Around Campus

M. Paz Galupo with a group of their students. All are smiling as they pose for the camera. The lab is devising new scales to capture the experiences of gender and sexuality minorities more fully.

Betwixt and between

M. Paz Galupo of Towson University, talked about the ways to capture the complexity of identity and represent those who do not fit into boxes.

Mahua Moitra ’98 studied economics and math at Mount Holyoke, and is making her mark as one of India’s most dynamic politicians.

“Be the lion that is leading the rest”

Mahua Moitra ’98 talked about her gratitude for Mount Holyoke and how students should be prepared to lead in a time of rising worldwide nationalism. 

Rha Goddess, CEO and author, has a core belief that every person can stay true, get paid and do good.

Rha Goddess on passion, purpose and profit

Rha Goddess will be speaking at Mount Holyoke about “The Future is True, Paid, Good.” She talks about passion, purpose and agents of change. 

This is photo of astronomy professor Darby Dyar in her lab. She is smiling, holds a tray of samples, standing in front of shelves with numbered trays stacked on them.

She boldly goes

Astronomy professor Darby Dyar uses real-world tricorders and a growing database of spectroscopic minerals signatures to identify minerals found in space.

Gandharan (from Afghanistan) frieze fragment from Buddhist stūpa, 1st century BCE - 7th century CE. Photograph by Laura Shea.

A new gift of ancient objects

A recent donation to Mount Holyoke has prompted a reenvisioning of gallery displays to be more global and provide context to the collection.

Students of Mount Holyoke show off special temporary tattoos on Mountain Day.

Princeton Review touts Mount Holyoke College

Princeton Review reported its 200 Best Value Colleges for 2020 and has ranked Mount Holyoke highly, with at least two rankings in the nation’s top 20. 

MHC Gates - January

January at Mount Holyoke

In January, Mount Holyoke welcomed spring admits, congratulated professors and student-athletes, and celebrated the community.

First-year student Gina Pasciuto (left) and sophomore Hannah Dubé (right) take a break from all-day rehearsals for the musical “American Idiot.”

“American Idiot” over January Intersession

Two Mount Holyoke students decided to warm their January by rekindling their love of musical theater. 

Erin Hancock '20 with the 200-year-old loom she rebuilt at Mount Holyoke College.

Weaving a life around looms

Erin Hancock ’20’s lifelong interest in weaving and folk arts came together when she found a 200-year-old loom in Mount Holyoke College’s Skinner Museum.

Students at Mount Holyoke College in a laboratory.

A guide to women’s colleges

US News & World Report’s new guide to women’s colleges has a lot to say about Mount Holyoke. 

Mount Holyoke’s newest students prepare to serve lunch at the Bag the Community food-pantry event.

Tackling food insecurity one bag at a time

6,500 bags. An 18-wheeler and several vans filled with donated food. Spring admits begin their Mount Holyoke career with community service.

This is the National Endowment for the Humantities' logo.

NEH awards fellowship to Jessica Maier

Mount Holyoke Associate Professor of Art History Jessica Maier has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

A group of smiling students and organizers pose for the camera with fists aloft in a gesture of solidarity.

Students unite for collective bargaining

Students from campuses across the Northeast, including Mount Holyoke, came together at the Northeast Undergraduate Worker Convention to talk unionization.

Mount Holyoke College gates, decorated by snow and unlit lights.

December at Mount Holyoke

December brought memories, honors, celebrations — and snow!

Tianhui-Ng- Pioneer Valley Symphony

Using music to build community

For Mount Holyoke music professor Tianhui Ng, conducting the Pioneer Valley Symphony is a chance to work with community members from all over the region.