Around Campus

Four sisters on a bus in Pakistan

4 sisters, 1 college — it’s a family affair

The experience of international student Minnal Abbasi ’16 led her three sisters to Mount Holyoke's gates — and unexpected growth for the entire family.

Image of Preston Smith teaching a class.

Exploring the Great Migration

In celebration of Black History Month, Mount Holyoke’s Preston Smith talks about the Great Migration: its causes, repercussions and more.

a group of young mothers gather inside the community center in Managua, Nicaragua

Working for peace against a backdrop of chaos

Mount Holyoke’s Rosalyn Leban ’18 had plans to serve a community in Nicaragua. Civil unrest changed her project but not her commitment.

Photo of Fred Baumgarten

Fred Baumgarten

The staff member was a featured speaker at the Hampshire Bird Club.

Naomi Darling

Naomi Darling wins local design competition

The Mount Holyoke architect wins an AIA merit award and the Amherst bandshell design competition.

Seven student performers hold full-length mirrors in front of themselves as they rehearse Joan Jonas ’58’s “Mirror Piece I & II: Reconfigured (1969/2018-2019)” under the guidance of the artist.

The opportunity of a lifetime

In 1969, Joan Jonas ’58 created one of her first performance pieces. Now with her guidance, Mount Holyoke students perform it.

Ali Aslam, Visiting Lecturer of Politics

New House, new rules

Ali Aslam, assistant professor of politics at Mount Holyoke, discusses the new rules that could reshape the House of Representatives into “the people’s House.”

The Be Well initiative was named Program of the Year by NASPA. Pictured at the awards ceremony (from left): Christine Albain, Marcella Runell Hall, Caroline Horne and Ivonne Ramirez, all from the Division of Student Life.

The new Be Well wins big

Be Well, Mount Holyoke’s wellness initiative, was named Program of the Year by the national organization for student affairs administrators in higher ed.

A large open room with huge picture windows that open on a lake contains two step ladders and other construction materials.

Calling all makers — and doers

Mount Holyoke’s new Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab is now open for your projects, inspirations, creativity and persistence.

Amy Rodgers Assistant Professor of English

Shakespeare for the 21st century

Centuries after first being performed, Shakespeare’s work is still relevant, says Amy Rodgers, even to Mount Holyoke’s sizeable international community.

A colorful photo montage of eight people against a blue background depicting Mount Holyoke’s new solar panels on the Kendall Complex.

8 ways Mount Holyoke lit up 2018

Among the highlights: Sonya Stephens’ inauguration, Nancy Pelosi’s Commencement address, new diversity leadership and Mount Holyoke’s Community Center.

In this black and white photo, five students in front of a group stand holding hands over their heads. Two signs read “Mount Holyoke [women] oppose apartheid” and “We want no part of profits from South Africa! Our community votes no! MHC divest now!”

Piecing together history, one flyer at a time

Exploring student activism through the archives and special collections offers unique views of both Mount Holyoke and the study of history.

This is a picture of Suzan-Lori Parks with Mount Holyoke Senior Lecturer Leah Glasser, at the gala presentation of the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award.

Suzan-Lori Parks ’85 given prestigious prize

Alumna and playwright Suzan-Lori Parks won the prestigious Steinberg Award, recognizing her artistic contributions to American theater.

Professor of French Samba Gadjigo.  Photo by John Martins.

Giving papers in France and Senegal

The French professor from Mount Holyoke gave a paper and sat on a panel at a conference.

Ombretta Frau, Chair and Professor of Classics and Italian, Chair of Theatre Arts Steering Committee

“Material Culture and Memory"

The Italian professor from Mount Holyoke gave two talks at University College Cork, Ireland.