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Center for Career Development Focuses on the Lifelong Value of a Holy Cross Education

The College's Enduring Value Stems From Combining Jesuit Traditions With a Liberal Arts Approach

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As graduation season approaches for colleges across the country, students are focusing on the next step after commencement — but at the College of the Holy Cross, the “what next” and, more importantly, the “why” have been questions in progress …

Blog: Ruiz ’23 Looks Forward to Meeting New People and Exploring New Places

The Chicago native is studying Spanish, anthropology and Latinx studies

Name: Veronica Ruiz Hometown: Chicago, Illinois Studies She’s Considering: Double major in Spanish and Anthropology, Concentration in Latinx Studies Why She Chose Holy Cross: I choose Holy Cross because of the small class sizes and student body population. Not only …

SGA Co-Presidents Reflect on a Year Unlike Any Other

Noah Sisk '21 and Victoria Tara '21 adapted priorities to meet changing student needs in the pandemic

Noah Sisk ’21 and Victoria Tara ’21 campaigned successfully for co-presidents of the Student Government Association (SGA) with the slogan, “Let’s get real.” Fresh off a semester in Washington, DC, through Holy Cross’ Semester Away Program, the pair used the …

Holy Cross’ Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi Earns National Award

The recognition was conferred to only 11 out of 627 chapters nationwide

Omicron Epsilon, Holy Cross’ Chapter of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi, has been named an “Honor Chapter” for its outstanding activities in 2019-20, an award that was bestowed to only 11 out of 627 chapters nationwide. …

Holy Cross Welcomes Twelve Tenure-Track Faculty Members

The new faculty members represent nine academic disciplines

At the start of the 2020-21 academic year, Holy Cross welcomed new tenure-track faculty members, joining the following departments: biology, classics, English, mathematics and computer science, philosophy, psychology, sociology and anthropology, Spanish, and world languages, literatures and cultures. The scholars …

Is The Weeknd’s Faux Plastic Surgery Transformation a Statement or a Publicity Stunt? Anthropology Professor Is on the Case

The Conversation

Canadian singer Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, known as The Weeknd, has been trending on social media in the past few weeks after debuting a faux plastic surgery face in his latest music video. But was he out for shock value or …

Generation Botox: Should the Right To Beauty Be a Basic Human Right? Anthropology Professor Offers Insight

CBC Radio One Canada

The realm of plastic surgery is a complex territory, with some claiming that it’s a form of self-exploitation and others insisting that it can be an empowering tool for young women.  Alvaro Jarrin, associate professor of anthropology at the College …

‘Handheld Worcester’ Initiative Encourages Virtual Community Building and Civic Engagement in the City

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Holy Cross is finding creative ways to help students interact with and feel like a part of the Worcester community in dispersion during the pandemic, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports in a recent article.  Titled “Handheld Worcester,” the initiative …

Montserrat Student Ambassadors Facilitate Community for First-Years During Remote Semester

Both faculty and first-year students lean on the student ambassadors to improve programming and navigate college culture

From the Courtroom to the Classroom, Alumnus Fights to Empower the Marginalized

What began as a Holy Cross honors thesis has developed into a decade of advocacy for Jerry Dickinson '09

Jerry Dickinson ’09 was in the final push of the Democratic primary race to represent Pittsburgh and surrounding areas in the U.S. House of Representatives when the country erupted this May over the death of George Floyd. A constitutional law …

Alumna Creates Volunteer Network to Aid Vulnerable Neighbors During the Pandemic

Inspired by social media, Megan Demit '16 started a neighborhood group that quickly expanded throughout San Francisco

In mid-March, a few days before the shelter-in-place order was announced in San Francisco, Megan Demit ’16 was at home scrolling through Twitter when she came across an anecdote that caught her attention.

Joanna Geraghty ’94 Leads JetBlue With a Holy Cross Mindset

One of the highest-ranking women in the U.S. airline industry, Geraghty focuses on service, values and community

Four Holy Cross Faculty Members Promoted to Professor

Educators from psychology, sociology and anthropology and visual arts recognized for their scholarship, mentorship and more

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

When the World Is Your Classroom: Sociology Professor Discusses the Emerging Trend of ‘Worldschooling’

The Washington Post

Jennie Germann Molz, professor in the sociology and anthropology department at the College of the Holy Cross, recently spoke to The Washington Post about the emerging trend of “roadschooling” or “worldschooling,” an issue she’s been researching extensively for her upcoming book, “The …

Eco-Action Co-Chairs Focus on Virtual Sustainability Efforts

The student-led group is innovating outreach activities for a remote semester

When the College’s student-led Eco-Action group was canvassing for student votes for the Holy Cross Green Fund last year, Kimberly Fetherston ’22 went to the place she knew she’d get results. “That was my first campaign,” she remembers. “I immediately …

HC Student Summer: Quetzali Gomez ’23

A summer internship working with students and families has sparked an interest in a Public Policy career for this rising sophomore

Quetzali Gomez ’23 Summer Plans: Intern, Beacon Place Hometown: Highwood, IL Major: Sociology and Spanish Summer Plans My summer internship was at a non-profit organization in Waukegan, Illinois, named Beacon Place. The organization offers support to students and families in …

Holy Cross Sociology Professor Reimagines Tourism Post-COVID via CNN Travel

CNN Travel

The pandemic has drastically changed global travel, leading to the largest decrease in global emissions in history. How can we return to travelling the world one day, but make more sustainable choices while doing so, in order to continue the …

Holy Cross Students Lead the Way in Volunteering, According To Linkedin

LinkedIn

Roughly 45% of current Holy Cross students on LinkedIn are involved in volunteer projects according to their profiles on the social media platform–the highest percentage for any higher education institution in the United States. That wasn’t news to Marty Kelly, …

Holy Cross Alumna Sews to Help Those Experiencing Homelessness

'We're just regular people, trying to do something,' says Kate Shea '13

On a chilly morning in 2017, Kate Shea ’13 was rushing to catch her train alongside fellow Boston commuters when she spotted a woman holding a sign that read, “Homeless. Anything Helps.” Shea almost kept walking, but then she realized …

Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Receives $5,000 Grant from the Wabash Center

The award will be used to promote diversity and equity within teaching and learning at the College

Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Tat siong Benny Liew has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion to explore teaching and learning about race and racial dynamics in ways that …