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Holy Cross Listed Among 53 Prettiest College Campuses in America by Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest

College of the Holy Cross is among “The 53 Prettiest College Campuses in America,” according to Architectural Digest’s recently published list for 2022.  The magazine, which considered both architectural legacy and setting, noted the College’s “incredible landscape design” and its …

Queen Elizabeth II’s Lifelong Commitment to Interfaith Dialogue Was Like No Other, Says Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor

The Conversation

Queen Elizabeth II recognized that the United Kingdom was a multifaith nation and was diligent in her work to foster religious tolerance and interfaith dialogue. Will King Charles III do the same? In an article for The Conversation, Joanne Pierce, professor …

Synodal Gatherings Highlight Cultural Divides Within Global Catholicism, Says Religious Studies Professor

The Conversation

Two synodal gatherings going on now in the Catholic Church — the “Synodal Way” of the German church and the “Synod on Synodality” of the bishops of the Catholic Church — are drawing tensions within Catholicism, which are expected to …

Pontiffs Must Demonstrate ‘Extraordinary Virtue’ to Become Saints, Says Religious Studies Professor

The Conversation

On Sept. 4, 2022, Pope John Paul I will be beatified, which is the last step before being canonized as a Catholic saint, begging the question: Does every pope become a saint? In an article for The Conversation, Joanne Pierce, professor …

Holy Cross’ Nick Lazzaro ‘23 Makes ’40 Under Forty’ List

Worcester Business Journal

Nick Lazzaro ‘23, a political science major, was recently named to Worcester Business Journal’s 2022 “40 Under Forty” list. The list, which is published annually, recognizes “outstanding young leaders who are shaking up the Central Mass business community. These business …

Money Magazine Ranks Holy Cross No. 5 Among Best Liberal Arts Colleges in the Nation

The College was also ranked No. 32 for best value overall in the nation

The College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 5 on Money Magazine’s list of “10 Best Liberal Arts Colleges” for 2022. According to Money Magazine, a subsidiary of TIME Inc., the list was compiled to help prospective students interested in …

‘A Liberal Arts Education Gives Students a Range of Skills People Tend to Seek in Leaders,’ Says President Vincent Rougeau

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education | AMDG: A Jesuit Podcast | Future U Podcast

On the heels of his first academic year at the helm of Holy Cross, President Vincent D. Rougeau recently spoke to media across the country about his career leading up to his 2021 historic appointment at the College, the value …

Hosting the Olympics Is a Bad Deal for Host Cities, and Tokyo Is No Exception, Says Holy Cross Sports Economist

Associated Press

The final cost for the COVID-delayed Tokyo Olympics is double the original estimate, coming in at $13 billion or 1.4 trillion Japanese yen, according to the organizing committee, with more than half being taxpayer money. Victor Matheson, a professor of …

Shavuot Is an Opportunity to Recommit to the Covenant, Says Holy Cross Judaic Studies Professor

The Conversation

The festival of Shavuot, marked this year on June 5 and 6, celebrates a renewing commitment to God. But the meaning of the Jewish holiday, which dates back to biblical times, has changed over the years. In an article for …

Holy Cross Associate Professor Edward O’Donnell Featured in ‘Theodore Roosevelt’ History Channel Documentary

O’Donnell discusses aspects of the Square Deal, Roosevelt’s domestic policy

Edward T. O’Donnell ’86, associate professor of history at the College of the Holy Cross, is one of several experts participating in a History Channel two-part series on President Theodore Roosevelt’s legacy.

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 …