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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 …

Holy Cross Alumnus and Coach CEO Helps Popular Brand Think ‘Outside the Bag’

Fortune

About three years ago, the popular handbag brand Coach saw its sales plummeting. Now, according to an article by Fortune, the company is making a remarkable recovery under CEO and College of the Holy Cross alumnus Victor Luis ’88. “Since …

Professor and Political Science Expert Talks Trump, Comey, and Impeachment

Fortune

The College of the Holy Cross’ Donald Brand, professor of political science, recently penned two op-eds for Fortune, exploring President Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey and the ins-and-outs of presidential impeachment. The day it was posted, Brand’s impeachment …

Holy Cross to Host 2017 JUHAN Conference

Leading scholars, international humanitarian agencies and local Worcester partners will address current refugee crisis; registration ends June 1

05/18/17 by

Community partners and students committed to social justice will participate in the 2017 Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN) Conference, scheduled for June 27-29, at the College of the Holy Cross. The biennial conference, titled “Principles in Crisis: Refugees and …

Holy Cross Produces Fourteen Fulbright Scholars

Additionally, two first-year students to attend UK Summer Fulbright Institutes

Thirteen members of the Class of 2017 and one member of the Class of 2016 have been awarded Fulbright grants to teach and conduct research around the world during the 2017-18 academic year. Since 2005, Holy Cross students have received …

Revisionist: Che Anderson ’11 Leads the Way for Urban Renaissance

Following the success of his work in Worcester, young alumnus hopes to ignite artistic revivals in more post-industrial cities seeking reinvention

When Che Anderson was growing up in the projects of New York City, his mother ran a tight but loving ship. Her two boys were not allowed to watch TV until their homework was done, not allowed outside after dark …

Professor and Political Expert Discusses Recent White House Log Privatization

Fortune

In his latest op-ed for Fortune, Donald Brand, professor of political science at the College of the Holy Cross, argues that president Trump’s recent decision to make the White House logs private is a “serious political miscalculation.” Brand considers the …

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 …

Curiosity in Cuba

Tyler Ambrose ’17 wondered what the changes to U.S. policy in Cuba could mean for its people. Thanks to the College’s Student Grant Program, he had the chance to explore his questions firsthand

When Tyler Ambrose ’17 enrolled at Holy Cross as a first-year student, he was torn between interests in economics, political science, music and Spanish. While he ultimately chose to major in political science, he found an opportunity to embrace all …

Student to Address 700+ Attendees at Worcester Women’s Leadership Conference

Mary Kate Vanecko ’17 will discuss her new jewelry brand and her goal to empower young women and girls

04/07/17 by

If presenting a final project to a classroom of 20 peers is anxiety-inducing for some college students, speaking to a room of more than 700 business professionals about your entrepreneurial passion is a whole new level of pressure. Mary Kate …

No Major? No Problem: First-Year Students Learn It’s Never Too Early to Explore Business

“Major in anything and succeed in business.” That’s the motto of the Ciocca Office of Entrepreneurial Studies (COES) Professional Program and Prebusiness Program, which connects Holy Cross’ liberal arts education to the marketplace. But what about first-year students who have …

Blog: Caron ’20 Eager to Share Experiences During Semester in Washington, D.C.

02/27/17 by

NAME Spencer Caron ’20 HOMETOWN Belchertown, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY Philosophy major WHY HE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “I chose Holy Cross because it offered everything that I was looking for. The small size, proximity to Boston, strong alumni network and dedication …

Margaret Peterlin ’93 Joins State Department as Secretary Rex Tillerson’s Chief of Staff

The Washington Post

Maintaining a cohesive team at the State Department is critical to the agency’s future success, writes Josh Rogin, a columnist for the Global Opinions section of The Washington Post. Much of that responsibility, he says, now falls upon the shoulders …

Arts Transcending Borders Kicks Off the Semester with Sō Percussion’s ‘A Gun Show’

  This semester, Arts Transcending Borders at the College of the Holy Cross is offering a series of events that bring some of the most pressing issues of our time into conversation with the arts. On Thursday, Feb. 9, Sō …

Political Perspective: Holy Cross Faculty Discuss Washington, D.C. March and Obama’s Presidency

Telegram & Gazette

01/19/17 by

On the eve of the transfer of presidential power, Selina Gallo-Cruz, assistant professor of sociology, discusses the motivation behind Saturday’s March in Washington. And professors of political science Daniel Klinghard and Donald Brand reflect on the impact of Barack Obama’s presidency …

Political Science Course Offers Behind-the-Scenes Look into the Presidential Selection Process

There’s no better time to teach about the federal election process than during an election year. Donald Brand, professor of political science, seized the opportunity and led students through a semester-long, real-time study of the presidential campaign, where they explored …

Holy Cross Young Alumus Named Worcester Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’

Worcester Magazine

Worcester Magazine has named Che Anderson ’11, project manager for the city of Worcester, as its “Person of the Year.” Anderson, who has immersed himself in Worcester since his days as a Holy Cross student in 2007, and who is …

Holy Cross Mediation Team Earns Second Place at National Tournament

In early November, three of Holy Cross’ own — John Milligan ’17, Brian Senier ’19, and Brandon Tieso ’19 — touched down in Texas, the host state for the InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution’s (INADR) national undergraduate championship tournament. The …

Holy Cross Election Experts Provide Insight Post-Election

Fortune | Telegram & Gazette | La Voz de Galicia

While the 2016 presidential election has come to a close, College of the Holy Cross faculty and students continue to talk politics with the press. Donald Brand, professor of political science, continues to publish op-eds for multinational business magazine, Fortune. …

Fall Break Lets Students Learn, Lend a Hand and Reflect

During fall break, the College of the Holy Cross found its students immersing themselves in unique opportunities as they paused from daily academics to try something new. From Oct. 9-16, the College offered programs for service and hands-on learning. The …