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Holy Cross Spanish Professor Receives Fellowship From National Humanities Center

Juan Ramos was among 36 fellows chosen from a pool of 638 applicants

Juan Ramos, associate professor of Spanish at Holy Cross, has been awarded the M.H. Abrams Fellowship at the National Humanities Center for the 2021-22 academic year. Ramos is one of 36 fellows—chosen from a pool of 638 applicants from a …

Misguided Drug Policies Worsening Overdose Epidemic, Says Sociology Professor

The Conversation

The United States is at a pivotal moment in its fight against drug overdose, with over 93,000 Americans having lost their lives to fatal drug overdose last year alone, making 2020 the worst year on record. In an article for …

Why Do Tiny Animals Like Spiders and Ticks Have Such a Powerful Bite? A Holy Cross Biology Professor Explains

National Geographic

Why do tiny animals like spiders and ticks have such a powerful bite? Turns out it’s heavy metals! According to a recent study, elements such as zinc and copper mix with natural proteins to make durable stingers, claws and jaws …

English Professor Points to 18th-Century Poetry for Sage Wellness Advice During the Pandemic

The Conversation

In the age of COVID-19, some readers are turning to age-old texts for wellness advice. One of these relevant texts is “The Art of Preserving Health,” a poem by the Scottish poet-physician John Armstrong published in 1744, a year after …

Holy Cross Anthropology Professor Selected as 2021-2022 Harvard Radcliffe Fellow

Alvaro Jarrín was one of 50 recipients selected from a pool of 1,383 applicants

Alvaro Jarrín, associate professor of anthropology at the College of the Holy Cross, has been named a 2021–2022 fellow at the Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The fellowship, founded in 1999, is a year-long program designed to foster …

Holy Cross Ranks Among Top Five Percent of U.S. Colleges, According to Niche

Rankings based on academic, admissions, financial investment and student life data

The College of the Holy Cross has been recognized as one of the top colleges in the nation by Niche in the review website’s “2022 Best Colleges” rankings, receiving an overall grade of A+. Holy Cross was also recognized as …

English Professor Shares Stories of Resilience in the Face of Assimilation at Native American Boarding Schools

The Conversation

The U.S. government’s effort to culturally assimilate Native Americans by forcing them to attend boarding schools in the late 19th century has been brought into the limelight by recent discoveries of unmarked graves of Indigenous children at several boarding school …

Holy Cross Sociology Professor Teaches Us How To Score an A+ in Sustainable Back-To-School Shopping

National Geographic

After more than a year of intermittent Zoom schooling, parents are likely to have a long back-to-school shopping list as their students return to classrooms. But how do we help families protect the Earth as we stock up this back-to-school …

Holy Cross Economics Professor Is Sought-After Expert on Costs and Benefits of Hosting the Olympic Games

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With the 2021 Olympic Games around the corner, 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 around the globe ranging …

Video: Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau Talks to GMA About the College’s Fall Semester Plans

ABC’s Good Morning America

Vincent D. Rougeau, Holy Cross’ newly minted president as of July 1, was recently featured on ABC’s morning television program “Good Morning America.” During a segment titled “Rise and Shine: Massachusetts,” which focused on the state of Massachusetts reopening amid the …

Religious Studies Professor Discusses the Complexities of Mental Health Conversations in Faith Communities

Associated Press

Suicide is a complex and delicate topic in U.S. Muslim communities. In an effort to address the barriers excluding Muslims from seeking mental health support, a group of mental health professionals are working with faith leaders and activists to raise …

Holy Cross Chemistry Professor Blends Roles as Scientist and Influencer to Inspire Students

Professor Andre Isaacs is taking a fresh approach to move students to impact the world

Andre Isaacs’s choreographed dance videos have attracted almost a quarter of a million followers on Tik Tok, but this associate professor of chemistry might be even more popular in the classroom. Whether working on copper catalyzed reactions via click chemistry …

Music Class and Web Series Help First-Year Students Immerse Themselves in Worcester’s Hip-Hop Culture

The Boston Globe

First-year students at Holy Cross have immersed themselves in Worcester’s hip-hop culture through Professor Megan Ross‘ hip-hop education class “Hip-Hop & the Community” and the “Hip-Hop With the Woo Crew” web series, The Boston Globe reports in a recent article. …

The Olympics Should Find a Permanent Home, Says Holy Cross Economics Professor

Teen Vogue

Should the Olympics find a permanent home instead of moving from one host city to another? Teen Vogue recently sought the insight of Victor Matheson, professor of economics at Holy Cross and a renowned sports economist, on this issue.  Matheson, who co-authored a …

Holy Cross Dining Services Lauded for Outside-the-Box Concept

Food Management

It should come as no surprise to the Holy Cross community that dining services’ chicken parmesan and its chicken & broccoli alfredo are the most popular dishes on campus. So much so that, prior to the coronavirus pandemic, “Chicken Parm …

Holy Cross’ Incoming President Vincent Rougeau Talks About His Historic Appointment and Plans for the College

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Vincent D. Rougeau, dean of Boston College Law School and a nationally respected expert in legal education and Catholic social thought, was recently announced as the 33rd president of Holy Cross. The College’s first lay and first Black president is …

Russia Stands to Benefit From Political Unrest in Bulgaria, Says Holy Cross Political Science Professor

The Washington Post

Bulgaria seems poised for new parliamentary elections after the country’s main opposition party was unable to form a government this past week. How will Bulgaria’s crisis affect its relations with the West, but also with Russia? Nina Barzachka, assistant professor …

Holy Cross Economics Professor Weighs In on Increasing Nursing Workforce Frustrations Around the Country

The Boston Globe

Registered nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester are leading what is now one of the longest nurses’ strikes in recent history against its parent company, Tenet Healthcare, casting a spotlight on nursing workforce frustrations amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Monica …

Is Going Test-Optional a Game Changer for College Admissions? Holy Cross Admissions Director Talks About the College’s Bold Decision To Make the Switch In 2005

Worcester Business Journal

Central Massachusetts colleges and universities are increasingly following a national trend of suspending the use of standardized test scores in evaluating applicants, in an effort to diversify their student bodies. What does that mean for applicants? Ann McDermott ’79, director …

Can We Breathe Easy After Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine? Holy Cross Biology Professor and Virologist Weighs In

The Wall Street Journal

As the first people to get vaccinated are approaching the four-month post-inoculation mark, there are still some unknowns with respect to just how long we can breathe easy after getting the vaccine. And also, should we be concerned about the …