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10/09/20

What Happens if the 2020 Presidential Election Is Disputed? Political Science Professor Explains

The Conversation

Should we be prepared for the possibility of a major dispute over the outcome of the 2020 presidential election this November? And what should we expect Congress’ role to be in resolving this dispute?  In a recent piece for The …

10/07/20

Dr. Anthony Fauci ’62 Talks to Holy Cross Students About the Pandemic: ‘Don’t Give Up Hope’

In a live webinar, the Classics major answered questions from students on COVID-19

Dr. Anthony Fauci ’62, the nation’s most trusted expert leading the COVID-19 response, joined current Holy Cross students in a live webinar on October 6 to discuss the trajectory of the coronavirus pandemic and the best ways students can keep …

10/05/20

When the World Is Your Classroom: Sociology Professor Discusses the Emerging Trend of ‘Worldschooling’

The Washington Post

Jennie Germann Molz, professor in the sociology and anthropology department at the College of the Holy Cross, recently spoke to The Washington Post about the emerging trend of “roadschooling” or “worldschooling,” an issue she’s been researching extensively for her upcoming book, “The …

10/02/20

Eco-Action Co-Chairs Focus on Virtual Sustainability Efforts

The student-led group is innovating outreach activities for a remote semester

When the College’s student-led Eco-Action group was canvassing for student votes for the Holy Cross Green Fund last year, Kimberly Fetherston ’22 went to the place she knew she’d get results. “That was my first campaign,” she remembers. “I immediately …

10/02/20

COVID Chronicles: Student Project Documents On- and Off-Campus Life Amid Pandemic

Student research associates spent their summer collecting oral histories and researching stories emerging from this crisis

In the midst of the disruption brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic this past spring, while many of his peers were still grappling with the challenges of a sudden shift to remote learning, John Larsen ’22 had something else on …

09/30/20

Mulledy Name To Be Removed From Brooks-Mulledy Hall

Long a discussion in the Holy Cross community, the renaming comes as the College pledges to be more intentionally anti-racist

Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of the College, announced in his fall address that Brooks-Mulledy Hall will now be known as Brooks Hall. “In the face of ongoing racial violence and the momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement, statues …

09/30/20

Rev. James Martin, S.J. Joins Holy Cross Community to Discuss How to Cope During a Time of Crisis Using Ignatian Tools

The live webinar featured 1,400 participants, including alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff

Renowned Jesuit priest Rev. James Martin, S.J. joined the Holy Cross community on September 28 for a live webinar, “Ignatian Tools During a Time of Crisis,” which included a talk followed by a Q&A session. The event, hosted by the …

09/28/20

What Is the Catholic Charismatic Faith? Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Explains

The Conversation

When Judge Amy Coney Barrett was nominated as President Donald Trump’s pick to replace late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, media focus immediately turned to her reported membership in “People of Praise,” a nondenominational Christian charismatic community formed in …

09/23/20

Holy Cross Reaches Milestone in Construction of Center for Performing Arts

The topping out ceremony marked progress as the state-of-the-art facility continues construction

Last week, a small group gathered for the topping out ceremony to watch the final beam be placed atop the Prior Center for Performing Arts. This milestone marks significant progress on a structure that will be the heart of the …

09/22/20

President Boroughs Announces Plan to Step Aside

Fr. Boroughs will leave the College in June after a nine-year tenure

The Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of the College of the Holy Cross, announced Tuesday that this academic year will be his last, ending a nine-year tenure marked by the largest fundraising campaign in school history, new buildings, and …

09/17/20

English Professor and Boston Globe Contributing Columnist Reflects on the Power of Kindness During Coronavirus

The Boston Globe

As the pandemic continues to grow nationwide, another wave seems to also be surging: embracing kindness. Leila Philip, professor of English at Holy Cross and a contributing columnist for the Boston Globe’s Opinion section, recently penned a piece for the …

09/09/20

Washington Monthly Ranks Holy Cross Among “Best Bang for the Buck” Colleges in the Northeast

The College is celebrated as a leader in promoting social mobility, student research and public service

The College of the Holy Cross has once again been recognized as one of the top colleges in the nation by Washington Monthly in the magazine’s “2020 College Guide and Rankings.” The annual ranking reflects the College’s “contribution to the …

09/09/20

Holy Cross Professor Spearheads Virtual Study Abroad for the College and Russian State University for the Humanities

The remote summer study provided Holy Cross students an immersive experience to enhance their Russian language abilities

When the 2020 Moscow Maymester was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 12 students who were scheduled to attend found themselves suddenly without their highly anticipated study abroad plans. But Olga Partan, associate professor of Russian and co-director and …

09/06/20

HC Student Summer: Quetzali Gomez ’23

A summer internship working with students and families has sparked an interest in a Public Policy career for this rising sophomore

Quetzali Gomez ’23 Summer Plans: Intern, Beacon Place Hometown: Highwood, IL Major: Sociology and Spanish Summer Plans My summer internship was at a non-profit organization in Waukegan, Illinois, named Beacon Place. The organization offers support to students and families in …

09/04/20

Holy Cross Names Maia Lee-Chin ’21 as the College’s 2020-21 Fenwick Scholar

Her project will bring Classics to the classrooms of Worcester as she studies the motivations of elementary school students to read informational texts

If you were to think of books that students in the six-to-eight-year-old range should be reading in school, the Iliad would likely not be on your list. But Homer’s Greek epic poem is exactly what the College’s newly appointed Fenwick …

09/04/20

Holy Cross Sociology Professor Reimagines Tourism Post-COVID via CNN Travel

CNN Travel

The pandemic has drastically changed global travel, leading to the largest decrease in global emissions in history. How can we return to travelling the world one day, but make more sustainable choices while doing so, in order to continue the …

09/02/20

Remote Fall Semester Begins at the College of the Holy Cross

As the semester kicks off, the College welcomes students—including the incoming Class of 2024—to a remote learning environment

On Tuesday, September 1, Holy Cross kicked off the fall semester with the first day of classes as the College began the year with all students engaging in remote learning. The College welcomed students, including the newest members of the …

09/01/20

Holy Cross Chaplains’ Office To Offer Livestreaming Mass Throughout the Fall Semester

The livestreaming services will replace the Chaplains' "Closing the Distance" web series

Beginning Sunday, September 6, the Office of the College Chaplains will livestream Mass at 11:30 a.m. ET from St. Joseph Memorial Chapel. Throughout the semester, Mass with be livestreamed each Sunday at this time, including the upcoming Mass of the …

08/28/20

Holy Cross Students Lead the Way in Volunteering, According To Linkedin

LinkedIn

Roughly 45% of current Holy Cross students on LinkedIn are involved in volunteer projects according to their profiles on the social media platform–the highest percentage for any higher education institution in the United States. That wasn’t news to Marty Kelly, …

08/25/20

Holy Cross Student Summer: Abbey Harris ’21

On the ground at UMass Marlborough as a Certified Nurse Assistant, the rising senior's eye-opening summer involves working directly with COVID-19 patients

Abbey Harris ’21 Summer Plans: Certified Nurse Assistant, UMass Memorial Marlborough Hospital Hometown: Fayetteville, NY Major: Biology, Health Professions Advising track Summer Plans At UMass Marlborough Hospital, I am working as a nurse assistant. My job duties have included taking …