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Holy Cross Professor Analyzes the U.S. Foreign Terrorist Watchlist, Reveals Inconsistencies

The Conversation

Since 1997, the U.S. Foreign Terrorist Watchlist has been blacklisting America’s enemies, yet some believe that it has done little to actually....

Holy Cross Professor Says We Shouldn’t Let the Ruins of the Hebrew Bible Scare Us

Commonweal Magazine

In a recent commentary for Commonweal Magazine, Mahri Leonard-Fleckman, assistant professor of religious studies at Holy Cross, said that oftentimes....

Holy Cross Professor Who Studied Christianity in Sri Lanka Says Easter Attacks Reflect Rise in Extremism

NBC News | The Washington Post | NPR | The Conversation | Quartz | Newsweek | Religion News Service

Coordinated suicide bomber attacks targeting Christians and foreigners in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday left the nation reeling.....

Would a ‘Single Tax’ Fix Income Inequality? Holy Cross History Professor Opines

The Atlantic

The late 19th century “single tax” vision of political economist Henry George, who proposed the exclusive use of a land-value tax, is....

Diverse Voices Are Key to a Healthy Democracy, Holy Cross Professor Writes in The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Controversy is raging in the U.S. over what to do about growing economic inequality, prompting controversial solutions, such as the “wealth....

Holy Cross Professor and Russia Expert Analyzes Kremlin’s Media Response to Mueller Report

The Conversation

Reactions to the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential....

Holy Cross Judaic Studies Professor Explains Debate on Controversial Holocaust-Era Pope

The Conversation

Declaring that the church “isn’t afraid of history,” Pope Francis recently announced that the Vatican would open its archives on....

Holy Cross History Professor Is Leading Voice Nationally on Irish-American History

TODAY Show | Washington Post

In this time of divisive rhetoric about recent immigrants and terrorism, Ed O’Donnell, associate professor of history at Holy Cross, says that....

Pulitzer-Winning Author Edward P. Jones ’72 Inducted Into the American Academy of Arts and Letters

This is the highest recognition of artistic merit in the United States

Acclaimed author and Holy Cross alumnus Edward P. Jones ’72 has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the highest....

The New York Times Features Holy Cross Women’s Hockey Program During First Season of Elite Hockey East

Relishing the competition, the team charts its path in Division I

The Holy Cross women’s ice hockey team didn’t know what to expect as it took to the ice for the first time this year, back in September. This....

Could Spiking Income Inequality Cause the Next Recession? Holy Cross Economics Professor Explains


Theories are abounding when it comes to predicting the timing and possible triggers for a future recession, but according to Robert Baumann,....

Holy Cross Is Once Again a Top Producer of Fulbright Students in the U.S.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The College of the Holy Cross is once again among the colleges producing the highest number of Fulbright students, according to The Chronicle of....

What Does It Mean to Be Defrocked in the Catholic Church? Holy Cross Professor Explains

The Conversation

In a historic move, Pope Francis “defrocked” Theodore E. McCarrick, a former cardinal and archbishop of Washington, after the church....

Holy Cross History Professor Talks to NBC News About the Gilded Age and Today’s Populism

NBC News

The debate over increasing taxes on the wealthy has dominated the early days of the 2020 presidential race, with some Democrats proposing tax hikes....

Holy Cross Professor’s Cultural Anthropology Research Highlighted in Australian Science Magazine

Cosmos Magazine

Recent studies analyzing the role played by race in influencing response to cosmetic surgery have yielded controversial results, notably that the....

Holy Cross Professor Examines the Controversy Surrounding the ‘Great Commission’

The Conversation

A recent survey has shown that the majority of churchgoing Christians in the U.S. are not familiar with the term the “Great Commission,”....

Tony Award-Winning Director Bartlett Sher ’81 Named ‘Hottest Director on Broadway Right Now’ by CBS News

Latest production of 'To Kill A Mockingbird' breaks records

Bartlett Sher ’81 has come a long way since his college days on Mount Saint James. And Sher ’81, an English major who wrote and produced....

Money Magazine Ranks Holy Cross No. 3 Best Liberal Arts College for Your Money

College was also ranked No. 42 best value overall in the nation

The College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 3 on Money Magazine’s list of “10 Best Liberal Arts Colleges for Your Money” for 2019.....

Holy Cross Lauded for Its Employee Wellness Initiatives

Worcester Magazine

Holy Cross was featured in a Worcester Magazine article as part of its Health & Wellness issue for the College’s focus on promoting a....

Holy Cross Ranks Eighth in the U.S. for Alumni Giving

U.S. News & World Report

College of the Holy Cross has been ranked eighth in the nation for its alumni participation in giving, according to a recent report from U.S. News....