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06/06/18

Holy Cross Professors Recognized for Outstanding Scholarship and Student Advising

Marfuggi Awards were given to Neel Smith and Lorelle Semley, who also received a prestigious Burkhardt Fellowship

After another successful academic year, two faculty members are being celebrated for their excellence in scholarship and academic advising. Before the faculty of the College of the Holy Cross who were gathered for her spring address, Margaret Freije, provost and …

06/06/18

Holy Cross Alumnus Awash With Nostalgia Writes About His 25th Reunion for the National Review

National Review

There’s no better way to celebrate being a Crusader than by returning to Mount St. James for Reunion Weekend, where generations of Holy Cross alumni come together for fellowship and friendship at a place that will always feel like home. …

06/05/18

Holy Cross Professor Weighs in on the Life and Legacy of Robert F. Kennedy for Cape Cod Times

Cape Cod Times

“I think the most compelling lesson from Bobby’s [Kennedy] final years is that, through loss and personal suffering, he found the courage to follow his moral compass to articulate for the country a sense of the common good,” said Stephanie …

06/04/18

Mark Nevins ’86 Donates Large Graphic Novel Collection to College

The former Fenwick Scholar gave a gift of more than 1,000 titles, and will continue to contribute to the collection.

Mark Nevins ’86 has loved comic books and graphic novels since he was a child, much to the chagrin of his father, Albert “Al” Nevins ’59. “My dad, who went on to Boston College law school after he graduated from …

06/01/18

Holy Cross Celebrates 175th Anniversary Year

Anniversary observation will be incorporated into events throughout academic year

“Next May I shall lay the foundation of a splendid College in Worcester…It is calculated to contain 100 boys and I shall take them for $125 per an. & supply them with everything but clothes. Will not this be a …

05/31/18

Richard Ring ’68 featured in Boston Globe After ‘Legendary’ Career Helping the Homeless

Boston Globe

The former executive director of the Pine Street Inn homeless shelter in Boston and legendary activist for the homeless Richard Ring ’68 was profiled in the Boston Globe this week after announcing his retirement. Globe columnist Adrian Walker wrote that …

05/30/18

Blog: Students Take In Spain’s Arts, Culture and History During Study Abroad Experience

WHAT A four-week immersive study program titled “Spanish Theater and the Cultural Horizon,” part of the College’s summer Study Abroad program. The numerous cultural institutions of the city — museums, galleries and exhibits — will serve as educational resources that enrich …

05/25/18

739 Members of Holy Cross’ Class of 2018 Cross the Commencement Stage

Famed NPR journalist Michele Norris to students: 'Your future is our great hope.'

“The degrees you receive today are tremendously important, but they also represent something that carries even more currency,” Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist and longtime NPR host Michele Norris said to the newly graduated Class of 2018 at College of …

05/23/18

Holy Cross Alumna Appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of JetBlue

Several national news outlets, including Bloomberg, reported last week that Joanna Geraghty ’94, a sociology major at Holy Cross, has been named president and chief operating officer of JetBlue Airways Corp. In this role, Geraghty will run the day-to-day operations …

05/21/18

Class of 2018: Reflections from Mount St. James

The graduating class sits down to talk about their transformations over four years at Holy Cross

If there’s one word to describe the Class of 2018 at College of the Holy Cross, it’s ready — ready to take the world by storm after four years on Mount St. James. The graduating seniors took a moment out …

05/15/18

Holy Cross Sociologist Discusses the Increasing Popularity of ‘Voluntourism’ with The Times of India

The Times of India

Jennie Germann Molz, associate professor of sociology and anthropology at the College of the Holy Cross, shares her thoughts on volunteer tourism or “voluntourism,” one of the fastest growing trends in travel today. In an article for The Times of India, …

05/14/18

Former Obama Speechwriter Turned Podcast Celebrity Jon Favreau ’03 Discusses Navigating Politics in 2018

The successful podcast, 'Pod Save America,' makes its way to television with four one-hour HBO TV specials covering the midterm elections

In a Q&A interview with Boston Globe Magazine, former head speechwriter for President Barack Obama and Holy Cross alumnus Jon Favreau ’03 talks about his overnight success in the world of podcasts and political commentary. Along with two other former …

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 …