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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 …

Holy Cross Economics Professor Says Vaccine Distribution Is Key to Restoring Economic Stability in the U.S.

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Which U.S. states’ workforces are experiencing the quickest recovery from COVID-19 and how is vaccine distribution affecting the job market’s ability to recover?  Joshua Congdon-Hohman, associate professor of economics at Holy Cross specializing in labor economics, was recently interviewed by …

Removal Of All-Star Game to Cost Georgia Tourism $100M? Not Likely, Holy Cross Economics Professor Says

The Guardian

Officials in the state of Georgia say Major League Baseball’s decision to move the All-Star Game from Atlanta, in protest of the state’s controversial new voting law, will cost local businesses close to $100M. But is that a realistic estimate? …

Religious Studies Professor Explains the Intricacies Behind the Good Friday Catholic Worship Services

The Conversation

Did you know that Easter is the earliest and most central of all Christian holidays—more ancient than Christmas—and that the Good Friday worship service is historically the most controversial of Holy Week services?  In an article for The Conversation, Joanne Pierce, …

Will MLB Bounce Back in 2021? Holy Cross Sports Economics Professor Says This Is a ‘Critical’ Moment

Reuters

As Major League Baseball is preparing for Opening Day this week and fans are looking forward to a return to regular-season games for the first time in 18 months, economists are wondering if MLB will be able to bounce back …

Holy Cross Student Project Documenting the Pandemic Featured on GBH’s ‘In It Together’

GBH Radio

Last spring, a group of 12 Holy Cross students launched “COVID Chronicles,” a project seeking to document on- and off-campus life during the pandemic. Under the guidance of history professors Cynthia Hooper and Lorelle Semley, the students gathered information, oral …

Holy Cross Receives First-Gen Forward Designation

The national honor recognizes the College's commitment to first-generation student success

Holy Cross has been designated a First-gen Forward institution by the Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and The Suder Foundation. The First-gen Forward designation recognizes higher education institutions that demonstrate a …

Religious Studies Professor Urges President Biden and Congress to ‘Care For Our Common Home’

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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, recently penned a letter addressed to president Biden, vice president Harris, and members of Congress as …

Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Analyzes Case for Military Chaplain’s Sainthood

The Conversation

In early Christianity, soldiers could be baptized only if they refused to kill another human – today, Father Emil Kapaun, a U.S. Army chaplain and a war hero, is being considered a candidate for sainthood by the Catholic Church. In …

Holy Cross Celebrates the Opening of the Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation and Wellness Center

State-of-the-art facility to serve as new center for recreation, club and intramural sports, fostering a new era of holistic wellness on The Hill

The College of the Holy Cross on Monday opened its new state-of-the-art recreation and wellness center, the Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation and Wellness Center (“The Jo”). The Jo will be home to all club and intramural sports, as well as recreation, …

How Does the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Compare to the Others? Holy Cross Biology Professor Explains

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recently approved a vaccine from Johnson & Johnson for emergency use against the COVID-19 virus. But how does this option differ from the other vaccines currently on the market? In an interview with …

What Is Lent? Religious Studies Professor Explains the History Behind The Holy Season Leading To Easter

The Conversation

Did you know that Lent, the 40-day period of fasting and prayer preceding Easter, became common in Christian churches as early as the fourth century? In an article for The Conversation, Joanne Pierce, professor of religious studies at Holy Cross, breaks down the …

Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Examines the Changing Face of Christianity Today

The Christian Science Monitor

Mathew Schmalz, professor of religious studies at Holy Cross, spoke at length with The Christian Science Monitor about the changing face of Christianity, as well as his time volunteering for a Roman Catholic order in rural Oklahoma decades ago, an …