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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....
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....
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....
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....
11/21/22

Is Thanksgiving a Christian Holiday? Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Explains

The Conversation

Did you know that medieval Catholic traditions of thanksgiving prayers and feasting shaped the Protestant celebration of Plymouth’s pilgrims,....
11/08/22

Are Catholic Views on the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony Changing? Religious Studies Professor Opines

The Conversation

The Second Vatican Council marked a milestone in the history of the Catholic Church, setting off a process of deep transformation within the Church....
11/04/22

What To Do if You Win the Lottery: Holy Cross Economics Professor Shares Some Dos and Don’ts

CNBC | The Washington Post | People | Fortune | Los Angeles Times | CNN

The estimated Powerball jackpot is now $1.6 billion, the largest lottery jackpot in the world. But, with the odds of winning being less than 1 in....
10/21/22

Russia Is Committing to an Escalation of the War in Ukraine, Says Holy Cross History Professor and Russia Expert

Business Insider | The Washington Post | Newsweek | KCBS Radio | Adevarul (Romania)

With the rapid escalation of the conflict in Ukraine, media around the world are turning to Cynthia Hooper, associate professor of history and....
10/11/22

Holy Cross Student Invited To Speak at Historic White House Conference on Hunger

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Despite her short time on The Hill, first-year student Phoebe Wong ‘26 has already made a lasting impact on the campus community and beyond. In a....
09/30/22

Russian Pop Star’s Condemnation of the War in Ukraine Is No Ordinary Anti-War Statement, Says Holy Cross Russian Studies Professor

The Conversation

Russia’s defining 20th-century pop star, Alla Pugacheva, declared her opposition to the invasion of Ukraine on Instagram earlier this month,....
09/23/22

Holy Cross Listed Among 53 Prettiest College Campuses in America by Architectural Digest

Magazine notes Mount St. James' "incredible landscape design."

College of the Holy Cross is among “The 53 Prettiest College Campuses in America,” according to Architectural Digest’s recently published list....
09/19/22

Queen Elizabeth II’s Lifelong Commitment to Interfaith Dialogue Was Like No Other, Says Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor

The Conversation

Queen Elizabeth II recognized that the United Kingdom was a multifaith nation and was diligent in her work to foster religious tolerance and....
09/13/22

Synodal Gatherings Highlight Cultural Divides Within Global Catholicism, Says Religious Studies Professor

The Conversation

Two synodal gatherings going on now in the Catholic Church — the “Synodal Way” of the German church and the “Synod on....
08/23/22

Holy Cross’ Nick Lazzaro ‘23 Makes ’40 Under Forty’ List

Worcester Business Journal

Nick Lazzaro ‘23, a political science major, was recently named to Worcester Business Journal’s 2022 “40 Under Forty” list. The list,....
08/09/22

Money Magazine Ranks Holy Cross No. 5 Among Best Liberal Arts Colleges in the Nation

The College was also ranked No. 32 for best value overall in the nation

The College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 5 on Money Magazine’s list of “10 Best Liberal Arts Colleges” for 2022. According to Money....
06/28/22

‘A Liberal Arts Education Gives Students a Range of Skills People Tend to Seek in Leaders,’ Says President Vincent Rougeau

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education | AMDG: A Jesuit Podcast | Future U Podcast

On the heels of his first academic year at the helm of Holy Cross, President Vincent D. Rougeau recently spoke to media across the country about his....
06/21/22

Hosting the Olympics Is a Bad Deal for Host Cities, and Tokyo Is No Exception, Says Holy Cross Sports Economist

Associated Press

The final cost for the COVID-delayed Tokyo Olympics is double the original estimate, coming in at $13 billion or 1.4 trillion Japanese yen, according....
06/02/22

Shavuot Is an Opportunity to Recommit to the Covenant, Says Holy Cross Judaic Studies Professor

The Conversation

The festival of Shavuot, marked this year on June 5 and 6, celebrates a renewing commitment to God. But the meaning of the Jewish holiday, which....
05/31/22

Holy Cross Associate Professor Edward O’Donnell Featured in ‘Theodore Roosevelt’ History Channel Documentary

O’Donnell discusses aspects of the Square Deal, Roosevelt’s domestic policy

Edward T. O’Donnell ’86, associate professor of history at the College of the Holy Cross, is one of several experts participating in a History....
05/10/22

History Professor and Kremlin Media Expert on Russia’s Victory Day Celebrations: ‘Putin Likens Ukraine Fight to World War II’

Bloomberg

With the conflict in Ukraine escalating by the day, worldwide media are turning to Cynthia Hooper, associate professor of history and director of....