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Becky Wai-Ling Packard
Successfully encouraging underrepresented students to explore STEM subjects requires personal, streamlined mentoring, says MHC’s Becky Packard.
This is a photo of the awardees standing with Dean of Faculty Jon Western and Acting President Sonya Stephens.
Four Mount Holyoke professors have been honored with awards for their hard work and academic success.
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.
Christopher Pyle
Christopher Pyle, MHC professor and civil liberties expert, calls Edward Snowden patriotic and says espionage charges against him should be dropped.
On The Issues: electoral politics graphic
Visiting instructor of politics Adam Hilton offers his insight on the presidential election and explains the history of the electoral college.
Adam Hilton Mount Holyoke College
The Democratic Party is expected to eliminate superdelegates, which would affect the 2020 election, writes Adam Hilton in the Washington Post.
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.”
Portrait of Anjelica Jarrett
A mental exercise in opinion-writing transformed one student’s academic analysis and expertise into an op-ed and a radio commentary on the #resist movement
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.
This is a photograph of Joan Biren.
Biren, whose ground-breaking photography and filmmaking have spotlighted the LGBT community, will receive an honorary degree at Commencement.
Entrpreneurship_Highlight
Mount Holyoke’s new minor in entrepreneurship, organizations, and society is attracting students with a wide variety of interests and backgrounds.
Photo of the capital building in Washington D.C.
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.
MHC’s Elizabeth Markovits argues that perceived over-preparedness works against female politicians in public debates with male counterparts.
Senior Symposium 2018
Senior Symposium at Mount Holyoke celebrates academic achievement across campus and across disciplines.
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.
Diana Wells of Ashoka will speak at Mount Holyoke College’s Global Challenges Conference on Feb. 16, 2018.
This year’s Global Challenges Conference focuses on changing global–local inequalities and features keynote speaker Diana Wells of Ashoka.
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.
Professor Khory discusses how South Asian immigrants in Europe and the U.S. are organizing and engaging in political activism.
Lynn Morgan standing by tree in front of building
Reproductive politics touch everything, says Lynn Morgan, MHC anthropology professor who has studied the subject extensively in Latin America and Europe.
Dean of Faculty Jon Western (far left) and Acting President Sonya Stephens (far right) present the Faculty Awards to (from left) Douglas Amy and Kavita Khory (politics), Peter Scotto (Russian) and Michael Davis (art history).
Mount Holyoke professors of art history, politics, international relations and Russian were honored for their outstanding teaching and scholarship.
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.
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.
Nancy MacLean focuses her scholarship on 20th-century American history, with a focus on race, gender, labor history and social movements, particularly in the South.
Nancy MacLean will speak on Feb. 28 about her new book, which connects the theories of economist James McGill Buchanan with the Koch brothers.
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.