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Student Organizers Challenge Campus to Critically Explore Issues of Diversity During Unity Week

Civil rights activist DeRay McKesson leads discussion about getting involved and staying active

03/25/19 by

For this year’s annual Unity Week, the two student chairs — Co-Officers of Diversity for the Student Government Association Mithra Salmassi ’19 and Manuel “Manny” Trejo ’19 — wanted to honor intersectionality while leaving space for exploration and introspection. So …

Video: Holy Cross Students Find Success After Graduation

Data and anecdotes from recent alumni showcase the breadth of opportunities available to graduates

03/20/19 by

What doors does a degree from Holy Cross open? If you’re a recent grad, you just might be changing the world by teaching music to refugee children in Palestine, finishing your second year of law school or managing clients for …

Holy Cross Is Once Again a Top Producer of Fulbright Students in the U.S.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The College of the Holy Cross is once again among the colleges producing the highest number of Fulbright students, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education, which published its annual “Top Producers of Fulbright U.S. Scholars and Students” for the …

Ten Faculty Members Receive Tenure in 2019

The faculty members represent 10 different academic departments

02/27/19 by

From researching fruit flies to reimagining the first commercially successful color film, College of the Holy Cross faculty members are making massive contributions to their fields — and to their classrooms. Hear a bit more from the 10 newly tenured …

For Us, For Others, For Action: Alumni Reflect on a Half-Century of the Black Student Union

Fifty years after the founding of the BSU, alumni look back on a time filled with mission and personal impact.

It was Spring 1987 and high school senior Arnold Principal was lost. He arrived on Mount St. James for a campus visit, got separated from his host and unknowingly stumbled upon the Black Student Union-sponsored Spring Talent Show. “Two BSU …

Five Outstanding Alumni Receive Sanctae Crucis Awards

A nuclear physicist. A foreign journalist. A federal judge. A developmental psychologist. A visionary physician. A look at their remarkable worldwide impact.

They graduated years apart, yet each embraces the Jesuit magis, a calling to “be more” that has fueled Holy Cross men and women throughout the decades and around the world. Determined to live lives of purpose and impact, these alumni …

Holy Cross Professor’s Caffeine Research Highlighted in the Media

The Academic Minute

A Holy Cross psychology professor’s research on adolescents and caffeine is gaining attention, and this week was highlighted by the Academic Minute, a nationally-syndicated public radio segment. Associate Professor Alison Bryant Ludden‘s research delves into not only the effects of …

Holy Cross Graduates Named to 2018 ‘Latino 30 Under 30’ List

El Mundo Boston

Two Holy Cross alumnae, Kelly Garcia ’15 and Yarlennys Villaman ’14, are among those named to El Mundo Boston’s “Latino 30 Under 30” list for 2018. Now in its third year, “Latino 30 Under 30” honors young individuals making an …

The Wall Street Journal Highlights Holy Cross Professor’s Research on Kids’ Response to Stress

Wall Street Journal

Social exclusion has been shown to have a powerful impact on children, in some cases leading to self-doubt and anxiety, and even negatively affecting a child’s well-being and school performance. But what can parents do to help their kids build …

Blog: Greenho ’22 Hopes to Inspire Others During First Year on Campus

10/23/18 by

NAME AnnaGrace Greenho ’22 HOMETOWN Charleston, S.C. STUDIES SHE’S CONSIDERING Psychology major, Neuroscience minor ACTIVITIES Student Programs for Urban Development (SPUD) WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “I enjoy the small, close-knit learning community and appreciate the ability to form unique and individual connections with your....

Blog: Ruppert ’22 Excited to Take on Second Year on The Hill

10/23/18 by

NAME Aidan Ruppert ’22 HOMETOWN Rochester, N.Y. AREAS OF STUDY Psychology major ACTIVITIES  WCHC Sports 88.1, Counseling Outreach Peer Educators (COPE), Admissions Outreach E-Board, Student Programs for Urban Development (SPUD) WHY HE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “I knew I wanted to attend a smaller college, …

Flipping the Script: A Candid Conversation with Prized Psychology Professor

Binah Saint-Loth '19 sits down with her professor and mentor Danuta Bukatko to find out what's kept her teaching for 42 years and what advice she'd give her college-aged self

10/03/18 by

How do babies’ minds develop? How can female leaders thrive? How can Holy Cross students learn to speak up and out? These are all questions that Danuta “Diane” Bukatko, professor of psychology, explores in her popular and well-regarded courses. As …

Eight New Tenure-Track Faculty Members Welcomed in 2018-19 Academic Year

The new faculty members bring a wealth of knowledge to eight different departments at Holy Cross

10/02/18 by

The College of the Holy Cross has welcomed eight new faculty members to tenure-track positions for the 2018-19 academic year. They will each join a different department: biology, chemistry, political science, religious studies, classics, mathematics, psychology and history. The new …

Over 100 Students Spend Their Summers Conducting Research Around the World

From digging up fossils in the Midwest to interviewing three generations of women in Russia, Holy Cross students are on the cutting edge of undergraduate research

07/30/18 by

For 113 Holy Cross students, summer has been a time to dive deep into innovative research through the Weiss Summer Research Program. Sixty-eight students conducted research in the natural sciences; 37 in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts; and …

Mixing Alcohol and Marijuana Increases Odds of Unsafe Sex for Young Women, According to Study by Holy Cross Professor

Reuters

Jumi Hayaki, associate professor of psychology at Holy Cross, was recently the lead author on a study regarding the influence of alcohol and/or marijuana use on sexual behavior, Reuters reports. Based on the study’s findings published in the American Journal …

Three Retiring Faculty Members Leave Lasting Mark on College, Their Fields

Professors John Cull, Suzanne Kirschner and Rev. Thomas Worcester inspired and challenged countless students during their tenures

With the end of the academic year comes the departure of three faculty members who announced their retirement: John Cull, professor of Spanish; Rev. Thomas Worcester, S.J., professor of history; and Suzanne Kirschner, professor of psychology. The three faculty members …

Down Any Possible Road: Internships Open the Door Wide for Post-Grad Success

From staffing the Smithsonian to creating marketing campaigns for high-end footwear in New York City, students are thinking outside the internship box

07/11/18 by

College is a time to stretch yourself and try something else on for size. And that doesn’t just apply to taking different classes or joining a new club — it also extends to internships. Armed with the strength of a …

Eleven Students and Recent Alumni Receive Prestigious Grants and Scholarships

Fulbrights, Critical Language Scholarships and NSF Graduate Research Fellowships are among the competitive awards won

06/18/18 by

This spring, College of the Holy Cross students and alumni have won an impressive array of awards from prestigious organizations, including the Fulbright Program, Critical Language Scholarship and NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. These accolades speak to the curiosity, intellect and …

Two Rising Seniors Receive Full-Tuition Scholarships for Women in Science

Abby Corrigan '19 and Sarah McGuire '19 named 2018-19 Clare Boothe Luce Scholars

05/14/18 by

Abby Corrigan ’19, a physics and economics major, and Sarah McGuire ’19, a mathematics major with a minor in computer science, have been named recipients of the competitive Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year. The scholarship, which …

Famed Choreographer Bill T. Jones Talks Art, Ambiguity in Intimate Roundtable with Students

The recipient of a McArthur 'Genius' Award and two Tony's offered a lecture and discussion sessions, his visit featured on WGBH's Open Studio

05/02/18 by

The morning after his engaging lecture, as part of a creative residency with members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company at the College of the Holy Cross, legendary choreographer Bill T. Jones held an intimate discussion with students, majoring …