Around Campus

Whitney Stephenson ’22 fights against de facto school segregation.

Time magazine highlights MHC student

Whitney Stephenson ’22 was highlighted by Time magazine for her work fighting against de facto school segregation in New York City.

Faculty and student images from remote learning sessions

Remote Learning at Mount Holyoke

The challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic have propelled our faculty, staff and students into new ways of teaching, helping and learning.

Sign of the times: Campus signs remind those who remain to practice physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Helping students cope with a crisis

Mount Holyoke College’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund has helped students cope with the financial aftermath of the pandemic.

This is photo of David Hernandez

Trump is “dissolving Congress in plain sight”

David Hernández writes that amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Trump has increased his governmental power grab, especially with respect to immigration.

Adam Hilton, assistant professor of politics at Mount Holyoke College.

Adam Hilton talks Wisconsin election

Adam Hilton, assistant professor of politics at Mount Holyoke, spoke to Time about the Wisconsin election and what it might foretell for November 2020. 

Iyko Day

Calling out xenophobia in “China virus”

English professor Iyko Day explains the inherent racism in referring to the new coronavirus as the “China virus.”

Marissa Perez, the winner of the 2020 Glascock Poetry Prize.

Marissa Perez wins Glascock Poetry Prize

Perez is the first community college winner of Mount Holyoke College’s 97-year-old Glascock Poetry Prize. 

Five dancers on a stage in red tops holding roses in each hand and in their mouths.

From practice to performance in 23 hours

When Mount Holyoke announced the move to distance learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic, senior class dancers decided the show must go on.

Two people dressed in Hax-Mat suits

When contagion meets climate crises

Olivia Aguilar, director of the Miller Worley Center for the Environment, considers the ramifications of climate displacement and community contagions.

Ana Yankova '97

Mount Holyoke names Chief Investment Officer

Mount Holyoke has named Ana Yankova ’97 its inaugural chief investment officer. She will report to President Sonya Stephens and work with the Trustees.

Personal protective equipment donated by Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke donates protective equipment

The College’s gloves, surgical masks, N95 respirators, lab coats and eye protection will be dispersed as needed to hospitals statewide. 

Andrea Lawlor

Andrea Lawlor wins prestigious Whiting Award

Andrea Lawlor, assistant professor of English, has received the Whiting Award, which honors emerging writers who demonstrate excellence and promise.

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February at Mount Holyoke

February at Mount Holyoke featured Black History Month events, Princeton Review rankings, outstanding student-athletes and of course valentines.

Heather Pon-Barry sitting on the floor with a small, humanoid robot.

The key to STEMtastic robot tutors? Dialogue.

Heather Pon-Barry received the prestigious CAREER award for her work in developing educational — and socially intelligent — robots.

Students attend MAT classes both in-person and online.

Excellence in Teaching Award creates leaders

Winners of the Grinspoon Foundation’s Excellence in Teaching Award receive a $10,000 scholarship to Mount Holyoke College’s graduate programs.  

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