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08/19/20

Acclaimed Novelist Edward P. Jones ’72 Receives Glowing Review in The New York Times

The New York Times

New York Times critic at large A.O. Scott describes the prose of acclaimed author and Holy Cross alumnus Edward P. Jones ’72 as “always exacting in its observation and meticulous in its accounting, even when it evokes natural mysteries and …

08/17/20

The New Face of Political Conventions: Will Shift Online Prove Effective? Holy Cross Professor Opines

The Conversation

The coronavirus has altered much of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, from cancelled rallies to changing the format of much-anticipated nomination conventions. As an almost fully virtual Democratic party convention kicks off, Daniel Klinghard, professor of political science at Holy …

08/14/20

O’Keefe ’76 Begins Term Leading New East Coast Jesuits Province

The longtime teacher and mentor will serve as provincial of the Society of Jesus' new USA East Province

The Very Rev. Joseph M. O’Keefe, S.J., ’76 began his term as provincial of the Society of Jesus’ new USA East Province on July 31 — the feast day of St. Ignatius Loyola. In 2014, the New England and New …

08/14/20

Six Holy Cross Students Awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Recipients to teach or conduct research in Germany, the Czech Republic, India and Malaysia

Six members of the Class of 2020 have been awarded Fulbright grants to teach or conduct research abroad during the 2020-21 academic year. This year’s recipients are headed to Germany, the Czech Republic, India and Malaysia. The Fulbright Program, sponsored …

08/14/20

Holy Cross Student Summer: Christina Casey ’22

The rising junior applies the teamwork and collaboration skills she fostered on The Hill to her internship for a WNBA champion team

Christina Casey ’22 Summer Plans: Intern, LA Sparks Hometown: Sherman Oaks, CA Major: Political Science Minor: Business, Ethics, and Society Summer Plans I am working in the Corporate Partnerships Department at the Los Angeles Sparks, three-time WNBA champions. As a …

08/14/20

Holy Cross Student Summer: Christopher Smith ’22

The Holy Cross rising junior contributes to a COVID-19 vaccine research study as part of his summer research internship

Christopher Smith ’22 Summer Plans: Intern, NY Medical College Hometown: Tillson, NY Major: Environmental Studies Summer Plans I am a research intern, and along with some other colleagues, I am facilitating a novel COVID-19 vaccine research study. I also attend …

08/12/20

Holy Cross Student Summer: Mandusu Sidibay ’21

A dream internship in the music industry sets the stage for a career as a creative content producer

Mandusu Sidibay ’21 Summer Plans: Intern, Urbanlinx Media Inc and HotNewHipHop Hometown: Dorchester, MA Major: Political Science, Africana Studies concentration Summer Plans My position this summer as an editorial intern for HotNewHipHop (HNHH) consists of writing editorials for HotNewHipHop.com under …

08/10/20

College Shifting to Fully-Remote Fall Semester

Holy Cross will shift to fully remote classes with a very limited number of students on campus this fall, President Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J. announced to the campus community on Monday. Previously, the College’s plan called for students to …

08/07/20

Holy Cross Awarded in Multiple Categories of International Academy of Dispute Resolution Vilnius Competition

Three Holy Cross students participated in the international competition—and took home top prizes in their categories

As one of only two undergraduate institutions invited to participate in this year’s International Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR) Vilnius competition, Holy Cross was an underdog with—as it turns out—a big bite. At its conclusion, the international law school competition …

08/05/20

Holy Cross Students Find Ways to Continue Supporting Worcester Community Organizations During the Pandemic

The community created by CBL and SPUD perseveres through COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has brought disruption and loss, but it has also sparked in many Holy Cross students the desire to help and inspired new ways to continue making a difference. Community-service programs, in particular, such as Community-Based Learning (CBL) …

08/05/20

Holy Cross Names Marisa Gregg Vice President for Communications and Marketing

College of the Holy Cross President Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J. has named Marisa Gregg as the college’s vice president for communications and marketing. Gregg, who joined Holy Cross as director of marketing and communications in 2014, has served as …

08/04/20

Holy Cross Professor Receives Mathematical Association of America Award

Professor John B. Little was recognized for "expository excellence" for a recent publication

Longtime Holy Cross professor John B. Little of the mathematics and computer science department was awarded a Paul R. Halmos-Lester R. Ford Award by the Mathematical Association of America in July. This national prize recognizes articles of expository excellence published …

08/03/20

Holy Cross Student Summer: Charlie Millard ’22

An opportunity as a Holy Cross summer research associate leads to promising discoveries for a budding scientist

Charlie Millard ’22 Summer Plans: Research Associate Hometown: Southport, CT Major: Biology Summer Plans In the “Sheehy Lab,” we research a cellular innate system of defense against HIV infection, specifically the role of a human protein called APOBEC3G in decreasing …

08/03/20

A Passion for Music: Fenwick Scholar Matthew Pinder ’20

With an opportunity to spend the academic year composing, this year's Fenwick Scholar gives the timeless narrative of the Passion a fresh take

If you had told him when he was a first-year student that he would be spending his senior year at Holy Cross composing music, Matthew Pinder ’20 — who had never composed before — would have had little faith in …

07/31/20

Holy Cross Says Farewell to Seven Retiring Professors

The cohort leaves a lasting legacy in generations of students

They’ve taught generations of Holy Cross students in class­rooms, laboratories, arts ven­ues and even locales abroad. Now, these esteemed faculty members are retiring: Robert Bertin, Distinguished Professor of Science; Thomas Cecil, Dis­tinguished Professor of Science; Barbara Craig, associate professor of …

07/31/20

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 …

07/31/20

Holy Cross Alumna Leads NBA Worldwide Marketing Strategy

Kate Jhaveri '95 brings America's game global

When the National Basketball Association was considering candidates for the position of chief marketing officer, it’s hard to imagine a better resume than that of Kate (Taneyhill) Jhaveri ’95. Since leaving Mount St. James, Jhaveri has developed corporate and marketing …

07/31/20

Holy Cross Alumni Make Community Wherever They May Be

Whether in person or online, across the state or across the country, alumni find new ways to rely on each other for friendship and support

They’re the people who can’t wait to see those pictures of your kid wearing a Holy Cross onesie. They cheer your accomplishments and pray for you when things get tough. The ones you call to discuss life, faith or the …

07/31/20

Billy Collins ’63: The Making of an American Poet

The environs of the Holy Cross alumnus and former U.S. Poet Laureate may have changed dramatically, but he hasn't

Some would say poetry is the calculus of English: Difficult. Inscrutable. Maddening. An art form intended for a small, select and stuffy society that measures words by the foot and speaks the strange and secret language of caesura and catalexis, …

07/31/20

Holy Cross’ Legendary Field House: An Oral History

Alumni remember the building that was supposed to be a temporary solution, but served the College in myriad ways over 70 years

It wasn’t much to look at, but it did the job. A utilitarian workhorse, the Field House fulfilled a host of functions over its 70 years: gymnasium, practice facility, concert hall, Commencement stage, finals pressure cooker, class registration hub … …