of the College’s Center for Liberal Arts in the World. In …

Ten Years of Montserrat: Holy Cross’ First-Year Program Invites Students to Challenge, Question from Day One

The innovative program arms students with curiosity and skills instrumental to their four years at Holy Cross

The sculptures of Shih Chieh Huang’s “Reusable Universe” — built from recycled Tupperware, plastic bags, fans and light bulbs — appeared to float just below the darkened ceiling of the Worcester Art Museum. They had been wired to detect motion, …

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 …