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A view of the audience and attendees of Mount Holyoke's 185th Commencement.

Learning, dancing, soaring

In person once again, Mount Holyoke College’s 185th Commencement focused on resiliency, justice and joy.

At Mount Holyoke College's Final Lecture for 2022, students were thrilled by their professors' advice -- with and without banjos.

Pickin’ at wisdom

At Mount Holyoke’s Final Lecture, students got some parting wisdom — and a just-written-for-them song.

Top panel: the artists stand with their work. Below: The final mural.

Reaching the community through art

Mount Holyoke renews community ties with a post-pandemic return to public art.

The Fearless First cohort for the class of 2022 celebrated one another at their cording ceremony on May 1, 2022.

Sixth annual Fearless First cording ceremony

Mount Holyoke College first-generation and low-income seniors were praised at their cording ceremony for being resilient, brave and unstoppable. 

“Aborto Legal Ya” graffiti photo taken in Salta Argentina 2018. Thayne Tuason, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

Latin America’s abortion access is expanding

Cora Fernandez Anderson, assistant professor of politics at Mount Holyoke, was on two radio programs to discuss abortion access in Latin America. 

Elisha Bonilla ’22 and Matt Bannister, of PeoplesBank

PeoplesBank supports local students

For the third year, a Mount Holyoke student from western Massachusetts has received financial support from PeoplesBank.

 

Russian coins and paper currency

The global struggle to replace the dollar

Mount Holyoke assistant professor Christopher Mitchell talked to Forbes about the desire to replace the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency. 

A group of students in costume laugh on stage.

Annual comedy show gooses MHC

The stars of Mount Holyoke’s 2022’s J-Show were Jorge the Goose, Wi-Fi troubles and boyfriend problems.

Rachel Alldis presents Francesca Petruzzelli '22 with the Outstanding Service Award

Leadership and service awards are back in person

After two years of virtual celebrations, Mount Holyoke’s awards ceremony celebrating the accomplishments of its students is back in person.

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

Mount Holyoke to hold 2020 Commencement

Mount Holyoke College will hold its 2020 Commencement on May 29, 2022 and has announced the speakers for the celebration. 

A map of Springfield, Mass. homes in receivership, as plotted by Mount Holyoke College students and staff.

Deconstructing a problematic housing program

Data collected by Mount Holyoke students has shown a major policy flaw in a program originally meant to fight housing blight.

Photo of the field gate

Second year in a row of record applications

Mount Holyoke College received nearly 5,000 applications for admission this year — an all-time record number.  

Carmen Yulin Cruz stands in front of a screen that says "Weissman Center for Leadership"

Weissman Center explores public careers

Mount Holyoke students interested in careers in public service got pointers from alums and San Juan’s former mayor.

At left, Ocean Vuong; then, clockwise: Susannah Sirkin ’76, Katherine Butler Jones ’57, and Natalie Diaz

2022 Commencement speakers announced

Poet Natalie Diaz, Katherine Butler Jones ’57, Susannah Sirkin ’76 and author Ocean Vuong will speak to Mount Holyoke’s class of 2022 at its Commencement. 

Mark McMenamin

When is a dinosaur bone not a dinosaur bone?

Mount Holyoke professor Mark McMenamin seeks clues to the valley’s Jurassic past hidden away in fossilized bones.

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