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Mount Holyoke College was recently named a First-gen Forward Institution by the Center for First-generation Student Success.

Mount Holyoke wins First-gen Forward honor

Mount Holyoke has received national recognition for its demonstrated commitment to advancing first-generation college student success.

Darby Dyar, blond white woman in blue sweater seated at desk with three computer monitors and charts on the wall.

Life on Venus?

Mount Holyoke’s Darby Dyar talked to The Wall Street Journal about the recent discovery of phosphine gas in Venus’s atmosphere.

Nikole Hannah-Jones is an investigative journalist, a Pulitzer Prize winner and the creator of The 1619 Project.

Nikole Hannah-Jones on “The 1619 Project”

Mount Holyoke College kicks off its Common Read of the year in conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of The 1619 Project.  

This is a digital banner that reads, "Welcome Class of 2024!" It is overlaid on a photograph of a past convocation with students in bright colors gathered for the ceremony.

MHC’s first virtual convocation

The College’s first virtual Convocation centered the lifelong relationships, connections, and joy and resilience of the Mount Holyoke community.

Photo of the field gate

Meet Mount Holyoke’s newest faculty 2020

Mount Holyoke’s newest faculty bring cross-disciplinary scholarship to the College’s thriving intellectual community.

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.

Student-led coalition focuses on voting

MHCVotes!, a new student-led effort at Mount Holyoke College, is focusing on voter education, turnout and fairness.

This is a Zoom panel featuring Andre White and the other presenters and moderator for the “Beyond the PhD: Neuro Careers in Academia, Policy, and Industry” panel.

Black in Neuro Week takes on career advice

Mount Holyoke professor André White spoke on the importance of engaging in mentorship, developing networks and being a “beacon” for those who come next.

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.

Western Mass. shifts left?

Mount Holyoke assistant professor of politics Adam Hilton spoke with GQ magazine about the shifting politics of western Massachusetts.

Tianhui-Ng- Pioneer Valley Symphony

Using new music to tip the scales for justice

Mount Holyoke associate professor Tianhui Ng worked with White Snake Projects to stage an online concert. 

Riche Barnes

Reactions to Kamala Harris’ nomination

Mount Holyoke Associate Professor Riché J. Daniel Barnes talks to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Kamala Harris’ historic vice presidential nomination.

"This tool will be helping trans and nonbinary students, but it is also holding space for other instances where this can be helpful to our broader community."

Names are a matter of equity and inclusion

Mount Holyoke rolls out a chosen-name policy to enable community members to self-select their names.

Riché J. Daniel Barnes, associate professor of gender studies at Mount Holyoke College, spoke to Mass Appeal about the 19th Amendment.

19th Amendment history

Riché J. Daniel Barnes, associate professor of gender studies at Mount Holyoke College, spoke about the history of the 19th Amendment. 

Mount Holyoke College faculty were ranked No. 1 in “Professors Get High Marks” by The Princeton Review

Princeton Review: Mount Holyoke faculty #1

Mount Holyoke College faculty were ranked No. 1 in “Professors Get High Marks” by The Princeton Review 

New signs explaining the College’s smoke and tobacco-free campus are being installed.

Mount Holyoke goes smoke and tobacco free

The new smoke and tobacco-free campus policy at Mount Holyoke College goes into effect in August 2020. 

Iyko Day

The rise of COVID-19 and anti-Asian bias

Mount Holyoke professor Iyko Day argues that the rise in anti-Asian sentiment is fueled by both current leadership and capitalist principles.

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