Around Campus

Two photos show selfies of five students and a guide dog in Washington, D.C. One is inside the ornately decorated Rayburn Reception Room in the Capitol. In the other, the group poses with their professor in front of the Capitol against a blue sky.

Meet the students of the MHC Semester in D.C.

Five students build careers in public policy as they work, study and live in the nation’s capital, as part of Mount Holyoke’s new program.

Mount Holyoke’s Ruth Hornsby, assistant director of grad programs, and Julio Hernandez, a grad student in the teaching program, sit at tables and work together on their laptops.

Amherst Futures: a win-win pathway

The newest program offered by graduate programs at Mount Holyoke trains paraeducators of color working in Amherst public schools to be teachers.

A student presenting at LEAP 2018 gestures to a slide of eggs in a nest.

LEAP 2018: Connecting work and classwork

The annual conference featured more than 200 student presentations about their internships and research projects.

Poster of the play “American Moor”

Race, Shakespeare and America

This is the perfect time for “American Moor,” a play running Nov. 8–10 about one actor’s Othello audition, says Mount Holyoke professor Amy Rodgers.

Global Leadership Summit 2018

Learning to lead

Mount Holyoke students and alumnae attended the 10-day Global Leadership Summit in South Africa this summer, returning with inspiration and commitment.

Naomi Darling’s “Solar Time” is installed in front of the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts until November 1. Photo credit: John Solem, UMass Amherst.

Here comes the sun

An art installation by Mount Holyoke’s Naomi Darling that closes Nov. 7 challenges the public to engage with the sun in a meaningful way.

 Amy Siskind to speak about “The List” Oct. 23 at Mount Holyoke

Amy Siskind to speak about “The List”

The author and activist will speak about her book at Mount Holyoke College on Oct. 23.

“Everyday People: The Color of Life” at Mount Holyoke

“Everyday People: The Color of Life”

Jennifer Baker, Alexander Chee and Nelly Rosario, three of the writers in this collection, will speak at Mount Holyoke on October 16.

Carl Zimmer at Mount Holyoke Oct. 23, 2018

“Science Reporting in the Age of Fake News”

Science writer and New York Times columnist Carl Zimmer will speak on Oct. 23 at Mount Holyoke College.

Eva Paus

“Confronting Dystopia”

Mount Holyoke’s Eva Paus will speak about her new book at the Odyssey Bookshop on Oct. 10.

Mika McKinney ’18, 1995 – 2018

Mika McKinney ’18, 1995 – 2018

“She inspired us all with her incredible courage, her spirit, her positive attitude and her love of life.” – C.J. Law, head riding coach

Glial cells of a fruit fly brain express green fluorescence protein, as visualized with an integrated laser scanning/spinning disk microscopy system.

MHC receives NSF grant for microscopy

The new advanced microscopy system will bring new research, interdisciplinary collaboration and community outreach opportunities to Mount Holyoke.

Rep. Pelosi with MHC Semester in DC students

In the room where it happens

Mount Holyoke students in the pilot MHC Semester in D.C. program began by meeting with Rep. Nita Lowey ’59 and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

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