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‘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


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. …

Holy Cross Professor Weighs in on the Life and Legacy of Robert F. Kennedy for Cape Cod Times

Cape Cod Times

“I think the most compelling lesson from Bobby’s [Kennedy] final years is that, through loss and personal suffering, he found the courage to follow his moral compass to articulate for the country a sense of the common good,” said Stephanie …

Professor Stephanie Yuhl Participates in WGBH Discussion on 1960s Social Movements


  In February, professor of history and social movements expert Stephanie Yuhl participated in a WGBH BostonTalks event titled “The Sixties,” focusing on movements of the 1960s, including rock ‘n’ roll music and women’s activism. Yuhl presented on the portrayal …

Academic Conference 2018 Showcases Creativity, Independent Research of Over 470 Students

The four-day celebration was filled with performances, poster sessions and presentations across academic disciplines and class years

Over the course of four days, more than 470 students spanning all class years presented the results of their independent, creative and intellectual endeavors during the 2018 Academic Conference. The celebration of academic life at the College of the Holy …

Luke Lapean ’19 Reflects on Impact of a Summer Ministry Internship

Sophomore finds direction, inspiration assisting three parishes

I was reading the countless daily emails Holy Cross students receive when I stumbled across one inviting me to apply for a Summer Ministry Internship through the Chaplains’ Office. Then in my sophomore year, I hadn’t given any thought to …

Honoring the Past: Students Seek Opportunities to Learn About the Holocaust

Through diverse course offerings, study abroad opportunities and lectures on campus, students can explore all facets of Judaism

04/12/18 by

“Never forget” is a phrase that’s long been used to remind people, Jews and non-Jews alike, to remember the pain of the Holocaust, which is being commemorated — on campus and around the world — as A Day of Remembrance …

Holy Cross Professor Weighs in on Museums Seeking to Better Represent People of Color

The Post and Courier

  In 2009, the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina exhibited a piece that represented the extremely limited number of black artists in their collection of art, displayed by juxtaposing about 40 black squares in a sea of …

Holy Cross Professor Warns ‘Putin’s Certain Triumph Heralds Fresh Uncertainty’

The Conversation

In Russia’s upcoming election on March 18th, current President Vladimir Putin is expected to win in double-digits, an electoral victory that, according to the Russian constitution, should be his last. However, scholars including Cynthia Hooper, Holy Cross associate professor of …

Holy Cross History Professor Featured in PBS Documentary


The question of whether the United States has entered a second Gilded Age has been top of mind recently given the issue of growing income inequality, with The Economist asking “If data is the new oil, is Jeff Bezos the …

Following the USA Gymnastics Scandal, Holy Cross Professor Describes Historical Pattern of Abuse Over Female Athletes

The Conversation

Last week, in what was one of the biggest sexual abuse crises in American sport history, former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison after being accused of sexually abusing more than 150 …

Ten Years of Montserrat: Holy Cross’ First-Year Program Invites Students to Challenge, Question from Day One

The innovative program arms students with curiosity and skills instrumental to their four years at Holy Cross

The sculptures of Shih Chieh Huang’s “Reusable Universe” — built from recycled Tupperware, plastic bags, fans and light bulbs — appeared to float just below the darkened ceiling of the Worcester Art Museum. They had been wired to detect motion, …

How Do Holy Cross Students Get into Medical School?

Health professions advisers help students develop well-rounded experience and articulate it in their applications

Just about everyone who applies to medical school has top grades and test scores. So who gets in and who doesn’t? Often it comes down to “miles traveled” — experiences outside the classroom that show an applicant’s abilities beyond technical …

Major League Businessman: ESPN Executive Burke Magnus ’88 Hits Home Runs for Sports Fans Everywhere

From overseeing programming and scheduling for ESPN to his favorite sports movie, Magnus discusses his career trajectory and interests

It’s not just athletes who start at the bottom and, after years of developing their skills in the minor leagues, break into the big time and sign major contracts. Sports businesspeople work just as hard as they rise through their …

‘Was Oprah Right? Is a New Day on the Horizon for Women?’ History Professor Offers Expertise

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

After Oprah Winfrey’s powerful speech at the Golden Globes, the overwhelming focus has been on speculating the plausibility of her running for president in 2020, giving little attention to the message she was conveying about the sexual abuse faced by …

What Era Of History May Best Predict 2018? A Holy Cross Professor Explains


Historians are known to look backward. But what can the lessons of the past tell us about our immediate future? HISTORY asked an expert panel, including Associate Professor of History and host of the In The Past Lane podcast Edward …

Holy Cross Professor Describes How ‘#MeToo is Undoing the Devil’s Bargain of the 1990s’

The Washington Post

In recent weeks, prominent members of the entertainment, political, and business worlds have been outed for inappropriate behavior toward women. The revelations were partially spurred by the growth of the #MeToo movement, which demands awareness and dialogue on sexual misconduct …