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Holy Cross Grad Scores Ultimate Goal of Becoming a Sports Orthopedic Surgeon

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Since he was a kid growing up outside Toronto, Tyler McGregor ’06 dreamed of becoming a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon. Today, the standout member of the Holy Cross men’s ice hockey team from 2002-2006, can say “mission accomplished.” “That was …

Holy Cross Students Reflect, Find Tranquility Through Off-Campus Retreats

Over 700 students each academic year travel to the Thomas P. Joyce '59 Contemplative Center to unwind and ask big questions

03/03/20 by

When Christine Church ’20 told her friends last spring that she was taking part in a five-day silent retreat, the reaction was anything but quiet. “They said, ‘oh, I could never do that. I could never be silent for five days.’” …

Photos: Holy Cross Students Spend Winter Break Interning at Presidential Campaigns

From classroom to canvassing, Holy Cross students made their time off count

01/30/20 by

While many Holy Cross students spent winter break on … well, break … some students used the weeks between semesters to pursue their passions. On campus, a number of students attended the four-day Non-Profit Careers Conference; in New York City …

Rev. John H. Vaughn ’82, Son of Late Ogretta McNeil, Named Executive Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church

The historic church in Atlanta, Georgia was the spiritual home to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Rev. John H. Vaughn ’82 was recently named executive pastor at Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he will be responsible for the overall leadership and direction of church staff, leading all functional areas in the accomplishment of the church’s …

Mable Millner Looks Back Over a Career Spent Looking Ahead

As she prepares to retire, the director of multicultural education and associate dean of students for diversity and inclusion talks about bridging gaps, breaking ground and why her work is so much more than a profession

“The message was so special,” says Mable L. Millner, smiling as she reads a card resting next to a bouquet of flowers on her desk: “‘Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.'” The …

Embracing Honest Curiosity: Holy Cross Alumnus Directs Fall Production “Ah, Wilderness”

Emily Arancio '20, who plays a principal role, leads a conversation with director Eric Butler '06

11/15/19 by

Eric Butler ’06 might have officially left College of the Holy Cross over a decade ago, but that hasn’t stopped him from returning to Mount St. James — and not just for reunion. Butler, who double majored in psychology and …

Blog: Gomez ’23 Looking Forward to Study Abroad Opportunities at Holy Cross

The Bronx, New York native is interested in studying psychology, visual arts and education

10/11/19 by

Name: Jasmine Gomez ’23 Hometown: The Bronx, New York Interested in studying: Education, psychology and visual arts Activities: PRIDE, College Choir, Latin American Student Organization (LASO), Kxplosion Kpop Dance Team Why did you choose Holy Cross? “I wasn’t sold on Holy Cross until I went to …

Home Sweet Campus: A Peek Inside Residence Life at Holy Cross

What’s it really like to live on The Hill? Five students share their living spaces

10/09/19 by

Ninety percent of Holy Cross students live in one of 11 residence halls on campus — but how do they make those spaces feel like home? The answer is both literal and emotional. The Holy Cross housing experience starts as …

Eight Holy Cross Faculty Members Promoted to Rank of Professor

The newly promoted faculty members answer questions about their scholarship and more — from insect diversity to Mozart.

09/26/19 by

They’ve spent years teaching at College of the Holy Cross and advancing research in their respective fields. Now, eight faculty members have been promoted to the rank of full professor. Learn more about their scholarship, their time at Holy Cross …

Blog: Li ’21 Excited to Explore Ancient World During Semester Abroad in Rome

The classics and psychology double major is studying abroad at Temple University in Rome, Italy

09/03/19 by

Name: Hui Li ’21 Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts Areas of study: Classics and psychology double major Studying abroad at: Temple University in Rome, Italy Duration: Fall 2019 Why Italy? “I’ve been fascinated by the ancient Mediterranean since I took my first …

Learning Outside the Classroom at Holy Cross

Create a new, innovative project or spend the semester in the bustle of New York City — the opportunities are endless

08/07/19 by

Not all education takes place in an academic building — particularly at College of the Holy Cross, where outside-the-classroom learning opportunities range from local to global. Whether you’re contributing to community engagement or diving into summer research or spending a …

Retiring Faculty Members Leave Rich Legacy on Students, College

For more than four decades, these seven professors have shaped Holy Cross and their fields

After decades of shaping students and the College, the following faculty members announced their retirement from Holy Cross this spring: Isabel Alvarez Borland, distinguished professor of arts and humanities; Patricia Bizzell, distinguished professor of humanities; John Hamilton, associate professor of …

10 Things to Know About Academics at Holy Cross

Majors and minors, student to faculty ratio, academic advising — it's all here

07/18/19 by

If you’re looking for an education that combines academic excellence, critical inquiry and meaningful reflection, then the College of the Holy Cross might just be the perfect fit. From first-year seminars to undergrad research opportunities, here are 10 facts to …

A Tour Guide’s Guide to Holy Cross

From sharing experiences of their first year on campus to identifying the best food on The Hill, five current Holy Cross tour guides tell all

07/03/19 by

What should students expect in their first year at Holy Cross? How do students spend their free time? Is it true the College brings food trucks to campus? Five current Holy Cross tour guides — Caitlin Keaveny ’21, a psychology …

Holy Cross Professors’ Research to Address Children’s Learning in Museums, Adolescent Summer Reading, Food Equity and Latino History in Worcester

Initiative sponsored by Mellon Foundation grant

The College of the Holy Cross announced the recipients of the “Scholarship in Action” grants for the 2019-2020 academic year, an initiative advancing Worcester-based faculty research with community partners that makes a lasting impact and provides rich experiential learning opportunities …

Why Do People Love ‘Dark Tourism’? Holy Cross Professor Shares Insight With BBC 5 Radio

BBC 5 Radio

The success of the Chernobyl TV drama has led to a rise in the number of people wanting to visit the site of the 1986 catastrophic nuclear accident, with some travel agencies reporting as much as a 40 percent rise …

Students Travel to Puerto Rico to Study the Effects of Hurricane Maria

The students spent a week working with local grassroots organizations and linking their microbiology and history coursework to firsthand experiences

06/13/19 by

It’s one thing to study the effects of a hurricane in a classroom setting, learning about the biology behind the devastation or the history of the country it hit. It’s a whole other ballgame to visit the place you’ve been …

Video: Academic Conference Celebrates Students’ Wide-Reaching Research, Creativity

Over four days, 415 students of all class years showcased their work in a variety of disciplines through poster presentations, lectures and performances

04/30/19 by

“How many black women therapists do you think there are in the state of Massachusetts?” Olivia Fenty ’21, a psychology major with a concentration in Africana studies, asked a room full of students and faculty members at Academic Conference. The …

The Golden Rule: Holy Cross Alumnus Helps Provide Health Care to the Homeless

Ron Lawson '75 found himself homeless 30 years ago — now he helps others in the same situation

Ron Lawson ’75 had worked for 14 years as a financial analyst and manager for some of the biggest firms on Wall Street. So when he was suddenly laid off in the early 1990s recession, he didn’t think much of …

7 Holy Cross Students Making a Difference in Their Communities

The students work to create positive change across the globe — from Worcester all the way to Honduras and beyond

04/04/19 by

Holy Cross students are driven to make a difference in their communities — on campus, in Massachusetts and across the globe. Propelled by the College’s mission statement, our students work together to create positive change, to be “men and women …