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Holy Cross Announces Record $23.5 Million Estate Gift

Agnes Williams gift will launch $40M Hope + Access Campaign for Financial Aid

The College of the Holy Cross has received a $23.5 million gift from the late Agnes Neill Williams, former member of the Board of Trustees – the largest estate gift in the history of the College. This gift kickstarts the …

Bipartisanship Should Be the Guiding Star in Trump Impeachment, Says Political Science Professor

Fortune

In a recent Fortune commentary, Donald Brand, professor of political science at Holy Cross, argues that rushing President Donald Trump’s ongoing Senate impeachment trial will only worsen America’s wounds. Instead we should let bipartisanship be the guiding star. According to Brand, …

‘Why Does Grammar Matter?’ Holy Cross Center for Writing Director Responds

The Conversation

Laurie Ann Britt-Smith, director of the Center for Writing at the College of the Holy Cross, penned an article for The Conversation’s “Curious Kids” series recently, answering the question, “Why does grammar matter?” from Maci, 13, in Indianapolis, Ind.  “Studying …

Could the Electoral College Votes in 2020 Elections Be Overturned? Political Science Professor Explains

The Conversation

Vice President Mike Pence and Republicans in Congress have been under pressure to reject or delay the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump, set to take place during a formal joint session of Congress on January …

The Washington Post Highlights Holy Cross Political Science Professor’s Research on Mass Protests

Nina Barzachka examined the current political crisis in Bulgaria

Over the past six months, Bulgaria has been shaken by a wave of anti-government protests, with thousands of demonstrators demanding the resignation of its prime minister, but so far the unpopular regime has survived. Can these mass protests lead to …

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Holy Cross Among Nation’s Top 10 Schools in Alumni Giving

The College's two-year alumni giving rate was 44%, well above the national average of 8%

The College of the Holy Cross has once again been recognized as one of the top 10 colleges in the nation for its alumni participation in giving during the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years, according to a recent ranking from …

Local Politicians Defying Their Own COVID Restrictions Can Be Damaging, Says Holy Cross Professor

Bloomberg CityLab

As the COVID-19 pandemic surges, several high-profile local leaders around the country are facing criticism for attending dinners and taking vacations, acts that appear to defy their own public health orders. In a recent interview with Bloomberg’s CityLab, Alex Hindman, …

English Professor Awarded Prestigious Grant From the Society for Environmental Journalism

The grant will fund Philip’s immersive ecological and historical investigation of the beaver titled ‘Beaverland: The Story of How a Weird Rodent Made America’

Leila Philip, professor of English at Holy Cross and a contributing columnist for The Boston Globe’s Opinion section, has recently been awarded a rapid response story grant by the Society for Environmental Journalism for “Beaverland: The Story of How a …

Generation Botox: Should the Right To Beauty Be a Basic Human Right? Anthropology Professor Offers Insight

CBC Radio One Canada

The realm of plastic surgery is a complex territory, with some claiming that it’s a form of self-exploitation and others insisting that it can be an empowering tool for young women.  Alvaro Jarrin, associate professor of anthropology at the College …

Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Named Chair of the Council of the Society of Biblical Literature

Founded in 1880, SBL is one of the oldest learned societies in the humanities and humanistic social sciences

Tat siong Benny Liew, the Class of 1956 Chair in New Testament Studies and professor of religious studies at the College of the Holy Cross, was recently named chair of the Council of the Society of Biblical Literature. Professor Liew …

‘Handheld Worcester’ Initiative Encourages Virtual Community Building and Civic Engagement in the City

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Holy Cross is finding creative ways to help students interact with and feel like a part of the Worcester community in dispersion during the pandemic, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports in a recent article.  Titled “Handheld Worcester,” the initiative …

What Does a Biden Presidency Mean to Catholics? Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Opines

Boston 25 News

When President-elect Joe Biden assumes office in January, he will become only the second Catholic president in U.S. history, following John F. Kennedy.  In an interview with Boston 25 News, Mathew Schmalz, professor of religious studies at the College of the Holy …

Grammy Award-Winning Composer and Music Professor Osvaldo Golijov Is Making National Headlines Once Again

Los Angeles Times | The New York Times

In 2000, with his “La Pasión Según San Marcos,” renowned composer Osvaldo Golijov, Loyola professor of music at Holy Cross, became “the international voice of a multicultural new millennium,” the Los Angeles Times said recently.  Today, Golijov—a member of the …

How to Tax the Rich: Holy Cross Professor Shares Lessons From Ancient Greece

The Conversation

The debate over taxing the rich is nothing new, but it’s as relevant a topic now as ever. And while most are familiar with the concept in the frame of modern times, many are not aware that the question of …

A New Patron Saint of the Internet? Holy Cross Professor Explains the Process of Becoming a Saint

The Conversation

In what has been considered a puzzling act by some, a teenage computer whiz from Italy – nicknamed “the patron saint of the internet” – was beatified on Oct. 10, 2020, making him the first millennial to be put on …

Holy Cross Economics Professor Participates in WSJ Roundtable Examining the Gender Pay Gap in Sports

The Wall Street Journal

The average salary in the WNBA could rise to around $200,000 next year, whereas in the NBA, the average is about $7.7 million, according to The Wall Street Journal. What accounts for the financial gap between female pros and their …

Joanna Geraghty ’94 Leads JetBlue With a Holy Cross Mindset

One of the highest-ranking women in the U.S. airline industry, Geraghty focuses on service, values and community

Holy Cross Named Among Top ‘Green’ Colleges in the Country for 11th Consecutive Year

The Princeton Review

For the 11th consecutive year, the College of the Holy Cross has been recognized as one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review, receiving a “Green Rating” score of 88 out of 99.  In its …

Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Reflects on the History and Meaning Behind Oaths of Office

The Conversation

The Supreme Court nomination and subsequent confirmation hearings of Amy Coney Barrett have shined a spotlight on her alleged commitment to the Christian religious group, People of Praise, and raised concerns for some over her impartiality if she is approved …

What Happens if the 2020 Presidential Election Is Disputed? Political Science Professor Explains

The Conversation

Should we be prepared for the possibility of a major dispute over the outcome of the 2020 presidential election this November? And what should we expect Congress’ role to be in resolving this dispute?  In a recent piece for The …