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02/15/21

English Professor Receives Prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship

Oliver de la Paz was one of 35 recipients selected from over 1,600 eligible applicants

Oliver de la Paz, associate professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross, has received a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in the amount of $25,000. De la Paz  was selected from a …

02/15/21

Holy Cross’ Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi Earns National Award

The recognition was conferred to only 11 out of 627 chapters nationwide

Omicron Epsilon, Holy Cross’ Chapter of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi, has been named an “Honor Chapter” for its outstanding activities in 2019-20, an award that was bestowed to only 11 out of 627 chapters nationwide. …

02/11/21

Holy Cross Ranks Second Nationally in Study Abroad Survey

Institute of International Education

For yet another year, the College of the Holy Cross has been ranked among the top baccalaureate institutions in the United States for long-term study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education. According to its latest report, 81 Holy …

02/10/21

College of the Holy Cross Announces 33rd President

Vincent D. Rougeau Named First Lay President in College’s History

The College of the Holy Cross today named Vincent D. Rougeau its 33rd president, the first lay and first Black president in the history of the College, announced Chairman of the Board of Trustees Richard Patterson ’80. Rougeau is currently …

02/06/21

Holy Cross Welcomes Twelve 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 …

02/05/21

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 …

02/05/21

Is The Weeknd’s Faux Plastic Surgery Transformation a Statement or a Publicity Stunt? Anthropology Professor Is on the Case

The Conversation

Canadian singer Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, known as The Weeknd, has been trending on social media in the past few weeks after debuting a faux plastic surgery face in his latest music video. But was he out for shock value or …

02/04/21

‘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 …

02/04/21

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 …

02/04/21

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 …

02/04/21

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 …

02/02/21

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 …

01/28/21

Syrian-Armenian Visual Artist Kevork Mourad to Create Immersive Installation at Cantor Art Gallery

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross, will host Syrian-Armenian visual artist Kevork Mourad for an artist residency this February in collaboration with the College’s Arts Transcending Borders program. Using his signature …

01/28/21

J.D. Power III ’53, P93 Remembered For Business Success, Support of Learning Beyond the Classroom

The Holy Cross alumnus leaves a legacy of inspiring students to impactful careers through the J.D. Power Center

James David “Dave” Power III died Sunday, January 23, 2021, at the age of 89. He was a great champion and benefactor of Holy Cross, and his generosity enabled the creation of the College’s J.D. Power Center for Liberal Arts …

01/26/21

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Teaches Ethical Leadership

How Entrepreneurial Thinking is Preparing Holy Cross Students to Wrestle With Problems of the Future

When Ja-Naé Duane introduces entrepreneurship to students at the College of the Holy Cross, she doesn’t start by talking about business ideas, product development or marketing strategy. Rather, she tells students: “Pick a problem.”

01/25/21

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 …

01/22/21

Holy Cross Announces Record $23.5 Million Estate Gift

Agnes Williams gift will launch $40M Hope + Access Campaign for Financial Aid

The College of the Holy Cross has received a $23.5 million gift from the late Agnes Neill Williams, former member of the Board of Trustees – the largest estate gift in the history of the College. This gift kickstarts the …

01/15/21

Bipartisanship Should Be the Guiding Star in Trump Impeachment, Says Political Science Professor

Fortune

In a recent Fortune commentary, Donald Brand, professor of political science at Holy Cross, argues that rushing President Donald Trump’s ongoing Senate impeachment trial will only worsen America’s wounds. Instead we should let bipartisanship be the guiding star. According to Brand, …

01/11/21

‘Why Does Grammar Matter?’ Holy Cross Center for Writing Director Responds

The Conversation

Laurie Ann Britt-Smith, director of the Center for Writing at the College of the Holy Cross, penned an article for The Conversation’s “Curious Kids” series recently, answering the question, “Why does grammar matter?” from Maci, 13, in Indianapolis, Ind.  “Studying …