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Mount Holyoke professor Christopher Benfey’s new book on Rudyard Kipling was reviewed in the New Yorker.
Andrea Lawlor, assistant professor of English, has received the Whiting Award, which honors emerging writers who demonstrate excellence and promise.
Senior Symposium was both serious and joyful as the class of 2017 presented their research to appreciative audiences from the College and beyond.
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.
Students across disciplines engage with art through a program that brings classroom work to the MHC Art Museum, where curriculum and the visual arts meet.
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.
Mount Holyoke’s Samuel Ace probes the boundaries between language and sound, poetry and music, being and performance, on Feb. 13.
First-generation college student Rachelle Egipeiaco ’18 uses her life experience and passion for education to show underserved teens a pathway to college.
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.
Mount Holyoke College received a prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to diversify faculty and promote collaboration among departments.
At a gala ceremony, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks accepted the $300,000 Gish Prize, thanking her Mount Holyoke College professors.
Mount Holyoke College professor Andrea Lawlor’s debut novel earned high praise. The Advocate called Lawlor “a worthy successor to Virginia Woolf.”
Holly Mitchell ’13 has won the 2017 Amy Award for her accomplishments as a poet and her potential for future success.
Convocation marks the official beginning of the 2019–2020 academic year for 2,199 Mount Holyoke students, including 507 incoming first-years.
The Mount Holyoke News celebrates a century of late nights, fast-breaking news, sharp writing and an intense, enduring camaraderie.
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.
The Teaching and Learning Initiative challenges faculty to learn and implement innovative and inclusive ideas to reach and inspire their students.
Mount Holyoke College marks 50 years of the Association for Pan-African Unity and Black History Month with a month-long celebration.
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.
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.
Senior Symposium at Mount Holyoke celebrates academic achievement across campus and across disciplines.
Mount Holyoke students and alumnae attended the 10-day Global Leadership Summit in South Africa this summer, returning with inspiration and commitment.
Luvvie Ajayi and Kimberly Juanita Brown will each speak on Feb. 22, as the celebration of Black History Month continues at Mount Holyoke College.
Andrea Lawlor’s novel, “Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl,” shines with authenticity, creativity and insight — just like Lawlor’s classes.
Mount Holyoke’s Interfaith Lunch serves up conversation — with sides of laughter, soup and cookies — every Wednesday in the new Unity Space.
In addition to writing expansive poetry, Emily Dickinson had a passion for baking, says MHC English professor Christopher Benfey.
Alumna and playwright Suzan-Lori Parks won the prestigious Steinberg Award, recognizing her artistic contributions to American theater.
Showing how global education is an essential part of the liberal arts, 35 seniors receive an award for the breadth of their international experiences.
English professor Iyko Day explains the inherent racism in referring to the new coronavirus as the “China virus.”
Elizabeth Young’s work on Frankenstein as a racial metaphor was cited in The New Yorker.
Visiting Lecturer Jerrine Tan considers the promise of cyberpunk literature and the reality of contemporary Singapore.
Mount Holyoke College students swept up seven Fulbrights this year, along with two Davis Projects for Peace grants and two critical language study awards.
Professors will discuss their respective work in classical Indian poetry and Asian immigration on Odyssey Bookshop readings.
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.
“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.”
Mount Holyoke professor Iyko Day argues that the rise in anti-Asian sentiment is fueled by both current leadership and capitalist principles.
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.
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