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Rev. James Martin, S.J. Joins Holy Cross Community to Discuss How to Cope During a Time of Crisis Using Ignatian Tools

The live webinar featured 1,400 participants, including alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff

Renowned Jesuit priest Rev. James Martin, S.J. joined the Holy Cross community on September 28 for a live webinar, “Ignatian Tools During a Time of Crisis,” which included a talk followed by a Q&A session. The event, hosted by the …


What Is the Catholic Charismatic Faith? Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Explains

The Conversation

When Judge Amy Coney Barrett was nominated as President Donald Trump’s pick to replace late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, media focus immediately turned to her reported membership in “People of Praise,” a nondenominational Christian charismatic community formed in …


Holy Cross Reaches Milestone in Construction of Center for Performing Arts

The topping out ceremony marked progress as the state-of-the-art facility continues construction

Last week, a small group gathered for the topping out ceremony to watch the final beam be placed atop the Prior Center for Performing Arts. This milestone marks significant progress on a structure that will be the heart of the …


President Boroughs Announces Plan to Step Aside

Fr. Boroughs will leave the College in June after a nine-year tenure

The Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of the College of the Holy Cross, announced Tuesday that this academic year will be his last, ending a nine-year tenure marked by the largest fundraising campaign in school history, new buildings, and …


English Professor and Boston Globe Contributing Columnist Reflects on the Power of Kindness During Coronavirus

The Boston Globe

As the pandemic continues to grow nationwide, another wave seems to also be surging: embracing kindness. Leila Philip, professor of English at Holy Cross and a contributing columnist for the Boston Globe’s Opinion section, recently penned a piece for the …


Washington Monthly Ranks Holy Cross Among “Best Bang for the Buck” Colleges in the Northeast

The College is celebrated as a leader in promoting social mobility, student research and public service

The College of the Holy Cross has once again been recognized as one of the top colleges in the nation by Washington Monthly in the magazine’s “2020 College Guide and Rankings.” The annual ranking reflects the College’s “contribution to the …


Holy Cross Professor Spearheads Virtual Study Abroad for the College and Russian State University for the Humanities

The remote summer study provided Holy Cross students an immersive experience to enhance their Russian language abilities

When the 2020 Moscow Maymester was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 12 students who were scheduled to attend found themselves suddenly without their highly anticipated study abroad plans. But Olga Partan, associate professor of Russian and co-director and …


HC Student Summer: Quetzali Gomez ’23

A summer internship working with students and families has sparked an interest in a Public Policy career for this rising sophomore

Quetzali Gomez ’23 Summer Plans: Intern, Beacon Place Hometown: Highwood, IL Major: Sociology and Spanish Summer Plans My summer internship was at a non-profit organization in Waukegan, Illinois, named Beacon Place. The organization offers support to students and families in …


Holy Cross Names Maia Lee-Chin ’21 as the College’s 2020-21 Fenwick Scholar

Her project will bring Classics to the classrooms of Worcester as she studies the motivations of elementary school students to read informational texts

If you were to think of books that students in the six-to-eight-year-old range should be reading in school, the Iliad would likely not be on your list. But Homer’s Greek epic poem is exactly what the College’s newly appointed Fenwick …


Holy Cross Sociology Professor Reimagines Tourism Post-COVID via CNN Travel

CNN Travel

The pandemic has drastically changed global travel, leading to the largest decrease in global emissions in history. How can we return to travelling the world one day, but make more sustainable choices while doing so, in order to continue the …


Remote Fall Semester Begins at the College of the Holy Cross

As the semester kicks off, the College welcomes students—including the incoming Class of 2024—to a remote learning environment

On Tuesday, September 1, Holy Cross kicked off the fall semester with the first day of classes as the College began the year with all students engaging in remote learning. The College welcomed students, including the newest members of the …


Holy Cross Chaplains’ Office To Offer Livestreaming Mass Throughout the Fall Semester

The livestreaming services will replace the Chaplains' "Closing the Distance" web series

Beginning Sunday, September 6, the Office of the College Chaplains will livestream Mass at 11:30 a.m. ET from St. Joseph Memorial Chapel. Throughout the semester, Mass with be livestreamed each Sunday at this time, including the upcoming Mass of the …


Holy Cross Students Lead the Way in Volunteering, According To Linkedin


Roughly 45% of current Holy Cross students on LinkedIn are involved in volunteer projects according to their profiles on the social media platform–the highest percentage for any higher education institution in the United States. That wasn’t news to Marty Kelly, …


Holy Cross Student Summer: Abbey Harris ’21

On the ground at UMass Marlborough as a Certified Nurse Assistant, the rising senior's eye-opening summer involves working directly with COVID-19 patients

Abbey Harris ’21 Summer Plans: Certified Nurse Assistant, UMass Memorial Marlborough Hospital Hometown: Fayetteville, NY Major: Biology, Health Professions Advising track Summer Plans At UMass Marlborough Hospital, I am working as a nurse assistant. My job duties have included taking …


Holy Cross Student Summer: Zach Turner ’21

A summer internship at an engineering lab gives this Holy Cross rising senior an opportunity to put his physics, statistics and computer science lessons to work

Zach Turner ’21 Summer Plans: Intern, East Coast Metrology Hometown: Danvers, MA Major: Physics, statistics minor Summer Plans I am interning at East Coast Metrology for the summer in their engineering lab. During this process, I worked with 3D laser …


Holy Cross Student Summer: Katie Knippler ’22

As a summer research associate for the College, she'll dive into the life of poet Elizabeth Bishop and her connection to Worcester as part of a study on the concept of home

Katie Knippler ’22 Summer Plans: Research Associate Hometown: Hanover, NH Major: English, German minor Summer Plans I’m spending this summer exploring the concept of home in the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop, an American poet born in Worcester. I’m interested in …


Holy Cross Student Summer: Tatiana Thompson ’22

As a research associate at Holy Cross, she'll spend the summer researching the relationship between studying ethics and studying medicine

Tatiana Thompson ’22 Summer Plans: Research Associate Hometown: Bridgeport, Connecticut Major: Neuroscience, Health Professions Advising concentration Summer Plans I’m spending the summer researching a fascinating and important topic. What a lot of people don’t know, and what might surprise them, …


Holy Cross’ Thomas P. Joyce ’59 Contemplative Center: Reinventing an Ancient Tradition

America Magazine

According to a feature article in America Magazine, the Thomas P. Joyce ’59 Contemplative Center “seems built to enable all who visit to meet the God who loves them as they are, in their own way.” Since its opening in …


Holy Cross Student Summer: Billy Fitzpatrick ’20

A narrative history project gives the recent Holy Cross graduate a front-row seat to the crucial relationship between city and community leaders

Billy Fitzpatrick ’20 Summer Plans: Research Associate Hometown: Westfield, New Jersey Major: Economics Summer Plans Two prominent nonprofit organizations in Worcester — United Way (Central Massachusetts) and the Greater Worcester Community Foundation — organized in mid-March to form a coalition …


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 …