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01/07/19

Five Outstanding Alumni Receive Sanctae Crucis Awards

A nuclear physicist. A foreign journalist. A federal judge. A developmental psychologist. A visionary physician. A look at their remarkable worldwide impact.

They graduated years apart, yet each embraces the Jesuit magis, a calling to “be more” that has fueled Holy Cross men and women throughout the decades and around the world. Determined to live lives of purpose and impact, these alumni …

01/07/19

Two Alumni, Political World Veterans Teach Course Examining Politics From Inside-Out

Political consultant Peter Flaherty '87 and former congressman Tim Bishop '72 teamed up for real-time course on 2018 midterm elections

The advertisement starts with a video of Hillary Clinton on stage. “If you look at the map of the United States, there’s all that red in the middle where Trump won,” she says. The video is intercut with images of …

01/07/19

‘Summa’ Exhibition Showcases Work of Visual Arts Faculty

Eight educator-artists share work and a look at their creative process

Scattered across a table built using the golden ratio were a series of small-scale hybrid sculptures created by Associate Professor Michael Beatty. His work, a mix of handmade and digitally printed forms, was among the artwork featured in “Summa,” an …

01/07/19

Women’s Ice Hockey Joins Elite Hockey East

The team is finding top-tier competition and more opportunities in its first Division I season

Life is a lot different for head coach Peter Van Buskirk and the Holy Cross women’s ice hockey team this season. One day they’re facing the sixth-ranked team in the country, and the following week they’re right back at it, …

01/07/19

Holy Cross Alumna Empowers Young Women Through Poetry in the Mississippi Delta

Born out of her Teach for America experience, Madison Walsh '12 co-founded Girls Write the World, a girls-only literacy and youth development nonprofit

If you’ve ever been to Mississippi in the summer, you know it is no place for the faint of heart, and you might wonder what brings me back year after year. It’s exactly that — heart — in the form …

01/07/19

Stranger Things: English Course Traces Gothic Tradition to Modern TV Shows and Movies

From British literature to 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer,' students explore what old and new monsters tell us about ourselves

More than 120 years ago, readers huddled by the amber glow of candlelight in wide-eyed terror to devour the pages of author Bram Stoker’s Gothic tale, “Dracula.” In 2016, viewers by the millions sat in the screen-lit blue light of …

01/07/19

‘A Symbol of Victory and Sign of Salvation’ Lecture Explores College’s Namesake

Inside the history, art and meanings behind the Holy Cross as part of the College's 175th anniversary celebrations

Today, images of the cross and crucifixion are synonymous with Christianity — but that has not always been the case. “Art historians have been unable to identify an explicitly Christian crucifix prior to the fourth or even the fifth century, …

01/07/19

Holy Cross Alumnus Founds Nonprofit So Every Child Can Enjoy Winter Sports

Schone Malliet '74 makes snowboarding and skiing accessible to urban, suburban and rural children by transforming a dormant New Jersey ski area

A city kid, Schone Malliet ’74 didn’t strap on his first pair of skis until he was an adult. He’s since made up for lost time, becoming a prominent figure in the winter sports scene and taking on a mission …

01/02/19

Blog: McLellan ’20 Excited to (Literally) Dive Into Research in the Turks and Caicos Islands

NAME Rachel McLellan ’20 HOMETOWN Cape Cod, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY Biology major, in the Health Professions Advising Program WHERE SHE’S STUDYING The School for Field Studies Center for Marine Research Studies in the Turks and Caicos Islands DURATION Spring 2019 WHY …

01/02/19

Blog: Murray ’20 Eager to Explore Irish Culture and History During Semester Abroad

NAME Katherine Murray ’20 HOMETOWN Wellesley, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY Economics major, American Sign Language and Deaf Studies minor WHERE SHE’S STUDYING University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland DURATION Spring 2019 WHY SHE CHOSE IRELAND “I chose to study in Dublin because I …

12/27/18

2018 at Holy Cross: A Year in Highlights

Holy Cross was named 4th best Catholic college in the U.S.; celebrated its new state-of-the-art athletic complex; kicked off its 175th anniversary year, and much more

As 2018 comes to a close, we look back at the major accomplishments and milestones that made up the past year at Holy Cross.

12/20/18

Holy Cross Professor Shares Advice on Supporting Those Grieving Opioid Epidemic Victims

The Conversation

As part of her research on grief in the American opioid epidemic, Emily B. Campbell, visiting lecturer of sociology, spoke to grieving mothers who lost children to opioid addiction. In a piece written for The Conversation, she shared some advice …

12/19/18

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

‘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 — …

12/19/18

Holy Cross Launches Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics, and Society

Center will offer distinctively liberal arts approach to the study of business

College of the Holy Cross has launched a new center for the study of business, with a liberal arts emphasis on the question of how business can contribute to the common good. The mission of the new Carlyse and Arthur …

12/17/18

Roommate Confidential: Q&A with Two First-Year Holy Cross Students

The first-year roommates get candid about clubs, campus and what's surprised them about their first semester on The Hill

First-year roommates share more than four walls — they experience navigating the leap into college together. To get a peek at the ins and outs of the first semester on The Hill, we went right to the source — to …

12/17/18

Holy Cross Joins Partnership of Top Colleges Working to Add More Lower-Income, First-Generation Students

American Talent Initiative brings together more than 100 of nation’s top-performing colleges and universities

College of the Holy Cross has joined some of the nation’s top colleges and universities in an alliance to substantially expand the number of talented lower-income and first-generation students at America’s undergraduate institutions with the highest graduation rates. The American …

12/11/18

Holy Cross’ Long-Term Study Abroad Programs Recognized for Tenth Year in a Row

From climbing the Great Wall of China to exploring the importance of food in Italy, Holy Cross students make the most of studying abroad

This year, 86 Holy Cross students are spending the year — yes, the entire year — around the world in Germany, China, Italy, Argentina, Ireland, Spain, France, Australia, Senegal, Scotland, England, Japan and Sri Lanka. What’s more, another 140 students …

12/04/18

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

VICE | A&E | The Washington Post | Newsweek | The New York Times | CNN

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 …

11/30/18

Holy Cross Earns High Marks for Dining Services

College received accolades from the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and was ranked No. 4 in the nation for its dining program

Holy Cross gives you more than a top-notch, rigorous education. Students at the College enjoy gourmet food, as well. In a recent article, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette commended Holy Cross Dining for challenging the college food stereotype and focusing …

11/30/18

Holy Cross Classics Professor Discusses Evolving Military Rations With HISTORY

HISTORY

While ancient Roman armies largely hunted their food, as archaeological remains of wild animals show, modern soldiers now have access to pizza that can last upwards of three years. Thomas Martin, professor and “Jeremiah W. O’Connor” chair of classics at …