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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.
Senior Symposium 2018
Senior Symposium at Mount Holyoke celebrates academic achievement across campus and across disciplines.
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Mount Holyoke students visit Washington, D.C., and find inspiration from alumnae to explore careers in public service.
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Mount Holyoke students can now study and work in the nation’s capital — advancing the College’s legacy of shaping leaders in politics, policy and advocacy.
When Hashma Shahid ’17 and Onji Bae ’18 discovered computer science at Mount Holyoke, their lives — and many others — were changed.
Girls in Tech, a day-long conference, was created by two Mount Holyoke students to introduce high school girls to the possibility of careers in technology.
Between them, Javeria Kella ’19 and Davan O’Donnell ’19, the first students to attend Mount Holyoke’s new joint-degree program with the Graduate Institute in Geneva, have lived or studied in nearly a dozen countries.
Juniors Javeria Kella and Davan O’Donnell are the first students to participate in Mount Holyoke’s first international joint-degree program.
Christopher Mitchell
In The Washington Post, Mount Holyoke professor of international relations and politics explained the cycle of crisis and deregulation.
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Mount Holyoke College junior Sajia Darwish is building literacy for girls by creating a library in her former high school in Afghanistan.
Mount Holyoke College Makerspace
The Makerspace prepares future leaders by combining technology and the liberal arts to teach and engage students studying every academic discipline.
Mount Holyoke students (from left) Tracy Keya ’18, Mosimiloluwa Esan ’18 and Sarah Sarah McCool ’18 won a business ethics competition by arguing that Apple Inc. must move to improve conditions in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Three seniors win big at an international competition for business ethics, the College’s second year at the event — and its second big win.
Kavita Datla, an expert in modern South Asian history and an exceptional scholar, teacher, colleague and mentor, has died.
Kavita Datla, an expert in modern South Asian history and an exceptional scholar, teacher, colleague and mentor, has died.
Whitney Battle-Baptiste, W.E.B. Du Bois Center, UMass Amherst
The 2017 Hortense Parker Celebration featured speeches by UMass Amherst’s Whitney Battle-Baptiste and Kymberly Newberry FP’15.
This photo shows survivors of sexual violence and their families, who work in a sewing studio outside the city of Beni, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Internationally known conflict photographer Peter Muller will teach a course on culture, war and violence using photography as a tool of inquiry.
Christopher Mitchell, Assistant Professor of International Relations and Politics
“I’m very excited about being able to forge direct connections with the students I teach, and to teach bright students in a small-class environment.”
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IR student liaison Julia Kellerbauer ’18 adds a touch of home at work.
Andrew G. Reiter Assistant Professor of Politics
Andrew Reiter, a Mount Holyoke College expert on Latin American politics, was featured in several forums speaking about the Colombian Peace Agreement.
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.
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.
Mount Holyoke’s winning team at the IBECC event in Santa Monica: from left, Shanae McDonald ’17, Pearl Umoye ’19 and Hadassa Mikalixen ’18, with the competition’s founding director, Thomas White.
A team of three students swept their division in an international business ethics competition, the College’s first appearance at the annual event.
Upasana Sharma ’18 Mount Holyoke College
Upasana Sharma '18: the first MHC student to win a General Course scholarship from the London School of Economics, will study British colonialism.
Liz Rose ’18 (left) with some of her Vietnamese students.
Six student-athletes spend part of the summer with the Coach for College program to teach sports and academics to middle-schoolers in Vietnam.
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.