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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 …

Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Considers What Makes Religious Relics Sacred to Christians

The Conversation

As the Russian missile cruiser Moskva sank after heavy damage sustained in April 2022, stories began to circulate that the ship may have been carrying a relic of the “true cross,” a fragment of the actual wooden cross on which …

‘Ukrainians Are Teaching Us What It Means To Fight for Democracy. Is Higher Ed Paying Attention?,’ Says Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau

Times Higher Education

Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau recently penned a commentary for Times Higher Education, offering his perspective on the conflict in Ukraine and what it can teach colleges and universities about the fight for democracy. “In poignant and herculean ways, Ukrainians …

Cultural Competence is Key to Supporting the Mental Health of LGBTQIA+ Students, Says Holy Cross Psychologist

The Hechinger Report | Teen Vogue

Research shows that LGBTQIA+ college students face sizable mental health challenges compared to their heterosexual and cisgender peers and that therapists are required to have ample cultural competence to better meet their needs. Kelsey Moran, Psy.D., staff psychologist and coordinator …

Will the End of the MLB Lockout Change the Future of Baseball? Holy Cross Sports Economist Weighs In

The Conversation

On the heels of the news that Major League Baseball has reached a five-year agreement with its players — ending the second-longest labor disruption in the organization’s history — questions now arise on whether or not the new collective bargaining …

Two Years Into the Pandemic, We’re Suffering From “Narrative Fatigue,” Says Holy Cross Psychology Professor

The Atlantic

By all accounts, the pandemic has been exhausting to live through for the past two years, with some experts attributing this to the fact that it has defied our natural impulse to turn reality into a coherent story. Mark Freeman, …

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 …

Worcester Black History Trail Preserves the Legacy of the City’s Black Community

Professor Thomas Doughton partners with city stakeholders to install historical markers

As we celebrate Black History Month, we reflect on the sacrifices and contributions African Americans have made to our country and recognize the integral impact that African Americans have had on Central Massachusetts’ history since shortly after European settlement. In …

ArtsWorcester Showcases Holy Cross Talent in 18th Annual College Competition

Work of Holy Cross winning artists Shea O’Scannlain ‘22 and Mariam Soas ‘22 is on display at ArtsWorcester through March 27

Holy Cross is well represented at the 18th annual ArtsWorcester College Show, with Crusaders Shea O’Scannlain ’22 and Mariam Soas ’22 named as two of the four prize winners. The students’ artwork is being exhibited in person at ArtsWorcester from …

Media Turns to Holy Cross Economics Professor for Expertise on the Financial Impact of the Olympic Games

National Public Radio | Los Angeles Times | The Wall Street Journal

During the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, 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 including NPR, the Los Angeles …

How Does a Saint Become a ‘Doctor of the Church’ and Why Is That Title Important Today? Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Explains

The Conversation

Did you know that there are more than 10,000 saints recognized by the Roman Catholic Church, but only a few dozen have been named a “doctor of the church?” In an article for The Conversation, Joanne Pierce, professor of religious studies at Holy …

ESPN Interviews Holy Cross Economics Professor About Dilemma Facing Chinese-endorsed NBA Stars

ESPN

In recent years, high-profile NBA players have been praised for using their voices for social change, but now 17 current players are being scrutinized for their lucrative endorsement deals with Chinese companies accused of using forced labor, in region where …

Holy Cross Is Again Ranked a National Leader in Study Abroad

Institute of International Education

College of the Holy Cross students are leading the way when it comes to studying abroad, with the College ranked No. 1 among baccalaureate institutions in the U.S. for long-term study abroad programs. According to the Institute of International Education …

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 …

“To Secure a More Promising Tomorrow, Institutional Presidents Should […] Focus On the Needs and the Dignity of the Marginalized,” Says Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau

America Magazine

Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau recently penned a commentary for America Magazine, which was part of a series on Catholic identity and higher education, offering his perspective on the future of Catholic colleges and universities. A scholar of Catholic social …

Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau Honors Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Throughout his career in law and higher education, Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau has worked to promote human rights, human dignity and a community that champions both. In an op-ed commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day and published by the …

Are Triathlon Races a Revenue Boost or a Financial Sinkhole for the Host City? Holy Cross Sports Economist Shares Insight

Triathlete Magazine

Putting on a triathlon race is undoubtedly expensive, whether it’s a small local sprint or a major world championship event, which often translates to high entry fees for racers. But what does that mean to the host city in terms …

Holy Cross’ Carrie Peck and Elizabeth Wambui ‘09 Named ‘Women to Watch in 2022’ by Worcester Magazine

Worcester Magazine

Worcester Magazine recently named two Holy Cross community members as “Women to Watch” in 2022. Holy Cross  COVID Response Director Carrie Peck and alumna Elizabeth Wambui ’09, who is currently the director of diversity, inclusion and community impact at Fontaine …

Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Honored With 2021 Excellence in Mentoring Award

Forum for Theological Exploration says Professor Tat-siong Benny Liew "has, for decades, been an exemplar of mentoring and support for future generations of scholars of color"

Tat-siong Benny Liew, the Class of 1956 Professor in New Testament Studies and professor of religious studies at the College of the Holy Cross, was honored with the 2021 Excellence in Mentoring Award from the Forum for Theological Exploration. Each …

It’s Time for Society to Rediscover the Common Good, Says Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau

Crux

  Leading Catholic news site Crux covered a recent panel discussion featuring Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau titled “Whatever Happened to The Common Good? Divided by COVID-19, Torn Apart by Politics, Fractured by Faith.” Hosted by the Georgetown University Initiative …