Around Campus

Winterfest 2019 was celebrated in Chapin Auditorium in Mary Woolley Hall.

Celebrating the work of Mount Holyoke staff

Winterfest is the annual holiday party that celebrates fellowship for faculty and staff of Mount Holyoke College.  

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Rebeccah Lijek

Overworked and overlooked over the holidays

In a New York Times article, Mount Holyoke College assistant professor Rebeccah Lijek describes the pressures faced by junior researchers in academia.

The Mount Holyoke Traditions Booklet and BeWell Booklet

Mount Holyoke wins UCDA awards

Creative projects promoting Mount Holyoke College took top honors at the University & College Designers Association 2019 competition.

David W. Sanford

“Black Noise” is one of the year’s best

David W. Sanford’s orchestral work “Black Noise” is named one of 2019’s top 25 recordings by The New York Times.

Serin D. Houston Assistant Professor of Geography and International Relations

Questions about “Imagining Seattle” 

Mount Holyoke’s Serin Houston, human geographer, talks about the perceptions and practices of Seattle as a progessive, creative and sustainable city. 

Michael Ofori, center right, and Faith Conant, right, drum with students as part of the final drumming, dancing and singing performance of their classes.

Joint performance brings a twist to tradition

Classes from Mount Holyoke and the Five College West African Music Ensemble joyfully performed together, featuring drums, dance and music.

Jorge in May 2017

A birding we will go! Campus edition

The bird-watchers of Mount Holyoke joined the annual continental Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 15 by counting every bird they encounter on campus.

Guest artist Mohammed Alidu, center, demonstrates a rhythm on the calabash to students.

African drum and dance class collaboration

Mount Holyoke’s Michael Ofori has teamed with director of the Five College West African Music Ensemble and guest artists to sing, dance, drum and perform.

Debra Martin Chase ’77 stands in the New York Room of Mary Woolley Hall before screening “Harriet” for the Mount Holyoke College community.

“Harriet” premieres on campus

“Harriet” producer Debra Martin Chase ’77 brought the film to Mount Holyoke College for a screening and a talk with students. 

November at Mount Holyoke

November at Mount Holyoke

November at Mount Holyoke began with Founders Day and ended with snow. In between: field hockey, Gracious Dinner, HackHolyoke, Rachel Maddow and lots more.

Christopher Benfey

Christopher Benfey tackles Mitford biography

Christopher Benfey, professor of English at Mount Holyoke College, reviews the new Nancy Mitford biography for The New York Times.

Gwen Bass, director of the Teacher Leadership Programs of Professional and Graduate Education at Mount Holyoke

Teach the teachers well

A new partnership between Mount Holyoke College and the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools hopes to elevate all-girls education.

Andrew G. Reiter, associate professor of politics and international relations, talks to NOVA.

The violence paradox

Andrew Reiter, Mount Holyoke College politics and international relations professor, talks to NOVA about whether humanity is getting less violent. 

Harriet Weissman ’58 and Paul Weissman in Chapin Auditorium during the celebrations of the Weissman Center for Leadership’s 20th anniversary.

Twenty years of the Weissman Center

Mount Holyoke College celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Weissman Center for Leadership and visionaries Paul and Harriet Weissman ’58. 

Rachel Maddow discusses the oil and gas industry and its impact on politics with professor of politics Kavita Khory ’84.

Rachel Maddow visits MHC

Rachel Maddow stopped at Mount Holyoke College to discuss her book “Blowout,” which examines the oil and gas industry and its relation to corruption.

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