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02/16/21

McFarland Center’s ‘Dismantling Structural Racism’ Series Featured on NBC Boston

NBC Boston | NECN

Alumnus Ron Lawson ’75, chief operating officer of Care for the Homeless, is one of several prominent Black alumni taking part in a virtual....
02/15/21

English Professor Receives Prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship

Oliver de la Paz was one of 35 recipients selected from over 1,600 eligible applicants

Oliver de la Paz, associate professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross, has received a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National....
02/15/21

Holy Cross’ Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi Earns National Award

The recognition was conferred to only 11 out of 627 chapters nationwide

Omicron Epsilon, Holy Cross’ Chapter of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi, has been named an “Honor....
02/11/21

Holy Cross Ranks Second Nationally in Study Abroad Survey

Institute of International Education

For yet another year, the College of the Holy Cross has been ranked among the top baccalaureate institutions in the United States for long-term study....
02/05/21

Is The Weeknd’s Faux Plastic Surgery Transformation a Statement or a Publicity Stunt? Anthropology Professor Is on the Case

The Conversation

Canadian singer Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, known as The Weeknd, has been trending on social media in the past few weeks after debuting a faux plastic....
01/15/21

Bipartisanship Should Be the Guiding Star in Trump Impeachment, Says Political Science Professor

Fortune

In a recent Fortune commentary, Donald Brand, professor of political science at Holy Cross, argues that rushing President Donald Trump’s....
01/11/21

‘Why Does Grammar Matter?’ Holy Cross Center for Writing Director Responds

The Conversation

Laurie Ann Britt-Smith, director of the Center for Writing at the College of the Holy Cross, penned an article for The Conversation’s....
01/05/21

Could the Electoral College Votes in 2020 Elections Be Overturned? Political Science Professor Explains

The Conversation

Vice President Mike Pence and Republicans in Congress have been under pressure to reject or delay the certification of President-elect Joe....
12/18/20

The Washington Post Highlights Holy Cross Political Science Professor’s Research on Mass Protests

Nina Barzachka examined the current political crisis in Bulgaria

Over the past six months, Bulgaria has been shaken by a wave of anti-government protests, with thousands of demonstrators demanding the resignation....
12/11/20

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Holy Cross Among Nation’s Top 10 Schools in Alumni Giving

The College's two-year alumni giving rate was 44%, well above the national average of 8%

The College of the Holy Cross has once again been recognized as one of the top 10 colleges in the nation for its alumni participation in giving....
12/08/20

Local Politicians Defying Their Own COVID Restrictions Can Be Damaging, Says Holy Cross Professor

Bloomberg CityLab

As the COVID-19 pandemic surges, several high-profile local leaders around the country are facing criticism for attending dinners and taking....
12/04/20

English Professor Awarded Prestigious Grant From the Society for Environmental Journalism

The grant will fund Philip’s immersive ecological and historical investigation of the beaver titled ‘Beaverland: The Story of How a Weird Rodent Made America’

Leila Philip, professor of English at Holy Cross and a contributing columnist for The Boston Globe’s Opinion section, has recently been awarded....
12/04/20

Generation Botox: Should the Right To Beauty Be a Basic Human Right? Anthropology Professor Offers Insight

CBC Radio One Canada

The realm of plastic surgery is a complex territory, with some claiming that it’s a form of self-exploitation and others insisting that it can....
12/03/20

Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Named Chair of the Council of the Society of Biblical Literature

Founded in 1880, SBL is one of the oldest learned societies in the humanities and humanistic social sciences

Tat siong Benny Liew, the Class of 1956 Chair in New Testament Studies and professor of religious studies at the College of the Holy Cross, was....
12/02/20

‘Handheld Worcester’ Initiative Encourages Virtual Community Building and Civic Engagement in the City

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Holy Cross is finding creative ways to help students interact with and feel like a part of the Worcester community in dispersion during the pandemic,....
11/10/20

What Does a Biden Presidency Mean to Catholics? Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Opines

Boston 25 News

When President-elect Joe Biden assumes office in January, he will become only the second Catholic president in U.S. history, following John F.....
11/05/20

Grammy Award-Winning Composer and Music Professor Osvaldo Golijov Is Making National Headlines Once Again

Los Angeles Times | The New York Times

In 2000, with his “La Pasión Según San Marcos,” renowned composer Osvaldo Golijov, Loyola professor of music at Holy Cross, became....
11/04/20

How to Tax the Rich: Holy Cross Professor Shares Lessons From Ancient Greece

The Conversation

The debate over taxing the rich is nothing new, but it’s as relevant a topic now as ever. And while most are familiar with the concept in the frame....
10/30/20

A New Patron Saint of the Internet? Holy Cross Professor Explains the Process of Becoming a Saint

The Conversation

In what has been considered a puzzling act by some, a teenage computer whiz from Italy – nicknamed “the patron saint of the....
10/30/20

Holy Cross Economics Professor Participates in WSJ Roundtable Examining the Gender Pay Gap in Sports

The Wall Street Journal

The average salary in the WNBA could rise to around $200,000 next year, whereas in the NBA, the average is about $7.7 million, according to The Wall....