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Mount Holyoke College received a prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to diversify faculty and promote collaboration among departments.
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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The Mount Holyoke News celebrates a century of late nights, fast-breaking news, sharp writing and an intense, enduring camaraderie.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
excerpt from poem by Irene Glascock
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.
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.
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.
Professors will discuss their respective work in classical Indian poetry and Asian immigration on Odyssey Bookshop readings.
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.
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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Poetry lovers, take note: Mount Holyoke College to host its annual Glascock poetry contest, “an illustrious and all-around exceptional affair.”
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.
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.
Holly Mitchell ’13 has won the 2017 Amy Award for her accomplishments as a poet and her potential for future success.
Mount Holyoke College's Field Gates. Photo by Michael Malyszko
The 95th annual Glascock poetry contest offers two days of young and established poets reading and talking about poetry.
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.