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Economics Professor Explores Impact of Superfund Budget Cuts on Public Health and Property Value

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President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal calls for a 30 percent cut to Superfund — the federal program responsible for funding the cleanup of sites contaminated with hazardous waste in the United States. In an article published by The Conversation, Katherine …


Professor Explores 300 Years of Russian Artistic Imagination in New Book

Reviewer calls Assistant Professor Olga Partan’s book “original, alluring, and persuasive”

What does commedia dell’arte, a form of theatre born in Italy in the mid-16th century, have to do with Russian cultural history? In “Vagabonding Masks: The Italian Commedia dell’Arte in the Russian Artistic Imagination” (Academic Studies Press, 2017), Olga Partan, …


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 — the museums, galleries, and exhibits — will serve as educational resources …


Working For Worcester Featured on WBZ-TV in Boston

Working for Worcester, which started in a Holy Cross dorm room as an idea to help Worcester kids in 2012, has become a more than $1 million investment in the City’s recreational spaces and schools just five years later. The …


Holy Cross Alumnus and Coach CEO Helps Popular Brand Think ‘Outside the Bag’


About three years ago, the popular handbag brand Coach saw its sales plummeting. Now, according to an article by Fortune, the company is making a remarkable recovery under CEO and College of the Holy Cross alumnus Victor Luis ’88. “Since …


Worcester Bravehearts Set to Start 2017 Season at Home Friday, June 2

The Worcester Bravehearts will return to Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field on Friday, June 2 at 7:05 p.m. to kick off the 2017 season with a home opener against the Bristol Blues. Friday’s match-up will be the first of …


‘Sociologist to Share Research About Schooling Practices’ in St. Maarten

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Melissa Weiner, associate professor of sociology at the College of the Holy Cross, was recently featured in The Daily Herald, the leading newspaper for St. Maarten and the northeast Caribbean, and the Saint Martin News Network for her upcoming visit to …


Holy Cross Awards 667 Bachelor of Arts Degrees During Commencement Exercises

Valedictorian Haylie Butler offered her classmates the simple assurance, “We are ready.”

“I wish you uncomfortable but exciting lives, full of balance, promise, failure, compassion, fun, love, and utter devotion to the core principles that are seared into the hearts and souls of each of you at Holy Cross,” Dr. James J. …


Members of Class of 2017 Honored For Their Excellence in Academics, Leadership in Service

Students and faculty filled the Dinand Library Reading Room on Thursday, May 25 to honor the achievements of outstanding members of the Class of 2017, who were presented with awards for academic excellence and leadership in service. The full list …


Professor and Political Science Expert Talks Trump, Comey, and Impeachment


The College of the Holy Cross’ Donald Brand, professor of political science, recently penned two op-eds for Fortune, exploring President Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey and the ins-and-outs of presidential impeachment. The day it was posted, Brand’s impeachment …


‘More Than a Game: Holy Cross Uses Yankee Stadium Football Battle as an Opportunity to Reach New Audience’

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The May issue of Connections, an online publication of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU), featured the 31st annual Ram-Crusader Cup. The article focuses on how the Holy Cross versus Fordham football match up at Yankee Stadium this …


Haylie Butler ’17 Selected as Class of 2017 Valedictorian

Haylie M. Butler ’17, of Rossmoor, Calif., has been selected to deliver the Class of 2017 valedictory address at the Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 26. Butler is a Spanish and biology double major in the Health Professions Advising Program. …


Holy Cross Dining Wins Gold for College’s Largest Fundraising Gala

Holy Cross Dining has received the Gold Award from the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) in the annual Loyola E. Horton Dining Awards. Named for a NACUFS founder, past president and highly regarded innovator, the Dining …


Class of 2017: Last Thoughts From the Hill

As the members of the Class of 2017 prepare to graduate, they think back on their time at the College — what experiences changed them, what memories have stuck with them, what part of Holy Cross they will take with …


Holy Cross to Host 2017 JUHAN Conference

Leading scholars, international humanitarian agencies and local Worcester partners will address current refugee crisis; registration ends June 1

Community partners and students committed to social justice will participate in the 2017 Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN) Conference, scheduled for June 27-29, at the College of the Holy Cross. The biennial conference, titled “Principles in Crisis: Refugees and …


Holy Cross Professors Recognized for Outstanding Scholarship and Student Advising

Charles Anderton and David Damiano receive Mary Louise Marfuggi Faculty Awards

At her annual spring address to faculty, Margaret Freije, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College of the Holy Cross, announced this year’s recipients of the Mary Louise Marfuggi Faculty Awards: Charles Anderton, professor of economics, and …


Holy Cross Leads Nation In NCAA Public Recognition Awards

Once again this year, the College of the Holy Cross is a national leader in the academic success of its student-athletes. Holy Cross had 75 percent of its teams earn NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) public recognition awards, …


Recent Alumnus Among Top CPA Exam Scorers in the Nation

Alexander Khan ’16 receives the 2016 Elijah Watt Sells Award from the American Institute of CPAs

After earning one of the highest CPA Exam scores in the country, recent College of the Holy Cross graduate Alexander Khan ’16 received the 2016 Elijah Watt Sells Award from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Khan is …


Administrators to Serve Midnight Breakfast to Students During Finals Week

As the spring semester draws to a close, the College of the Holy Cross is offering students a chance to take a break from late-night study sessions and refuel at midnight breakfast. Administrators at the College have volunteered to serve …


First of Its Kind Digital Transgender Archive to Receive Funding Extension

ACLS to give $150,000 grant to English professor for continued research

K.J. Rawson, assistant professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross, received an American Council of Learned Societies Digital Extension Grant to continue his work on the world’s first Digital Transgender Archive (DTA), an online collection of transgender-related …