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05/14/18

Two Rising Seniors Receive Full-Tuition Scholarships for Women in Science

Abby Corrigan '19 and Sarah McGuire '19 named 2018-19 Clare Boothe Luce Scholars

Abby Corrigan ’19, a physics and economics major, and Sarah McGuire ’19, a mathematics major with a minor in computer science, have been named recipients of the competitive Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year. The scholarship, which …

05/10/18

Taylor Pels ’18 Named Class of 2018 Valedictorian

The chemistry major and Tennessee native will deliver the valedictory address at Commencement

Taylor K. Pels ’18 has been selected to deliver the Class of 2018 valedictory address at the Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 25. Pels is a chemistry major in the Health Professions Advising Program, is a member of both Phi …

05/09/18

Holy Cross Professor Argues Amazon’s Stance on Taxes Won’t Deter HQ2 Finalists

TheStreet | POLITICO

As Amazon courts cities across the U.S. to determine the location of their next headquarters, a new proposed tax in Seattle has halted planned expansion of existing facilities. The tax would charge every large company $500 per employee to fund …

05/09/18

Holy Cross Professor Discusses the Looming Sale of the NASCAR Franchise with Reuters

Reuters | New York Times Online | Eurosport | Euronews

Once dubbed “America’s Fastest Growing Sport,” NASCAR has been struggling with diminishing attendance at its adrenaline-filled events over the past few years, leading the owning France family to consider a sale of a majority stake in the sanctioning body. Called …

05/04/18

Professor Stephanie Yuhl Participates in WGBH Discussion on 1960s Social Movements

WGBH

  In February, professor of history and social movements expert Stephanie Yuhl participated in a WGBH BostonTalks event titled “The Sixties,” focusing on movements of the 1960s, including rock ‘n’ roll music and women’s activism. Yuhl presented on the portrayal …

05/03/18

Holy Cross Professor Describes the Dangers of Plastic Surgery in Brazilian Public Hospitals

The Conversation | Newsweek | CNBC

While plastic surgery is widely available in Brazil’s public hospitals, and in most cases free or low-cost, “the ‘right to beauty’ has a darker side to it,” says Holy Cross assistant professor of anthropology Alvaro Jarrín. In an article for …

05/02/18

Famed Choreographer Bill T. Jones Talks Art, Ambiguity in Intimate Roundtable with Students

The recipient of a McArthur 'Genius' Award and two Tony's offered a lecture and discussion sessions, his visit featured on WGBH's Open Studio

The morning after his engaging lecture, as part of a creative residency with members of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company at the College of the Holy Cross, legendary choreographer Bill T. Jones held an intimate discussion with students, majoring …

04/30/18

The New York Times Cites Holy Cross Professor Osvaldo Golijov’s New Project

Golijov to compose piece for soprano Nora Fischer and Silkroad Ensemble

  World-renowned composer Osvaldo Golijov, Loyola professor of music at the College of the Holy Cross, is working on a project for soprano Nora Fischer and Silkroad Ensemble, according to the New York Times. The daughter of Hungarian conductor Ivan …

04/28/18

Photos: Holy Cross Cuts Ribbon for New Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex

New $95 million complex features indoor turf practice facility, new basketball facilities, expanded sports medicine and strength and conditioning space

Hundreds of current and former student-athletes, alumni, community members, friends and family gathered at College of the Holy Cross on Saturday to celebrate the dedication of the College’s newly expanded Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex. The new facility …

04/27/18

Academic Conference 2018 Showcases Creativity, Independent Research of Over 470 Students

The four-day celebration was filled with performances, poster sessions and presentations across academic disciplines and class years

Over the course of four days, more than 470 students spanning all class years presented the results of their independent, creative and intellectual endeavors during the 2018 Academic Conference. The celebration of academic life at the College of the Holy …

04/24/18

Transcending Partisan Lines: Students Discuss Gun Control, Rights in Multiple On-Campus Events

Through a fishbowl discussion and an open conversation with a professor of philosophy, students explored nuances of intractable social problems

“If I’m not speaking to you as an expert on guns, then I’m speaking to you as a human being,” Joseph Lawrence, professor of philosophy, said to a room full of students at the start of a conversation about the …

04/23/18

Holy Cross Professor and Physics Department Chair Discusses His Road to Astrophysics

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

In an interview for Worcester Telegram & Gazette’s “Sunday Sitdown,” Tomohiko Narita, associate professor and chair of the physics department at the College of the Holy Cross, answered questions about his current work with semiconductor radiation detectors, his journey to …

04/23/18

Holy Cross Crusaders Show Their Strength, Support on Day of Giving

Aimed to support current and future students, the Holy Cross community raised a record $2.5 million in 24 hours

Over the course of 24-hours, thousands of Holy Cross Crusaders came together to show their support for the College of the Holy Cross, raising a record $2.5 million. The roughly 6,000 donors — made up of alumni, current students, parents, …

04/19/18

Real-World Experience: $3 Million Gift from the J.D. Power III ’53 Family Helps Students Take Their Education Beyond the Classroom

New J.D. Power Center for Liberal Arts in the World offers students a range of opportunities to build skills and gain a competitive advantage

In 1965, McCulloch Motors engineered industrial-grade chainsaws — the choice of professional loggers — that were purported to last 200-plus hours in operation and that, unfortunately, nobody wanted to buy. Beleaguered, the company engaged Marplan Market Research consultant J.D. “Dave” …

04/19/18

Students Find Alumni and Experience Through Washington, D.C. and New York Semester Programs

The programs join academic learning with direct internship experience, providing students with dynamic opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth

The memorabilia on the 44th floor of the News Corp. Building — Emmy statues, the red and black costume of Marvel Comics character Deadpool, even a life-sized stuffed dog in a full body cast (a prop from the film “There’s …

04/19/18

Luke Lapean ’19 Reflects on Impact of a Summer Ministry Internship

Sophomore finds direction, inspiration assisting three parishes

I was reading the countless daily emails Holy Cross students receive when I stumbled across one inviting me to apply for a Summer Ministry Internship through the Chaplains’ Office. Then in my sophomore year, I hadn’t given any thought to …

04/19/18

SPUD Celebrates 50 Years of Students Serving Worcester

College now sends 530 student volunteers to more than 40 sites across Worcester

Dissatisfied with the status quo and seeking more agency in uncertain times, Holy Cross students decided to put their Jesuit education to use in 1968 by establishing a student-run service organization, one that has since exploded in scope throughout the …

04/19/18

Malcom Miller ’15 Makes NBA Debut

Former Holy Cross forward enjoys first career NBA games, points, start

After playing last season in Germany, Malcolm Miller ’15 overcame an ankle injury, signed with the Toronto Raptors and has become the first Holy Cross basketball player in 37 years to make his NBA debut. Last fall, Miller was signed …

04/19/18

Preserving a Legacy: Robert Beauchamp Collection Turns Cantor Gallery Into Unique Classroom and Teaching Tool

The gift of 700+ works by renowned American expressionist offers exceptional academic opportunities for students, faculty

Roger Hankins makes his way to the studio on Bethuen Street in Manhattan’s West Village every six months or so. Behind the pale-yellow concrete exterior and brass and glass doors, dozens of painted canvases lie vertically on racks, some as …

04/19/18

Leading the Next Generation of Dreamers and Doers: Carolyn Casey ’87 Lights Leadership Spark Across Massachusetts

Casey's Project 351 enlists one eighth grader from each of the state's 351 cities and towns to partake in a year of leadership training

After eight years in a corporate job, Carolyn Casey ’87 needed some time. Time to observe. Time to reflect on social justice. Time to think about how best to serve. So she decided to drive cross-country, west to east, visiting …