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06/28/21

Holy Cross Students Continue Experiential Learning in a Remote Semester

Undeterred by the pandemic, nearly 50 students this spring found fulfilling experiential learning opportunities through the College's J.D. Power Center and other programs

For the past nine months, Rudy Antoncic ’22 worked as an intern at the U.S. Department of State, assessing how teleworking is going for their employees around the globe. Every day, he says, he talked with senior-level foreign officers in …

06/23/21

Holy Cross Chemistry Professor Blends Roles as Scientist and Influencer to Inspire Students

Professor Andre Isaacs is taking a fresh approach to move students to impact the world

Andre Isaacs’s choreographed dance videos have attracted almost a quarter of a million followers on Tik Tok, but this associate professor of chemistry might be even more popular in the classroom. Whether working on copper catalyzed reactions via click chemistry …

06/22/21

College Establishes Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., Scholarship to Honor Departing President

The scholarship will provide financial aid support to Holy Cross students with significant financial need who are graduates of Jesuit and Catholic high schools

The Holy Cross board of trustees has announced the establishment of the Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., Scholarship, which will provide financial aid support to Holy Cross students who exhibit significant financial need and who are graduates of Jesuit and Catholic …

06/18/21

Statue of NBA Legend Bob Cousy ’50 Unveiled in Worcester

'Houdini of the Hardwood' Honored By His Adopted Hometown

Hall of Fame point guard Bob Cousy ‘50 was honored with a statue in downtown Worcester, his adopted hometown for the past 74 years. The statue, depicting Cousy throwing a signature behind-the-back pass, was unveiled Friday in the plaza in …

06/11/21

Holy Cross Sociology Professor Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to Study City Climate Planning

Project to draw observations from Worcester, Mass. and Tampere, Finland

Holy Cross’ Selina Gallo-Cruz, associate professor of sociology, has received a Fulbright Scholar award for 2021-2022 to study city climate planning, according to the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Jointly funded by Fulbright …

06/08/21

Music Class and Web Series Help First-Year Students Immerse Themselves in Worcester’s Hip-Hop Culture

The Boston Globe

First-year students at Holy Cross have immersed themselves in Worcester’s hip-hop culture through Professor Megan Ross‘ hip-hop education class “Hip-Hop & the Community” and the “Hip-Hop With the Woo Crew” web series, The Boston Globe reports in a recent article. …

06/03/21

The Olympics Should Find a Permanent Home, Says Holy Cross Economics Professor

Teen Vogue

Should the Olympics find a permanent home instead of moving from one host city to another? Teen Vogue recently sought the insight of Victor Matheson, professor of economics at Holy Cross and a renowned sports economist, on this issue.  Matheson, who co-authored a …

06/03/21

Holy Cross Dining Services Lauded for Outside-the-Box Concept

Food Management

It should come as no surprise to the Holy Cross community that dining services’ chicken parmesan and its chicken & broccoli alfredo are the most popular dishes on campus. So much so that, prior to the coronavirus pandemic, “Chicken Parm …

06/03/21

Ten Holy Cross Faculty Members Receive Grants for COVID-Related Research

The grants will fund research in a wide range of areas, from the impact of COVID-19 on college students’ mental health to pandemic responses in the ancient Roman and Chinese empires

Holy Cross’ Committee on Faculty Scholarship, along with the Office of Sponsored Research, has awarded more than $26,000 in research grants to 10 faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines for nine projects designed to explore issues related to …

05/27/21

2021 Fenwick Scholar Introduces Ancient Greek Culture to Worcester Elementary Students

Inspired by her passions for the classics and education, Maia Lee-Chin '21 is bringing the "Iliad" to elementary school students in Worcester

Like most people, you might consider the “Iliad” a serious and intimidating piece of classic literature—a cornerstone meant to be read in high school and studied at the university level. But Maia Lee-Chin ’21, the 2020-2021 Fenwick Scholar, would say …

05/22/21

Holy Cross Celebrates Class of 2020 in a Virtual Convocation

The young alumni worldwide observed the traditional academic convocation one year post-graduation

Graduates of the Class of 2020 gathered virtually from across the country and around the world on May 22 to celebrate their academic convocation and recognize their class’s honorary degree recipients. The event, which marked one year since their mid-pandemic …

05/21/21

Holy Cross Celebrates 175th Commencement

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield delivered the address to 748 graduating seniors

Holy Cross announced 748 bachelor of arts degree candidates at its 175th commencement held in person this morning on the College’s Fitton Field. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a career diplomat and Representative of the United States of America to the United …

05/14/21

Arts Transcending Borders Receives $30,000 Grant From the National Endowment for the Arts

The award will support artistic programming and community engagement initiatives in Worcester

Holy Cross’ Arts Transcending Borders (ATB) program has been approved for a $30,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support artistic programming and community engagement initiatives in Worcester during the 2021-2022 season. …

05/10/21

Associate Professor of Chemistry Awarded NSF CAREER Award

Professor L. Gaby Avila-Bront Receives National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award exceeding $400,000 through 2026

L. Gaby Avila-Bront, Holy Cross professor of chemistry, was recently awarded over $400,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award was given through the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program and is the most prestigious award in support of …

05/07/21

Holy Cross’ Incoming President Vincent Rougeau Talks About His Historic Appointment and Plans for the College

Boston Business Journal | GBH | Spectrum News 1 | Today’s American Catholic | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Vincent D. Rougeau, dean of Boston College Law School and a nationally respected expert in legal education and Catholic social thought, was recently announced as the 33rd president of Holy Cross. The College’s first lay and first Black president is …

05/04/21

Holy Cross Looks to Jesuit Aspirations for Institutional Inspiration

Holy Cross’ director of the Office of the College Chaplains reflects on how the Jesuit preferences can guide the College community

In 2019, following months of discernment, the Society of Jesus announced four aspirations, known as the Universal Apostolic Preferences. These preferences, confirmed by Pope Francis, were offered as guides for the Jesuits’ own ministry and for the work of Jesuit …

05/03/21

2021 Sanctae Crucis Recipients Honored for Leadership During Pandemic

The seven recipients from medical, research and nonprofit industries demonstrated leadership in their communities during an unprecedented time

On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, the College of the Holy Cross will present seven alumni with Sanctae Crucis Awards for their extraordinary commitment and leadership in critical fields throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Sanctae Crucis Award is the highest non-degree …

05/03/21

Academic Conference Showcases Creativity, Wide-Ranging Research of Holy Cross Students

The four-day celebration featured presentations, performances and lectures from students of all class years

  Two summers ago, while studying abroad in Cambodia, Emily O’Regan ’21 had the first inspiration for her honors thesis: “I spent weeks deep in the jungle surrounded by some of the most pristine landscapes and incredible wildlife I had …

04/30/21

Russia Stands to Benefit From Political Unrest in Bulgaria, Says Holy Cross Political Science Professor

The Washington Post

Bulgaria seems poised for new parliamentary elections after the country’s main opposition party was unable to form a government this past week. How will Bulgaria’s crisis affect its relations with the West, but also with Russia? Nina Barzachka, assistant professor …

04/29/21

Billy Collins ’63 (U.S. Poet Laureate, 2001-2003) Endows Classics Scholarship at the College of the Holy Cross

Gift to support students committed to classical studies

The College of the Holy Cross is pleased to announce the creation of the Billy Collins ’63 Scholarship for Studies in Classics, the result of a $250,000 gift in honor of the former United States Poet Laureate and graduate of …