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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 …

2017 Sanctae Crucis Award Recipients Continue to Live Holy Cross Mission

Five distinguished alumni are recognized for their professional achievement and commitment to service, faith and justice

“You offer a strong voice to the powerless, relief to the oppressed and justice to the wronged.” “You have worked tirelessly to remove barriers to access and provide first-quality dental services for Rhode Island’s infants, children and the underserved.” “Your …

Holy Cross Takes Top Seat in Ranking for Long-Term Study Abroad Participation

Students share their experiences abroad through photos

For yet another year, the College of the Holy Cross has been ranked No. 1 among baccalaureate institutions in the United States for long-term study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education. According to its report, 133 Holy Cross students …

Holy Cross Student Entrepreneur Works with Local Refugees to Create Ties, Opportunity

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Finding work as a refugee in a new country can be daunting. After an impactful Montserrat class, Riley Benner ’20, a political science and philosophy double major, rekindled a company he started as a 15-year-old in Rochester,  Phoenix Haberdashery, and …

Following Recent Elections, Holy Cross Professor Explains ‘Why Democrats Are Wrong About the End of Trumpism’

Fortune

A wave of state legislative election victories by Democrats has been taken by some as a sign that the country is officially responding to Trumpism in the voting booth, and that this trend is likely to continue. However, Greg Burnep, …

Holy Cross Welcomes Ten New Tenure-Track Faculty Members in 2017-18 Academic Year

The accomplished scholars are bringing their expertise to six departments and all students across campus

At the start of the 2017-18 academic year, the College of the Holy Cross welcomed ten new tenure-track faculty members joining the following departments: psychology, economics and accounting, political science, mathematics and computer science, history, and English. Their expertise runs …

Blog: Midwest Native Tapia ’21 Eager to Explore Worcester in Second Year

NAME Xochitl Tapia ’21 HOMETOWN Kansas City, Missouri AREAS OF STUDY English and Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies double major WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “When going through the search process, I was interested in a small liberal arts college …

Jesuit Organizations Lead the Way in Aiding Refugees Worldwide

A record 65 million displaced people need help, and Jesuit organizations on the front lines are responding — including here at Holy Cross

Samer Naeem was in his early 20s when he lost his eyesight. He’d been born with a genetic disorder that caused high blood pressure inside the eyeball. One day, while walking the streets of Baghdad, a student hit him in …

Washington Semester Award Winner to Discuss Impact of Gender in Political Elections

The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at the College of the Holy Cross has selected Caitlin Daniels ’18, a political science major with a concentration in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies, as the Maurizio Vannicelli Washington Semester Program award recipient for …

Political Science Professor Explains the History Behind Presidential Hypocrisy

Fortune

In a piece for Fortune, Alex Hindman, visiting assistant professor of political science at the College of the Holy Cross, writes about Donald Trump’s efforts to represent the interests of the American people, but explains that Trump’s lavish lifestyle reduces …

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 Student Interning at NBC Nightly News Reports: ‘Has It Ever Been This Bad With North Korea? Yes, Actually’

NBC News

During a summer internship with NBC Nightly News — and while national tensions are running high between the United States and North Korea — James O’Connor ’18 reports that this hostility is nothing new, in an article he wrote for …

Holy Cross Senior and ‘Ex-Cancer Patient Helps Youths at Sunrise Hospital From Afar’

Las Vegas Review-Journal

From thousands of miles away at Holy Cross, Michael Spada ’18 continues to give back to his Southern Nevada community, particularly Sunrise Hospital where he overcame a form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2010. Spada, who understands first-hand what hospitalized children …

Innovative Ensemble Combines Traditional Instruments with Electronic Music

H-CLEF, the Holy Cross Laptop Ensemble Federation, uses laptops, game controllers and other technology to create unique computerized sounds

Sitting with perfect posture in Brooks Concert Hall, Marena Ella Minelli ’17 lifted a violin to her chin and began to play, releasing beautiful streams of music with her bow. Moments later, she placed the string instrument on a chair, …

Why Your Gift Matters

Helping Holy Cross students become their best selves: 50% participation = $500,000

Each year, thanks to the extraordinary generosity of the Holy Cross community, the College is able to provide opportunities for students to discover their talents and prepare for the future. As the College nears the end of its fiscal year, …

Reunion Turns Romantic for Happy Couples

Two alumni chose Mount St. James as the backdrop to propose to their longtime loves

06/08/17 by

They said yes! As if reunion wasn’t already enough of a party, two romantics seized the chance to pop the question last weekend. After eight years of dating – four of which were on The Hill – Harry Chiu ’12 …