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Starting in fall 2016, the College will offer a program that will prepare students to develop and apply technical skills to real-world problems.
Tracy Keya and Janet Slocum in Mount Holyoke makerspace
From clothes that light up to vacuum-formed chocolate molds, the Mount Holyoke College Makerspace offers tools and training to create and collaborate.
Woyneab Habte '17, Mount Holyoke College
Empowered by the skills she gained at Mount Holyoke, Woyneab Habte ’17 founded a copy shop in her country to provide peers an alternative to sex work.
Vanessa Rodriguez ’18, a first-generation college student, spent her spring semester junior year in Spain, where she studied journalism, practiced her Spanish and worked in an impoverished community.
A Mount Holyoke senior finds study abroad brings her back home with a mission: to work with her Latinx community.
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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.
Maddy Skrak, spreading her wings at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst
A Mount Holyoke senior reflects on her journey to her major and the critical thinking skills she acquired along the way.
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Mount Holyoke student Celine Mudahakana has been awarded a Davis Projects for Peace prize to help impoverished women in her native Rwanda.
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Mount Holyoke’s new minor in entrepreneurship, organizations, and society is attracting students with a wide variety of interests and backgrounds.
Mount Holyoke College student Jessica Taylor '17 with Senator Elizabeth Warren
Many Mount Holyoke College students pursue internships in the Pioneer Valley, which offers exciting opportunities.
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.
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Just months after graduating, Cassandra Peltier ’18 has been named executive director of the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum.
Students in San Juan, Puerto Rico, releasing turtles
The pilot year of a STEM camp for girls, a joint offering from Mount Holyoke College and the city of San Juan, brings education and renewed hope.
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Mount Holyoke College received a prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to diversify faculty and promote collaboration among departments.
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Building on an existing faculty initiative, Mount Holyoke is partnering with MassMutual to train women in the emerging field of data science.
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Mount Holyoke’s data science initiatives are part of a larger trend by liberal arts colleges toward interdisciplinary connections to computer science.
A group of young mothers gather inside the community center in Managua, Nicaragua
Davis Projects for Peace winner Rosalyn Leban ’18 had plans to serve a community in Nicaragua. Civil unrest changed her project but not her commitment.
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Mount Holyoke College research shows that the keys to successful career advancement are grade point average and internships — the more, the better.
Portrait of Natasha Ansari '13
An internship after her junior year at Mount Holyoke led to an epic road trip for Natasha Ansari ’13 and, with her professor, her authorial debut.
Bingyao Liu ’19 playing the Chinese dulcimer
Music was just a hobby for Bingyao Liu ’19. Then she came to Mount Holyoke, founded the area’s first Chinese music ensemble and discovered klezmer music.
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Kaitlin Cashin, class of 2019, is featured in the new ad for the U.S. Space Force.
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From solar cells and architecture to an athletic app and teaching, students spoke about their internships and research at the 2016 LEAP presentations.
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With the help of programs like the new entrepreneurship minor, Mount Holyoke students bring home prizes and wins from entrepreneurial competitions.
Cathy O’Neil, author of New York Times bestseller “Weapons of Math Destruction,” spoke at Mount Holyoke on April 8.
Algorithms are hardly as objective as people think, says Cathy O’Neil, author of “Weapons of Math Destruction,” in a talk and discussion at Mount Holyoke.
Women in Data Science Conference 2017
As the regional host of the worldwide Women in Data Science Conference, Mount Holyoke declares liberal arts the perfect entry into this exploding field.
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(College-211): Nexus students use the experience of creating eportfolios to begin curating their online professional personas.
Mount Holyoke is known across the country as a leader in global education because of Eva Paus, director of the McCulloch Center.
The McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives has changed the Mount Holyoke world — and Mount Holyoke has changed global education.
Woyneab Habte '17, Mount Holyoke College
Founder of On-Her-Own, the first work-study program in Ethiopia helping to provide low-income female students with non-exploitative means of income.