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Holy Cross Is Once Again a Top Producer of Fulbright Students in the U.S.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The College of the Holy Cross is once again among the colleges producing the highest number of Fulbright students, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education, which published its annual “Top Producers of Fulbright U.S. Scholars and Students” for the …

Holy Cross History Professor Talks to NBC News About the Gilded Age and Today’s Populism

NBC News

The debate over increasing taxes on the wealthy has dominated the early days of the 2020 presidential race, with some Democrats proposing tax hikes as high as 77 percent. This populist movement, thought to be in response to the rise …

Two Alumni, Political World Veterans Teach Course Examining Politics From Inside-Out

Political consultant Peter Flaherty '87 and former congressman Tim Bishop '72 teamed up for real-time course on 2018 midterm elections

The advertisement starts with a video of Hillary Clinton on stage. “If you look at the map of the United States, there’s all that red in the middle where Trump won,” she says. The video is intercut with images of …

Five Holy Cross Faculty Members Promoted to Rank of Professor

The professors discuss their scholarship and proudest accomplishments while at the College

After years of dedicated teaching and research in their respective fields, five Holy Cross faculty members have been promoted to the rank of full professor. We asked them a few questions about their scholarship — and more:

Eight New Tenure-Track Faculty Members Welcomed in 2018-19 Academic Year

The new faculty members bring a wealth of knowledge to eight different departments at Holy Cross

10/02/18 by

The College of the Holy Cross has welcomed eight new faculty members to tenure-track positions for the 2018-19 academic year. They will each join a different department: biology, chemistry, political science, religious studies, classics, mathematics, psychology and history. The new …

Holy Cross Professor Stephanie Yuhl Speaks to WGBH About the Miss America Protests of 1968

WGBH

Fifty years ago today, protesters took on the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, sparking the feminist revolution, with hundreds of women protesting the pageant’s ideal of femininity. Just a few blocks away another protest was taking place: the first-ever …

Holy Cross History Professor Wins Prestigious National Book Award

Lorelle Semley is named co-winner of the World History Association's Bentley Book Prize for her book, "To be Free and French: Citizenship in France's Atlantic Empire"

08/09/18 by

Lorelle Semley, associate professor of history, has been named a co-winner of the World History Association’s prestigious Bentley Book Prize for her recent book, “To be Free and French: Citizenship in France’s Atlantic Empire” (Cambridge University Press, 2017). The prize …

‘9 to 5’ Sequel Still Relevant in #MeToo America, Holy Cross Professor Writes in Washington Post

Washington Post

Almost four decades after the 1980 workplace comedy “9 to 5” opened, telling the story of three secretaries who get even with their sexist boss, it was revealed that a sequel is in the works. In an op-ed published by …

Over 100 Students Spend Their Summers Conducting Research Around the World

From digging up fossils in the Midwest to interviewing three generations of women in Russia, Holy Cross students are on the cutting edge of undergraduate research

07/30/18 by

For 113 Holy Cross students, summer has been a time to dive deep into innovative research through the Weiss Summer Research Program. Sixty-eight students conducted research in the natural sciences; 37 in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts; and …

History Professor Specializing in Kremlin Media Strategy Is Sought-After Expert on U.S.-Russian Affairs

CNN | Washington Post | Boston Globe | Newsweek | Fortune | Salon | Mother Jones

With the world keeping tabs on U.S.-Russia relations in anticipation of the second bilateral meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, media across the country are turning to Cynthia Hooper, associate professor of history and director of Russian and …

Eight Holy Cross Faculty Members Promoted to Rank of Professor

The professors answer questions on their scholarship, proudest accomplishments

After years of research and accomplishments in their respective fields, eight Holy Cross faculty members have been promoted to the rank of professor. Below, the professors share their thoughts on their careers, scholarship and more.

Three Retiring Faculty Members Leave Lasting Mark on College, Their Fields

Professors John Cull, Suzanne Kirschner and Rev. Thomas Worcester inspired and challenged countless students during their tenures

With the end of the academic year comes the departure of three faculty members who announced their retirement: John Cull, professor of Spanish; Rev. Thomas Worcester, S.J., professor of history; and Suzanne Kirschner, professor of psychology. The three faculty members …

Professor and Russia Expert on Upcoming Trump-Putin Summit: ‘Trump is Playing Putin’s Game’

The Conversation

On July 16 President Donald Trump is scheduled to participate in a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, a meeting generating media buzz worldwide. In an article for The Conversation, Cynthia Hooper, associate professor of history and director …

‘Holy Cross Summer Course Explores Realities of Food Production’

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

“Meal time will never be the same again!” That’s how Christopher Staysniak, visiting lecturer of history at the College of the Holy Cross, started the six-week summer course titled “Food and Power” back in June. According to Staysniak, a key …

What Led to the Battle of Gettysburg? Holy Cross Student and Professor Say It Was the Shoes

History News Network | TIME.com

With the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg approaching, Catherine Thompson, visiting assistant professor of history, and Declan Cronin ’19, a rising senior went on a quest to uncover what actually set off the battle. In an article for …

‘Paris is a Classroom’: Students Study Revolutionaries and Rebels Through Summer Study Abroad Program

The group augmented their studies with visits to renowned art museums and historically significant sites, including the Palace of Versailles and Normandy

06/29/18 by

What do Les Miserables’ rebellious Jean Valjean, the writer James Baldwin and 11 College of the Holy Cross students have in common? They know something about French revolutions and artistic rebels. Stephanie Yuhl and Theresa McBride, professors of history, led …

Holy Cross History Professor Predicts Upcoming Era for HISTORY

HISTORY

Are we living in a second Gilded Age? In an article for HISTORY, Ed O’Donnell, associate professor of history at Holy Cross, explores that question, highlighting parallels between the two eras, from the booming economy, to the growing wealth inequality, …

Eleven Students and Recent Alumni Receive Prestigious Grants and Scholarships

Fulbrights, Critical Language Scholarships and NSF Graduate Research Fellowships are among the competitive awards won

06/18/18 by

This spring, College of the Holy Cross students and alumni have won an impressive array of awards from prestigious organizations, including the Fulbright Program, Critical Language Scholarship and NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. These accolades speak to the curiosity, intellect and …

Holy Cross Professors Recognized for Outstanding Scholarship and Student Advising

Marfuggi Awards were given to Neel Smith and Lorelle Semley, who also received a prestigious Burkhardt Fellowship

After another successful academic year, two faculty members are being celebrated for their excellence in scholarship and academic advising. Before the faculty of the College of the Holy Cross who were gathered for her spring address, Margaret Freije, provost and …

Holy Cross Alumnus Awash With Nostalgia Writes About His 25th Reunion for the National Review

National Review

There’s no better way to celebrate being a Crusader than by returning to Mount St. James for Reunion Weekend, where generations of Holy Cross alumni come together for fellowship and friendship at a place that will always feel like home. …