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NEW: Former Worcester Mayor Joins Holy Cross Administration

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Former Mayor and eleven-term city council member John Anderson is to become as the new interim director of the office of government and community relations at Holy Cross, the College announced Wednesday.

The job will involve facilitating communication and cooperation between the College and the Worcester community, serving as the College's representative and advocate in local, state and federal government.

The intersection of Holy Cross and Worcester municipal government is appropriate for Anderson, who has devoted so much of his career to those two institutions. A graduate of Holy Cross in 1957, began teaching at the College in 1961. Though he nominally retired in 2001, he continues to teach one class a year. Meanwhile, Anderson served as Councilman from 1975 to 1998, with a stint in the Mayor's office in 1986.

"John Anderson has been a member of the Holy Cross and Worcester communities for more than 50 years," said Holy Cross President Rev. Philip L. Boroughs. "His strong relationships with the City residents and organizations, and rich history as public servant, will help Holy Cross maintain and build long-lasting partnerships." 


Related Slideshow: New England Colleges With the Best Undergraduate Teaching

U.S. News & World Report released a survey conducted in 2013 of college administrators on the best schools for undergraduate teaching. Several New England made their lists for best National Universities, Liberal Arts Colleges, and Regional Universities. See which schools made the lists in the slides below: 

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National Universities

9. Brown University

Providence, RI 
Students: 6,435
2013-14 Tuition: $45,612
Admissions: 9.6% Acceptance Rate
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National Universities

5. Yale University 

New Haven, CT
Students: 5,405
2013-14 Tuition: $44,000
Admissions: 7.0% Acceptance Rate
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National Universities

1. Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH
Students: 4,193
2013-14 Tuition: $46,752
Admissions: 9.8% Acceptance Rate
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National Liberal Arts Col

18. Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, MA 
Students: 2,322
2013-14 Tuition: $41,456
Admissions: 42.1% Acceptance Rate
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Liberal Arts Colleges

9. Amherst College

Amherst, MA
Students: 1,817 
2013-14 Tuition: $46,574
Admissions: 13.0% Acceptance Rate
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Liberal Arts Colleges

5. Williams College

Williamstown, MA
Students: 2,052
2013-14 Tuition: $46,600
Admissions: 17.0% Acceptance Rate
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Regional Univ. - North

4. Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT
Students: 3,879
2013-14 Tuition: $42,920
Admissions: 71.2% Acceptance Rate
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Regional Univ. - North

2. Providence College

Providence, RI
Students: 3,810
2013-14 Tuition: $42,206
Admissions: 61.0%

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