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Following the USA Gymnastics Scandal, Holy Cross Professor Describes Historical Pattern of Abuse Over Female Athletes

The Conversation

Last week, in what was one of the biggest sexual abuse crises in American sport history, former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison after being accused of sexually abusing more than 150 …


Holy Cross Education Professor on Baltimore’s Newest Measure to Confront the ‘Education Debt’


Last week the Baltimore, Maryland school board approved new funding guidelines based on poverty rates, rather than test scores, in the hopes of alleviating the ‘education debt.’ Holy Cross assistant education professor Jack Schneider explains: “Not every student is equally ready …


Holy Cross Economics Professor Is Sought-After Expert on the Economic Impact of Super Bowl LII

The New York Times | Forbes | Star Tribune | Philly.com | Twin Cities Pioneer Press | Realtor.com

With Super Bowl LII right around the corner, media across the country from The New York Times to Forbes and Minneapolis Star Tribune looking for expert opinion on the economic impact of the Super Bowl are turning to Holy Cross …


Holy Cross Announces $3 Million Gift for J.D. Power Center for Liberal Arts in the World

Founder of J.D. Power & Assoc. helps grow center at Holy Cross to provide students with real-world experience

College of the Holy Cross has received a $3 million gift from the family of alumnus and pioneer in consumer research and information, J.D. Power III ’53, in support of the College’s Center for Liberal Arts in the World. In …


Campus Begins New Semester with Multifaith Community Prayer

The Holy Cross community gathered to celebrate the diversity of faith traditions practiced on campus and their shared values

For the seventh year in a row, the College of the Holy Cross community has kicked off the spring semester by coming together at the Multifaith Community Prayer. The overflowing Mary Chapel served as a gathering space for students, faculty, …


Running for Office Shouldn’t Be Just for the Rich and Well-Connected, Holy Cross’ Jamie Hoag Says

CommonWealth Magazine

In 2002 the Federal Election Commission began allowing non-incumbent candidates for federal office use campaign funds to pay themselves a salary. This decision was designed as an incentive for people of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds to enter the political fray. In …


How to Live Like a Billionaire? Holy Cross Professor Does the Math So You Don’t Have To

The Conversation

Even billionaires need to budget. But what does a household budget look like to a billionaire? Andrew Hwang, associate professor of mathematics at the College of the Holy Cross breaks it down. Writing for The Conversation, Hwang estimates a billionaire’s …


Holy Cross’ Spring 2018 Seelos Film Series

"The Post," "Lady Bird," and "Justice League" among films to be shown this semester

The College of the Holy Cross will be featuring the following films in Seelos Theater this spring. All films are free and open to the public. “Victoria and Abdul” Wed., Jan. 24: Showings at 3 and 8 p.m. Rated PG-13. …


Can Money Solve Education Inequality? Not So Fast, Says Holy Cross Professor

The Atlantic

In the past few years, controversies over school funding have loomed large in discussions about the future of K-12 education both at the state and national levels. In an article for The Atlantic, assistant professor of education Jack Schneider dives …


Ten Years of Montserrat: Holy Cross’ First-Year Program Invites Students to Challenge, Question from Day One

The innovative program arms students with curiosity and skills instrumental to their four years at Holy Cross

The sculptures of Shih Chieh Huang’s “Reusable Universe” — built from recycled Tupperware, plastic bags, fans and light bulbs — appeared to float just below the darkened ceiling of the Worcester Art Museum. They had been wired to detect motion, …


Holy Cross Economics Professor Discusses the Effects of the Stadium Tax Break on Taxpayers

Huffington Post

There are winners and losers in the new tax law, and sports teams are undoubtedly on the winning side, said Victor Matheson, professor of economics at College of the Holy Cross. The tax law preserved a tax exemption that provides a …


Students Bring Basketball, Mentorship to Juvenile Detention Center

Holy Cross students and center residents build relationships through peer-to-peer interactions and shared interests

The “John Carroll Ballers” is an innovative social justice project started at John Carroll University, a Jesuit university in a suburb of Cleveland. Last spring, Riley Benner ’20, a political science major and philosophy minor from Rochester, N.Y., brought the …


Intro to Neuroscience: New Course Offers Innovative, Integrative Exploration of the Brain

Along with the course, a new interdisciplinary minor challenges students at the intersection of psychology, biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics

Neuroscience is a field that requires its scientists to integrate knowledge and thinking from many disciplines. Holy Cross has a long history of offering elective courses related to neuroscience, but with the establishment of a new interdisciplinary minor in the …


2017 Sanctae Crucis Award Recipients Continue to Live Holy Cross Mission

Five distinguished alumni are recognized for their professional achievement and commitment to service, faith and justice

“You offer a strong voice to the powerless, relief to the oppressed and justice to the wronged.” “You have worked tirelessly to remove barriers to access and provide first-quality dental services for Rhode Island’s infants, children and the underserved.” “Your …


Armed With Liberal Arts Degrees, Holy Cross Alumni Take Unique Approach to Careers in Medicine

Four alumni examine the lasting influence of their Holy Cross degrees on their paths from Mount St. James to medical school and beyond

Even though it was decades ago, Robert Harrington ’82 vividly remembers his tutorial with John Hamilton, associate professor of classics, a weekly one-on-one session on the Greek classics that he took when he was an upperclassman at Holy Cross. Harrington …


How Do Holy Cross Students Get into Medical School?

Health professions advisers help students develop well-rounded experience and articulate it in their applications

Just about everyone who applies to medical school has top grades and test scores. So who gets in and who doesn’t? Often it comes down to “miles traveled” — experiences outside the classroom that show an applicant’s abilities beyond technical …


Photos, Video: Time Capsule Discovered in Hart Center From Building’s 1975 Completion

The "Hart-shaped box" celebrates Holy Cross athletics more than 40 years ago, as College looks ahead to the future of the program today

On a seemingly normal day atop Mount St. James, HCM’s own art director and designer, Stephen Albano, made a historic discovery. While searching through the Holy Cross Archives, Albano found two photos that alluded to something in the walls of …


Major League Businessman: ESPN Executive Burke Magnus ’88 Hits Home Runs for Sports Fans Everywhere

From overseeing programming and scheduling for ESPN to his favorite sports movie, Magnus discusses his career trajectory and interests

It’s not just athletes who start at the bottom and, after years of developing their skills in the minor leagues, break into the big time and sign major contracts. Sports businesspeople work just as hard as they rise through their …


The Hurricane Hunter: When Others Flee From Dangerous Storms, Commander Scott Price ’99 Flies Into Them

A pilot for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Price gathers essential data for weather forecasts and scientific research in the most dangerous conditions

As Hurricane Irma surged toward Florida and the southeastern United States in early September, the country braced for the impact of the Category 4 storm, one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes in recent memory. People fortified their homes, stocked up …


‘Was Oprah Right? Is a New Day on the Horizon for Women?’ History Professor Offers Expertise

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

After Oprah Winfrey’s powerful speech at the Golden Globes, the overwhelming focus has been on speculating the plausibility of her running for president in 2020, giving little attention to the message she was conveying about the sexual abuse faced by …