Around Campus

Dr. Susana Morris ’02 reading a book, in front of bookshelves

How Black women write the future

Susana M. Morris is the author of “Close Kin and Distant Relatives” and will speak at Mount Holyoke on February 10 on “Black Feminism is the Future.” 

This is a picture of Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta, who leads Argentina’s Ministry of Women, Gender and Diversity.

Expanding women’s rights around the world

Mount Holyoke’s Cora Fernandez Anderson spoke with Argentina’s Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta, who leads Argentina’s Ministry of Women, Gender and Diversity.

Professor in a classroom, teaching in-person graduate students as well as students participating via online video chats

Master of Arts in Teaching ranked nationally

Mount Holyoke College’s hybrid Master of Arts in teaching degree programs were highlighted by U.S. News & World Report. 

These are side-by-side portraits of Elizabeth Markovits and Renae Brodie.

One semester, two modules: a world of change

Mount Holyoke’s Elizabeth Markovits and Renae Brodie tackle the pros and cons of the modular system.

Sadaffe Abnow ’95 looking into the camera, wearing a sweater, scarf and earrings

Nurturing a trailblazer

Mount Holyoke College alum Sadaffe Abid ’95, co-founder of the women’s leadership organization CIRCLE, had her trailblazing instincts nurtured on campus.

Andre White

The sixth sense

Mount Holyoke College’s André White discusses the complex sensory systems that bring the world into our brains with National Public Radio’s Short Wave.

lanterns arrayed on the bank of Lower Lake at night

Building communities of faith online

Mount Holyoke students are finding deeper spirituality during the pandemic — despite and because of online services and events.

This is a black and white mosaic image of the asteroid Bennu.

Astronomical award

Mount Holyoke College’s Thomas Burbine has won an award from the American Astronomical Society for his asteroid textbook, which was borne of his teaching.

This is an artist's rendering of two dinosaurs circling each other; the cloaca of one is clearly visible.

A revealing look

Researchers have developed a 3D model of a dinosaur’s cloaca, a glimpse into prehistoric pudenda that has never before been seen.

Rabbis Sandra Lawson and Josh Lesser staring into the camera side-by-side

“Justice, justice we shall pursue”

Rabbis Joshua Lesser and Sandra Lawson discuss Judaism, race and justice as part of Mount Holyoke College’s Week of Racial Justice and Reconciliation.

President Sonya Stephens with a mask at the open gates of Mount Holyoke College’s campus

Opening the gates to the spring semester

Mount Holyoke College held its first residential move-in since March 2020, when students were sent home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Mara Benjamin in her office, looking at the camera

Mob at Capitol was an “attempted putsch”

Mount Holyoke College Professor Mara Benjamin was part of a group of Jewish scholars who called for Trump’s removal after January’s Capitol breach.  

Variety of students on campus smiling

Meeting the moment

Mount Holyoke College has received $11 million in gifts to support financial aid and launched the “Meet the Moment Scholarship Challenge.” 

Jelani Cobb in his study, smiling at the camera and surrounded by books and a computer screen.

Jelani Cobb on the half-life of freedom

As part of Mount Holyoke’s Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Week of Racial Justice and Reconciliation, Jelani Cobb will give a public lecture.

Braille graphing paper

Making remote learning accessible

Mount Holyoke College’s AccessAbility Services has the same goal during COVID-19 — to make sure all students have all the tools they need to thrive. 

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