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04/28/21

Emma Davison ‘21 Named Class of 2021 Valedictorian

The political science and Middle Eastern studies double major and New Jersey native will deliver the valedictory address at Commencement

Emma Davison ’21 has been selected to deliver the Class of 2021 valedictory address at the Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 21. Emma is a political science and Middle Eastern studies double major with a concentration in peace and conflict …

04/28/21

Led by Holy Cross Students, Working for Worcester Ensures Playground Access for Elementary School Students

Working for Worcester Achieves Longtime Goal, Despite Pandemic

It took a pandemic to keep them away in 2020, but this year, Holy Cross students were back in full force to drive the ninth year of Working for Worcester. Over 200 volunteers worked at 11 sites across the city …

04/26/21

Cantor Art Gallery to Feature Work of Senior Visual Arts Majors in the Exhibition ‘Metanoia’

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross is pleased to present the work of nine graduating visual arts majors in the exhibition “Metanoia,” on view from Wednesday, April 28 through graduation day, …

04/23/21

Holy Cross Economics Professor Weighs In on Increasing Nursing Workforce Frustrations Around the Country

The Boston Globe

Registered nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester are leading what is now one of the longest nurses’ strikes in recent history against its parent company, Tenet Healthcare, casting a spotlight on nursing workforce frustrations amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Monica …

04/23/21

Holy Cross Student Receives National Award for Community Service and Leadership

Bryceida Valencia '23 Named to the 2021 Cohort of Newman Civic Fellows

Sophomore and health studies major Bryceida Valencia ’23 was named this year as a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact. This year’s cohort recognizes 212 students from 39 states, Washington, D.C. and Mexico as campus leaders who demonstrate “a commitment …

04/22/21

“The Power of Purple” Drives Record Day of Giving

Focus on hope galvanizes community in support of student experience, access

In just 24 hours on April 16, a total of 4,706 alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends donated a record $1,448,529 on the College’s sixth annual day of giving. With matching dollars from anonymous donors, the total raised for …

04/21/21

Center for Career Development Focuses on the Lifelong Value of a Holy Cross Education

The College's Enduring Value Stems From Combining Jesuit Traditions With a Liberal Arts Approach

As graduation season approaches for colleges across the country, students are focusing on the next step after commencement — but at the College of the Holy Cross, the “what next” and, more importantly, the “why” have been questions in progress …

04/19/21

Holy Cross Alumni Form Grassroots Anti-Racism Alliance

90+-person group focuses on dialogue, understanding and action

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder last year and ensuing protests against police brutality across the United States, Maria Amendolia ’92 reached out to her classmate Fred Givens. Her intention was clear: She didn’t want Givens, a Black man, …

04/19/21

Alicia Molt-West ’09 Traces Her Path from Mount St. James to the White House

As special assistant to President Joe Biden and House legislative affairs liason, she joins the new administration ready to listen, learn and put people first

Whenever Alicia Molt-West ’09 returned home for the holidays after graduating from Holy Cross, she’d make a breakfast or lunch date with her former history professor and friend, Stephanie Yuhl.

04/16/21

Holy Cross Driver, Student Bond Over Quest for U.S. Citizenship

Unexpected friendship develops over long round-trip rides

Josephine Kalondji ’23 applied for U.S. citizenship a few weeks before she arrived at Holy Cross in August 2019, but she didn’t consider one important detail.

04/16/21

Four Faculty Members Promoted to Associate Professor With Tenure

The newly promoted faculty represent the departments of English, chemistry, and economics and accounting

Whether researching 18th-century British literature or economic fluctuations and asset pricing, Holy Cross faculty members are making significant, lasting impacts on their fields. Learn more about the four recently promoted faculty members from the departments of chemistry, English and economics …

04/16/21

Students Share What It Was Like Living Through the Pandemic at an Empty Holy Cross

60+ students unable to return to their homes and families abroad created a bubble — and memories unlike any other in College history

Nearly all Holy Cross alumni have experienced life on a bustling campus, from noisy, packed dining spaces to hilly paths teeming with foot traffic. But when the pandemic forced students to return to their homes last March, a small group …

04/16/21

New Holy Cross Course Examines the Science and Politics of Pandemics

The course covers integrated approaches to solving big problems—like a global pandemic

Nearly 30 students gathered on a March Zoom call to learn about the biological workings and political impact of a global pandemic, in today’s class, the HIV/AIDS virus. It’s nearly a year to the day since Gov. Charlie Baker locked …

04/13/21

Is Going Test-Optional a Game Changer for College Admissions? Holy Cross Admissions Director Talks About the College’s Bold Decision To Make the Switch In 2005

Worcester Business Journal

Central Massachusetts colleges and universities are increasingly following a national trend of suspending the use of standardized test scores in evaluating applicants, in an effort to diversify their student bodies. What does that mean for applicants? Ann McDermott ’79, director …

04/13/21

Can We Breathe Easy After Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine? Holy Cross Biology Professor and Virologist Weighs In

The Wall Street Journal

As the first people to get vaccinated are approaching the four-month post-inoculation mark, there are still some unknowns with respect to just how long we can breathe easy after getting the vaccine. And also, should we be concerned about the …

04/08/21

Holy Cross Economics Professor Says Vaccine Distribution Is Key to Restoring Economic Stability in the U.S.

WalletHub

Which U.S. states’ workforces are experiencing the quickest recovery from COVID-19 and how is vaccine distribution affecting the job market’s ability to recover?  Joshua Congdon-Hohman, associate professor of economics at Holy Cross specializing in labor economics, was recently interviewed by …

04/08/21

Holy Cross Graduates Report Strong Outcomes After Graduation Despite Pandemic

In a survey of graduates of the class of 2020, data shows Holy Cross students continue to find success in gaining employment, continuing education and volunteering

Despite the ongoing international pandemic and recent recession due to coronavirus, a recent survey of the graduates of the class of 2020 shows strong outcomes for Holy Cross graduates in securing job offers, internships and graduate program acceptances across the …

04/08/21

Removal Of All-Star Game to Cost Georgia Tourism $100M? Not Likely, Holy Cross Economics Professor Says

The Guardian

Officials in the state of Georgia say Major League Baseball’s decision to move the All-Star Game from Atlanta, in protest of the state’s controversial new voting law, will cost local businesses close to $100M. But is that a realistic estimate? …

04/01/21

New Student Health Ambassadors Group Provides Peer-to-Peer Resources

Students step up to serve their community through the College's Student Wellness Education Office

A playlist of pop and dance songs, from Nick Jonas to Britney Spears, reverberated through the speaker on a table outside “The Jo,” as the Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation and Wellness Center is known. It was the second week of March, …

04/01/21

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, United States Representative to the United Nations, to Deliver 2021 Holy Cross Commencement Address

Thomas-Greenfield and three others — Dr. Michael Collins '77, Rev. David Beckmann and Sister Donna Markham — will also receive honorary degrees

Holy Cross will host an in-person commencement ceremony this May, featuring an address by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations. This year’s commencement marks the College’s 175th graduating class. The commencement ceremony …