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History Professor and Kremlin Media Expert on Russia’s Victory Day Celebrations: ‘Putin Likens Ukraine Fight to World War II’

Bloomberg

With the conflict in Ukraine escalating by the day, worldwide media are turning to Cynthia Hooper, associate professor of history and director of Russian and Eastern European Studies at the College of the Holy Cross, for her expert insight. Most …

The Perception War in Russia Is Key to the Outcome of the Ukraine Invasion, Says Professor and Russia Expert

The Conversation

With all eyes on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, particular attention is falling on the generational struggle breaking out across Russia, as younger generations are turning to social media to express their shock and shame at the war. In a recent …

WATCH: Holy Cross Faculty Experts Discuss Russia’s Attack on Ukraine

As the world watches and reacts to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a panel of Holy Cross professors and Russia experts discussed why it happened and where it leaves us now. After opening remarks, the panelists answered questions from the Holy Cross …

Russian Media Blames the U.S. for Escalating Ukraine Crisis, Says Holy Cross History Professor and Russia Expert

The Conversation

Many column inches around the world have been devoted to the growing tensions between Ukraine and Russia, but what is the Russian media’s narrative on President Vladimir Putin’s potential call to invade Ukraine? According to Cynthia Hooper, associate professor of …

History Professor Featured in The HISTORY Channel’s ‘Engineering That Built the World’ Series

The HISTORY Channel

Holy Cross Associate Professor of History Ed O’Donnell ’86 is one of the experts helping to bring the stories of the visionaries behind the most epic builds of the past two centuries to life for a national audience. As the …

Holy Cross Professors’ Research to Address HIV Stigma, Racial Equity in Health and the Impact of Local Poetry in Worcester

The initiative was sponsored by an $800,000 Mellon Foundation grant

Holy Cross announced the recipients of the “Scholarship in Action” grants for the 2021-2022 academic year, an initiative that advances impactful Worcester-based faculty research with community partners and provides valuable experiential learning opportunities for Holy Cross students. The three-year research …

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 …

Anti-Racism Action Plan Internship—Holy Cross Student Summer Series

Riley Dolan ’22 and Professor Tsitsi Masvawure are collaborating with the Family Health Center of Worcester to respond to a community need

08/17/21 by

Many Holy Cross summer internship experiences are student- or professor-initiated, but with Holy Cross’ reputation for outstanding faculty and passionate students, some opportunities — like the creation of an anti-racism plan for a local health center — develop out of …

Art History Internship at Holy Cross – Holy Cross Student Summer Series

Jinze Mi '23 and Dr. Meredith Fluke are spending the summer researching, cataloguing and preserving 150 years' worth of art at the College

08/10/21 by

As a history and art history double major, Jinze Mi ’23 is used to studying art in the classroom. But this summer, through the Weiss Summer Research Program, he was surrounded by it. Under the expert guidance of Meredith Fluke, …

Three Holy Cross Faculty Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The professors of chemistry, classics and history will serve their terms through 2024

Kenneth Mills, of the department of chemistry, Ellen Perry, of the department of classics and Stephanie Yuhl, of the department of history, have been appointed to endowed positions at the College, which they will hold through June 2024.

Holy Cross Alumnus and Genealogy Enthusiast Honors Local Veterans

Paul Brueggemann ’84 has turned his hobby into a service for others

As a longtime genealogy enthusiast, Paul Brueggemann ’84 is always looking for his next research project. Last spring, long days at home amidst the pandemic inspired him to tackle something he’d been thinking about for years. He and his wife, …

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 …

Alicia Molt-West ’09 Traces Her Path from Mount St. James to the White House

As special assistant to President Joe Biden and House legislative affairs liason, she joins the new administration ready to listen, learn and put people first

Whenever Alicia Molt-West ’09 returned home for the holidays after graduating from Holy Cross, she’d make a breakfast or lunch date with her former history professor and friend, Stephanie Yuhl.

Students Share What It Was Like Living Through the Pandemic at an Empty Holy Cross

60+ students unable to return to their homes and families abroad created a bubble — and memories unlike any other in College history

Nearly all Holy Cross alumni have experienced life on a bustling campus, from noisy, packed dining spaces to hilly paths teeming with foot traffic. But when the pandemic forced students to return to their homes last March, a small group …

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 …

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 …

Blog: Whaley ’24 Plans to Volunteer in Worcester and Study Abroad

The North Carolina native is interested in political science, history, and pre-law

Name: Owen Whaley ’24 Hometown: Cary, North Carolina Studies he’s considering: Political science, history, pre-law program Activities: Alexander Hamilton Society What he’s most looking forward to: Holy Cross is an incredible community, and I am grateful to be part of …

Behind-the-Scenes at The Spire: How Holy Cross’ Student Newspaper Is Keeping the Community Connected

Student journalists share what’s driving them as they adapt to running a campus newspaper remotely

12/11/20 by

Over the summer, Matthew Anderson ’21 was at work in his hometown of Moultonborough, New Hampshire, when his phone started buzzing nonstop. Anderson, co-editor-in-chief of Holy Cross’ student newspaper, The Spire, saw numerous messages from Spire staff members who had …

‘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, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports in a recent article.  Titled “Handheld Worcester,” the initiative …