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Jon Favreau ’03, Former Obama Speechwriter, Talks 2020 Presidential Candidates, His First Encounter With Obama, and Holy Cross

Favreau credits 'fantastic professors' who 'actually believed that I could go do something to change the world,' during conversation at NPR's Boston news station

During a single hour-long conversation, former director of speechwriting for President Obama and current podcast celebrity Jon Favreau ’03 covered myriad topics: the strengths and failures of the new Democratic House majority, 2020 presidential candidates, his tense first encounter with …

Would a ‘Single Tax’ Fix Income Inequality? Holy Cross History Professor Opines

The Atlantic

The late 19th century “single tax” vision of political economist Henry George, who proposed the exclusive use of a land-value tax, is seen by some economics as a way to combat increasing wealth disparities today. Ed O’Donnell, associate professor of …

Diverse Voices Are Key to a Healthy Democracy, Holy Cross Professor Writes in The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Controversy is raging in the U.S. over what to do about growing economic inequality, prompting controversial solutions, such as the “wealth tax” proposals of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren. In a commentary for The Washington Post, Thomas Martin, professor and …

Holy Cross Cantor Art Gallery to Feature Work of Senior Visual Arts Majors in the Exhibition ‘Ennead’

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross will open an exhibition of artwork by graduating visual arts studio majors in the exhibition “Ennead” on Thursday, April 25. The show’s title, of Greek …

Jane McAuliffe, Prominent American Educator and World-Renowned Scholar of Islam, to Deliver 2019 Holy Cross Commencement Address

McAuliffe and two others — Rev. Sean Carroll, S.J., executive director of the Kino Border Initiative, and Frank Kartheiser '72, founder of Mustard Seed and Worcester Interfaith — will also receive honorary degrees

Prominent American educator Jane McAuliffe, a world-renowned scholar of Islam and one of the senior leaders at the Library of Congress, will address this year’s graduates during the College of the Holy Cross Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 24, at …

Photos: Holy Cross Students Host Classics Day to Share Passion for Ancient World

The student-run event brought 300 local high school students to campus for trivia, contests and a shared love of all things classical

04/09/19 by

It’s not every day you see a three-headed mythical beast side-stepping its way through the Hogan Campus Center. But that’s par for the course on Classics Day, a College of the Holy Cross tradition celebrating all aspects of ancient Greek …

7 Holy Cross Students Making a Difference in Their Communities

The students work to create positive change across the globe — from Worcester all the way to Honduras and beyond

04/04/19 by

Holy Cross students are driven to make a difference in their communities — on campus, in Massachusetts and across the globe. Propelled by the College’s mission statement, our students work together to create positive change, to be “men and women …

Holy Cross Professor and Russia Expert Analyzes Kremlin’s Media Response to Mueller Report

The Conversation

Reactions to the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election have dominated the news cycle nationwide. But what have Russians been saying about the “no collusion with the Kremlin” findings? In …

Holy Cross Judaic Studies Professor Explains Debate on Controversial Holocaust-Era Pope

The Conversation

Declaring that the church “isn’t afraid of history,” Pope Francis recently announced that the Vatican would open its archives on World War II-era Pope Pius XII, who has been criticized of staying silent on the Holocaust. In an article for …

Student Organizers Challenge Campus to Critically Explore Issues of Diversity During Unity Week

Civil rights activist DeRay McKesson leads discussion about getting involved and staying active

03/25/19 by

For this year’s annual Unity Week, the two student chairs — Co-Officers of Diversity for the Student Government Association Mithra Salmassi ’19 and Manuel “Manny” Trejo ’19 — wanted to honor intersectionality while leaving space for exploration and introspection. So …

No Matter the Path, Holy Cross Students Thrive

Students find endless ways to combine their academic passions with hands-on experience

03/25/19 by

College can often feel like a linear journey — take a few classes, decide on a major, join a club or two, fulfill your requirements and graduate in four years. For many, though, that path is much less precise. Interested …

Writing Without Borders: At Holy Cross, Good Writing is Everyone’s Responsibility

Center for Writing works with departments across the College to help students write well, no matter their course of study

03/21/19 by

There is no required Intro to Writing class at the College of the Holy Cross. No Academic Writing seminar. No How to Write the College Essay 101. How then does Holy Cross expect to turn out good writers? As you …

Holy Cross History Professor Is Leading Voice Nationally on Irish-American History

TODAY Show | Washington Post

In this time of divisive rhetoric about recent immigrants and terrorism, Ed O’Donnell, associate professor of history at Holy Cross, says that we can learn a lot from the discarded stereotypes of the past. In a Washington Post commentary, Professor …

Video: Holy Cross Students Find Success After Graduation

Data and anecdotes from recent alumni showcase the breadth of opportunities available to graduates

03/20/19 by

What doors does a degree from Holy Cross open? If you’re a recent grad, you just might be changing the world by teaching music to refugee children in Palestine, finishing your second year of law school or managing clients for …

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. …