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Russian Media Blames the U.S. for Escalating Ukraine Crisis, Says Holy Cross History Professor and Russia Expert

The Conversation

Many column inches around the world have been devoted to the growing tensions between Ukraine and Russia, but what is the Russian media’s narrative on President Vladimir Putin’s potential call to invade Ukraine? According to Cynthia Hooper, associate professor of …

How St. Ignatius Is Still Offering Hope 500 Years After His Conversion

The Society of Jesus’ Ignatian Year offers a time to reflect on and draw inspiration from its founder, and examine how his story impacts the College and its community today.

Five hundred years ago, Ignatius of Loyola was lying in bed at his childhood home, his leg shattered by a cannonball, wondering what comes next. A lower nobleman, the future saint had been preoccupied with court dalliances, vanity and glory; …

“To Secure a More Promising Tomorrow, Institutional Presidents Should […] Focus On the Needs and the Dignity of the Marginalized,” Says Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau

America Magazine

Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau recently penned a commentary for America Magazine, which was part of a series on Catholic identity and higher education, offering his perspective on the future of Catholic colleges and universities. A scholar of Catholic social …

Holy Cross Alumna Creates Fast-Growing Company With One Goal: To Go Out of Business

Quinn Fitzgerald ’11 seeks to empower people through wearable personal safety technology

Quinn Fitzgerald ’11 says she has always been interested in the concepts of de-escalation and conflict resolution. She was the first Holy Cross student to create a major in peace and conflict studies and in 2020 — despite the pandemic …

Holy Cross Joins QuestBridge for National Admissions Recruitment Partnership

Nonprofit program to help attract high-achieving, low-income students

The College of the Holy Cross announced today that it has accepted an invitation to become a QuestBridge partner college, joining a small and distinguished group of peer institutions who are committed to enrolling high-achieving students from low-income families. Holy …

Cantor Art Gallery to Present Works From the College’s Collections

Exhibit will feature bronze sculptures by Auguste Rodin

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery  will present works from College of the Holy Cross’ various collections from January 24 – February 20, 2022 in the exhibition “A Mirror to the World: Two Centuries of Collecting at Holy …

Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau Honors Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Throughout his career in law and higher education, Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau has worked to promote human rights, human dignity and a community that champions both. In an op-ed commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day and published by the …

Are Triathlon Races a Revenue Boost or a Financial Sinkhole for the Host City? Holy Cross Sports Economist Shares Insight

Triathlete Magazine

Putting on a triathlon race is undoubtedly expensive, whether it’s a small local sprint or a major world championship event, which often translates to high entry fees for racers. But what does that mean to the host city in terms …

Holy Cross’ Carrie Peck and Elizabeth Wambui ‘09 Named ‘Women to Watch in 2022’ by Worcester Magazine

Worcester Magazine

Worcester Magazine recently named two Holy Cross community members as “Women to Watch” in 2022. Holy Cross  COVID Response Director Carrie Peck and alumna Elizabeth Wambui ’09, who is currently the director of diversity, inclusion and community impact at Fontaine …

2021 at Holy Cross: A Year in Stories

The College welcomed new President Vincent Rougeau, kickstarted a campaign to raise funds for need-based financial aid, was recognized for its sustainability-related policies, practices and programs, and much more

As 2021 comes to a close, we look back at the major stories and milestones from the past year at Holy Cross.

Video: Merry Christmas From Holy Cross!

The College celebrates its annual Christmas tree lighting, the 43rd Advent Festival of Lessons & Carols, and more

The College of the Holy Cross community was grateful to return this year to beloved campus traditions like our annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony and the 43rd Advent Festival of Lessons & Carols. Among those featured in the video are …

Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Honored With 2021 Excellence in Mentoring Award

Forum for Theological Exploration says Professor Tat-siong Benny Liew "has, for decades, been an exemplar of mentoring and support for future generations of scholars of color"

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, was honored with the 2021 Excellence in Mentoring Award from the Forum for Theological Exploration. Each …

It’s Time for Society to Rediscover the Common Good, Says Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau


  Leading Catholic news site Crux covered a recent panel discussion featuring Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau titled “Whatever Happened to The Common Good? Divided by COVID-19, Torn Apart by Politics, Fractured by Faith.” Hosted by the Georgetown University Initiative …

Holy Cross Visual Arts Professor Receives Fred B. Kniffen Book Award

Amy Finstein is recognized for her book "Modern Mobility Aloft: Elevated Highways, Architecture, and Urban Change in Pre-Interstate America"

Amy D. Finstein, assistant professor of architectural history in the visual arts department at Holy Cross, was recently honored with the 2021 Fred B. Kniffen Book Award for her new book, “Modern Mobility Aloft: Elevated Highways, Architecture, and Urban Change …

Holy Cross Names Kit Hughes as New Athletics Director

New Crusaders leader comes to Worcester from Division 1 Bowling Green State University

College of the Holy Cross President Vincent D. Rougeau announced Monday that the College has hired Christopher ‘Kit’ Hughes, an experienced athletics administrator and former student-athlete as its new director of intercollegiate athletics. Hughes, 42, is currently the deputy athletic …

Holy Cross Music Professor Honored as 2021 Hometown Hero by Worcester Magazine

Megan Ross ‘11 strives to bring social change through hip hop education

Worcester Magazine has recently named Megan Ross ’11, visiting assistant professor of music at Holy Cross, a 2021 Hometown Hero for her role as executive director of the Worcester chapter of the Hip Hop Congress, a national nonprofit that works …

Women Are the Forgotten Heroes of Hanukkah, Says Holy Cross Judaic Studies Professor

The Conversation

The eight-day Jewish festival of Hanukkah is a time to celebrate heroes, but the identity of these heroes can be elusive. In an article for The Conversation, Alan Avery-Peck, Kraft-Hiatt professor in Judaic studies at Holy Cross, breaks down the …

Pandemic-Induced Supply Chain Woes Could Lead to Opportunity This Holiday Season, Says Holy Cross Professor

Boston Business Journal

Some experts say that local small businesses offering handcrafted goods could see a sales resurgence this holiday season, their products looking more appealing than ever to customers concerned with supply chain issues persisting worldwide. In a recent Boston Business Journal …

Holy Cross Names Tomicka Wagstaff as New Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Key administrative role provides leadership and strategic direction for the College’s efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion

College of the Holy Cross announced Wednesday it has hired Tomicka Wagstaff, an experienced leader in the field, as its new vice provost for diversity, equity and inclusion. Wagstaff, who currently serves as assistant vice president for student access and …

NBA’s Kate Jhaveri ’95 Talks Leadership, Careers at 16th Annual Women in Business Conference

The conference featured energizing speakers, breakout discussions and live networking opportunities hosted virtually and on campus

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Kate Jhaveri ’95, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of the NBA, has always loved team sports. Rowing alongside her teammates at Holy Cross remains one of her favorite memories from her time on The Hill. It also inspires …