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Latin American Film Class Travels to Buenos Aires to Explore Dark Period of Argentine History

Over spring break, 14 students studied first-hand how Argentines remember and memorialize the scars left by their dictatorship 30 years later

In the span of about a decade, roughly 30,000 people in Argentina disappeared at the hands of the government. Called “los desaparecidos,” or “the disappeared,” many of these individuals were brought to the 500-plus clandestine detention centers established to detain …

Holy Cross’ Bilingual Theatre Production Engages Campus in National Conversation

Fascism, misogyny, the patriarchy...'Fuente Ovejuna' takes on major issues that resonate with audiences across time and language

12/04/17 by

For Edward Isser, professor of theatre at the College of the Holy Cross, the choice of what show to produce this semester carried more weight than usual. On account of the current sociopolitical climate in the United States, Isser viewed …

Holy Cross Theatre Department to Present ‘Fuente Ovejuna’

The College of the Holy Cross Theatre Department will present “Fuente Ovejuna,” published by Spanish playwright Lope de Vega in 1614 and directed by Professor Edward Isser of the theatre department. Performances will be held in Fenwick Theatre, on the second …

Blog: Tehan ’19 Hopes to Become Fluent in Spanish During Year Abroad

NAME Isabel Tehan ’19 HOMETOWN Boxford, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY English and Spanish double major in the prebusiness program WHERE SHE’S STUDYING University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Spain DURATION Full academic year WHY SHE CHOSE NAME OF …

Reunion Turns Romantic for Happy Couples

Two alumni chose Mount St. James as the backdrop to propose to their longtime loves

06/08/17 by

They said yes! As if reunion wasn’t already enough of a party, two romantics seized the chance to pop the question last weekend. After eight years of dating – four of which were on The Hill – Harry Chiu ’12 …

Blog: Students Take In Spain’s Arts, Culture and History During Study Abroad Experience

WHAT A four-week immersive study program titled “Spanish Theater and the Cultural Horizon,” part of the College’s summer Study Abroad program. The numerous cultural institutions of the city — the museums, galleries, and exhibits — will serve as educational resources …

Haylie Butler ’17 Selected as Class of 2017 Valedictorian

Haylie M. Butler ’17, of Rossmoor, Calif., has been selected to deliver the Class of 2017 valedictory address at the Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 26. Butler is a Spanish and biology double major in the Health Professions Advising Program. …

Holy Cross Produces Fourteen Fulbright Scholars

Additionally, two first-year students to attend UK Summer Fulbright Institutes

Thirteen members of the Class of 2017 and one member of the Class of 2016 have been awarded Fulbright grants to teach and conduct research around the world during the 2017-18 academic year. Since 2005, Holy Cross students have received …

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 …

Curiosity in Cuba

Tyler Ambrose ’17 wondered what the changes to U.S. policy in Cuba could mean for its people. Thanks to the College’s Student Grant Program, he had the chance to explore his questions firsthand

When Tyler Ambrose ’17 enrolled at Holy Cross as a first-year student, he was torn between interests in economics, political science, music and Spanish. While he ultimately chose to major in political science, he found an opportunity to embrace all …

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 …

Simulation Challenges Students to Explore Complexities of U.S.-Mexico Border Issue

Fifteen Holy Cross students — from a range of class years and disciplines — spent a recent Saturday taking on a current hot-button topic: the U.S.-Mexico border issue. As a part of the Presidential Scholars Symposium, the students participated in …

Latin American Artists Showcase Contemporary Work at Holy Cross’ Cantor Art Gallery

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross will present the work of ten Latin American artists in the exhibition “Last Frontier: The Subjectivity of Territory” from Wednesday, January 25 through Friday, April …

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 Election Experts Provide Insight Post-Election

Fortune | Telegram & Gazette | La Voz de Galicia

While the 2016 presidential election has come to a close, College of the Holy Cross faculty and students continue to talk politics with the press. Donald Brand, professor of political science, continues to publish op-eds for multinational business magazine, Fortune. …

Holy Cross Political Science Professor Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

Six faculty members honored for 25 years of service to the College

Loren Cass, professor of political science and director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, received the 2016 Holy Cross Distinguished Teaching Award at the annual Dean’s Fall Address and Faculty Awards Ceremony. The Holy Cross Distinguished Teaching Award is presented …

Acclaimed Mexican Author Yuri Herrera Gives Reading at Holy Cross

Yuri Herrera, renowned Mexican author, visited the College of the Holy Cross for a public reading on Oct. 4 in Rehm Library at the invitation of the Spanish department. Herrera has published three novels to critical acclaim; in 2016 he …

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 …

Holy Cross Announces Seven New Faculty Hires for 2016-17 Academic Year

In her annual address to the College for the 2016-17 academic year, Margaret Freije, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College, announced the hiring of seven new faculty members. These new faculty members include five new tenure-track …

Blog: Moreta ’18 Embraces Rich Argentinian Culture Abroad

10/13/16 by

NAME Visaury Moreta ’18 HOMETOWN Roslindale, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY Spanish major, education studies minor, Latin American and Latino studies concentration WHERE SHE’S STUDYING Buenos Aires, Argentina WHY SHE CHOSE ARGENTINA “I chose to study abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina …