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Kathryn Nutting ’17: A Crusader for Worcester’s Children in Need

Child abuse and neglect is a tough problem that takes even tougher people to address it. Kathryn Nutting ’17 is one of those people. The psychology major, who has volunteered for years at CASA, a nonprofit committed to advocating for …

What do Neuroscience and Deaf Studies Have in Common? Just Ask Victoria Mousley ’17

Meet Victoria Mousley. She is senior psychology and deaf studies double major, with a concentration in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies. She wants to be a cognitive neuroscientist. And with an education from Holy Cross, she can. It all started …

Students Choose Service Over Sunshine on Spring Break Immersion Program

One in 10 Holy Cross students left the typical spring break trip in the sand this past March, opting instead for a week-long adventure focused on service, justice and love. The Spring Break Immersion Program (SBIP) is one of several …

Holy Cross Hosts First Women in Science Day for Female High School Students, Undergraduates

More than 200 young women filled the atrium of the Integrated Science Complex on Saturday, March 25, to attend Holy Cross’ inaugural Women in Science Day. The day-long event for young women from both Worcester high schools and Holy Cross …

Eleven Holy Cross Faculty Members Receive Tenure in 2017

The following members of the College of the Holy Cross faculty have been promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure. Alo C. Basu, of the psychology department, earned B.S. degrees in brain and cognitive sciences and in biology …

Photos: ArtsWorcester Showcases Holy Cross Talent at Annual Exhibition

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From the layered landscapes of the Grand Canyon to the beauty of the human body, 13 Holy Cross students explore the intersectionality of art, science, and identity through original artwork on display at the 13th Annual ArtsWorcester College Show. The …

For the Love of Toys: Alumna and Holy Cross Faculty Focus on the Importance of Play

Jean Butler ’88, an economics major at the College and current executive director of the Toy Industry Foundation, is on a mission to put toys in the hands of kids in need worldwide. The Foundation believes — and research shows …

Photos: Students Showcase Their Study Abroad Experiences in Sixth Annual Photo Contest

The sixth annual study abroad photo contest gave returning study abroad students the opportunity to share scenes from their rich experiences with the campus community through photography. Photos were submitted showcasing scenes from all over the world — from the …

Holy Cross Senior Awarded Prestigious Marshall Scholarship

Victoria Mousley ’17 to study cognitive neuroscience of language at University College London

College of the Holy Cross student Victoria Mousley ’17, a psychology and deaf studies double major also completing a concentration in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies, has been selected as a 2017 Marshall Scholar. The prestigious Marshall Scholarship finances graduate …

28 Holy Cross Students Inducted into Jesuit Honor Society

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Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society founded in 1915, inducted 28 Holy Cross students on Oct. 23. The new inductees exemplify the society’s values of excellence in scholarship, loyalty and service. Membership is only awarded to four percent of …

In Memoriam: Ogretta McNeil, Associate Professor Emerita of Psychology

Ogretta McNeil, associate professor emerita of psychology at the College of the Holy Cross, passed away on Oct. 5. She was 84. McNeil was the first woman hired on a tenure track to teach in the psychology department and the …

Blog: Dagher ’18 Eager to Participate in New Academic and Cultural Traditions of Scotland

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NAME Bridgette Dagher ’18 HOMETOWN Locust Valley, N.Y. AREAS OF STUDY Psychology major, deaf studies minor WHERE SHE’S STUDYING Fife, Scotland WHY SHE CHOSE SCOTLAND “I wanted a school that reminded me of all the great things about Holy Cross; academic …

Holy Cross Psychology Professor Weighs in on the Challenges of Parenting

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In a recent Boston Parents Paper article, Danuta Bukatko, professor of psychology and distinguished professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, commented on the challenges of parenting tweens and teenagers. According to Bukatko, no matter how children …

Two Holy Cross Community Members Named to Worcester Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty List

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  Isabelle Jenkins ’10, associate director of community-based learning at the College of the Holy Cross, and Elizabeth Belliveau ’07, founder of Enlightened Interventions, were named to Worcester Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” 2016 list. The list, which is published …

Students Conduct Cutting-Edge Research Across Disciplines Over the Summer

For 106 students, the summer was spent pushing intellectual boundaries and creativity while conducting leading research across a range of disciplines: 61 students engaged in research in the sciences; 38 in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts; and seven …

Students Study Around the World Through Maymester Programs This Summer

This summer, 59 students jet set to different locations around the world through the College’s ever-popular Maymester program to sites in England, Italy, Poland, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Germany, and Russia. Each year, the College offers a number of these summer …

Congressman McGovern Recognizes Chick Weiss’ Career Before Congress

In his recent remarks to Congress, Rep. Jim McGovern honored Charles “Chick” Weiss for his 41-year career at College of the Holy Cross and his contributions to the City of Worcester. Weiss retired from the College in June. McGovern’s remarks …

Three Holy Cross Professors Honored for Exemplary Scholarship and Student Advising

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Three faculty members at the College of the Holy Cross were recognized for exemplary scholarship and student advising — Leon Claessens, associate professor of biology, and Helen Freear-Papio, lecturer of Spanish and director of the foreign language assistants program are …

Holy Cross Alumna Making Headlines for her Fight Against Tobacco

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For Eileen Howard Boone ’86, “the social responsibility part of corporate leadership started as a side job and blossomed into an entire career,” according to a recent article in The Christian Science Monitor. Howard Boone, who worked as the vice …

11 Faculty Members Close Chapters at Holy Cross Alongside the Class of 2016

In addition to bidding farewell to the seniors at the end of the academic year, the College of the Holy Cross is seeing off 11 faculty members: Hussein Adam, Mary Hobgood, Patrick J. Ireland, James M. Kee, Rev. Anthony J. …