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Holy Cross History Professor Shares Leadership Lessons From Across the Pond

Forbes

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s recent announcement that the couple will “step back as ‘senior’ members of the British royal family and work to become financially independent” has generated a fierce debate around the topic of relinquishing leadership responsibilities. Is …

Holy Cross Historian and Holocaust Expert Quoted by The New York Times

The New York Times

Thomas Doughton, a senior lecturer at the College of the Holy Cross’ Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, was recently asked by The New York Times to weigh in on the gravity of historical context in choosing sites for new construction projects, especially …

Holy Cross Welcomes Seven Tenure-Track Faculty Members for the 2019-20 Academic Year

The new faculty members will join seven different departments at the College

10/17/19 by

Seven faculty members at College of the Holy Cross have been welcomed into tenure-track positions for the 2019-20 academic year. They will each join a different department: economics, English, history, physics, political science, Spanish and visual arts. The new faculty …

Classics Course Examines How Ancient Times Relate to Conflict in the United States

How Greek and Roman cultures have been put to use — positively and negatively — in the United States

The music of Steely Dan, the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou” and the history of two world wars may seem an odd trio of discussion topics for a classics course. But the juxtaposition of the modern and the ancient …

New Book Gives Voice to History of Jesuits on Campus

'Beneath the Cross' tells the stories of the men buried in the Jesuit Cemetery, offering a companion history of the College

Hundreds walk by daily, but most would recognize only a handful of the names on the nearly 300 white stone markers at the Jesuit Cemetery. A new book seeks to rectify that, detailing the lives of those interred and, in …

Professor and Russia Expert Calls Talk of Trump Impeachment ‘the Gift That Keeps on Giving’ for Russian Media

The Conversation

What is Russian media’s narrative on the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump? Apparently, the commentary in many ways “echoes the language of U.S. coverage,” according to Cynthia Hooper, associate professor of history and director of Russian and Eastern European Studies at Holy Cross. …

Eight Holy Cross Faculty Members Promoted to Rank of Professor

The newly promoted faculty members answer questions about their scholarship and more — from insect diversity to Mozart.

09/26/19 by

They’ve spent years teaching at College of the Holy Cross and advancing research in their respective fields. Now, eight faculty members have been promoted to the rank of full professor. Learn more about their scholarship, their time at Holy Cross …

Blog: McLaughlin ’21 Hopes to Broaden Perspective During Year Abroad in Spain

The history and Spanish double major is studying abroad at Universidade da Coruña in A Coruña, Spain

09/03/19 by

Name: Kate McLaughlin ‘21 Hometown: Pelham, New York Areas of study: History and Spanish double major Studying abroad at: Universidade da Coruña in A Coruña, Spain Duration: Full academic year Why Spain? “Ever since I started studying Spanish in middle school, I have been …

Puerto Rico Newspaper Features Holy Cross Professors’ Trip to Study the Effects of Hurricane María

El Nuevo Día

“At first look, history and microbiology may seem like disciplines with nothing in common. However, two Latina faculty members at the College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester MA, vehemently shattered the perceived boundaries between these disciplines to provide their …

Holy Cross Professors’ Research to Address Children’s Learning in Museums, Adolescent Summer Reading, Food Equity and Latino History in Worcester

Initiative sponsored by Mellon Foundation grant

The College of the Holy Cross announced the recipients of the “Scholarship in Action” grants for the 2019-2020 academic year, an initiative advancing Worcester-based faculty research with community partners that makes a lasting impact and provides rich experiential learning opportunities …

Holy Cross Professor Quoted in The New York Times on Antitrust Lessons From the Gilded Age

The New York Times

For decades, antitrust focused on the welfare of the consumer, but with rising fear over the influence of Big Tech companies, regulators are now trying to reverse years of conventional doctrine. “There’s an old saying about how history doesn’t repeat …

Students Travel to Puerto Rico to Study the Effects of Hurricane Maria

The students spent a week working with local grassroots organizations and linking their microbiology and history coursework to firsthand experiences

06/13/19 by

It’s one thing to study the effects of a hurricane in a classroom setting, learning about the biology behind the devastation or the history of the country it hit. It’s a whole other ballgame to visit the place you’ve been …

Professor Stephanie Yuhl Works With Worcester’s LGBTQ+ Community to Share Their History

Funded by a Scholarship in Action grant, the three-year project aims to make this long-overlooked history both visible and accessible

On April 25, the Worcester Historical Museum was filled with emotion — sorrow, anger, joy — as hundreds explored the museum’s newest exhibition, “LGBTQ+ Worcester — For the Record,” a chronicling of images, histories, voices and experiences of Worcester’s LGBTQ+ …

Could a National Service Program Be the Answer to a Divided Country? Holy Cross History Professor Opines

The Conversation

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s recent proposal to create a national public service program for all young adults in hopes of unifying Americans of different backgrounds, has service advocates, military veterans and political commentators reeling. But are these programs even …

Blog: First-Year Student Explores Love of Art and History on Maymester to Rome

Carolyn Dunderdale '22 takes four-week immersive study abroad trip to Rome, Italy

05/09/19 by

Name: Carolyn Dunderdale ’22 Hometown: Marshfield, Massachusetts Potential areas of study: Biology and the Health Professions Advising Program Maymester program: “Rome in History and Imagination” in Rome, Italy. Students in this program will explore ancient Roman history, art and archaeology to gain a …

Holy Cross Students Turn Project Ideas Into Reality Through Ignite Fund

When students were tasked with building a religious curriculum for a local middle school, the Ignite Fund helped the project take shape

Rev. Thomas McMurray, S.J., wears many hats at Nativity School of Worcester — director of admissions, director of Jesuit mission and identity, and chaplain. When he needed help developing a religious education curriculum for the school, he knew where to …

Would a ‘Single Tax’ Fix Income Inequality? Holy Cross History Professor Opines

The Atlantic

The late 19th century “single tax” vision of political economist Henry George, who proposed the exclusive use of a land-value tax, is seen by some economics as a way to combat increasing wealth disparities today. Ed O’Donnell, associate professor of …

Holy Cross Professor and Russia Expert Analyzes Kremlin’s Media Response to Mueller Report

The Conversation

Reactions to the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election have dominated the news cycle nationwide. But what have Russians been saying about the “no collusion with the Kremlin” findings? In …

Holy Cross History Professor Is Leading Voice Nationally on Irish-American History

TODAY Show | Washington Post

In this time of divisive rhetoric about recent immigrants and terrorism, Ed O’Donnell, associate professor of history at Holy Cross, says that we can learn a lot from the discarded stereotypes of the past. In a Washington Post commentary, Professor …