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Video: Christmastime is Here at Holy Cross

Students, faculty and staff embrace the spirit of the season by sharing the best gifts they've ever received

12/19/18 by

‘Tis the season for celebration! Every year at Christmastime, the College of the Holy Cross campus transforms into a winter wonderland with festive decorations, holiday concerts and campus-wide feasts. In the spirit of the holidays, the Holy Cross community — …

Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Is Sought-After Expert on New Religious Movements

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With the American popular culture fascination for “cults” increasing throughout the past few decades, Holy Cross associate professor of religious studies Mathew Schmalz has been a sought-after expert on new religious movements, providing  expert commentary in outlets ranging from The …

Holy Cross Graduates Named to 2018 ‘Latino 30 Under 30’ List

El Mundo Boston

Two Holy Cross alumnae, Kelly Garcia ’15 and Yarlennys Villaman ’14, are among those named to El Mundo Boston’s “Latino 30 Under 30” list for 2018. Now in its third year, “Latino 30 Under 30” honors young individuals making an …

Can the Catholic Church Be Saved? Holy Cross Professor Opines on NBC News

NBC News THINK

Mathew Schmalz, associate professor of religious studies at the College of the Holy Cross, was called upon by NBC News to share his opinion on the recent grand jury report revealing widespread abuse among 300-plus Pennsylvania priests. In a video …

History Professor Specializing in Kremlin Media Strategy Is Sought-After Expert on U.S.-Russian Affairs

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With the world keeping tabs on U.S.-Russia relations in anticipation of the second bilateral meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, media across the country are turning to Cynthia Hooper, associate professor of history and director of Russian and …

Class of 2018: Reflections from Mount St. James

The graduating class sits down to talk about their transformations over four years at Holy Cross

05/21/18 by

If there’s one word to describe the Class of 2018 at College of the Holy Cross, it’s ready — ready to take the world by storm after four years on Mount St. James. The graduating seniors took a moment out …

Photos: Holy Cross Cuts Ribbon for New Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex

New $95 million complex features indoor turf practice facility, new basketball facilities, expanded sports medicine and strength and conditioning space

Hundreds of current and former student-athletes, alumni, community members, friends and family gathered at College of the Holy Cross on Saturday to celebrate the dedication of the College’s newly expanded Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex. The new facility …

Real-World Experience: $3 Million Gift from the J.D. Power III ’53 Family Helps Students Take Their Education Beyond the Classroom

New J.D. Power Center for Liberal Arts in the World offers students a range of opportunities to build skills and gain a competitive advantage

In 1965, McCulloch Motors engineered industrial-grade chainsaws — the choice of professional loggers — that were purported to last 200-plus hours in operation and that, unfortunately, nobody wanted to buy. Beleaguered, the company engaged Marplan Market Research consultant J.D. “Dave” …

Board of Trustees Reaffirms Holy Cross Will Continue to Be Known as Crusaders

The College of the Holy Cross will continue to be known as the Crusaders, the Board of Trustees decided Saturday following months of discussion and discernment. In an email to the college community of students, alumni, faculty and staff members, …

Photos, Video: Time Capsule Discovered in Hart Center From Building’s 1975 Completion

The "Hart-shaped box" celebrates Holy Cross athletics more than 40 years ago, as College looks ahead to the future of the program today

On a seemingly normal day atop Mount St. James, HCM’s own art director and designer, Stephen Albano, made a historic discovery. While searching through the Holy Cross Archives, Albano found two photos that alluded to something in the walls of …

Video: 12 Days of a Holy Cross Christmas

Merry Christmas from the College of the Holy Cross!

“On the first day of Christmas my professor gave to me…” Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with the College of the Holy Cross through this Holy Cross spin on a Christmas classic. Featuring all things Mount St. …

Video: BANDALOOP Brings Vertical Dance to Holy Cross in Awe-Inspiring Performance

Crowds gathered to see troupe’s unique, gravity-defying performance on the side of a campus building

BANDALOOP, pioneers in vertical dance performance, brought their artistry to the College of the Holy Cross on Sept. 9 — specifically, to the façade of the Hogan Campus Center. Students, faculty, staff, and members of the Worcester community filled the …

Photo Gallery, Video: Excitement Sweeps Campus as Class of 2021 Moves In

Bright and early on Aug. 26, the 819 members of the Class of 2021 arrived on Mount St. James, ready to kick off the next four years of their lives as students at the College of the Holy Cross. The …

Video: Take a Look Inside the New Joyce Contemplative Center

In first year of operation, quarter of student body took part in retreat or contemplative program

06/28/17 by

One of the distinguishing features of the Holy Cross experience got grander this past academic year. The College’s well-established retreat programs now have a new home in the Thomas P. Joyce ’59 Contemplative Center in West Boylston, Mass. Since the …

Class of 2017: Last Thoughts From the Hill

As the members of the Class of 2017 prepare to graduate, they think back on their time at the College — what experiences changed them, what memories have stuck with them, what part of Holy Cross they will take with …

Better Not Bitter: Kate Barrett ’14 Gets Back on Her Feet After Ski Accident

Barrett credits the support of the Holy Cross community for its positive impact on her recovery

“Better. Not Bitter.” That’s one of the slogans Kate Barrett ’14 stared at in her room, for three grueling, intense months, at Boston’s Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. It was one of countless slogans and decorations, actually; thanks to her immediate family, …

Holy Cross Takes on Sirens and Cyclopes with Marathon Reading of the ‘Odyssey’

Reading served as fundraiser for local refugees

Twenty readers. Twelve hours. One epic. This was the challenge accepted by the students and faculty who participated in a marathon reading of the ancient Greek classic the “Odyssey.” Reading in 30 minute intervals, each individual chipped away roughly 600 …

‘I LOVE HC’ Fundraising Challenge a Record-Breaking Success

6100-plus donors raise $1.8 million in 24 hours

This past Feb. 14 was a Valentine’s Day for the books. The record books, that is! For 24 hours, the Holy Cross community was challenged to show its love for the College in the form of a fundraising challenge, ‘I …

Holy Cross Faculty Member Recognized for Contributions to Catholic Higher Education

02/16/17 by

Thomas Landy, director of the Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J., Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture at the College of the Holy Cross, was awarded the Presidents’ Distinguished Service Award by the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) for …

Time-Lapse Video: 13 Inches of Snow Blanket Campus

02/10/17 by

Over a foot of snow fell on Mount St. James on Feb. 9, 2017, and the College’s three campus webcams captured the action in this one-minute time-lapse video. Situated atop buildings across campus, the webcams provide stunning views of the …