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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 mourners could view his body and pay their final respects. Around the same time, grassroots …

Cantor Art Gallery to Showcase the Famed Chertsey Tiles and the Visual Culture of Medieval Europe in ‘Bringing the Holy Land Home’ Exhibition

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross, is pleased to present the upcoming exhibition “Bringing the Holy Land Home: The Crusades, Chertsey Abbey, and the Reconstruction of a Medieval Masterpiece.” Bringing together …

Holy Cross Names Elliott Visconsi ’95 Provost and Dean of the College

The College of the Holy Cross has named Elliott Visconsi, an academic leader and class of 1995 alumnus, as its new provost and dean of the College, following an extensive national search in partnership with Isaacson, Miller.  Starting on July …

‘A Complicated Narrative’: Faculty-Student Research on Crusades to Debut at Cantor 

Exhibition sheds new light on the history of the Crusades and its traditional narrative.

01/11/23 by

History once written by conquerors is being retold through research and fact via the work of Amanda Luyster, assistant professor of visual arts at the College of the Holy Cross, her students and an upcoming exhibition at the College’s Iris …

Why Do Lottery Jackpots Keep Getting So Big? It’s on Purpose, Holy Cross Economist Says

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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 jackpot has surged to $1.1 billion. Victor Matheson, professor of economics at …

Holy Cross Associate Professor Named Worcester Poet Laureate

Oliver de la Paz, an award-winning poet and literary educator, will serve in the role through December 2025.

Worcester officials have appointed Oliver de la Paz, associate professor of English and award-winning author, as the city’s poet laureate. He will serve in the role until December 2025.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s Legacy is Complex, Writes Holy Cross Professor

The Conversation

With the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, the late pontiff leaves behind a complex legacy of brilliant intellectualism and the shadows of numerous controversies, according to College of the Holy Cross Professor Mathew Schmalz.

Patrick Tutwiler ’97 Appointed Massachusetts Secretary of Education

As secretary, Tutwiler will oversee the commonwealth’s education and instruction policy agenda.

Massachusetts Governor-elect Maura Healey has appointed Patrick Tutwiler ’97 as the next secretary of education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Holy Cross Celebrates 44th Annual Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols

The beloved holiday tradition brought the College community together — on Mount St. James and beyond — to rejoice in the Christmas season.

12/09/22 by

Embraced in soft, warm light under purple tapestry gently draped from above, the College of the Holy Cross welcomed the Christmas season on Dec. 8 in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel, celebrating its 44th Annual Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols.

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 World Cup pay off? Victor Matheson, a professor of economics at the College …

Beavers Are North America’s Secret Weapon Against the Climate Crisis Says Holy Cross Professor in New Book

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Leila Philip, professor of English and environmental studies at the College of the Holy Cross, has authored a new book called “Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America.” Scheduled for release on Dec. 6, the book has already received enthusiastic …

Women’s Impact on Business World Celebrated at Holy Cross Conference

The 17th annual Women in Business event encouraged alumnae, faculty, staff and students to share experiences and learn from each other.

12/01/22 by

Reflect on the past, work hard in the present and invest in the future. These were common themes during the College of the Holy Cross’ 17th annual Women in Business conference offered by the Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics, and …

Bringing Narrative Art Forms to Life for Students

Associate Professor Jorge Santos highlights graphic novels' significant role in documenting history.

Jorge Santos, associate professor of English, focuses his research on ethnic American literature, immigrant and migrant literature, ethnic studies, American cultural studies, comic studies and Asian American literature.

34 Holy Cross Students Inducted Into Jesuit Honor Society

The honor is bestowed on fewer than 4% of a class.

  In October, 34 members of the College of the Holy Cross class of 2023 were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society.  Selection is one of the highest honors that can be earned on a Jesuit campus. …

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, leading to the modern Thanksgiving holiday? In an article for The Conversation, Joanne Pierce, professor of religious studies at Holy Cross, breaks down the …

Holy Cross Faculty, Staff and Students Join with Worcester to Highlight Latino History

With support from the Holy Cross Scholarship in Action program, professors, staff and students work with city activists to collect and tell Latino stories.

11/14/22 by

The Latino connection to Worcester’s history is one of educational advancement, social justice activism and economic opportunities. For these reasons, it is vital that the Latino story is told in the community’s own words, and documented and shared in the …

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 and in its relations with the modern world. Sixty years later, the process is still ongoing …

‘Not alone’: HCF1RST Kicks Off Week Celebrating First-Generation Students at Holy Cross

Week of on-campus events highlights, unites and supports first-gen students past and present.

11/07/22 by

Tereza Saliu ’23 remembers entering the unknown as a first-generation college student. Like many first-gen students across the country, each experience on a new campus – sometimes far from home – sparked questions.

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

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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 292.2 million, is it even worth playing?  Victor Matheson, professor of economics at the …

Iphigenia Opens as Inaugural Performance at the Prior Performing Arts Center

The College of the Holy Cross production combines two of Euripides’ ancient plays for a modern audience.

11/03/22 by

When the actors take the stage in “Iphigenia,” the inaugural theater production at the Prior Performing Arts Center (PAC), the audience can expect an intimate and visceral experience that only the building’s Boroughs Theatre can provide, according to Director Edward …