As a Catholic, Jesuit liberal arts college, Holy Cross is committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, learning and research. This pursuit requires a commitment to free and open dialog, an openness to new ideas, and a community marked by mutual respect and civility.
We fully support the right of individuals within the College community to make a principled decision to support or oppose a boycott, such as that recently proposed by the American Studies Association. As a Jesuit institution pledged to support the promotion of justice we recognize the concerns for justice expressed by members of the ASA. We believe, however, that academic boycotts necessarily diminish our ability to engage in fruitful dialog that would more effectively promote human rights and academic freedom across the world, including among the Palestinian people. Thus, we stand opposed to the ASA boycott of Israeli universities, as we would any academic boycott.
Philip L. Boroughs, S.J.
Margaret N. Freije
Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College
For additional information, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at 508-793-2419.
‘Boston student-athlete thrives after early turmoil’
Attacked by her knife-wielding father when still in the womb, Yonetta Harris, a member of the College of the Holy Cross class of 2018, has built a life that touches many. In...06/25/14
‘Sporting cold feet’
Canadian Broadcast Corporation News
With the FIFA World Cup at the center of attention around the world, Victor Matheson, professor of economics at the College of the Holy Cross, offers major Canadian news...06/20/14
‘Making it easier to fire teachers won’t get you better ones’
Los Angeles Times
In an article for the Los Angeles Times, Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, discusses the recent California Superior Court...