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New Ciocca Center Director Looks to Expand Student Opportunities, Business Curriculum

Former international business executive Robert Murner wants to build on the center’s foundation to position students for post-graduate success.

09/16/22 by

Business executive and adjunct faculty member Robert Murner begins this semester as the new director of the Carlyse and Arthur A. Ciocca ’59 Center for Business, Ethics, and Society at the College of the Holy Cross.

‘Very Surreal’: Holy Cross Student Helps Organize Wu-Tang Clan, Nas Concert Tour During Summer Internship

Martell Audate '24 worked with Worcester’s Jimmy Kang, who manages the iconic hip-hop group.

08/16/22 by

Martell Audate ’24 grew up about 40 miles east of Worcester in Milton, Massachusetts. When he arrived on The Hill, he knew little about the city the College of the Holy Cross calls home. As a rising junior, though, Audate …

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 to the organizing committee, with more than half being taxpayer money. Victor Matheson, a professor of …

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 in the organization’s history — questions now arise on whether or not the new collective bargaining …

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 and benefits of hosting the Olympic Games, providing expert commentary in outlets including NPR, the Los Angeles …

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 scrutinized for their lucrative endorsement deals with Chinese companies accused of using forced labor, in region where …

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 translates to high entry fees for racers. But what does that mean to the host city in terms …

NBA’s Kate Jhaveri ’95 Talks Leadership, Careers at 16th Annual Women in Business Conference

The conference featured energizing speakers, breakout discussions and live networking opportunities hosted virtually and on campus

11/17/21 by

Kate Jhaveri ’95, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of the NBA, has always loved team sports. Rowing alongside her teammates at Holy Cross remains one of her favorite memories from her time on The Hill. It also inspires …

30 Holy Cross Students Inducted Into Jesuit Honor Society

Alpha Sigma Nu acceptance is granted to less than four percent of the class

Thirty Holy Cross students were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society founded in 1915, at a ceremony held on Sunday, Oct. 24th in the Rehm Library. The new inductees exemplify the society’s values of excellence in scholarship, …

Student-Generated Urban Studies Minor Debuts at Holy Cross

Maggie Hartnett '23 & faculty advisors team up to create new Urban Studies minor, which will explore themes around how we build our cities, what we do in them and how they shape us

Maggie Hartnett ’23 knew she enjoyed the architecture classes she took during her first year at Holy Cross, but wasn’t quite sure she wanted to be an architect. Then, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, she took note of the changes …

Holy Cross’ Montserrat Program Leverages Art in First-Years’ Education

Lessons incorporating a variety of artistic forms instill in students a sense of discovery—in themselves and in the world around them

07/26/21 by

Art is often a communal experience: sitting in a theater beside strangers in the dark or standing like sardines singing along at a concert, it offers the promise of coming together.

Holy Cross Economics Professor Is Sought-After Expert on Costs and Benefits of Hosting the Olympic Games

NBCLX | Nikkei Asian Review | South China Morning Post | The Economist

With the 2021 Olympic Games around the corner, Holy Cross professor of economics Victor Matheson has been a sought-after expert on the financial costs and benefits of hosting the Olympic Games, providing expert commentary in outlets around the globe ranging …

Holy Cross Bestows 2021 Sanctae Crucis Awards

The awards recognized seven Crusaders who made a difference during the pandemic

When asked about their 2021 Sanctae Crucis Award ahead of the virtual celebration on May 4, 2021, each honoree offered a variation of the above. In every interview, they expressed surprise and humility, citing the family, friends, colleagues and fellow …

The Olympics Should Find a Permanent Home, Says Holy Cross Economics Professor

Teen Vogue

Should the Olympics find a permanent home instead of moving from one host city to another? Teen Vogue recently sought the insight of Victor Matheson, professor of economics at Holy Cross and a renowned sports economist, on this issue.  Matheson, who co-authored a …

Ten Holy Cross Faculty Members Receive Grants for COVID-Related Research

The grants will fund research in a wide range of areas, from the impact of COVID-19 on college students’ mental health to pandemic responses in the ancient Roman and Chinese empires

Holy Cross’ Committee on Faculty Scholarship, along with the Office of Sponsored Research, has awarded more than $26,000 in research grants to 10 faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines for nine projects designed to explore issues related to …

Holy Cross Economics Professor Weighs In on Increasing Nursing Workforce Frustrations Around the Country

The Boston Globe

Registered nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester are leading what is now one of the longest nurses’ strikes in recent history against its parent company, Tenet Healthcare, casting a spotlight on nursing workforce frustrations amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Monica …

Four Faculty Members Promoted to Associate Professor With Tenure

The newly promoted faculty represent the departments of English, chemistry, and economics and accounting

Whether researching 18th-century British literature or economic fluctuations and asset pricing, Holy Cross faculty members are making significant, lasting impacts on their fields. Learn more about the four recently promoted faculty members from the departments of chemistry, English and economics …

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

WalletHub

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? …

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 …