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Rep. Pelosi with MHC Semester in DC students
The five students in the pilot MHC Semester in D.C. program began the term by meeting with Rep. Nita Lowey ’59 and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Mount Holyoke's Christopher Mitchell on Connecting Point
On WGBY’s Connecting Point, Mount Holyoke faculty member Christopher Mitchell talks about what President Trump’s tariffs mean to the region.
This is a photo of Katie Cashin in a military uniform, looking skywards against a dark background.
Kaitlin Cashin, class of 2019, is featured in the new ad for the U.S. Space Force.
These are side-by-side portraits of Assistant professor of politics Adam Hilton and student Amelia Malpas
The Democratic party’s progressive wing has found a moment amid the pandemic, says assistant professor Adam Hilton and Amelia Malpas ’22 at Mount Holyoke.
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.”
Professor Khory discusses how South Asian immigrants in Europe and the U.S. are organizing and engaging in political activism.
Christopher Pyle
Christopher Pyle, MHC professor and civil liberties expert, calls Edward Snowden patriotic and says espionage charges against him should be dropped.
Andrew G. Reiter, associate professor of politics and international relations, talks to NOVA.
Mount Holyoke professor Andrew Reiter wrote in the Boston Globe on the moral — and political – imperative for US intervention in the Caribbean country.
Rachel Maddow discusses the oil and gas industry and its impact on politics with professor of politics Kavita Khory ’84.
Rachel Maddow stopped at Mount Holyoke College to discuss her book “Blowout,” which examines the oil and gas industry and its relation to corruption.
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.
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.
At work: summer 2019 Time magazine intern Madeline Fitzgerald ’21
Madeline Fitzgerald ’21 discusses how she is connecting attending a small liberal arts college to study politics and philosophy with becoming a journalist.
Andrew G. Reiter, associate professor of politics and international relations, talks to NOVA.
As mysterious federal troops clash with protesters, Mount Holyoke professor Andrew Reiter says there’s little to be done.
This is a photograph of Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta, who leads Argentina’s Ministry of Women, Gender and Diversity.
Mount Holyoke’s Cora Fernandez Anderson spoke with Argentina’s Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta, who leads Argentina’s Ministry of Women, Gender and Diversity.
Students (clockwise from top left) Emma Watkins ’23, Lily James ’21, Kate Murray ’22 and Jaxzia Perez ’22 created a video to provide information on voting for their fellow Mount Holyoke students.
MHCVotes!, a new student-led effort at Mount Holyoke College, is focusing on voter education, turnout and fairness.
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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.
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.
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.
Ali Aslam, Visiting Lecturer of Politics
Ali Aslam, assistant professor of politics, discusses the new rules that could reshape the means of representation in Congress.
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.
This is a portrait of Adam Hilton, assistant professor of politics, standing in front of a bookcase. He is wearing a plaid shirt and glasses, smiling.
Mount Holyoke assistant professor of politics Adam Hilton spoke with GQ magazine about the shifting politics of western Massachusetts.
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.
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.
Elizabeth K. Markovits, Professor of Politics; Director of First-Year Seminars; Director of the Teaching and Learning Initiative
MHC’s Elizabeth Markovits argues that perceived over-preparedness works against female politicians in public debates with male counterparts.
Eight dancers rehearse "One", arms stretched overhead.
The Mount Holyoke Faculty Dance Concert explores themes of loss and redemption with the performance of “One,” about the legacy of Henrietta Lacks.
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.
Senior Symposium 2018
Senior Symposium at Mount Holyoke celebrates academic achievement across campus and across disciplines.
(From left) Congresswoman Nita Lowey ’59; President Sonya Stephens; Weissman Center for Leadership founder, Harriet Weissman ’58, whose vision and support inspired the creation of the center; and Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz celebrate the Weissman Center’s 20t
To mark the 20th anniversary of the Weissman Center for Leadership, the mayor of San Juan spoke at Mount Holyoke about the power of leaders to change.
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.
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
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.
Becky Wai-Ling Packard
Successfully encouraging underrepresented students to explore STEM subjects requires personal, streamlined mentoring, says MHC’s Becky Packard.
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.
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.
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.
Kavita Khory
Politics professor Khory, an expert in migration, international security and South Asia, will lead Mount Holyoke’s McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives.
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Aurora West Seamon ’17: My critical social thought major equipped me to teach a diverse group of learners and field questions about American culture.
Cora Fernandez Anderson
Mount Holyoke’s Cora Fernandez Anderson’s recent article in Ms. magazine outlines the successful fight to legalize abortion in Argentina.
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.
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.
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.