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Holy Cross Raises $1.7 Million on Eighth-Annual Giving Day

More than 4,400 donated over a 24-hour period.

Members of the Holy Cross community showed and shared their love for the College, fittingly on Feb. 14, raising $1.7 million on its eighth-annual giving day.


New Student-Created Organization Provides Community, Support for Women of Color at Holy Cross

From study sessions and alumni networking to wellness activities and career workshops, ProspHER provides a sense of belonging for women of color on campus.

Nadjee Jocelyn ’23 and Juliana Pompilus ’23 had packed schedules planned for senior year. They were both double majors, active on campus and gearing up for their job search. But while members of the New York Semester Program as juniors, …


How the Addition of Women’s Studies Impacted Holy Cross

In 1993, Holy Cross graduated the first cohort of students to earn a concentration in Women’s Studies, a move that has influenced generations of faculty and students.

When she arrived at Holy Cross in 1989, Jennifer Moore Kickham ’93 described herself as a naïve young woman who lacked self-confidence and was unsure of her future.


U.S. Senator Peter Welch ‘69 to Deliver 2023 Holy Cross Commencement Address

Welch and housing and community development leader Rosanne Haggerty will also receive honorary degrees

U.S. Sen. Peter Welch ’69, D-Vt., will address this year’s graduates during the Holy Cross commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 26, at 10:30 a.m. at the DCU Center in Worcester. This year’s commencement marks the College’s 177th graduating class. A …


Three Words That Changed Jesuit Education

How a 1973 speech by Rev. Pedro Arrupe, S.J., first incensed, then inspired, generations.

“First, let me ask this question: Have we Jesuits educated you for justice?”


Holy Cross Faculty Celebrates Academic Value of Comics as Dinand Library Accepts Enormous Donation

Mark D. Nevins '86 facilitates addition of 3,000+ graphic novels since collection founding in 2018.

No one within the College of the Holy Cross’ English Department today has taught longer on Mount St. James than Susan Elizabeth Sweeney, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Humanities. One of her favorite topics to share with students is detective …


College Names Sean Scanlon VP for Advancement

A 'visionary' approach to philanthropy is a key piece of the college's new strategic plan

The College of the Holy Cross has named Sean Scanlon, an innovative and entrepreneurial fundraising leader, as its next vice president for advancement. Scanlon currently serves as vice president for development at Syracuse University, where he helped to launch and …


Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau: National Rankings Don’t Fully Explain What Colleges Offer

The Boston Globe

The U.S. News & World Report rankings, long a major influencer in higher education, have been facing a growing opposition within law and medical schools that are refusing to participate due to equity concerns, with the rankings favoring wealth and …


Holy Cross Study Abroad Interest Surges

Applications up more than 30% over 2022 for the College’s study abroad program options.

Applications for the College of the Holy Cross’ nation-leading study abroad program are up more than 30% for the 2023-2024 academic year over the previous year, according to the Office of Study Abroad.


Can Lula Stabilize Brazil’s Democracy After Bolsonaro? Holy Cross Expert Shares Insight

The Conversation

Newly elected Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will meet with  President Joe Biden in Washington, D.C. on Friday amid political turmoil and deep divisions in Brazil, including the storming of government buildings in the Brazilian capital by far-right …


English Professor Leila Philip Makes National News with Latest Release, “Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America”

Why are these misunderstood rodents grabbing headlines?

Holy Cross English professor Leila Philip’s latest book is making national headlines with an unlikely protagonist: beavers.


Holy Cross Releases ‘Aspire,’ Its Strategic Plan for the Next Decade

Six pillars outline long-term priorities.

The College of the Holy Cross on Feb. 1 released its strategic plan, Aspire: Our Strategic Vision for a Hope-Filled Future, which prioritizes areas for work and growth over the next five to 10 years.


Holy Cross Alumnus One of First Peace Corps Volunteers to Return to Overseas Service Since 2020

Tiernan Naughton ’21 will serve as an agricultural extension agent in Ghana until 2026.

College of the Holy Cross alumnus Tiernan Naughton ’21 is among the first Peace Corps volunteers to return to overseas service since the agency’s unprecedented global evacuation in March 2020.


Will Pope Emeritus Benedict Become a Saint? Religious Studies Professor Tells Us What To Expect

The Conversation

The funeral of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI took place in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City on Thursday, Jan. 5, after three days during which mourners could view his body and pay their final respects. Around the same time, grassroots …


Cantor Art Gallery to Showcase the Famed Chertsey Tiles and the Visual Culture of Medieval Europe in ‘Bringing the Holy Land Home’ Exhibition

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross, is pleased to present the upcoming exhibition “Bringing the Holy Land Home: The Crusades, Chertsey Abbey, and the Reconstruction of a Medieval Masterpiece.” Bringing together …


Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones to Deliver 55th Annual Hanify-Howland Memorial Lecture at Holy Cross

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the 1619 Project and a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, will deliver the 55th annual Hanify-Howland Memorial Lecture on the evening of April 12 in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom …


College of the Holy Cross Begins Spring Semester With Multifaith Community Prayer

Tradition returns for the first time since 2019 following three-year pandemic pause.

With fresh snow blanketing the ground outside, members of the Holy Cross community gathered in Mary Chapel on Tuesday, Jan. 24, for the return of a cherished annual tradition, Multifaith Community Prayer, following a three-year pause due to the pandemic. …


Holy Cross Names Elliott Visconsi ’95 Provost and Dean of the College

The College of the Holy Cross has named Elliott Visconsi, an academic leader and class of 1995 alumnus, as its new provost and dean of the College, following an extensive national search in partnership with Isaacson, Miller.  Starting on July …