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06/24/19

Holy Cross Professors Celebrated for Outstanding Scholarship and Student Advising

Juan Ramos and Andrew Hwang received Marfuggi Awards, and Susan Elizabeth Sweeney the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award

At the close of the academic year, three faculty members were 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 …

06/20/19

Holy Cross Professor Quoted in The New York Times on Antitrust Lessons From the Gilded Age

The New York Times

For decades, antitrust focused on the welfare of the consumer, but with rising fear over the influence of Big Tech companies, regulators are now trying to reverse years of conventional doctrine. “There’s an old saying about how history doesn’t repeat …

06/20/19

Why Do People Love ‘Dark Tourism’? Holy Cross Professor Shares Insight With BBC 5 Radio

BBC 5 Radio

The success of the Chernobyl TV drama has led to a rise in the number of people wanting to visit the site of the 1986 catastrophic nuclear accident, with some travel agencies reporting as much as a 40 percent rise …

06/13/19

Students Travel to Puerto Rico to Study the Effects of Hurricane Maria

The students spent a week working with local grassroots organizations and linking their microbiology and history coursework to firsthand experiences

It’s one thing to study the effects of a hurricane in a classroom setting, learning about the biology behind the devastation or the history of the country it hit. It’s a whole other ballgame to visit the place you’ve been …

06/07/19

WBUR Applauds Holy Cross Dining Services for Its Sustainability Efforts

WBUR

America has a food waste problem, with research showing that up to 40 percent of food in this country goes uneaten. Closer to home, in Massachusetts a fourth of the waste we toss out is actually food, even as hunger …

06/05/19

An ‘Accidental’ War with Iran Would End in Disaster for Both Sides, Holy Cross Professor Warns

The Washington Post

Tensions between the U.S. and Iran have been on the rise in the past few weeks, prompting regional experts and government officials to voice concerns over the potential for conflict — intended or accidental — to break out between the …

06/05/19

Professor Stephanie Yuhl Works With Worcester’s LGBTQ+ Community to Share Their History

Funded by a Scholarship in Action grant, the three-year project aims to make this long-overlooked history both visible and accessible

On April 25, the Worcester Historical Museum was filled with emotion — sorrow, anger, joy — as hundreds explored the museum’s newest exhibition, “LGBTQ+ Worcester — For the Record,” a chronicling of images, histories, voices and experiences of Worcester’s LGBTQ+ …

05/31/19

Video: Class of 2019 Looks to the Future

Holy Cross graduating seniors reflect on their time at the College and what comes next

Ask any member of the Class of 2019 about their future and they’ll tell you the same thing: they feel prepared for whatever may come after graduation. A day before they graduated from Holy Cross, seniors took a moment to …

05/29/19

Are the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Trouble? Renowned Holy Cross Sports Economist Shares Insight

The Associated Press

Sports federations around the world are in fear that the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo will end up mirroring the previous Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where bankrupt organizers began slashing costs a few months before the opening ceremony, at …

05/24/19

Holy Cross Graduates 698 Members of the Class of 2019

World-renowned scholar of Islam Jane McAuliffe urges graduates to speak up even when it's uncomfortable

“Making a difference, effecting change, continuing to be ‘men and women for and with others’ — these actions can be part of each and every one of our futures because that is, in so many ways, who we are,” Isabel …

05/23/19

Could a National Service Program Be the Answer to a Divided Country? Holy Cross History Professor Opines

The Conversation

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s recent proposal to create a national public service program for all young adults in hopes of unifying Americans of different backgrounds, has service advocates, military veterans and political commentators reeling. But are these programs even …

05/22/19

Bubble Tea and Constructing Asian American Identity: A Conversation with Fenwick Scholar Mia Yee ’19

The graduating senior spent the year conducting research on Asian American food spaces

Every year, Holy Cross names a Fenwick Scholar — a student who spends the entirety of their senior year conducting independent research. But it’s not every year that student embarks on a study of ramen and other modern Asian American …

05/21/19

Eight Holy Cross Students, Recent Alumni Receive Distinguished Scholarships

The highly-competitive Fulbright and Knight-Hennessy scholarships showcase the talent of Holy Cross students

College of the Holy Cross students and alumni have earned an impressive array of scholarships this year from prestigious organizations, including the Knight-Hennessy Scholar Program and the Fulbright Program. These honors are testimony to the astonishing intellectual curiosity of Holy …

05/17/19

‘I Could Not See Myself Anywhere Else,’ Says Holy Cross Graduating Senior From Ghana

Worcester Magazine

Ever since she was a child in Ghana, Edith Mensah Otabil ’19 has dreamed of becoming a doctor, so that she could help people. With just days to her graduation from Holy Cross, she sat down with Worcester Magazine to …

05/14/19

Photos: Marcus Blossom Named Athletics Director at Holy Cross

Blossom will assume his new role July 1

  The College of the Holy Cross named Marcus Blossom its new director of intercollegiate athletics, as announced by Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of the College. Blossom, currently the senior associate athletics director for business and finance at …

05/13/19

Acclaimed Author and Holy Cross Professor Leah Hager Cohen Featured in Boston Globe Q&A

The Boston Globe

Leah Hager Cohen, critically acclaimed author and English professor, as well as the James N. and Sarah L. O’Reilly Barrett professor in Creative Writing at the College of the Holy Cross, was recently interviewed by The Boston Globe. Professor Cohen, …

05/13/19

Holy Cross Professor Analyzes the U.S. Foreign Terrorist Watchlist, Reveals Inconsistencies

The Conversation

Since 1997, the U.S. Foreign Terrorist Watchlist has been blacklisting America’s enemies, yet some believe that it has done little to actually thwart terrorism attempts. Helping to break down this complex issue is Eric Fleury ’08, visiting assistant professor of …

05/09/19

Blog: First-Year Student Nurtures Passion for French Culture on Maymester to Paris

Lucy Rizzo '22 takes four-week immersive study abroad trip to Paris, France

Name: Lucy Rizzo ’22 Hometown: Bronxville, New York Areas of study: Political science and visual art studio double major Maymester program: “Arts and Architecture” in Paris, France. Students in this program explore the arts and architecture of Paris to trace the history of …

05/09/19

Blog: First-Year Student Explores Love of Art and History on Maymester to Rome

Carolyn Dunderdale '22 takes four-week immersive study abroad trip to Rome, Italy

Name: Carolyn Dunderdale ’22 Hometown: Marshfield, Massachusetts Potential areas of study: Biology and the Health Professions Advising Program Maymester program: “Rome in History and Imagination” in Rome, Italy. Students in this program will explore ancient Roman history, art and archaeology to gain a …

05/08/19

Holy Cross Professor Says We Shouldn’t Let the Ruins of the Hebrew Bible Scare Us

Commonweal Magazine

In a recent commentary for Commonweal Magazine, Mahri Leonard-Fleckman, assistant professor of religious studies at Holy Cross, said that oftentimes her students lament the Hebrew Bible’s lack of clear answers to moral dilemmas. But that’s precisely why we need to …