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Fenwick Scholar Questions Economics Theory Built on Humans Acting Selfishly

Max Hendrix ’23 introduces philosophy and psychology into a field built on data.

10/14/22 by

The College of the Holy Cross introduced Max Hendrix ’23 to a new side of economics: one that includes philosophy and psychology.   

Can Innovative Technology Help Medical Professionals Monitor Patient Depression Symptoms?

Ava Licht ’23 worked as a summer research intern with primary investigators affiliated with MGH and MIT evaluating how data from wristbands and cell phone sensors could better inform depressed patient care.

08/17/22 by

Ava Licht ’23, a College of the Holy Cross psychology major with a neuroscience minor in the Health Professions Advising program, was looking for a summer internship that would provide experience for students like her with aspirations to continue their …

Holy Cross Student Researches ESports’ Gender Roles, Internalized Misogyny

Augusta Ding '23 examines the question: Why aren’t there any women among top esports players?

08/04/22 by

From a young age, Augusta Ding ’23, who grew up in Shanghai, China, gravitated toward video games. Now, as a rising senior at the College of the Holy Cross, the psychology major has transformed that passion into a Charles S. …

Anthony Fauci, M.D., ’62 advises Holy Cross Students: Expect the Unexpected

Namesake of the Anthony S. Fauci Integrated Science Complex tells students in Q&A prior to the building dedication to follow your passion, trust your instincts and keep an open mind.

06/16/22 by

Before the dedication ceremony of the Anthony S. Fauci Integrated Science Complex on June 11, the class of 1962 alumnus met with College of the Holy Cross students for a private conversation, answering a series of their questions, covering topics …

Holy Cross Names Science Complex for Anthony Fauci ’62, Hon. ’87

National health leader and infectious diseases physician honored for lifetime of public service.

06/11/22 by

Hundreds of members of the College of the Holy Cross community stood shoulder-to-shoulder packing the Smith Hall atrium, as well as the hallways of the floors above, as its Integrated Science Complex was named the Anthony S. Fauci Integrated Science …

Class of 2022 Student Spotlight: Meah Austin

The psychology and Africana studies double major will pursue a career in marketing after graduation

05/25/22 by

Name: Meah Austin Hometown: Waterbury, Conn. Major: Psychology and Africana Studies double major Campus Activities: Black Student Union E-board member; Head Peer Mentor for the Mentor Program; Varsity Track & Field (captain); Women of Color Athletes (co-founder and co-chair); Patriot League …

Holy Cross Fenwick Scholar Finds Unique Opportunities to Go Beyond Science in HIV Research

“It’s not just about the science. It’s about how we can help other people with the science,” says Charles Millard ’22.

05/23/22 by

Throughout his senior year, Charles Millard ’22 said he had ample opportunities to fail, test his perseverance and improve his approach to scientific discovery, moments he might not have experienced had he not been selected as the College of the Holy …

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 …

Two Years Into the Pandemic, We’re Suffering From “Narrative Fatigue,” Says Holy Cross Psychology Professor

The Atlantic

By all accounts, the pandemic has been exhausting to live through for the past two years, with some experts attributing this to the fact that it has defied our natural impulse to turn reality into a coherent story. Mark Freeman, …

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, …

Holy Cross Celebrates Worcester Partnerships at Community Partner Appreciation Reception

Staff, faculty and students gather at Polar Park to thank local organizations for their support

On Wednesday, Oct. 6, College of the Holy Cross hosted its annual Community Partner Appreciation Reception at Polar Park, an event to celebrate the many partnerships the College shares with local organizations in the City of Worcester. The reception was …

Holy Cross Psychology Professor Receives 2021 Joseph B. Gittler Award From the American Psychological Foundation

Mark Freeman is recognized for scholarly and transformative contributions to the philosophical foundations of psychological knowledge

Mark Freeman, Holy Cross Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society and professor of psychology, has received the Joseph B. Gittler Award from the American Psychological Foundation for his scholarly and transformative contributions to the philosophical foundations of psychological knowledge. “I …

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 …

Holy Cross Names Charles Millard ’22 as the 2021-22 Fenwick Scholar

The rising senior plans to spend the year pursuing research that could unlock novel treatments for HIV-positive patients

As a student biologist, it could be easy to get lost in lab work and computer modeling, but this year’s Fenwick Scholar, Charles Millard ’22, is focused on the big picture — he knows that science is only part of …

Designing Museum Exhibits for Children – Holy Cross Student Summer Series

In collaboration with a local museum, Holy Cross students apply psychology research to improve museum exhibits

This summer, Florencia Anggoro, associate professor of psychology, and her summer research students are collaborating with the Ecotarium to create a new exhibit that helps children to understand the day-night cycle. Watch the video to learn more about their process. This profile …

Nonprofit Summer Internship – Holy Cross Student Summer Series

Elizabeth Leo '23 is mobilizing the community for a livable climate

This summer, Elizabeth Leo ’23, a Spanish and psychology double major, is working as a summer intern for Mothers Out Front in Worcester, Massachusetts. Mothers Out Front is a nonprofit dedicated to mobilizing the community for a livable climate and protecting …

Holy Cross’ Montserrat Program Leverages Art in First-Years’ Education

Lessons incorporating a variety of artistic forms instill in students a sense of discovery—in themselves and in the world around them

07/26/21 by

Art is often a communal experience: sitting in a theater beside strangers in the dark or standing like sardines singing along at a concert, it offers the promise of coming together.

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 Says Farewell to Six Retiring Professors

The cohort leaves a long legacy, teaching on Mount St. James for a combined 203 years

At the finish of the 2020-2021 academic year, Holy Cross saw six professors conclude their careers on Mount St. James, after decades of educating generations of Crusaders.

Holy Cross Professor Mark Freeman and Alumnus Jack Bauer ’89 on the Study of Personal Narratives

The narrative psychology experts and authors share how humans make sense of their lives through the stories they tell themselves and others

This is a story about the stories we tell — to ourselves and to others — to create meaning in our lives. Taken together, those stories reveal what we value, what we hope to achieve and who we have become.