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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 Student Summer: Elizabeth Larkin ’21

The design and marketing intern finds inspiration from a mentor and Holy Cross alumna

Elizabeth Larkin ’21 Summer Plans: Intern, Seaside Design and Digital Marketing Hometown: Centerport, NY Major: Philosophy, studio art minor Summer Plans This summer I’m interning remotely for Seaside Digital Design & Marketing. The company works with service-based businesses in the …

Holy Cross’ Montserrat Program Teaches Lessons That Resonate During Coronavirus

The unique yearlong program for first-year students equipped them to be responsive and flexible in the face of an unexpected challenge

As students across the country transitioned to remote learning in March in the wake of coronavirus, communities of learning had to start thinking about creative approaches to education outside of the classroom. For Holy Cross’ Montserrat program, however, learning that …

Holy Cross’ 2020 Senior Art Exhibition ‘Énouement’ Moves to Online Format Due to COVID-19

The College of the Holy Cross is presenting “Énouement,” an exhibition of the work of nine graduating senior art majors from the Concentration Seminar offered by the Department of Visual Arts, Studio Division. In conjunction with the Iris and B. …

Academic Conference Goes Virtual in Response to Pandemic

A longtime staple of the Holy Cross experience, the forum for students to present research and independent work found success in leveraging technology

As faculty members across the College worked to transition their courses to a distance-learning format this semester, one of the many logistical challenges to tackle was the annual Academic Conference, where students present the results of their independent work in …

Out-of-the-Box Class on Creativity Challenges Students, Faculty

Team-led course outlines how creativity yields real-world benefits in any workplace

Today’s CreateLab class in Brooks Concert Hall hasn’t started yet, but already the space is buzzing. Six musicians from the Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble — a musical collective founded by famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma — mingle and warm up on …

16th Annual ArtsWorcester College Competition Showcases Holy Cross Artists

Nathan Manna '21 and Stephanie McCrary '20 were awarded Juror's Prizes

Two College of the Holy Cross students, Nathan Manna ’21 and Stephanie McCrary ’20, were awarded Juror’s Prizes in this year’s 16th Annual College Art Show at the ArtsWorcester gallery, an annual competition featuring students from local area colleges. Honorable …

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, …

Bubble Tea and Constructing Asian American Identity: A Conversation with Fenwick Scholar Mia Yee ’19

The graduating senior spent the year conducting research on Asian American food spaces

05/22/19 by

Every year, Holy Cross names a Fenwick Scholar — a student who spends the entirety of their senior year conducting independent research. But it’s not every year that student embarks on a study of ramen and other modern Asian American …

Eight Holy Cross Students, Recent Alumni Receive Distinguished Scholarships

The highly-competitive Fulbright and Knight-Hennessy scholarships showcase the talent of Holy Cross students

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College of the Holy Cross students and alumni have earned an impressive array of scholarships this year from prestigious organizations, including the Knight-Hennessy Scholar Program and the Fulbright Program. These honors are testimony to the astonishing intellectual curiosity of Holy …

Over 100 Students Spend Their Summers Conducting Research Around the World

From digging up fossils in the Midwest to interviewing three generations of women in Russia, Holy Cross students are on the cutting edge of undergraduate research

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For 113 Holy Cross students, summer has been a time to dive deep into innovative research through the Weiss Summer Research Program. Sixty-eight students conducted research in the natural sciences; 37 in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts; and …

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

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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 …

107 Holy Cross Students Conduct Original Research Across Disciplines This Summer

Projects range from the survey of eastern hemlocks across New England to the composition of a digital score for a silent Charlie Chaplin film

This summer, 107 Holy Cross students conducted original, cutting-edge research through the Weiss Summer Research Program: 71 students in the natural sciences; 30 in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts; and six in economics. The far-ranging research projects gave …

Blog: Goddard ’19 Excited to Experience Everything Peru Has to Offer

NAME Margaret Goddard ’19 HOMETOWN Locust, N.J. AREAS OF STUDY English and visual arts studio double major, Latin American and Latino Studies concentration WHERE SHE’S STUDYING Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in Lima, Peru (fall) and Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina …

Three Holy Cross Alumni Help to Bring Murals to Downtown Worcester

This summer, POW!WOW! Worcester, a 10-day mural festival committed to making Worcester a more culturally dynamic place by activating spaces, engaging in the arts, and generating pride in the downtown area, heavily involved the work of three Holy Cross alumni: …

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....

Marshall Memorial Grants Support Holy Cross Student Projects to Improve the Worcester Community

Magafan Mural Project team restores 68 year old murals with the support of grant

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This year, 17 students were awarded Marshall Memorial Grants through the Marshall Memorial Fund. Each semester the fund awards grants typically ranging from $200-$500 on a competitive basis for service, research, and community-based learning projects that are of academic benefit to …

Students to Showcase Work at Annual Summer Research Symposium and Internship Expo

More than 170 students will present the results of their successful summers researching, interning

Before the semester is well underway, students will be showcasing the broad gamut of work they took part in throughout the summer at the 22nd annual Summer Research Symposium and the eighth annual Internship Expo. The accomplishments of students from …

Video: From the Studio to the Classroom, Students Learn from Working Artists

Studio art faculty share their expertise in drawing, painting, sculpting, printmaking, photography, and digital imaging

Video by Tom Rettig On campus, studio art faculty members are known for their role helping students produce artwork with skill and conviction. Off campus, however, these professors are busy creating work of their own. In studios scattered across Massachusetts …

Diller Scofidio + Renfro Selected to Design New Performing Arts Center at Holy Cross

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The College of the Holy Cross announced today that its new performing arts center, funded in part by a record-setting gift from alumnus Cornelius B. Prior, will be designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, an internationally acclaimed design firm known …