Around Campus

Jorge, the white goose, floating on Lower Lake

A birding we will go! Campus edition

The bird-watchers of Mount Holyoke join 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. 

November at Mount Holyoke

November at Mount Holyoke

November at Mount Holyoke began with Founders Day and ended with snow. In between: field hockey, Gracious Dinner, HackHolyoke, Rachel Maddow and lots more.

Christopher Benfey

Christopher Benfey tackles Mitford biography

Christopher Benfey, professor of English at Mount Holyoke College, reviews the new Nancy Mitford biography for The New York Times.

Gwen Bass, director of the Teacher Leadership Programs of Professional and Graduate Education at Mount Holyoke

Teach the teachers well

A new partnership between Mount Holyoke College and the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools hopes to elevate all-girls education.

Andrew G. Reiter, associate professor of politics and international relations, talks to NOVA.

The violence paradox

Andrew Reiter, Mount Holyoke College politics and international relations professor, talks to NOVA about whether humanity is getting less violent. 

Harriet Weissman ’58 and Paul Weissman in Chapin Auditorium during the celebrations of the Weissman Center for Leadership’s 20th anniversary.

Twenty years of the Weissman Center

Mount Holyoke College celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Weissman Center for Leadership and visionaries Paul and Harriet Weissman ’58. 

Rachel Maddow discusses the oil and gas industry and its impact on politics with professor of politics Kavita Khory ’84.

Rachel Maddow visits MHC

Rachel Maddow stopped at Mount Holyoke College to discuss her book “Blowout,” which examines the oil and gas industry and its relation to corruption.

HackHolyoke 2019: Kiki Wang ’21 (left) and Wenyun Wang ’20 working on their game about the periodic table of elements.

HackHolyoke 2019

From computer code to microprocessors, HackHolyoke at Mount Holyoke College is for every hacker, regardless of skill or experience.

(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

Carmen Cruz celebrates Weissman Center

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.

Kaliope (Adelia Brown ’22, left) uses the quarterstaff to knock out Farrah the Faerie (Ezri Braid-Grizzell ’23) so she can move forward in the D&D adventure, in “She Kills Monsters.”

“She Kills Monsters”

Stage combat comes to the Rooke Theatre in the play “She Kills Monsters,” directed by Noah Tuleja.

“Alignment” by Megan Walker ’20 shows a still from a video work that depicts a ghostly renditions of a clock face being changed at different times and speeds to create a layered effect. Photo by Megan Walker.

Student art displayed in Northampton gallery

The “Collective Ground” exhibition from Mount Holyoke students explores themes from identity and vulnerability to family and politics.

Sarah Day ’22, left, and Meaghan Ging ’22 enjoy the Founder’s Day festivities.

Celebrating history with an eye to the future

Staff and students gather to commemorate Mount Holyoke founder Mary Lyon with ice cream, hot chocolate and gratitude for her vision.

Eight dancers rehearse for "One," reaching up over their heads, bodies bent to the right.

A dance meditation on Henrietta Lacks

The Mount Holyoke Faculty Dance Concert explores themes of loss and redemption with the performance of “One,” about the legacy of Henrietta Lacks.

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