Around Campus

Olivia Aguilar, Leslie and Sarah Miller Director of the Miller Worley Center for the Environment

When contagion meets climate crises

Olivia Aguilar, director of the Miller Worley Center for the Environment, considers the ramifications of climate displacement and community contagions.

Ana Yankova '97

Mount Holyoke names Chief Investment Officer

Mount Holyoke has named Ana Yankova ’97 its inaugural chief investment officer. She will report to President Sonya Stephens and work with the Trustees.

Personal protective equipment donated by Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke donates protective equipment

The College’s gloves, surgical masks, N95 respirators, lab coats and eye protection will be dispersed as needed to hospitals statewide. 

Andrea Lawlor Visiting Lecturer in English

Andrea Lawlor wins prestigious Whiting Award

Andrea Lawlor, assistant professor of English, has received the Whiting Award, which honors emerging writers who demonstrate excellence and promise.


February at Mount Holyoke

February at Mount Holyoke featured Black History Month events, Princeton Review rankings, outstanding student-athletes and of course valentines.

Heather Pon-Barry sitting on the floor with a small, humanoid robot.

The key to STEMtastic robot tutors? Dialogue.

Heather Pon-Barry received the prestigious CAREER award for her work in developing educational — and socially intelligent — robots.

Students attend MAT classes both in-person and online.

Excellence in Teaching Award creates leaders

Winners of the Grinspoon Foundation’s Excellence in Teaching Award receive a $10,000 scholarship to Mount Holyoke College’s graduate programs.  

M. Paz Galupo with a group of their students. All are smiling as they pose for the camera. The lab is devising new scales to capture the experiences of gender and sexuality minorities more fully.

Betwixt and between

M. Paz Galupo of Towson University, talked about the ways to capture the complexity of identity and represent those who do not fit into boxes.

Mahua Moitra ’98 studied economics and math at Mount Holyoke, and is making her mark as one of India’s most dynamic politicians.

“Be the lion that is leading the rest”

Mahua Moitra ’98 talked about her gratitude for Mount Holyoke and how students should be prepared to lead in a time of rising worldwide nationalism. 

Rha Goddess, CEO and author, has a core belief that every person can stay true, get paid and do good.

Rha Goddess on passion, purpose and profit

Rha Goddess will be speaking at Mount Holyoke about “The Future is True, Paid, Good.” She talks about passion, purpose and agents of change. 

This is photo of astronomy professor Darby Dyar in her lab. She is smiling, holds a tray of samples, standing in front of shelves with numbered trays stacked on them.

She boldly goes

Astronomy professor Darby Dyar uses real-world tricorders and a growing database of spectroscopic minerals signatures to identify minerals found in space.

Gandharan (from Afghanistan) frieze fragment from Buddhist stūpa, 1st century BCE - 7th century CE. Photograph by Laura Shea.

A new gift of ancient objects

A recent donation to Mount Holyoke has prompted a reenvisioning of gallery displays to be more global and provide context to the collection.

Students of Mount Holyoke show off special temporary tattoos on Mountain Day.

Princeton Review touts Mount Holyoke College

Princeton Review reported its 200 Best Value Colleges for 2020 and has ranked Mount Holyoke highly, with at least two rankings in the nation’s top 20. 

MHC Gates - January

January at Mount Holyoke

In January, Mount Holyoke welcomed spring admits, congratulated professors and student-athletes, and celebrated the community.

First-year student Gina Pasciuto (left) and sophomore Hannah Dubé (right) take a break from all-day rehearsals for the musical “American Idiot.”

“American Idiot” over January Intersession

Two Mount Holyoke students decided to warm their January by rekindling their love of musical theater.