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Holy Cross Economics Professor Says Vaccine Distribution Is Key to Restoring Economic Stability in the U.S.

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Which U.S. states’ workforces are experiencing the quickest recovery from COVID-19 and how is vaccine distribution affecting the job market’s ability to recover?  Joshua Congdon-Hohman, associate professor of economics at Holy Cross specializing in labor economics, was recently interviewed by …

Removal Of All-Star Game to Cost Georgia Tourism $100M? Not Likely, Holy Cross Economics Professor Says

The Guardian

Officials in the state of Georgia say Major League Baseball’s decision to move the All-Star Game from Atlanta, in protest of the state’s controversial new voting law, will cost local businesses close to $100M. But is that a realistic estimate? …

New Student Health Ambassadors Group Provides Peer-to-Peer Resources

Students step up to serve their community through the College's Student Wellness Education Office

A playlist of pop and dance songs, from Nick Jonas to Britney Spears, reverberated through the speaker on a table outside “The Jo,” as the Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation and Wellness Center is known. It was the second week of March, …

Religious Studies Professor Explains the Intricacies Behind the Good Friday Catholic Worship Services

The Conversation

Did you know that Easter is the earliest and most central of all Christian holidays—more ancient than Christmas—and that the Good Friday worship service is historically the most controversial of Holy Week services?  In an article for The Conversation, Joanne Pierce, …

Will MLB Bounce Back in 2021? Holy Cross Sports Economics Professor Says This Is a ‘Critical’ Moment

Reuters

As Major League Baseball is preparing for Opening Day this week and fans are looking forward to a return to regular-season games for the first time in 18 months, economists are wondering if MLB will be able to bounce back …

Holy Cross Student Project Documenting the Pandemic Featured on GBH’s ‘In It Together’

GBH Radio

Last spring, a group of 12 Holy Cross students launched “COVID Chronicles,” a project seeking to document on- and off-campus life during the pandemic. Under the guidance of history professors Cynthia Hooper and Lorelle Semley, the students gathered information, oral …

Blog: Ruiz ’23 Looks Forward to Meeting New People and Exploring New Places

The Chicago native is studying Spanish, anthropology and Latinx studies

Name: Veronica Ruiz Hometown: Chicago, Illinois Studies She’s Considering: Double major in Spanish and Anthropology, Concentration in Latinx Studies Why She Chose Holy Cross: I choose Holy Cross because of the small class sizes and student body population. Not only …

Religious Studies Professor Urges President Biden and Congress to ‘Care For Our Common Home’

"Values and Voices" brings together leading scholars to write on pressing issues of our day

Tat-siong Benny Liew, the Class of 1956 Professor in New Testament Studies and professor of religious studies at the College of the Holy Cross, recently penned a letter addressed to president Biden, vice president Harris, and members of Congress as …

Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Analyzes Case for Military Chaplain’s Sainthood

The Conversation

In early Christianity, soldiers could be baptized only if they refused to kill another human – today, Father Emil Kapaun, a U.S. Army chaplain and a war hero, is being considered a candidate for sainthood by the Catholic Church. In …

SGA Co-Presidents Reflect on a Year Unlike Any Other

Noah Sisk '21 and Victoria Tara '21 adapted priorities to meet changing student needs in the pandemic

Noah Sisk ’21 and Victoria Tara ’21 campaigned successfully for co-presidents of the Student Government Association (SGA) with the slogan, “Let’s get real.” Fresh off a semester in Washington, DC, through Holy Cross’ Semester Away Program, the pair used the …

How Does the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Compare to the Others? Holy Cross Biology Professor Explains

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recently approved a vaccine from Johnson & Johnson for emergency use against the COVID-19 virus. But how does this option differ from the other vaccines currently on the market? In an interview with …

What Is Lent? Religious Studies Professor Explains the History Behind The Holy Season Leading To Easter

The Conversation

Did you know that Lent, the 40-day period of fasting and prayer preceding Easter, became common in Christian churches as early as the fourth century? In an article for The Conversation, Joanne Pierce, professor of religious studies at Holy Cross, breaks down the …

Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Examines the Changing Face of Christianity Today

The Christian Science Monitor

Mathew Schmalz, professor of religious studies at Holy Cross, spoke at length with The Christian Science Monitor about the changing face of Christianity, as well as his time volunteering for a Roman Catholic order in rural Oklahoma decades ago, an …

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

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Alumnus Ron Lawson ’75, chief operating officer of Care for the Homeless, is one of several prominent Black alumni taking part in a virtual discussion series with the Holy Cross community organized by the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and …

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Awarded $150,000 Grant

Rebecca Winarski sees National Science Foundation Grant as an opportunity to unify perspectives in different fields of mathematics

Rebecca Winarski, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science, was recently awarded a grant exceeding $150,000 from the National Science Foundation. Winarski aims to conduct research that she argues will ultimately unify perspectives within different subfields of mathematics—in particular, topology, …

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 Endowment for the Arts in the amount of $25,000. De la Paz  was selected from a …

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 Chapter” for its outstanding activities in 2019-20, an award that was bestowed to only 11 out of 627 chapters nationwide. …

Holy Cross Welcomes Twelve Tenure-Track Faculty Members

The new faculty members represent nine academic disciplines

At the start of the 2020-21 academic year, Holy Cross welcomed new tenure-track faculty members, joining the following departments: biology, classics, English, mathematics and computer science, philosophy, psychology, sociology and anthropology, Spanish, and world languages, literatures and cultures. The scholars …

Holy Cross Alumnus Aids Theatres in Their Darkest Hour

Despite a long career as an actor and director, David Saint's most critical role may be that of benefactor

In spring 1975, theater legend Arthur Laurents received a Tony Award nomination for directing the revival of “Gypsy,” the 1959 classic often referred to as the quintessential Broadway musical. In that same time—and some 200 miles away—David Saint was graduating …

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 surgery face in his latest music video. But was he out for shock value or …