Around Campus

Screen shot of TV news show with Elizabeth Markovits in the lower right hand corner.

The race for the White House

Mount Holyoke College Professor Elizabeth Markovits appeared on “The State We’re In” to discuss the race for the White House.  

Two young women hugging each other on the Mount Holyoke College campus.

Love in a COVID-19 climate

Mount Holyoke College student Lily Reavis ’21 talked to The Washington Post about dating amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Photo of Areeba Kamal in a graduation cap and gown smiling at the camera.

The paradox of belonging

Mount Holyoke College alum Areeba Kamal ’16 went from working odd jobs to pay college application fees to MBA student and Apple product manager. 

This is a photograph of the asteroid Bennu, courtesy of NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

The real scoop

NASA has taken a sample from an asteroid more than 200 million miles away. Mount Holyoke’s Thomas Burbine explained why that’s important.

Angie (left) and June Provost, who will talk about Black farmers, land ownership and systemic racism in agriculture at Mount Holyoke on November 9.

The Provosts on the plight of Black farmers

Mount Holyoke College presents June and Angie Provost speaking about Black land ownership and the plight of Black farmers.

Andrea Lawlor (left) and Samuel Ace, Mount Holyoke College faculty in English, spoke to U.S. News & World Report as to why students might want to study creative writing in college.

What to know about studying creative writing

U.S. News & World Report talks to Mount Holyoke College faculty Andrea Lawlor and Samuel Ace about studying creative writing in college.  

Veronika Kivenson

To hunt a killer

Mount Holyoke alum Veronika Kivenson FP’13 is helping research the mysterious ocean dumpsite of half a million barrels of DDT.

Ray Hershel, the host of “The State We’re In,” talks to Elizabeth Markovits about a dramatic week in the 2020 presidential campaign.

Elizabeth Markovits on “The State We’re In”

Mount Holyoke College Professor Elizabeth Markovits appeared on “The State We’re In” to talk about a tumultuous week in American politics.  

Riche Barnes

Amplifying the voices of Black women

Mount Holyoke’s Riché J. Daniel Barnes studies the Black experience in the diaspora from an anthropological viewpoint.

This is a picture of the converted garage/walk-in basement that won Darling the 2020 AIA award. A light-filled room with large windows facing lush greenery.

Naomi Darling wins architecture award

Mount Holyoke’s Naomi Darling’s architecture combines cultural influences with a foundation in sustainability.

Members of the Mount Holyoke faculty, such as Tianhui Ng (pictured), are working with the Pioneer Valley Symphony to examine contributions of women composers.

Local orchestra focuses on women composers

Members of the Mount Holyoke faculty are playing a key role in the Pioneer Valley Symphony’s new look at women composers.

This is a stylized drawing of a young girl standing on a bench in front of a height chart. She is smiling and reaching up, holding a pitcher of milk in one hand. Next to her is a bicycle and a spider is swinging from it web.

A global internship — from home

Mount Holyoke senior Mirei Golding-Powers tackled a multilingual internship across the world — from her home in California.

Sonya Atalay

Sonya Atalay talks Indigenous wellbeing

An interview with Sonya Atalay in advance of her talk “Repatriation, Reclaiming and Indigenous Wellbeing: Braiding New Research Worlds.” 

Umama Zillur ’18 was a core organizer of a recent nationwide protest in Bangladesh, #RageAgainstRape. This protest was organized by Feminists Across Generations Alliance, and took place in front of the national parliament. (courtesy photo)

Ending gender-based violence in Bangladesh

Mount Holyoke alum Umama Zillur ’18 is the founder of Kotha, an organization dedicated to ending Bangladesh’s culture of gender-based violence. 

Kaneka Turner MAT ’15 cofounded Black Women Rock Math to connect with, network with and celebrate Black women teaching math.

Black women rock math

Mount Holyoke alum Kaneka Turner MAT ’15 has created an initiative to celebrate Black women in mathematics.

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