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A large group of young students pose with their 2019 Global Competency Awards

2019 Global Competence Award winners named

Mount Holyoke College celebrated its latest cohort of Global Competence Award winners.

This is a photo of the class of 2019, in gowns and caps, as they prepare to Commence.

The class of 2019 caps off its achievements

The graduates at Mount Holyoke’s 182nd Commencement were urged to speak up, speak out and work together to make the world a better place.

The class of 2019 at the Laurel Parade

The Laurel Parade of 2019

The Mount Holyoke College class of 2019 participated in the Laurel Parade, a beloved tradition over a century old.

Barbara M. Baumann ’77 will step down as chair of the Board of Trustees, a position she has held since 2015.

Barbara M. Baumann ’77 to step down

The title of chair of the Board of Trustees is passing from Barbara M. Baumann ’77 to Mindy McWilliams Lewis ‘75, P’05.

Mount Holyoke is known across the country as a leader in global education because of Eva Paus, director of the McCulloch Center.

Students, meet World. World, students.

The McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives has changed the Mount Holyoke world — and Mount Holyoke has changed global education.

Andy Reiter, associate professor of politics and international relations, discussing Venezuela on WGBY’s Connecting Point.

Venezuela crisis begets humanitarian disaster

On WGBY’s Connecting Point, Mount Holyoke faculty member Andy Reiter talks about the near-coup in Venezuela and what’s to come.

Sara Hearn jumps to her second national victory in the IHSA championships.

Equestrian Sara Hearn is national champ again

Sara Hearn ’21 won her second national championship in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association competition in intermediate over fences.

The spring 2019 MHC Semester in D.C. students pose with Sen. Edward Markey. From left: Olivia Vejcik, Izabella Czejdo, Brigit Wolf, Sen. Markey, Sarah Bloomgarden, Maya Hoffman and Associate Professor Calvin Chen.

“Transformational growth”

Meeting with Sen. Ed Markey is a typical assignment for the students in Mount Holyoke’s MHC Semester in D.C. program.

excited student beaming from a podium having just won a prize

Learning to lead with distinction

The 2019 Student Leadership and Service Awards celebrate an integral part of Mount Holyoke’s mission.

Speakers at the 2019 Commencement are Barbara Smith ’69, Gary Younge and Adrienne Arsht ’63.Speakers at the 2019 Commencement are Barbara Smith ’69, Gary Younge and Adrienne Arsht ’63.

Commencement 2019 speakers announced

A renowned philanthropist, a trailblazing activist and an award-winning journalist will address the class of 2019 at Mount Holyoke’s Commencement.

Edith Amoafoa-Smart speaks on the notion of insiders versus outsiders and land ownership in the surge of violence against African immigrants within South Africa.

Senior moment: time to reflect, take charge

Senior Symposium is a cherished rite of passage — and a moment to strut — for Mount Holyoke students engaged in independent study.

From left, Barbara Smith '69, Beverly Guy-Scheftall and Raquel Willis engaged in the keynote conversation on radical inclusion

BOOM! 2019: reflection and connection

Mount Holyoke College’s third annual learning conference on diversity, equity and inclusion draws big crowds and big topics.

This is a side-by-side image, to the left, a portrait of Kerstin Nordstrom smiling; to the right, the NSF CAREER Award logo.

Kerstin Nordstrom wins CAREER award

Physics professor Kerstin Nordstrom has been awarded the prestigious CAREER research award from the National Science Foundation.

Sue Shi ‘19 was named the winner of the 2019 National Quantum Matters Science Communication Competition at the Museum of Science, Boston.

Shi ’19 wins national science comms match

Mount Holyoke senior Sue Shi has won the 2019 National Quantum Matters Science Communication Competition.

 Patty Brennan, Visiting Lecturer of Biological Sciences

Study: sex may be pleasurable for dolphins

Recent research from Patricia Brennan, assistant professor of biology at Mount Holyoke, sheds new light on the inner workings of dolphin sexual anatomy.

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