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Winter 2021


Holy Cross Welcomes 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 …

Holy Cross Alumnus Aids Theatres in Their Darkest Hour

Despite a long career as an actor and director, David Saint's most critical role may be that of benefactor

In spring 1975, theater legend Arthur Laurents received a Tony Award nomination for directing the revival of “Gypsy,” the 1959 classic often referred to as the quintessential Broadway musical. In that same time—and some 200 miles away—David Saint was graduating …

‘Return to Me’ Offered for Lent 2021

The a digital reflection series will arrive in daily emails to subscribers

Holy Cross will once again offer a daily digital reflection series for the holy season of Lent, which begins with Ash Wednesday on Feb. 17 and concludes on Easter Sunday, April 4. Each day, subscribers will receive a reflection on …

Vanecko Shows the World What It Means to “Fight Like A Girl”

Inspired by her Fulbright experience in South Africa, Mary Kate Vanecko ’17 launches an international girls boxing and leadership development program

Mary Kate Vanecko ’17 first discovered boxing as a way to cross-train while playing varsity lacrosse at Holy Cross. She liked it so much, she joined the boxing club at Trinity College in Dublin while studying abroad junior year. When …

Holy Cross Course Examines Eating and Its Disorders

Course combats historical assumptions about the changing field of study

Professor Jumi Hayaki opens the Zoom meeting of her upper-level seminar on eating disorders like the researcher that she is, identifying the day’s focus — a form of treatment known as motivational interviewing — and inviting students to discuss their …

College Launches Student Emergency Aid Committee

New group uses student-focused approach to centralize, simplify emergency funding requests

In September, the College sent an email to all students: Anyone experiencing an emergency financial need — from housing insecurity to transportation to books — could complete an online request form and a member of the Student Emergency Aid Committee …

Holy Cross Alum Saves Classic Songs From Oblivion

Dick Sheridan ’56 has published close to 30 songbooks over nine years

As a child, Dick Sheridan ’56 would thumb through the catalogs of the day — Sears and Montgomery Ward — idolizing pictures of guitars. He’d savor the sound of chords he’d hear that accompanied the folk songs he loved and …

Anthony Fauci, M.D., ’62: COVID Crusader

After a career fighting outbreaks from AIDS to Ebola, Anthony Fauci ‘62, Hon. '87 became a household name, the medical face of a pandemic and a target

1958. A chemistry lab at Holy Cross. Freshman Anthony Fauci is conducting an experiment that requires what feels like hours of measuring, weighing and heating a solution over a Bunsen burner. The final step: Clamp the test tube and deliver …