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Is Today’s US Politics Replaying the Era of Tacitus? Holy Cross Professor Explains

The Conversation

Over the past three years, political commentators have compared President Donald Trump with a range of Roman emperors, from Tiberius to Nero and Commodus. In an article for The Conversation, Tim Joseph, associate professor of classics at Holy Cross, suggests …

LA Times Interviews Holy Cross Economics Professor on the Run-Up to 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Los Angeles Times

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are still months away, but NBCUniversal, the network exclusively airing the games in the US, is already running ads in anticipation of next year’s Summer Olympics. In a recent Los Angeles Times article, Victor Matheson, professor …

Renewable Energy Policy Thesis Earns Landon Cass ’20 the Maurizio Vannicelli Washington Semester Away Program Award

The paper drew on his experience at Flywheel Government Solutions during the Spring 2019 Washington Semester Program

12/03/19 by

A thesis paper on renewable energy policies has garnered Landon Cass ’20 the Vannicelli Washington Semester Away Award for the Spring 2019 semester. The Vannicelli Award, named for the late Holy Cross political science professor and Washington Semester director Maurizio …

Important Winter Weather Notification – Dec. 1, 2019

Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019 From: College of the Holy Cross Due to inclement weather and in consideration of those members of our community who will be traveling in it, the College will be closed beginning at 3 p.m. on …

Holy Cross Introduces ‘MyinTuition,’ a User-Friendly College Costs Calculator

By answering six basic financial questions, families can access a personalized estimate in three minutes

College of the Holy Cross has joined a group of top colleges and universities around the country in introducing a fast, user-friendly and free tool to help prospective students and their families get a quick estimate of what a Holy …

PayScale Ranks Holy Cross in Top 7% Liberal Arts Colleges for Salary Potential in 2019

Alumni report a median mid-career salary of $129,700

The College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 17 among liberal arts schools for graduates’ starting and mid-career salary potential by the website PayScale. The annual list is based on the salaries of both recent graduates and those with more …

Two Holy Cross Alumni Named to 2019 ‘Latino 30 Under 30’ List

El Mundo Boston

Two Holy Cross alumni, Michelle Moreno-Silva ’15 and Philippe Doria Candido ’11, are among those named to El Mundo Boston’s “Latino 30 Under 30” list for 2019. Now in its fourth year, “Latino 30 Under 30” honors young individuals making …

From Mahjong to Dumplings: A Conversation with an Award-Winning Chinese Professor

Margaret Hannick '23 talks with Claudia Ross to explore a foundation in linguistics that led to a lifetime of teaching Chinese

11/21/19 by

How do you take learning a new language, like Chinese, and make it accessible, relevant and fun? If you’re Claudia Ross, professor of Chinese in the modern languages and literatures department, you think start by — literally — writing the …

Carpe Diem: Holy Cross Students Teach Latin to Local Elementary Schoolers

Students in Dominic Machado's Latin 101 course are taking their lessons to fourth and sixth graders in Worcester

11/21/19 by

Students in Latin 101 at College of the Holy Cross usually spend long hours studying complex grammatical concepts and memorizing verb conjugations to ready themselves to read Roman literary masterworks. As a result, there’s not too much of a focus …

Embracing Honest Curiosity: Holy Cross Alumnus Directs Fall Production “Ah, Wilderness”

Emily Arancio '20, who plays a principal role, leads a conversation with director Eric Butler '06

11/15/19 by

Eric Butler ’06 might have officially left College of the Holy Cross over a decade ago, but that hasn’t stopped him from returning to Mount St. James — and not just for reunion. Butler, who double majored in psychology and …

International Students Facing New Immigration Obstacles, Holy Cross Dean Tells Public Radio


Finding a job after graduation can be an incredibly stressful undertaking for any recent college grad. Now, finding employment has become nearly impossible for some international students left in a legal limbo due to recent changes in immigration policy. Christina …

Religious Studies Professor Highlights Challenges Faced by Jehovah’s Witnesses Sexual Abuse Survivors


It’s been months since the New York Child Victims Act was signed into law allowing adult survivors of child sexual abuse to sue an abuser or a negligent institution regardless of when the abuse took place, and hundreds of new …

NPR’s ‘Here & Now’ Gets Inside Look at Osvaldo Golijov’s New Work ‘Falling Out of Time’

National Public Radio

The premiere of renowned Argentinean-born composer and Loyola Professor of Music Osvaldo Golijov‘s new song cycle “Falling Out of Time” is getting national media attention, from the Los Angeles Times naming it “one of the 13 best classical concerts to …

The Climate Crisis: Holy Cross Students, Faculty and Staff Explore a Warming World

Campus-wide conversations, a climate strike and a commitment to reducing carbon emissions are among the green initiatives underway

11/07/19 by

Climate change is such a large, global challenge, it can be hard to imagine how a single person can make an impact. But not for Renee LeBlanc ’21, an environmental studies and political science double major, and co-chair of the …

Students Learn From, Network With Alumnae at Women in Business Conference

The annual event featured keynote speaker artist Maggie O'Neill '99, panel discussions with alumnae in varying fields and networking sessions

11/06/19 by

A talk about color theory might seem like an odd topic to hear at a conference for business-minded women. Maggie O’Neill ’99, artist and co-founder of SWATCHROOM, a design and fabrication firm, begs to differ. “The idea behind color theory, …

Photos: Renowned Holy Cross Composer Holds World Premiere of “Falling Out of Time” on Campus

Grammy Award winners Osvaldo Golijov and Silkroad Ensemble teamed up to showcase the long-anticipated song cycle

11/06/19 by

A few years ago, Osvaldo Golijov, Loyola Professor of Music in the music department, read David Grossman’s novel about the grief of losing a child, “Falling Out of Time.” Golijov was moved. So moved, in fact, that he was driven …

Holy Cross English Professor Comments on New Apple TV+ Series About Emily Dickinson

Fast Company

Not many writers enjoy the level of success and accolades Emily Dickinson achieved. Over 150 years after her writing career began, her poems are still being taught in classrooms around the world. Now a new Apple TV+ show, “Dickinson,” will …

New Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery Director Has Big Ideas

Meredith Fluke hopes to see students, faculty and staff hold interdisciplinary discussions over the Gallery's artwork

10/31/19 by

“Art has a great capacity for questioning where we’re at in the world and where we should be.” That’s how Meredith Fluke, the new director for the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery sees the power art can have …

Holy Cross Recognized as One of the Most Environmentally Responsible Colleges in the Country

The Princeton Review

For the 10th consecutive year, the College of the Holy Cross has been named to the Princeton Review’s “Guide to Green Colleges: 2019,” receiving a “Green Rating” score of 89 out of 99. The Princeton Review tallied this ranking list …