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This is a picture of Lauret Savoy, standing in front of a tree.
“Trace,” Lauret Savoy’s latest book, has won another award, this one for environmental creative writing.
Haley Rivers ’19 (left) and Leila Kouakou ’18 are spending their summer doing research for the Audubon Society’s Peterson Estuary Center in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
Thanks to an alumna and College funding, two MHC students are spending the summer identifying aquatic plants to help assess the Connecticut River’s health.
Christine DeLucia
King Philip’s War still reverberates, says Christine DeLucia, who will read from her new book that explores the events from a non-colonialist perspective.
MHC professor Kate Ballantine teaches restoration ecology by restoring a small campus stream and adjacent wetlands.
This is a photo of Farah Rawas '17 standing in front of the Community Center construction site.
Through its engineering and sustainability programs, Mount Holyoke has given Farah Rawas ’17 the resources she needs to help her community in Beirut.
Students in the connected courses of professors Kavita Khory, politics, and Nieves Romero-Díaz, Spanish
Interdisciplinary classrooms fuel a passion for learning in faculty and students alike.
The Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden
The Botanic Garden is a living, curated collection of plants that can be used, much like the Art Museum or library, for classes of all disciplines.
After Emily Chang ’18 (left) interned with Yiting Wang ’11 at the World Wide Fund for Nature, Wang invited her to attend a conference at Columbia University.
An environmental studies student at Mount Holyoke and an alumna working for the World Wide Fund for Nature make a life-changing connection.
Kate Ballantine’s research on environmental revival and ecosystems at a former cranberry bog in Plymouth investigates the effects of climate change.
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The Board of Trustees announces that Mount Holyoke College has set the goal of being carbon neutral by the College’s bicentennial, 2037.
Student, staff and U.S. Fish & Wildlife volunteers pose on the day of Renaissance high school’s annual field trip to Mount Holyoke.
Mount Holyoke’s Restoration Ecology Program tackles environmental challenges and seeds the field’s future by engaging students in local high schools.
Photo of Veronika Kivenson FP’13 aboard a research vessel
Alum Veronika Kivenson’s NSF grant allows her to use a supercomputer to examine how microbes metabolize pollutants found in marine sediment.
Tina Le ’18 was drawn to the “magnificent camellias” in the Botanic Garden for her research.
Using the College’s living lab, Tina Le ’18 developed her own independent study and gained hands-on research experience in the field of plant genetics.
Photo of Shannon Seigal ’19
Shannon Seigal ’19 has combined her interests in environmental sustainability and social justice and taken advantage of every opportunity.
Kate Ballantine , with a group of students examining a soil sample on the Project Stream site.
More than 100 high school students spent the day at Mount Holyoke’s restoration ecology site, learning about the environment from the ground up.
This is a photograph of Catherine Corson with interns Julia Worcester ’17, Isabel Flores-Ganley ’17, and Sabine Rogers ’18 and the entire multi-institutional research team at the 2016 World Conservation Congress in September.
Political ecologist Catherine Corson took her three student interns to the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii to study global environmental politics.
Jailene Rodriguez '20 began her Mount Holyoke career as a high school summer scholar with the Restoration Ecology Program.
Future physician Jailene Rodriguez ’20 gained hands-on lab experience in high school via Mount Holyoke’s Restoration Ecology Summer Scholars Program.
This is a photograph of the Project River boardwalk, with bright fall foliage in the background.
Assistant Professor Kate Ballantine was recognized as an “Environmental Ground-Breaker” for her ecological restoration work.
This is a three-part photograph, featuring Ellen Chilemba, the winning team of the International Business Ethics Case Competition, and Rick Feldman.
With the help of programs like the new entrepreneurship minor, Mount Holyoke students bring home prizes and wins from entrepreneurial competitions.
National Endowment funds pilot program to explore global and local inequalities through humanities lens
National Endowment funds pilot program to explore global and local inequalities through humanities lens.
The 2018 Careers in Public Service cohort posed in the U.S. Capitol.
Mount Holyoke students spent two intensive days in the nation’s capital exploring careers in public service.