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Holy Cross History Professor Predicts Upcoming Era for HISTORY


Are we living in a second Gilded Age? In an article for HISTORY, Ed O’Donnell, associate professor of history at Holy Cross, explores that question, highlighting parallels between the two eras, from the booming economy, to the growing wealth inequality, …

Eleven Students and Recent Alumni Receive Prestigious Grants and Scholarships

Fulbrights, Critical Language Scholarships and NSF Graduate Research Fellowships are among the competitive awards won

06/18/18 by

This spring, College of the Holy Cross students and alumni have won an impressive array of awards from prestigious organizations, including the Fulbright Program, Critical Language Scholarship and NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. These accolades speak to the curiosity, intellect and …

What Does the Bible Say About Immigration? A Holy Cross Professor Explains

The Conversation

Much of the national conversation this week has focused on the United States’ treatment of asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants trying to cross the southern border. Both Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Southern Baptist Convention have used religious arguments …

Is There a ‘New’ Kate O’Brien? Holy Cross Professor Explains

The Irish Times

Kate O’Brien was a provocative and, even in some places, banned Irish novelist and playwright, but first a foremost, she was a feminist determined to encourage a greater understanding of sexual diversity. In an article for The Irish Times, Paige …

Holy Cross Economics Professor Is Sought-After Expert on the FIFA World Cup

Reuters | CNN Money

Soccer fans are buzzing with excitement over the announcement made Wednesday during the 68th FIFA Congress that the U.S. will be co-hosting the 2026 World Cup, alongside Mexico and Canada. The event will be returning to the North American continent …

How Do Religions of the World View Suicide? Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Explains

The Conversation

In the wake of the highly publicized suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade and chef and writer Anthony Bourdain last week, there’s been increased discussion of some of the moral and ethical dilemmas surrounding suicide. Writing for The Conversation, Mathew …

Holy Cross Issues Statement on Nicaragua

Holy Cross joins fellow Jesuit institutions to call for an end to recent violence in Nicaragua and for a renewed commitment to peace

For over a month, Nicaraguan police and pro-government forces have attacked Nicaraguan citizens engaging in non-violent protests against the government of Daniel Ortega. These unjust attacks have resulted in multiple deaths and injuries, including the death of a fifteen-year-old student …

Holy Cross Professors Recognized for Outstanding Scholarship and Student Advising

Marfuggi Awards were given to Neel Smith and Lorelle Semley, who also received a prestigious Burkhardt Fellowship

After another successful academic year, two faculty members are being celebrated for their excellence in scholarship and academic advising. Before the faculty of the College of the Holy Cross who were gathered for her spring address, Margaret Freije, provost and …

Holy Cross Alumnus Awash With Nostalgia Writes About His 25th Reunion for the National Review

National Review

There’s no better way to celebrate being a Crusader than by returning to Mount St. James for Reunion Weekend, where generations of Holy Cross alumni come together for fellowship and friendship at a place that will always feel like home. …

Holy Cross Professor Weighs in on the Life and Legacy of Robert F. Kennedy for Cape Cod Times

Cape Cod Times

“I think the most compelling lesson from Bobby’s [Kennedy] final years is that, through loss and personal suffering, he found the courage to follow his moral compass to articulate for the country a sense of the common good,” said Stephanie …

Mark Nevins ’86 Donates Large Graphic Novel Collection to College

The former Fenwick Scholar gave a gift of more than 1,000 titles, and will continue to contribute to the collection.

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Mark Nevins ’86 has loved comic books and graphic novels since he was a child, much to the chagrin of his father, Albert “Al” Nevins ’59. “My dad, who went on to Boston College law school after he graduated from …

Holy Cross Celebrates 175th Anniversary Year

Anniversary observation will be incorporated into events throughout academic year

“Next May I shall lay the foundation of a splendid College in Worcester…It is calculated to contain 100 boys and I shall take them for $125 per an. & supply them with everything but clothes. Will not this be a …

Richard Ring ’68 featured in Boston Globe After ‘Legendary’ Career Helping the Homeless

Boston Globe

The former executive director of the Pine Street Inn homeless shelter in Boston and legendary activist for the homeless Richard Ring ’68 was profiled in the Boston Globe this week after announcing his retirement. Globe columnist Adrian Walker wrote that …

Blog: Students Take In Spain’s Arts, Culture and History During Study Abroad Experience

WHAT A four-week immersive study program titled “Spanish Theater and the Cultural Horizon,” part of the College’s summer Study Abroad program. The numerous cultural institutions of the city — museums, galleries and exhibits — will serve as educational resources that enrich …

739 Members of Holy Cross’ Class of 2018 Cross the Commencement Stage

Famed NPR journalist Michele Norris to students: 'Your future is our great hope.'

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“The degrees you receive today are tremendously important, but they also represent something that carries even more currency,” Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist and longtime NPR host Michele Norris said to the newly graduated Class of 2018 at College of …

Holy Cross Alumna Appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of JetBlue

Several national news outlets, including Bloomberg, reported last week that Joanna Geraghty ’94, a sociology major at Holy Cross, has been named president and chief operating officer of JetBlue Airways Corp. In this role, Geraghty will run the day-to-day operations …

Class of 2018: Reflections from Mount St. James

The graduating class sits down to talk about their transformations over four years at Holy Cross

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If there’s one word to describe the Class of 2018 at College of the Holy Cross, it’s ready — ready to take the world by storm after four years on Mount St. James. The graduating seniors took a moment out …

Holy Cross Sociologist Discusses the Increasing Popularity of ‘Voluntourism’ with The Times of India

The Times of India

Jennie Germann Molz, associate professor of sociology and anthropology at the College of the Holy Cross, shares her thoughts on volunteer tourism or “voluntourism,” one of the fastest growing trends in travel today. In an article for The Times of India, …

Former Obama Speechwriter Turned Podcast Celebrity Jon Favreau ’03 Discusses Navigating Politics in 2018

The successful podcast, 'Pod Save America,' makes its way to television with four one-hour HBO TV specials covering the midterm elections

In a Q&A interview with Boston Globe Magazine, former head speechwriter for President Barack Obama and Holy Cross alumnus Jon Favreau ’03 talks about his overnight success in the world of podcasts and political commentary. Along with two other former …

Two Rising Seniors Receive Full-Tuition Scholarships for Women in Science

Abby Corrigan '19 and Sarah McGuire '19 named 2018-19 Clare Boothe Luce Scholars

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Abby Corrigan ’19, a physics and economics major, and Sarah McGuire ’19, a mathematics major with a minor in computer science, have been named recipients of the competitive Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year. The scholarship, which …