Around Campus

Katherine C. (KC) Haydon

A focus on community from a distance

Mount Holyoke’s KC Haydon flipped her classroom to make discussion and building  community among her students the focus of her course.

Kathleen Hicks ’91 standing in front of an American flag.

Alum tapped for deputy secretary of defense

Mount Holyoke College alum Kathleen Hicks ’91 has been nominated as the deputy secretary of defense. She would be the first woman to serve in the role.  

Archival photograph of Mignon Talbot, who taught geology and geography at Mount Holyoke from 1904 to her retirement in 1935.

A chance fossil find leads to fame

The Podokesaurus holyokesis, which was discovered by late Mount Holyoke professor Mignon Talbot, is the official state dinosaur of Massachusetts.

Kate Ballantine

Pushing the edge of knowledge

Mount Holyoke associate professor Kate Ballantine shipped lab kits worldwide to give her students hands-on experience creating new scientific knowledge.

Cora Fernandez Anderson

The road to legal abortion in Argentina

Mount Holyoke’s Cora Fernandez Anderson’s recent article in Ms. magazine outlines the successful fight to legalize abortion in Argentina.   

Harriet L. Weissman and Carmen Yulín Cruz hugging and smiling at the camera.

Carmen Yulín Cruz joins Mount Holyoke College

Carmen Yulín Cruz has been named the Harriet L. Weissman and Paul M. Weissman Distinguished Fellow in Leadership at Mount Holyoke College. 

Marcella Runell Hall

Marcella Runell Hall joins Scott Academy

Mount Holyoke College Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Marcella Runell Hall has joined the board of the Scott Academy of NASPA. 

Image of student on laptop

Alums go the distance with remote internships

When COVID-19 scuttled her plans, Hannah Pozzebon ’20 interned for Mount Holyoke alum Tatum Albertine ’14 at the American Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar.

This is a detail of a vaccine informational poster by Caitlin Lewis '21.

A class ripped from the headlines

A new class teaches Mount Holyoke students about vaccine development, assessment and implementation — and how to be scientists in the world.

Adam Hilton, Visiting Lecturer in Politics

How the Democratic Party can move forward

Adam Hilton, assistant professor of politics at Mount Holyoke College, has penned an editorial on how the Democratic Party can manage internal pressures. 

Barbie Diewald and accompanist Peter Jones work together to bring dance to remote students.

All the angles

Dance instructor Barbie Diewald used an iPad, laptops, a ladder and many props to bring the dance studio to her Mount Holyoke students —  remotely.

Katie Berry

Katie Berry receives major early-career award

Katie Berry has won the Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar award for her research program, which engages undergraduates in research on biochemical processes.

The gates leading into the Mount Holyoke campus.

Top 12 stories of 2020

The Mount Holyoke College stories you read the most this year — one more time.  

Illustration of alumnae from several fields of work

Two students, two internships, one alum

When remote internships expanded her hiring circle, Lyubina Martinova ’12 sought Mount Holyoke interns for the financial planning firm she partners with.

A 3D toolkit for students with visual impairments that contains a Braille label maker, Braille playing cards and three hardboard distributions.

The Accessible Toolbox

A Mount Holyoke College team of researchers is providing new resources to make learning statistics more accessible to students with disabilities. 

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