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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....
05/04/22

Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Considers What Makes Religious Relics Sacred to Christians

The Conversation

As the Russian missile cruiser Moskva sank after heavy damage sustained in April 2022, stories began to circulate that the ship may have been....
05/03/22

‘Ukrainians Are Teaching Us What It Means To Fight for Democracy. Is Higher Ed Paying Attention?,’ Says Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau

Times Higher Education

Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau recently penned a commentary for Times Higher Education, offering his perspective on the conflict in Ukraine and....
03/22/22

Cultural Competence is Key to Supporting the Mental Health of LGBTQIA+ Students, Says Holy Cross Psychologist

The Hechinger Report | Teen Vogue

Research shows that LGBTQIA+ college students face sizable mental health challenges compared to their heterosexual and cisgender peers and that....
03/11/22

Will the End of the MLB Lockout Change the Future of Baseball? Holy Cross Sports Economist Weighs In

The Conversation

On the heels of the news that Major League Baseball has reached a five-year agreement with its players — ending the second-longest labor disruption....
03/11/22

Two Years Into the Pandemic, We’re Suffering From “Narrative Fatigue,” Says Holy Cross Psychology Professor

The Atlantic

By all accounts, the pandemic has been exhausting to live through for the past two years, with some experts attributing this to the fact that it has....
03/02/22

The Perception War in Russia Is Key to the Outcome of the Ukraine Invasion, Says Professor and Russia Expert

The Conversation

With all eyes on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, particular attention is falling on the generational struggle breaking out across Russia, as....
02/28/22

Worcester Black History Trail Preserves the Legacy of the City’s Black Community

Professor Thomas Doughton partners with city stakeholders to install historical markers

As we celebrate Black History Month, we reflect on the sacrifices and contributions African Americans have made to our country and recognize the....
02/25/22

ArtsWorcester Showcases Holy Cross Talent in 18th Annual College Competition

Work of Holy Cross winning artists Shea O’Scannlain ‘22 and Mariam Soas ‘22 is on display at ArtsWorcester through March 27

Holy Cross is well represented at the 18th annual ArtsWorcester College Show, with Crusaders Shea O’Scannlain ’22 and Mariam Soas....
02/20/22

Media Turns to Holy Cross Economics Professor for Expertise on the Financial Impact of the Olympic Games

National Public Radio | Los Angeles Times | The Wall Street Journal

During the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, Holy Cross professor of economics Victor Matheson has been a sought-after expert on the financial costs....
02/10/22

How Does a Saint Become a ‘Doctor of the Church’ and Why Is That Title Important Today? Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Explains

The Conversation

Did you know that there are more than 10,000 saints recognized by the Roman Catholic Church, but only a few dozen have been named a “doctor of....
01/31/22

ESPN Interviews Holy Cross Economics Professor About Dilemma Facing Chinese-endorsed NBA Stars

ESPN

In recent years, high-profile NBA players have been praised for using their voices for social change, but now 17 current players are being....
01/27/22

Holy Cross Is Again Ranked a National Leader in Study Abroad

Institute of International Education

College of the Holy Cross students are leading the way when it comes to studying abroad, with the College ranked No. 1 among baccalaureate....
01/26/22

Russian Media Blames the U.S. for Escalating Ukraine Crisis, Says Holy Cross History Professor and Russia Expert

The Conversation

Many column inches around the world have been devoted to the growing tensions between Ukraine and Russia, but what is the Russian media’s....
01/21/22

“To Secure a More Promising Tomorrow, Institutional Presidents Should […] Focus On the Needs and the Dignity of the Marginalized,” Says Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau

America Magazine

Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau recently penned a commentary for America Magazine, which was part of a series on Catholic identity and higher....
01/14/22

Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau Honors Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Throughout his career in law and higher education, Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau has worked to promote human rights, human dignity and a....
01/12/22

Are Triathlon Races a Revenue Boost or a Financial Sinkhole for the Host City? Holy Cross Sports Economist Shares Insight

Triathlete Magazine

Putting on a triathlon race is undoubtedly expensive, whether it’s a small local sprint or a major world championship event, which often....