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Holy Cross Creates Database of Diverse Sources for Media

Diverse voices key to better understanding, more nuanced stories

  When they need an expert economist, scientist, policy analyst or academic to explain a complex issue to the general public, NPR journalists overwhelmingly turn to white men, according to a recent internal NPR study examining the diversity of its …

Pulitzer-Winning Author Edward P. Jones ’72 Inducted Into the American Academy of Arts and Letters

This is the highest recognition of artistic merit in the United States

Acclaimed author and Holy Cross alumnus Edward P. Jones ’72 has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the highest recognition of artistic merit in the United States. Jones ’72 is one of 11 individuals from the …

Photos: Holy Cross Makes Way for Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation and Wellness Center

State-of-the-art facility to serve as new center for recreation and intramural sports; Luths increase gift for Wellness Center, totaling an overall gift of $40 million

03/05/19 by

College of the Holy Cross’ upper campus — where the Field House currently sits — will soon be home to the new Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation and Wellness Center, a state-of-the-art facility for campus recreation and intramural sports. To make way …

How Does Holy Cross Build Its Incoming Class?

A behind-the-scenes look at the admission process

After applications are submitted, time seems to endlessly stretch on before acceptance letters hit mailboxes. And many questions begin to swirl: Who is reading my application? What are they looking for? How do they decide who gets in and who …

The New York Times Features Holy Cross Women’s Hockey Program During First Season of Elite Hockey East

Relishing the competition, the team charts its path in Division I

The Holy Cross women’s ice hockey team didn’t know what to expect as it took to the ice for the first time this year, back in September. This season was unlike any others, with the Crusaders being new members of …

Could Spiking Income Inequality Cause the Next Recession? Holy Cross Economics Professor Explains


Theories are abounding when it comes to predicting the timing and possible triggers for a future recession, but according to Robert Baumann, professor of economics at Holy Cross, one thing’s for sure — if we believe it, it will happen. …

Social Psychologist Jonathan Haidt to Deliver 53rd Hanify-Howland Memorial Lecture

The 53rd Hanify-Howland Memorial Lecture will be given by the renowned social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, one of the world’s leading experts on the psychology of morality, at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2nd in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom at …

Holy Cross Is Once Again a Top Producer of Fulbright Students in the U.S.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The College of the Holy Cross is once again among the colleges producing the highest number of Fulbright students, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education, which published its annual “Top Producers of Fulbright U.S. Scholars and Students” for the …

Ten Faculty Members Receive Tenure in 2019

The faculty members represent 10 different academic departments

02/27/19 by

From researching fruit flies to reimagining the first commercially successful color film, College of the Holy Cross faculty members are making massive contributions to their fields — and to their classrooms. Hear a bit more from the 10 newly tenured …

What Does It Mean to Be Defrocked in the Catholic Church? Holy Cross Professor Explains

The Conversation

In a historic move, Pope Francis “defrocked” Theodore E. McCarrick, a former cardinal and archbishop of Washington, after the church found him guilty of sexual abuse. McCarrick, who was once one of the most powerful Catholic officials in the U.S., …

Holy Cross History Professor Talks to NBC News About the Gilded Age and Today’s Populism

NBC News

The debate over increasing taxes on the wealthy has dominated the early days of the 2020 presidential race, with some Democrats proposing tax hikes as high as 77 percent. This populist movement, thought to be in response to the rise …

Holy Cross Professor’s Cultural Anthropology Research Highlighted in Australian Science Magazine

Cosmos Magazine

Recent studies analyzing the role played by race in influencing response to cosmetic surgery have yielded controversial results, notably that the race, of both patients and observers, appears to impact the perceived attractiveness of rhinoplasty patients. Alvaro Jarrin, assistant professor …

Holy Cross Professor Examines the Controversy Surrounding the ‘Great Commission’

The Conversation

A recent survey has shown that the majority of churchgoing Christians in the U.S. are not familiar with the term the “Great Commission,” though the concept underpins Christian missionary work across the world. In an article for The Conversation, Mathew …

Photos: Rodin Exhibition Highlights Work of Renowned Artist, Importance of Art at Holy Cross

'Rodin: Truth, Form, Life' features 30-plus bronze sculptures, timed to 35th anniversary of gallery on campus

Described during his lifetime as the greatest sculptor since Michelangelo, Auguste Rodin is celebrated world-wide for bending, challenging and deconstructing artistic norms historically applied to sculpture. His characteristically expressive, masterfully textured bronze sculptures are well-known to Holy Cross, which is …

Holy Cross Celebrates Difference Makers, Breaks Records in Fundraising Challenge

6,342 donors raised $2.6 million in 1.75 days

01/31/19 by

The largest number of donors ever: check. The most generous donations: check. The enormous photo collage of all Holy Cross Difference Makers: check. With 6,342 donors gifting a total of $2,683,777.77, this year’s 175th anniversary giving challenge honoring the impact …

Tony Award-Winning Director Bartlett Sher ’81 Named ‘Hottest Director on Broadway Right Now’ by CBS News

Latest production of 'To Kill A Mockingbird' breaks records

Bartlett Sher ’81 has come a long way since his college days on Mount Saint James. And Sher ’81, an English major who wrote and produced his first full-length play at Holy Cross, credits the liberal arts education he received …

Money Magazine Ranks Holy Cross No. 3 Best Liberal Arts College for Your Money

College was also ranked No. 42 best value overall in the nation

The College of the Holy Cross ranks No. 3 on Money Magazine’s list of “10 Best Liberal Arts Colleges for Your Money” for 2019. According to Money Magazine, a subsidiary of TIME Inc., the list was compiled to help prospective …

Holy Cross Lauded for Its Employee Wellness Initiatives

Worcester Magazine

Holy Cross was featured in a Worcester Magazine article as part of its Health & Wellness issue for the College’s focus on promoting a healthy workplace. The magazine highlighted both the College’s wellness program, in collaboration with Fallon Health, and …

Diversity of Faiths Represented, Celebrated at Multifaith Community Prayer

Hundreds of students, faculty and staff gather to embrace the many faith traditions on campus

01/28/19 by

As hundreds of students, faculty and staff entered Mary Chapel for the College of the Holy Cross’ eighth annual Multifaith Community Prayer, each was handed a candle. The reason why was soon revealed as 12 students representing a variety of …

Holy Cross Ranks Eighth in the U.S. for Alumni Giving

U.S. News & World Report

College of the Holy Cross has been ranked eighth in the nation for its alumni participation in giving, according to a recent report from U.S. News & World Report, based on the data roughly 1,100 universities submitted to the media …