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Holy Cross Names Bob Chesney Head Football Coach

Chesney becomes the 28th head coach in the history of the program

The College of the Holy Cross has named Bob Chesney its new head football coach, as announced by Director of Athletics Nathan Pine. Chesney, who becomes the 28th head coach in the history of the program, has posted a winning …

Holy Cross Receives $800,000 from Mellon Foundation to Support Research in Worcester

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The College of the Holy Cross has been awarded $800,000 to support community-based research projects in the City of Worcester. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant, equal to the largest Holy Cross has received from the foundation, will fund five …

Conference to Explore Religion’s Place in Today’s Social and Political Movements

A diverse group of scholars will convene at the College of the Holy Cross Nov. 15-17 for a conference on “Religion, Protest and Social Upheaval.” All conference sessions are free and open to drop-ins. Find the schedule here. The recent …

Washington Semester Award Winner to Discuss Oral History’s Portrayal of the 1964 Freedom Summer

The Center for Liberal Arts in the World at the College of the Holy Cross has selected Catherine Tarantino ’18, a history major with a concentration in peace and conflict studies, as the Maurizio Vannicelli Washington Semester Program award recipient for the Spring 2017 …

Former Google Data Scientist to Break Down Big Data on Online Anti-Semitism

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a former Google data scientist, will give a talk on “Anti-Semitism on the Internet” at the College of the Holy Cross, Monday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rehm Library. The event is free and open to …

Holy Cross Theatre Department to Present ‘Fuente Ovejuna’

The College of the Holy Cross Theatre Department will present “Fuente Ovejuna,” published by Spanish playwright Lope de Vega in 1614 and directed by Professor Edward Isser of the theatre department. Performances will be held in Fenwick Theatre, on the second …

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 …

Former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power to Give Annual Hanify-Howland Lecture

The 52nd annual Hanify-Howland Memorial Lecture will be given by Samantha Power, former United States ambassador to the United Nations, on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom at the College of the Holy Cross. …

Holy Cross Conference on ‘Rethinking the Afropolitan,’ Photography Show and Concert to Explore Black Atlantic Culture

Cantor Art Gallery to feature two-man photo exhibition starting Oct. 18

The College of the Holy Cross will host an academic conference, a photography exhibition and a concert Oct. 18-21 to explore the intersection of history, ethics and visual culture in the performance and display of black masculinities in Africa, the …

Holy Cross to Host Fourth Annual Northeast Collegiate Marching Band Festival

Collegiate marching bands from across the northeast will perform for audiences on Fitton Field

On Sunday, Oct. 8 neighboring collegiate marching bands will join together at the College of the Holy Cross for the fourth annual Northeast Collegiate Marching Band Festival. Gates will open at 11 a.m., and the festival will begin at 12 …

Holy Cross Chapel Artist Series to Showcase Two World-Renowned Organists

The College of the Holy Cross will present two organ concerts in its Chapel Artist Series this fall. Both concerts will be held in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel at 3 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Organist …

Holy Cross Lecture Looks to Catholic Social Teaching to Find Political Common Ground

Addressing the divisive political climate, Julie Hanlon Rubio, professor of Christian ethics at St. Louis University, will present a lecture, “Dare We Hope for Common Ground?” at the College of the Holy Cross on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 4:30 p.m. …

Holy Cross Music Department Announces Fall 2017 Concert Series

The College of the Holy Cross music department is ready to kick off its fall concert series with special performances throughout the semester, which will include installments of the Tuesday Lunch Concert series featuring Holy Cross artists-in-residence; a Holy Cross …

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 …

Holy Cross Lecture to Outline Government’s Role in Segregation

Economist Richard Rothstein is author of 'The Color of Law'

Richard Rothstein, research associate for the Economic Policy Institute, will speak about his book “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America” (Liveright, 2017) at the College of the Holy Cross, Monday, Sept. 11 at …

Holy Cross Education Professor Publishes Book on How to Better Measure School Quality

Published by Harvard University Press, “Beyond Test Scores: A Better Way to Measure School Quality" is Jack Schneider's third book

How should we measure the quality of our schools? In his new book, “Beyond Test Scores: A Better Way to Measure School Quality,” Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, examines the use and …

Holy Cross to Host Vertical Dance Pioneers BANDALOOP as First Stop on Northeast Tour

College to partner with Worcester for sneak peek of dancers on the City Hall façade

The College of the Holy Cross will host BANDALOOP, pioneers in vertical dance performance, on Sept. 8 beginning at 4:30 p.m. BANDALOOP interweaves intricate choreography, dynamic physicality and climbing technology turning the dance floor on its side, taking their performances …

French Artist Gabrielle Thierry to Exhibit at the Cantor Art Gallery

Paintings interpret ‘Musical Qualities of the Water Lilies’ by Claude Monet

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross will present the paintings of French artist Gabrielle Thierry in the exhibition “Gabrielle Thierry: The Musicality of the Water Lilies/La Musicalité des Nymphéas” from Aug. …

Digital Transgender Archive Receives Notable Award for Description From Society of American Archivists

World’s first archive of its kind awarded the 2017 C.F.W. Coker Award

The Digital Transgender Archive (DTA), directed by K.J. Rawson, assistant professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross, has been named the recipient of the 2017 C.F.W. Coker Award from the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The award, …

Professor Explores 300 Years of Russian Artistic Imagination in New Book

Reviewer calls Assistant Professor Olga Partan’s book “original, alluring, and persuasive”

What does commedia dell’arte, a form of theatre born in Italy in the mid-16th century, have to do with Russian cultural history? In “Vagabonding Masks: The Italian Commedia dell’Arte in the Russian Artistic Imagination” (Academic Studies Press, 2017), Olga Partan, …