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01/05/21

Could the Electoral College Votes in 2020 Elections Be Overturned? Political Science Professor Explains

The Conversation

Vice President Mike Pence and Republicans in Congress have been under pressure to reject or delay the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump, set to take place during a formal joint session of Congress on January …

12/21/20

Holy Cross Celebrates Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols Virtually

The 42nd year of the beloved holiday tradition brought the community together in a time of dispersion

The 42nd Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols at College of the Holy Cross was held on December 18, 2020, via a YouTube premiere available to members of the Holy Cross community and their friends and family around the world. …

12/18/20

The Washington Post Highlights Holy Cross Political Science Professor’s Research on Mass Protests

Nina Barzachka examined the current political crisis in Bulgaria

Over the past six months, Bulgaria has been shaken by a wave of anti-government protests, with thousands of demonstrators demanding the resignation of its prime minister, but so far the unpopular regime has survived. Can these mass protests lead to …

12/18/20

Holy Cross Mediation Team Takes Home Top Prize Once Again in International Competition

The team attributes their history of success on the competition circuit to their liberal arts education

The Holy Cross mediation team took first prize at the major collegiate tournament of the fall 2020 semester, the Brenau Invitational Mediation Tournament—the latest in a years-long string of successful showings on the national and international mediation competition circuit. At …

12/14/20

Blog: Intarapanich ’24 Excited to Meet Classmates and Explore Internship and Research Opportunities

The Virginia native is interested in political science, health professions advising, and Middle Eastern studies

Name: Yada Intarapanich ’24 Hometown: Falls Church, Virginia. Studies She’s Considering: Political science, health professions advising, and Middle Eastern studies. Why She Chose Holy Cross: Beautiful campus, faculty’s dedication to student well-being, and the fact that Holy Cross has an …

12/14/20

Blog: Dolan ’24 Looking Forward to Arriving on Campus and Joining Ski Club

The Vermont native is interested in psychology, education, and the Teacher Education Program

Name: Grace Dolan ’24 Hometown: Stowe, Vermont Studies She’s Considering: Psychology major and education minor, Teacher Education Program Why She Chose Holy Cross: I chose Holy Cross because its academics supported my interests and the spirit of and people from …

12/14/20

Blog: Driscoll ’24 Looking Forward to Making Friends and Exploring Opportunities at Holy Cross

Name: Grace Driscoll ’24 Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota Studies She’s Considering: International studies, business, ethics, and society Why She Chose Holy Cross: I wanted to go back to the New England area for college because this is where the rest of …

12/14/20

Blog: Whaley ’24 Plans to Volunteer in Worcester and Study Abroad

The North Carolina native is interested in political science, history, and pre-law

Name: Owen Whaley ’24 Hometown: Cary, North Carolina Studies he’s considering: Political science, history, pre-law program Activities: Alexander Hamilton Society What he’s most looking forward to: Holy Cross is an incredible community, and I am grateful to be part of …

12/14/20

Blog: Ojanen ’24 Eager to Get Involved With Community and Ministry at Holy Cross

The New Hampshire native is interested in studying English and religious studies

Name: Elsi Ojanen ’24 Hometown: Rindge, NH Studies She’s Considering: English and religious studies Why She Chose Holy Cross: I chose Holy Cross because of the rich sense of community and the Christian values evident in every aspect of the …

12/11/20

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Holy Cross Among Nation’s Top 10 Schools in Alumni Giving

The College's two-year alumni giving rate was 44%, well above the national average of 8%

The College of the Holy Cross has once again been recognized as one of the top 10 colleges in the nation for its alumni participation in giving during the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years, according to a recent ranking from …

12/11/20

Behind-the-Scenes at The Spire: How Holy Cross’ Student Newspaper Is Keeping the Community Connected

Student journalists share what’s driving them as they adapt to running a campus newspaper remotely

Over the summer, Matthew Anderson ’21 was at work in his hometown of Moultonborough, New Hampshire, when his phone started buzzing nonstop. Anderson, co-editor-in-chief of Holy Cross’ student newspaper, The Spire, saw numerous messages from Spire staff members who had …

12/09/20

Holy Cross Associate Professor of Psychology Awarded $650,000 in Research Grants

Professor Florencia Anggoro's Research Will Explore Scientific and Religious Cognition in Indonesia

Florencia Anggoro, associate professor of psychology at the College of the Holy Cross, was recently awarded two Templeton Foundation subgrants totaling nearly $650,000 for research that will explore the acquisition and transmission of religious and scientific concepts in Indonesia. Through …

12/08/20

Local Politicians Defying Their Own COVID Restrictions Can Be Damaging, Says Holy Cross Professor

Bloomberg CityLab

As the COVID-19 pandemic surges, several high-profile local leaders around the country are facing criticism for attending dinners and taking vacations, acts that appear to defy their own public health orders. In a recent interview with Bloomberg’s CityLab, Alex Hindman, …

12/04/20

English Professor Awarded Prestigious Grant From the Society for Environmental Journalism

The grant will fund Philip’s immersive ecological and historical investigation of the beaver titled ‘Beaverland: The Story of How a Weird Rodent Made America’

Leila Philip, professor of English at Holy Cross and a contributing columnist for The Boston Globe’s Opinion section, has recently been awarded a rapid response story grant by the Society for Environmental Journalism for “Beaverland: The Story of How a …

12/04/20

Generation Botox: Should the Right To Beauty Be a Basic Human Right? Anthropology Professor Offers Insight

CBC Radio One Canada

The realm of plastic surgery is a complex territory, with some claiming that it’s a form of self-exploitation and others insisting that it can be an empowering tool for young women.  Alvaro Jarrin, associate professor of anthropology at the College …

12/03/20

Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Named Chair of the Council of the Society of Biblical Literature

Founded in 1880, SBL is one of the oldest learned societies in the humanities and humanistic social sciences

Tat siong Benny Liew, the Class of 1956 Chair in New Testament Studies and professor of religious studies at the College of the Holy Cross, was recently named chair of the Council of the Society of Biblical Literature. Professor Liew …

12/02/20

‘Handheld Worcester’ Initiative Encourages Virtual Community Building and Civic Engagement in the City

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Holy Cross is finding creative ways to help students interact with and feel like a part of the Worcester community in dispersion during the pandemic, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports in a recent article.  Titled “Handheld Worcester,” the initiative …

11/23/20

Holy Cross’ 15th Annual Women in Business Conference Shatters Attendance Record With Virtual Format

The conference provided opportunities for hundreds to network with and learn from successful women entrepreneurs and executives

Like most events this year, Holy Cross’ 15th Annual Women in Business Conference on November 7 was adapted into a virtual format due to the ongoing pandemic. What might have been a disappointing change at first ultimately enabled hundreds of …

11/19/20

31 Holy Cross Students Inducted Into Jesuit Honor Society

Alpha Sigma Nu acceptance is granted to less than four percent of the class

Thirty-one Holy Cross students were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu,  the Jesuit honor society founded in 1915, at a virtual ceremony held recently. The new inductees exemplify the society’s values of excellence in scholarship, loyalty and service.  Selection to Alpha …

11/10/20

What Does a Biden Presidency Mean to Catholics? Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Opines

Boston 25 News

When President-elect Joe Biden assumes office in January, he will become only the second Catholic president in U.S. history, following John F. Kennedy.  In an interview with Boston 25 News, Mathew Schmalz, professor of religious studies at the College of the Holy …