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03/31/21

Religious Studies Professor Explains the Intricacies Behind the Good Friday Catholic Worship Services

The Conversation

Did you know that Easter is the earliest and most central of all Christian holidays—more ancient than Christmas—and that the Good Friday worship service is historically the most controversial of Holy Week services?  In an article for The Conversation, Joanne Pierce, …

03/30/21

Will MLB Bounce Back in 2021? Holy Cross Sports Economics Professor Says This Is a ‘Critical’ Moment

Reuters

As Major League Baseball is preparing for Opening Day this week and fans are looking forward to a return to regular-season games for the first time in 18 months, economists are wondering if MLB will be able to bounce back …

03/24/21

Holy Cross Student Project Documenting the Pandemic Featured on GBH’s ‘In It Together’

GBH Radio

Last spring, a group of 12 Holy Cross students launched “COVID Chronicles,” a project seeking to document on- and off-campus life during the pandemic. Under the guidance of history professors Cynthia Hooper and Lorelle Semley, the students gathered information, oral …

03/22/21

Blog: Ruiz ’23 Looks Forward to Meeting New People and Exploring New Places

The Chicago native is studying Spanish, anthropology and Latinx studies

Name: Veronica Ruiz Hometown: Chicago, Illinois Studies She’s Considering: Double major in Spanish and Anthropology, Concentration in Latinx Studies Why She Chose Holy Cross: I choose Holy Cross because of the small class sizes and student body population. Not only …

03/19/21

Holy Cross Receives First-Gen Forward Designation

The national honor recognizes the College's commitment to first-generation student success

Holy Cross has been designated a First-gen Forward institution by the Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and The Suder Foundation. The First-gen Forward designation recognizes higher education institutions that demonstrate a …

03/18/21

Religious Studies Professor Urges President Biden and Congress to ‘Care For Our Common Home’

"Values and Voices" brings together leading scholars to write on pressing issues of our day

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, recently penned a letter addressed to president Biden, vice president Harris, and members of Congress as …

03/11/21

Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Analyzes Case for Military Chaplain’s Sainthood

The Conversation

In early Christianity, soldiers could be baptized only if they refused to kill another human – today, Father Emil Kapaun, a U.S. Army chaplain and a war hero, is being considered a candidate for sainthood by the Catholic Church. In …

03/08/21

Holy Cross Celebrates the Opening of the Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation and Wellness Center

State-of-the-art facility to serve as new center for recreation, club and intramural sports, fostering a new era of holistic wellness on The Hill

The College of the Holy Cross on Monday opened its new state-of-the-art recreation and wellness center, the Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation and Wellness Center (“The Jo”). The Jo will be home to all club and intramural sports, as well as recreation, …

03/05/21

SGA Co-Presidents Reflect on a Year Unlike Any Other

Noah Sisk '21 and Victoria Tara '21 adapted priorities to meet changing student needs in the pandemic

Noah Sisk ’21 and Victoria Tara ’21 campaigned successfully for co-presidents of the Student Government Association (SGA) with the slogan, “Let’s get real.” Fresh off a semester in Washington, DC, through Holy Cross’ Semester Away Program, the pair used the …

03/02/21

How Does the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Compare to the Others? Holy Cross Biology Professor Explains

NBC Boston | NECN | WBUR | WGBH

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recently approved a vaccine from Johnson & Johnson for emergency use against the COVID-19 virus. But how does this option differ from the other vaccines currently on the market? In an interview with …

02/22/21

What Is Lent? Religious Studies Professor Explains the History Behind The Holy Season Leading To Easter

The Conversation

Did you know that Lent, the 40-day period of fasting and prayer preceding Easter, became common in Christian churches as early as the fourth century? In an article for The Conversation, Joanne Pierce, professor of religious studies at Holy Cross, breaks down the …

02/22/21

Holy Cross Religious Studies Professor Examines the Changing Face of Christianity Today

The Christian Science Monitor

Mathew Schmalz, professor of religious studies at Holy Cross, spoke at length with The Christian Science Monitor about the changing face of Christianity, as well as his time volunteering for a Roman Catholic order in rural Oklahoma decades ago, an …

02/18/21

Holy Cross’ Center for Career Development Positions Students for Success After Graduation

On-demand resources, virtual events and a strong alumni network are just a few of the many assets readily available to students

“The pandemic has shined a light on how important it is for employees to be agile, flexible and able to problem-solve — which are core skills that students flex all the time at Holy Cross,” says Amy Murphy, director of …

02/16/21

McFarland Center’s ‘Dismantling Structural Racism’ Series Featured on NBC Boston

NBC Boston | NECN

Alumnus Ron Lawson ’75, chief operating officer of Care for the Homeless, is one of several prominent Black alumni taking part in a virtual discussion series with the Holy Cross community organized by the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and …

02/15/21

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Awarded $150,000 Grant

Rebecca Winarski sees National Science Foundation Grant as an opportunity to unify perspectives in different fields of mathematics

Rebecca Winarski, assistant professor of mathematics and computer science, was recently awarded a grant exceeding $150,000 from the National Science Foundation. Winarski aims to conduct research that she argues will ultimately unify perspectives within different subfields of mathematics—in particular, topology, …

02/15/21

English Professor Receives Prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship

Oliver de la Paz was one of 35 recipients selected from over 1,600 eligible applicants

Oliver de la Paz, associate professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross, has received a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in the amount of $25,000. De la Paz  was selected from a …

02/15/21

Holy Cross’ Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi Earns National Award

The recognition was conferred to only 11 out of 627 chapters nationwide

Omicron Epsilon, Holy Cross’ Chapter of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi, has been named an “Honor Chapter” for its outstanding activities in 2019-20, an award that was bestowed to only 11 out of 627 chapters nationwide. …

02/11/21

Holy Cross Ranks Second Nationally in Study Abroad Survey

Institute of International Education

For yet another year, the College of the Holy Cross has been ranked among the top baccalaureate institutions in the United States for long-term study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education. According to its latest report, 81 Holy …

02/10/21

College of the Holy Cross Announces 33rd President

Vincent D. Rougeau Named First Lay President in College’s History

The College of the Holy Cross today named Vincent D. Rougeau its 33rd president, the first lay and first Black president in the history of the College, announced Chairman of the Board of Trustees Richard Patterson ’80. Rougeau is currently …

02/06/21

Holy Cross Welcomes Twelve Tenure-Track Faculty Members

The new faculty members represent nine academic disciplines

At the start of the 2020-21 academic year, Holy Cross welcomed new tenure-track faculty members, joining the following departments: biology, classics, English, mathematics and computer science, philosophy, psychology, sociology and anthropology, Spanish, and world languages, literatures and cultures. The scholars …