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02/03/23

English Professor Leila Philip Makes National News with Latest Release, “Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America”

Why are these misunderstood rodents grabbing headlines?

Holy Cross English professor Leila Philip’s latest book is making national headlines with an unlikely protagonist: beavers.

02/01/23

Holy Cross Releases ‘Aspire,’ Its Strategic Plan for the Next Decade

Six pillars outline long-term priorities.

The College of the Holy Cross on Feb. 1 released its strategic plan, Aspire: Our Strategic Vision for a Hope-Filled Future, which prioritizes areas for work and growth over the next five to 10 years.

01/31/23

Holy Cross Alumnus One of First Peace Corps Volunteers to Return to Overseas Service Since 2020

Tiernan Naughton ’21 will serve as an agricultural extension agent in Ghana until 2026.

College of the Holy Cross alumnus Tiernan Naughton ’21 is among the first Peace Corps volunteers to return to overseas service since the agency’s unprecedented global evacuation in March 2020.

01/27/23

Will Pope Emeritus Benedict Become a Saint? Religious Studies Professor Tells Us What To Expect

The Conversation

The funeral of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI took place in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City on Thursday, Jan. 5, after three days during which mourners could view his body and pay their final respects. Around the same time, grassroots …

01/26/23

Cantor Art Gallery to Showcase the Famed Chertsey Tiles and the Visual Culture of Medieval Europe in ‘Bringing the Holy Land Home’ Exhibition

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross, is pleased to present the upcoming exhibition “Bringing the Holy Land Home: The Crusades, Chertsey Abbey, and the Reconstruction of a Medieval Masterpiece.” Bringing together …

01/26/23

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones to Deliver 55th Annual Hanify-Howland Memorial Lecture at Holy Cross

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the 1619 Project and a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, will deliver the 55th annual Hanify-Howland Memorial Lecture on the evening of April 12 in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom …

01/25/23

College of the Holy Cross Begins Spring Semester With Multifaith Community Prayer

Tradition returns for the first time since 2019 following three-year pandemic pause.

With fresh snow blanketing the ground outside, members of the Holy Cross community gathered in Mary Chapel on Tuesday, Jan. 24, for the return of a cherished annual tradition, Multifaith Community Prayer, following a three-year pause due to the pandemic. …

01/24/23

Holy Cross Names Elliott Visconsi ’95 Provost and Dean of the College

The College of the Holy Cross has named Elliott Visconsi, an academic leader and class of 1995 alumnus, as its new provost and dean of the College, following an extensive national search in partnership with Isaacson, Miller.  Starting on July …

01/10/23

Why Do Lottery Jackpots Keep Getting So Big? It’s on Purpose, Holy Cross Economist Says

CBS News | Inside Edition

If you think you are seeing more and more lottery prizes top the $1 billion mark, you are right on the money. Just this week, the Mega Millions jackpot has surged to $1.1 billion. Victor Matheson, professor of economics at …

01/05/23

Holy Cross Associate Professor Named Worcester Poet Laureate

Oliver de la Paz, an award-winning poet and literary educator, will serve in the role through December 2025.

Worcester officials have appointed Oliver de la Paz, associate professor of English and award-winning author, as the city’s poet laureate. He will serve in the role until December 2025.

01/03/23

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s Legacy is Complex, Writes Holy Cross Professor

The Conversation

With the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, the late pontiff leaves behind a complex legacy of brilliant intellectualism and the shadows of numerous controversies, according to College of the Holy Cross Professor Mathew Schmalz.

12/22/22

Patrick Tutwiler ’97 Appointed Massachusetts Secretary of Education

As secretary, Tutwiler will oversee the commonwealth’s education and instruction policy agenda.

Massachusetts Governor-elect Maura Healey has appointed Patrick Tutwiler ’97 as the next secretary of education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

12/21/22

Holy Cross 2022: The Year in Review

New buildings, high-profile visitors and major milestones were just some of the many events and announcements making news on Mount St. James in 2022.

$110 Million Prior Performing Arts Center Opens Members of the campus and local communities toured the new Prior Performing Arts Center during a Community Day held on Sept. 24. It provided visitors with their first look inside the new $110 …

12/20/22

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays 2022 from Holy Cross

The College of the Holy Cross wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! We hope you enjoy this video, featuring a glimpse of the seasonal sights and sounds from Mount St. James. (Hats off to the College’s longest running …

12/15/22

Holy Cross Named One of World’s Most Environmentally Responsible Campuses

College posts near-perfect score in Princeton Review’s 2023 Guide to Green Colleges.

The Princeton Review has named the College of the Holy Cross as one of the world’s most environmentally responsible colleges in its 13th annual “Guide to Green Colleges: 2023 Edition.”

12/09/22

Holy Cross Celebrates 44th Annual Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols

The beloved holiday tradition brought the College community together — on Mount St. James and beyond — to rejoice in the Christmas season.

Embraced in soft, warm light under purple tapestry gently draped from above, the College of the Holy Cross welcomed the Christmas season on Dec. 8 in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel, celebrating its 44th Annual Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols.

12/08/22

Hosting the World Cup Pays Off Only if You Have Existing Stadiums and a Winning Team Says Holy Cross Professor

Brookings Institute

The World Cup is one of the biggest sporting events in the world, but it’s also a big economic event. Which begs the question: Does hosting the World Cup pay off? Victor Matheson, a professor of economics at the College …

12/07/22

Beavers Are North America’s Secret Weapon Against the Climate Crisis Says Holy Cross Professor in New Book

The New York Times | The Globe and Mail | The Wall Street Journal | Scientific American

Leila Philip, professor of English and environmental studies at the College of the Holy Cross, has authored a new book called “Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America.” Scheduled for release on Dec. 6, the book has already received enthusiastic …