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Holy Cross Professor Talks to The New York Times About Responsible Shopping in the Time of COVID-19

The New York Times

From buying items in bulk to online shopping, the COVID-19 global pandemic has radically altered what, when and how people are buying. In a recent interview with The New York Times, Ellis Jones, assistant professor of sociology at the College …

Four Holy Cross Faculty Members Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

The faculty members represent three departments: English, religious studies, and sociology and anthropology

03/10/20 by

Whether researching graphic novels or studying the ethics of major companies, Holy Cross faculty members are making significant, lasting impacts on their fields. Learn more about the four recently promoted faculty members below.

Holy Cross Anthropology Professor Lends Expertise to The Atlantic

The Atlantic

Why is talking about money such a taboo subject for Americans? The Atlantic called upon renowned anthropologists nationwide to shed some light on the issue. In the recent article, Jeremy Jones, assistant professor of anthropology at College of the Holy …

Holy Cross Sociology Professor Calls Weinstein Conviction a ‘Public Restaging’ of Women’s Sexual Harassment

The Christian Science Monitor

Selina Gallo-Cruz, associate professor of sociology at College of the Holy Cross and a social movements scholar, was quoted in a recent article for The Christian Science Monitor on how the #MeToo movement and the conviction of Hollywood mogul Harvey …

Holy Cross Ranks Among Top Undergraduate Fulbright Scholarship Producers

The Chronicle of Higher Education

According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, the College of the Holy Cross ranks once again as one of the top undergraduate producers of Fulbright students during the 2019-2020 academic year. This year, Holy Cross students are spanning the globe, …

Holy Cross Emerita Professor Curates Worcester Refugee Artists Exhibit

Professor Susan Rodgers pairs up with Holy Cross students to curate a showcase of Worcester refugee artisans' crafts

01/29/20 by

Susan Rodgers, professor emerita of anthropology and distinguished professor emerita of ethics and society, spent her career exploring the politics of art and literature in Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia. Then, several years ago, she focused her lens a little closer …

Artistic Director Valerie Curtis-Newton ’81 Named One of Seattle’s Most Influential People of the Decade

Seattle Times

Valerie Curtis-Newton, Holy Cross graduate of 1981 and an award-winning artistic director, has been named one of Seattle’s most influential people in the past decade by the Seattle Times. Other notable figures making the list include: Amazon founder and CEO …

Holy Cross Long-Term Study Abroad Program Ranked No. 1 in the Country

Whether becoming fluent in another language or hanging out with monkeys, Holy Cross students make the most of their study abroad experience

01/09/20 by

For the 2019-2020 academic year, 261 College of the Holy Cross students are living and studying abroad — in other terms, roughly 8% of the student body is spread out, learning around the globe. Seventy-six of these students are spending …

Mable Millner Looks Back Over a Career Spent Looking Ahead

As she prepares to retire, the director of multicultural education and associate dean of students for diversity and inclusion talks about bridging gaps, breaking ground and why her work is so much more than a profession

“The message was so special,” says Mable L. Millner, smiling as she reads a card resting next to a bouquet of flowers on her desk: “‘Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.'” The …

The Climate Crisis: Holy Cross Students, Faculty and Staff Explore a Warming World

Campus-wide conversations, a climate strike and a commitment to reducing carbon emissions are among the green initiatives underway

11/07/19 by

Climate change is such a large, global challenge, it can be hard to imagine how a single person can make an impact. But not for Renee LeBlanc ’21, an environmental studies and political science double major, and co-chair of the …

Blog: Rodriguez ’23 Looking Forward to Stepping Out of Her Comfort Zone at Holy Cross

The Boynton Beach, Florida native is interested in studying anthropology and economics 

10/11/19 by

Name: Dariana Rodriguez ’23 Hometown: Boynton Beach, Florida Interested in studying: Anthropology, business, ethics, and society, and economics Activities: Women’s Rowing Team, The Agency, Women in Business Why did you choose Holy Cross? “I wanted to spend the next four years of my life in a competitive, …

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 …

Eight Holy Cross Faculty Members Promoted to Rank of Professor

The newly promoted faculty members answer questions about their scholarship and more — from insect diversity to Mozart.

09/26/19 by

They’ve spent years teaching at College of the Holy Cross and advancing research in their respective fields. Now, eight faculty members have been promoted to the rank of full professor. Learn more about their scholarship, their time at Holy Cross …

The Associated Press Highlights Holy Cross Sociology Professor’s Research in Ethical Consumerism

Associated Press

Want to be a more socially responsible and ethical consumer, but not sure where to start? The Associated Press asked Ellis Jones, assistant professor of sociology at Holy Cross and author of “The Better World Shopping Guide,” for his best …

When the World Is Your Classroom: Holy Cross Sociologist Talks About the Emerging Trend of Worldschooling

Business Destinations

Jennie Germann Molz, professor in the sociology and anthropology department at the College of the Holy Cross, recently spoke to Business Destinations about the emerging trend of “worldschooling,” an issue she’s been researching extensively for an upcoming book. “Even by …

Blog: Shorter ’21 Excited to Immerse Herself in Culture, Community During Year Abroad in Peru

The anthropology major is studying abroad at Pontificia Universidad Catòlica del Perú in Lima, Peru

09/03/19 by

Name: Sarah Shorter ‘21 Hometown: Lexington, Massachusetts Areas of study: Anthropology major with a concentration in Latin America, Latinx, and Caribbean studies Studying abroad at: Pontificia Universidad Catòlica del Perú in Lima, Peru Duration: Full academic year Why Peru? “I knew that …

Learning Outside the Classroom at Holy Cross

Create a new, innovative project or spend the semester in the bustle of New York City — the opportunities are endless

08/07/19 by

Not all education takes place in an academic building — particularly at College of the Holy Cross, where outside-the-classroom learning opportunities range from local to global. Whether you’re contributing to community engagement or diving into summer research or spending a …

Videos: Holy Cross Students Tap Intellectual Curiosity Through Wide-Ranging Summer Research Projects

Over 100 projects range from splicing proteins in a chemistry lab to developing the perfect strategy to win the game of Risk

08/02/19 by

This summer, more than 100 College of the Holy Cross students took a deep dive into cutting-edge research through the College’s Weiss Summer Research Program. Under the mentorship of faculty, students engaged in focused projects that push intellectual boundaries and …

10 Things to Know About Academics at Holy Cross

Majors and minors, student to faculty ratio, academic advising — it's all here

07/18/19 by

If you’re looking for an education that combines academic excellence, critical inquiry and meaningful reflection, then the College of the Holy Cross might just be the perfect fit. From first-year seminars to undergrad research opportunities, here are 10 facts to …

Holy Cross Professors’ Research to Address Children’s Learning in Museums, Adolescent Summer Reading, Food Equity and Latino History in Worcester

Initiative sponsored by Mellon Foundation grant

The College of the Holy Cross announced the recipients of the “Scholarship in Action” grants for the 2019-2020 academic year, an initiative advancing Worcester-based faculty research with community partners that makes a lasting impact and provides rich experiential learning opportunities …