Around Campus

Chloé Zhao ’05 accepting her Academy Award for “Best Director.”

Chloé Zhao ’05 wins at the Academy Awards

Chloé Zhao ’05 has made history with her wins at the 93rd Academy Awards, held April 26, 2021. 

No. 1 for "Making an Impact"

No. 1 campus for making an impact

The Princeton Review ranked Mount Holyoke No. 1 for “Best Schools for Making an Impact” and No. 10 for “Best Alumni Networks.” 

Rep. Bush and Nina Turner, two Black female legislators, smile into the camera

Cori Bush and Nina Turner to give public talk

Rep. Cori Bush will be in conversation with former State Sen. Nina Turner and Carmen Yulín Cruz from Mount Holyoke College about racial justice. 

David Hernandez in a blue check shirt, standing in front of undergraduates, discussing a topic

Volunteers help students at Homework House

Mount Holyoke College undergraduates volunteer at Homework House, tutoring elementary school students in the city of Holyoke. 

Benjamin Gebre-Medhin

Toward more equitable admissions

Mount Holyoke professor’s research finds that college admissions essays are even more strongly linked to socioeconomic status than test scores.

James Harold

The ethics of vaccine passports

Professor James Harold of Mount Holyoke’s philosophy department spoke to Western Mass News about the ethics of vaccine passports. 

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

A toolbox for more accessible statistics

Mount Holyoke faculty and staff have created the first website of its kind addressing statistic students’ accessibility needs. 

Jenica Allen

Tracking invasive species

Jenica Allen, manager of Mount Holyoke’s Campus Living Lab, was given the George Mercer Award from the Ecological Society of America.

Iyko Day

Anti-Asian violence continues to grow

Iyko Day, Mount Holyoke associate professor of English, talks about anti-Asian hate in America on NEPM’s Connecting Point.

A masked student outside of the Dining Commons, with a reusable lunch tote slung over her shoulder.

Innovative and fun dining during a pandemic

The dining experience at Mount Holyoke is a key component of student well-being. So how do you feed students safely in a pandemic? 

Alexya Lee smiling into the camera, her chin propped up on her hand

Bringing the past into the future

Mount Holyoke sophomore Alexya Lee was honored by the Girl Scouts for researching the lives of enslaved people on a school property in Tyngsboro, Mass.

Revi Sterling smiling into the camera

Bridging the gender digital divide

Revi Sterling of USAID will give a virtual talk at Mount Holyoke College to discuss the gender digital divide.

This is a picture of Keven surprise, outside against a background of greenery. He has close cropped hair and glasses and is wearing a medium blue polo shirt.

Into the dark

Mount Holyoke’s Kevin Surprise cautions that a new push to use geoengineering to darken the sky and slow global warming outstrips international agreements.

This is a picture of rural youth in Kenya celebrating receiving sexual and reproductive health information and hygiene products.

Developing a path out of poverty

Tess Tuitoek ’21 brought her menstrual health and hygiene project to her ancestral village in Kenya.

Ed Markey and Carmen Yulín Cruz smiling into the camera

Sen. Markey to speak about the Green New Deal

Sen. Edward J. Markey will talk with Carmen Yulín Cruz about the Green New Deal on Wednesday, April 7, at Mount Holyoke College. 

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