Around Campus

The case against reopening schools

Two-time alumna and fifth-grade teacher Rose Levine examines the case for —and against — reopening elementary schools this fall.

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Lierman named interim director

Liz Lierman has been named interim executive director of the Alumnae Association. 

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Mount Holyoke’s back-to-school plans

Western Mass News covers Mount Holyoke’s plans for the fall semester.

The July 6 guidance from ICE puts at risk the wellbeing, education, aspirations and freedom of Mount Holyoke College’s international students, as well as the millions of other students and graduates pursuing education and work in the U.S.

Mount Holyoke signs amicus brief

Mount Holyoke College will sign an amicus brief challenging ICE’s proposed rules barring online study for international students. 

This is a photo of Katie Cashin in a military uniform, looking skywards against a dark background.

Making history by meeting the future

Kaitlin Cashin, class of 2019, is featured in the new ad for the U.S. Space Force.

This is a photograph of Sarah Paust standing at a podium with a microphone in the foreground.

Studying culture, disease and health in Canada

Sarah Paust will use her Fulbright fellowship to study how the novel coronavirus has impacted Indigenous populations in Canada.

The Mount Holyoke College community made matched donations to three organizations focused on racial justice and LGBTQ inclusion.

Pride Month and Juneteenth community match

The Mount Holyoke College community matching effort supports organizations that work on the forefront of equality. 

Dorothy Mosby, Associate Dean of Faculty

Dorothy E. Mosby is interim dean of faculty

Dorothy E. Mosby has been appointed as the interim vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty through June 30, 2022.  

Professors Holly Hanson, Christopher Pyle, Stan Rachootin and Lynn M. Morgan retire from Mount Holyoke College after extraordinary teaching careers.

Four faculty members retire

Four esteemed Mount Holyoke College faculty members are retiring in 2020.

Mathilda Scott ’20 presented her project “Agriculture on a Rampage: The Last Stand of the Agrarian Democracy” entirely online.

Senior Symposium highlights student research

Mount Holyoke College’s Senior Symposium showcases the intellectual passions and scholarly research of its students.  

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Working to fight and heal racism

The Mount Holyoke College community came together for a virtual event to talk about ways to fight racism in everyday life.

This is a photograph of Donari Yahzid standing in a yellow ruffled dress, smiling.

Fulbright in Samoa

Donari Yahzid ’19 was awarded a Fulbright grant to study the effects of development on traditional culture in Samoa.

Nine faculty members have been granted tenure. Top row, l-r: Olivia Aguilar; Riché J. Daniel Barnes; Thomas Ciufo. Middle row, l-r: Naomi Darling; Nina Emery; Kerstin Nordstrom. Bottom row, l-r: Heather Pon-Barry; Jared Schwartzer; Jennifer Wallace Jacoby

Nine faculty receive tenure

The Mount Holyoke College Board of Trustees has voted to grant tenure to nine faculty members spanning disciplines from gender studies to physics. 

Elizabeth K. Markovits, Professor of Politics; Director of First-Year Seminars; Director of the Teaching and Learning Initiative

Lessons from Oedipus

Ancient Greek mythology sheds light on present-day travails.

Anita F. Hill, Helen Drinan ’69, Janet Mock and Lynn Pasquerella ’80 are four vanguards who challenge restrictive social norms around gender.

Class of 2020 commencement speakers announced

Mount Holyoke has announced the speakers that will address the class of 2020 for its 183rd Commencement, which will be held in person at a future date. 

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