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Holy Cross’ Grace Miller on a Mission to Support Women and Children in Need

Grace Miller ’23 worked with Project Hope Boston and supports its mission while interning as a learning and evaluation fellow throughout the summer.

08/22/22 by

Soon after learning about Project Hope Boston’s mission to provide low-income women and children with opportunities that move them “beyond homelessness and poverty,” Grace Miler ’23 was drawn to the organization’s work. Being from the Greater Boston area, Miller was …

Redefining Art: Holy Cross Summer Research Documents Techniques of Refugee Artists in Worcester

The project took Gabriella Trznadel '24 into Worcester and across the state to meet with artisans.

08/11/22 by

A few pieces of art hung behind Gabriella Trznadel ’24 as she met with her first-year advisor via Zoom a few years ago. Susan Rodgers, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Ethics and Society within the College of the Holy Cross’ sociology …

Holy Cross Students Join Worcester Nursing Home Residents in Unique Storytelling Project

The Program Partners with the College's Donelan Office of Community-Based Learning and Arts Transcending Borders initiative.

06/06/22 by

Silence fell on the fifth floor of St. Mary Health Care Center in Worcester earlier this year. Kit Meszaros ’24 sat through similar stillness three previous weeks, as the room full of residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease waited for …

Class of 2022 Student Spotlight: Brianna Cummings

A math and sociology double major, Brianna will run the leadership development team for Team IMPACT after commencement

05/24/22 by

Name: Brianna Cummings Hometown: Franklin, Mass. Major: Math & Sociology with a concentration in Latin American, Latinx & Caribbean studies Campus Activities: Head Resident Assistant; Admissions Tour Guide; Gateways Summer & Fall Orientation; Residence Hall Association; Varsity Track & Field; …

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 …

WATCH: Holy Cross Faculty Discuss the Living Legacy of Global Health Champion Paul Farmer

Ten years ago, global health champion Dr. Paul Farmer was an honorary degree recipient and commencement speaker at Holy Cross, telling graduates, “…the miracle of human solidarity… when linked to both meaningful action and compassion, is something all of us, …

Ann Marie Leshkowich Appointed Interim Provost

The Holy Cross dean of faculty and professor of anthropology begins her tenure this summer

President Vincent Rougeau announced this week that Ann Marie Leshkowich, the College’s dean of faculty and a professor of anthropology, will assume the role of interim provost, effective July 1. Leshkowich will fill this position as the College conducts a …

Pandemic-Induced Supply Chain Woes Could Lead to Opportunity This Holiday Season, Says Holy Cross Professor

Boston Business Journal

Some experts say that local small businesses offering handcrafted goods could see a sales resurgence this holiday season, their products looking more appealing than ever to customers concerned with supply chain issues persisting worldwide. In a recent Boston Business Journal …

Four Holy Cross Faculty Members Promoted to Professor

Educators in classics, physics, religious studies, and sociology and anthropology recognized for their scholarship.

Four Holy Cross faculty members have been promoted to the rank of professor this fall, in recognition of their scholarship, teaching, mentorship and service to the College.

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 …

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 …

Misguided Drug Policies Worsening Overdose Epidemic, Says Sociology Professor

The Conversation

The United States is at a pivotal moment in its fight against drug overdose, with over 93,000 Americans having lost their lives to fatal drug overdose last year alone, making 2020 the worst year on record. In an article for …

Holy Cross Anthropology Professor Selected as 2021-2022 Harvard Radcliffe Fellow

Alvaro Jarrín was one of 50 recipients selected from a pool of 1,383 applicants

Alvaro Jarrín, associate professor of anthropology at the College of the Holy Cross, has been named a 2021–2022 fellow at the Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The fellowship, founded in 1999, is a year-long program designed to foster …

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 …

Anti-Racism Action Plan Internship—Holy Cross Student Summer Series

Riley Dolan ’22 and Professor Tsitsi Masvawure are collaborating with the Family Health Center of Worcester to respond to a community need

08/17/21 by

Many Holy Cross summer internship experiences are student- or professor-initiated, but with Holy Cross’ reputation for outstanding faculty and passionate students, some opportunities — like the creation of an anti-racism plan for a local health center — develop out of …

Market Research Internship – Holy Cross Student Summer Series

Jordyn Shubrick '22 interns with Winter4Kids to inspire youth to work toward a healthy lifestyle

From the beginning of June through August, Jordyn Shubrick ’22, a sociology major, is working as a virtual intern at Winter4Kids. Her summer responsibilities will involve putting together presentations, conducting research and working with the Academy Director to encourage activity …

Holy Cross Sociology Professor Teaches Us How To Score an A+ in Sustainable Back-To-School Shopping

National Geographic

After more than a year of intermittent Zoom schooling, parents are likely to have a long back-to-school shopping list as their students return to classrooms. But how do we help families protect the Earth as we stock up this back-to-school …

Syllabus: Family Life in Turbulent Times

The class, which studies how families adjust to patterns of immbolity in turbulent times, takes on new meaning in the pandemic

It’s nearing the end of April and students in the Sociology 399 course, Family Life in Turbulent Times, have been in lockdown various times over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That experience, as it turns out, provides …

Holy Cross Sociology Professor Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to Study City Climate Planning

Project to draw observations from Worcester, Mass. and Tampere, Finland

Holy Cross’ Selina Gallo-Cruz, associate professor of sociology, has received a Fulbright Scholar award for 2021-2022 to study city climate planning, according to the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Jointly funded by Fulbright …