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Christopher Benfey

Benfey’s new book reviewed in the New Yorker

Mount Holyoke professor Christopher Benfey’s new book on Rudyard Kipling was reviewed in the New Yorker.  

This is a photograph of Mahua Moitra speaking impassionedly before Parliament.

Mahua Moitra ’98 speech decries fascism

Mahua Moitra, Mount Holyoke College class of 1998, decried the “danger signs of early fascism” in India during her debut speech to Parliament.

This is a photograph of the rainbow-striped LGBTQ pride flag billowing against a bright sky.

LGBTQ acceptance, 50 years after Stonewall

Mount Holyoke student Lucy James-Olson ’22 reflected on the past and future of LGBTQ acceptance 50 years after Stonewall.

Associate Professor of Latina/-o Studies David Hernández

Detained children, deplorable conditions

Mount Holyoke’s David Hernández spoke on The Takeaway about the horrifying conditions faced by immigrant children at the Texas border.

“Karena has been my partner and confidante on all key trustee decisions, always offering thoughtful, creative advice,” said Board of Trustees chair Barbara M. Baumann ’77 (left), of Karena Strella ’90, who becomes the Board chair on July 1.

Karena Strella ’90, incoming Board chair

Karena Strella ’90 has been named the next chair of the Board of Trustees at Mount Holyoke College.

Mindy McWilliams Lewis ’75, P’05, 1954–2019

Mindy McWilliams Lewis ’75, P’05, 1954–2019

Mindy McWilliams Lewis ’75, P’05, chair-elect of the Board of Trustees at Mount Holyoke College, has died at age 65.

Photo of Stephanie Sparling Williams by Hector Membreno-Canales.

Mount Holyoke names new associate curator

Stephanie Sparling Williams has been named as the new associate curator for the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum.

The dining options at Mount Holyoke College, including the Dining Commons (pictured), are Green Restaurant certified.

Mount Holyoke’s dining is now green

The dining options at Mount Holyoke College are now Green Restaurant certified.

Darby Dyer

Is Venus the new Mars?

Exploration of Venus could cast light on why planets become habitable, says Mount Holyoke’s Darby Dyar.

Bestselling author Beverly Daniel Tatum will give a public talk about intergroup dialogue on June 8 at 7 p.m. in Hooker Auditorium. She is a former professor, dean and acting president of Mount Holyoke.

Conversation as catalyst — a conference

Mount Holyoke is co-sponsoring the 2019 Intergroup Dialogue Conference, drawing together experts with a shared passion for collaborative communication.

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.