Holy Cross faculty, staff, students, alumni and programs are featured regularly in local and national media. Here’s just a sample of the stories that made headlines early in 2008.
Jonathan Favreau ’03, presidential candidate Barack Obama’s chief speechwriter, was profiled in Newsweek (Jan. 7, 2008), The New York Times (Jan. 20, 2008) and WBZ-TV (Boston, Feb. 4, 2008). The WBZ-TV segment featured an interview with associate professor of history, Stephanie Yuhl, and video of Favreau’s 2003 valedictory address.
In a front page Boston Globe article on Jan. 7, 2008 titled “Colleges turn to Web tools to hunt for ’08 freshmen” Ann McDermott ’79, director of admissions, and Colleen Curran ’11 comment on the admission process in an age dominated by online social media.
Between Jan. 30-31, 2008, the news that Holy Cross would provide four years of free tuition to enrolling students from families with incomes below $50,000 (see article on Page 4) was featured by The Boston Globe, the Associated Press, the Telegram & Gazette, WBUR (NPR affiliate in Boston), and WBZ radio (Boston).
Ani Nalbandian ’09 was chosen by “On Faith,” an interactive Web site on religion produced by Newsweek and washingtonpost.com, as a regular contributor to the college religion blog “Faithbook.” You can read Ani’s posts about her Armenian Orthodox faith at: http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/faithbook/orthodox_idyll/
For complete listing of the most up-to-date Holy Cross media mentions, visit www.holycross.edu/publicaffairs/news/.