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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 …

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. …

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Teaches Ethical Leadership

How Entrepreneurial Thinking is Preparing Holy Cross Students to Wrestle With Problems of the Future

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When Ja-Naé Duane introduces entrepreneurship to students at the College of the Holy Cross, she doesn’t start by talking about business ideas, product development or marketing strategy. Rather, she tells students: “Pick a problem.”

Holy Cross’ 15th Annual Women in Business Conference Shatters Attendance Record With Virtual Format

The conference provided opportunities for hundreds to network with and learn from successful women entrepreneurs and executives

Like most events this year, Holy Cross’ 15th Annual Women in Business Conference on November 7 was adapted into a virtual format due to the ongoing pandemic. What might have been a disappointing change at first ultimately enabled hundreds of …

31 Holy Cross Students Inducted Into Jesuit Honor Society

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

Thirty-one Holy Cross students were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu,  the Jesuit honor society founded in 1915, at a virtual ceremony held recently. The new inductees exemplify the society’s values of excellence in scholarship, loyalty and service.  Selection to Alpha …

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 Street Journal. What accounts for the financial gap between female pros and their …

Six Holy Cross Students Awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Recipients to teach or conduct research in Germany, the Czech Republic, India and Malaysia

Six members of the Class of 2020 have been awarded Fulbright grants to teach or conduct research abroad during the 2020-21 academic year. This year’s recipients are headed to Germany, the Czech Republic, India and Malaysia. The Fulbright Program, sponsored …

Holy Cross Awarded in Multiple Categories of International Academy of Dispute Resolution Vilnius Competition

Three Holy Cross students participated in the international competition—and took home top prizes in their categories

As one of only two undergraduate institutions invited to participate in this year’s International Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR) Vilnius competition, Holy Cross was an underdog with—as it turns out—a big bite. At its conclusion, the international law school competition …

Holy Cross Students Find Ways to Continue Supporting Worcester Community Organizations During the Pandemic

The community created by CBL and SPUD perseveres through COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has brought disruption and loss, but it has also sparked in many Holy Cross students the desire to help and inspired new ways to continue making a difference. Community-service programs, in particular, such as Community-Based Learning (CBL) …

Holy Cross Student Summer: Ramses Taveras ’22

The financial industry intern applies lessons learned at Holy Cross to real-world business needs

Ramses Taveras ’22 Summer Plans: Intern, Jefferies Financial Group Hometown: New Haven, CT Majors: Economics and International Studies, Certificate in Finance and Banking Summer Plans This summer, I am taking part in Jefferies’ rotational program. I will spend time in …

Holy Cross Economics Professor Says COVID Whistleblowers Need Legal Protections

The Hill

Over the past few months, employers across the country have been making headlines for firing workers who raise COVID-related health and safety concerns. As a response, some cities and states have proposed making such retaliation illegal. In a recent commentary …