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This is a picture of Samuel Ace performing with a laptop
Mount Holyoke’s Samuel Ace probes the boundaries between language and sound, poetry and music, being and performance, on Feb. 13.
This is a picture of Suzan-Lori Parks with Mount Holyoke Senior Lecturer Leah Glasser, at the gala presentation of the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award.
Alumna and playwright Suzan-Lori Parks won the prestigious Steinberg Award, recognizing her artistic contributions to American theater.
Best-selling author Luvvie Ajayi
Mount Holyoke College marks 50 years of the Association for Pan-African Unity and Black History Month with a month-long celebration.
Christopher Benfey
Mount Holyoke professor Christopher Benfey’s new book on Rudyard Kipling was reviewed in the New Yorker.
Mary Lee Bendolph, Gee's Bend quilter, with some of her artwork
The first solo exhibition of Gee’s Bend quilter Mary Lee Bendolph’s bold designs and remarkable expression of African-American quilting opens Jan. 23.
In addition to writing expansive poetry, Emily Dickinson had a passion for baking, says MHC English professor Christopher Benfey.
Writer and activist Luvvie Ajayi and Mount Holyoke’s Kimberly Juanita Brown will each be speaking on Feb. 22.
Luvvie Ajayi and Kimberly Juanita Brown will each speak on Feb. 22, as the celebration of Black History Month continues at Mount Holyoke College.
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Professors will discuss their respective work in classical Indian poetry and Asian immigration on Odyssey Bookshop readings.
Anisha Pai '19 is this year’s Mount Holyoke College’s candidate for the Kathryn Irene Glascock '22 Intercollegiate Poetry Competition.
Anisha Pai '19 is the first Mount Holyoke winner of the annual Glascock poetry contest since 2009 and one of only 20 since the contest began in 1923.
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“I found myself at Mount Holyoke. I learned self-reliance in a foreign country. I realized I have control over my life. I need to be responsible for it.”
Tayllor Johnson ’15. Photo by Dan Warner.
Tayllor Johnson ’15 says poetry has led her to amazing places, helped her inspire others to create social change, and—most recently—landed her a job offer.
Holly Mitchell ’13 has won the 2017 Amy Award for her accomplishments as a poet and her potential for future success.
A sea of students in their brilliant class colors of yellow, red, green, blue and purple, celebrating convocation outside in the amphitheater.
Convocation marks the official beginning of the 2019–2020 academic year for 2,199 Mount Holyoke students, including 507 incoming first-years.
Amy Lim ’18 (left), Julia Kellerbauer ’18 (middle), and Lim’s mentor, Margaret (Gretchen) Lay, assistant professor of economics, Global Competence Awards ceremony.
Showing how global education is an essential part of the liberal arts, 35 seniors receive an award for the breadth of their international experiences.
Violet Kupersmith ’11
For her senior thesis in creative writing, Violet Kupersmith ’11 wrote a collection of short stories that turned into a book contract with Random House.
"Gotham" illustration by Ayla Daniels ’15
Aidan Diamond ’15: her thesis analyzing social themes in Batman comics earns a graduate summa cum laude, and status as a rising star in scholarly thought.
Suzan-Lori Parks and Leah Glasser embrace at the Gish Prize ceremony.
At a gala ceremony, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks accepted the $300,000 Gish Prize, thanking her Mount Holyoke College professors.
Senior Symposium 2018
Senior Symposium at Mount Holyoke celebrates academic achievement across campus and across disciplines.
This is a portrait of author and lecturer Andrea Lawlor alongside an image of the cover of “Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl.” The cover is pink, with black block text over an image of what appears to be a sculpture draped in pink cloth.
Mount Holyoke College professor Andrea Lawlor’s debut novel earned high praise. The Advocate called Lawlor “a worthy successor to Virginia Woolf.”
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Emma Ginader ’15, who is finishing a volume of poems as her thesis, will represent Mount Holyoke College at the Glascock Poetry Competition March 27.
Robin McLean ’87
Robin McLean ’87 had to live before she could write about life; now her short stories are winning readers, and accolades, for the Mount Holyoke alumna.
The Mount Holyoke News, circa 1931
The Mount Holyoke News celebrates a century of late nights, fast-breaking news, sharp writing and an intense, enduring camaraderie.
This is an image human-shaped paper cut outs in many different colors.
Mount Holyoke College received a prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to diversify faculty and promote collaboration among departments.
Elizabeth Young is also the author of “Disarming the Nation: Women’s Writing and the American Civil War” and co-author of “On Alexander Gardner’s ‘Photographic Sketch Book’ of the Civil War.”
Elizabeth Young’s work on Frankenstein as a racial metaphor was cited in The New Yorker.
John Tawa, Assistant Professor of Psychology
The Teaching and Learning Initiative challenges faculty to learn and implement innovative and inclusive ideas to reach and inspire their students.
At the end of Senior Symposium 2017, everyone gathered in the Kendade atrium to toast the presenters.
Senior Symposium was both serious and joyful as the class of 2017 presented their research to appreciative audiences from the College and beyond.
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Mount Holyoke College students swept up seven Fulbrights this year, along with two Davis Projects for Peace grants and two critical language study awards.
This is a portrait of author and lecturer Andrea Lawlor alongside an image of the cover of “Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl.” The cover is pink, with black block text over an image of what appears to be a sculpture draped in pink cloth.
Andrea Lawlor’s novel, “Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl,” shines with authenticity, creativity and insight — just like Lawlor’s classes.
Susi Ryan and Sisters in Stitches Joined By the Cloth, a quilt guild based in Holbrook, Massachusetts, spoke at the Jan. 31 Interfaith Lunch on the theme of Engaging Art and Identity: Quilting Our Lives Together.
Mount Holyoke’s Interfaith Lunch serves up conversation — with sides of laughter, soup and cookies — every Wednesday in the new Unity Space.
Molly Paige FP’18 is directing “Bull in a China Shop,” the new play by Bryna Turner ’12.
Molly Paige FP’18 rekindled a love of theater when she came to Mount Holyoke. Now she’s directing “Bull in a China Shop,” the new play by Bryna Turner ’12.
Global Leadership Summit 2018
Mount Holyoke students and alumnae attended the 10-day Global Leadership Summit in South Africa this summer, returning with inspiration and commitment.
Identity and The Arts: Five College Art Conference
Organized by MHC Art Society members: Renee Portes '18, Yuchen (Angel) Xiang '20, Kateri Svec '19, Yeji Seo '20, Anne Bevin '20, Maryl Phair '20.
Andrea Lawlor Visiting Lecturer in English
A debut novel by Andrea Lawlor features a main character who can transform his body as he explores gender and sexuality in the early 1990s.
The middle school girls who take Rachelle Egipeiaco’s College Access Workshop are introduced to the college search process with the hope that it becomes more accessible and less intimidating.
First-generation college student Rachelle Egipeiaco ’18 uses her life experience and passion for education to show underserved teens a pathway to college.