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31 Holy Cross Students Inducted Into Jesuit Honor Society

Alpha Sigma Nu acceptance is granted to less than four percent of the class

Thirty-one Holy Cross students were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu,  the Jesuit honor society founded in 1915, at a virtual ceremony held recently. The new inductees exemplify the society’s values of excellence in scholarship, loyalty and service.  Selection to Alpha …

Holy Cross Professor Spearheads Virtual Study Abroad for the College and Russian State University for the Humanities

The remote summer study provided Holy Cross students an immersive experience to enhance their Russian language abilities

When the 2020 Moscow Maymester was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 12 students who were scheduled to attend found themselves suddenly without their highly anticipated study abroad plans. But Olga Partan, associate professor of Russian and co-director and …

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 …

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 …

Five Holy Cross Faculty Members Promoted to Rank of Professor

The professors discuss their scholarship and proudest accomplishments while at the College

After years of dedicated teaching and research in their respective fields, five Holy Cross faculty members have been promoted to the rank of full professor. We asked them a few questions about their scholarship — and more:

Blog: Brown Baker ’20 Hopes to Become Fluent in Russian During Year Abroad

09/21/18 by

NAME Emily Brown Baker ‘20 HOMETOWN Harper Woods, Mich. (near Detroit) AREAS OF STUDY Sociology and Russian double major, Peace and Conflict Studies concentration WHERE SHE’S STUDYING Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH) in Moscow, Russia DURATION Full academic …

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 …

Professor Weighs In on ‘How the Russian State Media Has Been Covering Trump’s Russia Scandal’

Mother Jones

As the investigation into the connection between Russia and Trump continues, media around the world is dominated by each new finding—except, surprisingly, for mainstream Russian media. In a Mother Jones article that dives into this phenomenon, Cynthia Hooper, associate professor …

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, …

Holy Cross Academic Conference 2017 to Showcase Student Work

350 students will present results of research, independent work across disciplines

As the academic year nears its end, more than 350 students will present the results of their independent work in the performing and visual arts, social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences at the 2017 Academic Conference, taking place across campus …

History Professor and Russian Expert Discusses Putin-Trump Relationship on CNN

CNN

As the world keeps tabs on potential shifts in U.S. foreign relations, Cynthia Hooper, associate professor of history and director of Russian and Eastern European Studies at the College of the Holy Cross, was called upon by CNN for her expertise …

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 …

Holy Cross Academic Conference to Showcase Student Work

300 students, including Fenwick Scholar, will present results of research, independent work

As the academic year comes to an end, the College of the Holy Cross will celebrate the great and varied work accomplished by its students at the annual Academic Conference taking place across campus from April 27 through April 30. The four-day conference gives students from all class years the opportunity to present the results of their....

The Holy Cross Community Comes Together in the Wake of Violence Around the World

As the world has seen violence in all forms unfold in the past week around the world—from Paris  and Beruit, to Bagdhad and Nigeria—the College of the Holy Cross community has come together to try to make sense of recent …

Award-Winning Writer and Journalist to Give Lecture on the Limits of Freedom Under the Putin Administration

10/02/15 by

Dmitry Bykov, award-winning writer and journalist from Russia, will be speaking at the College of the Holy Cross on the limits of freedom under the Putin administration on Monday, Oct. 5 at 5 p.m. in Stein 133. The event is …

Santander Renews Support for International Study Programs at Holy Cross

11/25/14 by

During a recent ceremony at the College of the Holy Cross, Santander Bank, N.A. through its Santander Universities Global Division, signed its second collaborative agreement with the Holy Cross, which will enhance existing faculty-led study tours and immersion programs that …

Students Learn About Life in Russia Beyond the Stereotypes Through Pen Pal Project

You could call it To Russia, With Love. As political tensions increasingly define relations between the United States and Russian governments,  18 Holy Cross students in a Siberian literature course this semester were busy learning about real life in today’s …

Holy Cross Awards 675 Bachelor of Arts Degrees During Commencement Exercises

Favreau, former head speechwriter for President Obama, urges grads to choose hope over cynicism

In his impassioned address at the College’s 168th Commencement Exercises held on May 23, Jon Favreau ’03, former director of speechwriting for President Barack Obama and co-founder of Fenway Strategies, told members of the Holy Cross Class of 2014 to …

Holy Cross Produces Nine Fulbright Scholars

Recipients to teach and conduct research in Argentina, Germany, Russia, Sri Lanka, more

Eight members of the Class of 2014 and one member of the Class of 2012 have been awarded Fulbright grants to work and teach abroad during the 2014-15 academic year. Since 2005, Holy Cross has received a total of 70 …

Reppucci ’14 Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Argentina

Grant is latest recognition for class valedictorian and scholar-athlete

Jeffrey Reppucci ’14, of Newburyport, Mass., has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Argentina where he will teach English to high school students during the 2014-15 academic year. The announcement caps Reppucci’s remarkable undergraduate career at the College …