Around Campus

Students at Mount Holyoke College in a laboratory.

A guide to women’s colleges

US News & World Report’s new guide to women’s colleges has a lot to say about Mount Holyoke. 

Mount Holyoke’s newest students prepare to serve lunch at the Bag the Community food-pantry event.

Tackling food insecurity one bag at a time

6,500 bags. An 18-wheeler and several vans filled with donated food. Spring admits begin their Mount Holyoke career with community service.

This is the National Endowment for the Humantities' logo.

NEH awards fellowship to Jessica Maier

Mount Holyoke Associate Professor of Art History Jessica Maier has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

A group of smiling students and organizers pose for the camera with fists aloft in a gesture of solidarity.

Students unite for collective bargaining

Students from campuses across the Northeast, including Mount Holyoke, came together at the Northeast Undergraduate Worker Convention to talk unionization.

Mount Holyoke College gates, decorated by snow and unlit lights.

December at Mount Holyoke

December brought memories, honors, celebrations — and snow!

Tianhui-Ng- Pioneer Valley Symphony

Using music to build community

For Mount Holyoke music professor Tianhui Ng, conducting the Pioneer Valley Symphony is a chance to work with community members from all over the region.

Winterfest 2019 was celebrated in Chapin Auditorium in Mary Woolley Hall.

Celebrating the work of Mount Holyoke staff

Winterfest is the annual holiday party that celebrates fellowship for faculty and staff of Mount Holyoke College.  

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Rebeccah Lijek

Overworked and overlooked over the holidays

In a New York Times article, Mount Holyoke College assistant professor Rebeccah Lijek describes the pressures faced by junior researchers in academia.

The Mount Holyoke Traditions Booklet and BeWell Booklet

Mount Holyoke wins UCDA awards

Creative projects promoting Mount Holyoke College took top honors at the University & College Designers Association 2019 competition.

David W. Sanford

“Black Noise” is one of the year’s best

David W. Sanford’s orchestral work “Black Noise” is named one of 2019’s top 25 recordings by The New York Times.

Serin D. Houston Assistant Professor of Geography and International Relations

Questions about “Imagining Seattle” 

Mount Holyoke’s Serin Houston, human geographer, talks about the perceptions and practices of Seattle as a progessive, creative and sustainable city. 

Michael Ofori, center right, and Faith Conant, right, drum with students as part of the final drumming, dancing and singing performance of their classes.

Joint performance brings a twist to tradition

Classes from Mount Holyoke and the Five College West African Music Ensemble joyfully performed together, featuring drums, dance and music.

Jorge in May 2017

A birding we will go! Campus edition

The bird-watchers of Mount Holyoke joined the annual continental Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 15 by counting every bird they encounter on campus.

Guest artist Mohammed Alidu, center, demonstrates a rhythm on the calabash to students.

African drum and dance class collaboration

Mount Holyoke’s Michael Ofori has teamed with director of the Five College West African Music Ensemble and guest artists to sing, dance, drum and perform.

Debra Martin Chase ’77 stands in the New York Room of Mary Woolley Hall before screening “Harriet” for the Mount Holyoke College community.

“Harriet” premieres on campus

“Harriet” producer Debra Martin Chase ’77 brought the film to Mount Holyoke College for a screening and a talk with students. 

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