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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.  

This is a close-up headshot of Kijua Sanders-McMurtry smiling.

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. 

Matthew Bannister, first vice president, marketing and corporate responsibility for PeoplesBank, meets Fabiana Rodriguez ’20, the recipient of a new Western Massachusetts scholarship. 

Scholarship supports local students

PeoplesBank has made the inaugural contribution to a scholarship fund to help local students attend Mount Holyoke College. 

President Sonya Stephens and Kijua Sanders-McMurtry, vice president for equity and inclusion, kick off Boom! 2020 with a video conversation about the value and history of diversity at Mount Holyoke.

BOOM! 2020 goes remote

The community day foregrounded marginalized communities, refocusing our understanding of our past and present to cultivate a more inclusive future.

Public servants and alums Nita Lowey ’59 and Deborah Frank Feinen ’89 have been putting in long hours to protect their communities from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Public servants in a public health crisis

Mount Holyoke College helped prepare them to lead, say congresswoman Nita Lowey ’59 and Deborah Frank Feinen ’89, mayor of Champaign, Illinois.  

Eleanor Rogan ’63 chairs a department working on urgent COVID-19 research.

A public health wake-up call

At the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Mount Holyoke alumna Eleanor Rogan ‘63 chairs a department doing urgent COVID-19 research.

Alumnae Linda Craib FB’02 and Nellie Rose Davis ’11 are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic via masks: publishing vital information about masks — and making them.

DIY masks: Alumnae step up to help

Mount Holyoke alumnae Linda Craib FP’02 and Nellie Rose Davis ’11  are volunteering their time to help people protect themselves.

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Faculty Awards 2020

Mount Holyoke honored four professors for their scholarship and teaching at the annual Faculty Awards ceremony in early March, prior to the closing of campus. 

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Leadership looks like Mount Holyoke students

The 2020 Student Leadership and Service Awards at Mount Holyoke showcase the importance of leadership at this time and every time.

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