Around Campus

This is a graphic depicting the BOOM logo and speakers against a blue background.

BOOM! 2021

BOOM, Mount Holyoke’s 2021 diversity, equity and inclusion learning symposium featured an unprecedented roster of events and panels dedicated to justice.

Sara Schnadt ’92 standing in front of a NASA sign

Out of this world

Mount Holyoke alum Sara Schnadt ’92, an artist and software systems architect for NASA, is proof that art and technology can be deeply intertwined.

Jerrine Tan

No more gaslighting anti-Asian hate

Jerrine Tan, visiting lecturer in English at Mount Holyoke, writes for Wired magazine about her 14 years of second-guessing the racism directed at her.

These are side-by-side portraits of Assistant Professor of politics Adam Hilton and student Amelia Malpas.

Pandemic politics show leftward movement

The Democratic party’s progressive wing has found a moment amid the pandemic, says assistant professor Adam Hilton and Amelia Malpas ’22 at Mount Holyoke.

These are side-by-side photos of Shreya Nair and Shuyang Lin.

Psych students win at top comms conference

Mount Holyoke juniors Shreya Nair and Shuyang Lin co-authored a paper that won third at an international conference for visual communication.

This is a photograph of V.S. “Raghu” Raghavan. Raghavan was appointed associate director of the Miller Worley Center for the Environment and director of sustainability at Mount Holyoke College.

Sustainability’s new partner

The Miller Worley Center’s V.S. “Raghu” Raghavan works to connect operations and academics in building a sustainable community at Mount Holyoke.

David W. Sanford

A moment with: David Sanford

Mount Holyoke College’s David Sanford, professor of music, was recently honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

A group of students assembled at Project Stream, which is part of the Campus Living Lab

Campus as classroom

As monitoring stations silently record the heartbeat of the Mount Holyoke College campus, students and faculty develop the means to decode the data.

Clint Smith smiling into the camera

Clint Smith on how the word is passed

Mount Holyoke’s BOOM! Community Day will feature a public lecture by Clint Smith on “How the Word is Passed.” 

Ayanna Pressley and Carmen Yulín Cruz smiling into the camera

Ayanna Pressley to speak at Mount Holyoke

Rep. Ayanna Pressley will speak in conversation with Carmen Yulín Cruz on Friday, March 19, at Mount Holyoke College.  

This is a Zoom photograph of the Faculty Awards ceremony. Interim Dean of Faculty Dorothy Mosby, Paula Debnar, Leah Glasser, Kate Ballantine, Craig Woodard, and President Sonya Stephens are all on screen.

Awards highlight exceptional faculty

The recipients of the coveted Mount Holyoke College Faculty Awards were celebrated at a Zoom ceremony replete with warmth and kindness.

Dr. Megan Young ’99, left, offers support to Edouard Joseph, 91, moments after giving him a COVID-19 vaccination. Both are in Joseph’s living room and both are masked.

Bringing the vaccine home

Mount Holyoke alum Dr. Megan Young ’99 is a home-based primary care doctor who is bringing the COVID-19 vaccine to homebound elders. 

Sara Sarmiento ’21 staring into the camera, smiling

Interning with Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Mount Holyoke senior Sara Sarmiento channeled her service experience and love of politics in  a virtual internship with Sen. Elizabeth Warren.  

This is a photograph of Chloe Zhao raising her green mug to accept her Golden Globe at the ceremony which was held over Zoom.

Mount Holyoke alums at the Golden Globes

Alum Chloe Zhao won best director for best picture “Nomadland” and Suzan-Lori Parks wrote the screenplay that earned Andra Day the best actor award. 

Students in 2019 sitting in the Williston Memorial Library Atrium near a 12-foot glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly titled “Clear and Gold Tower.”

Mount Holyoke has record application numbers

This year, Mount Holyoke has surpassed its previous application record set in 2019 and had a 14% increase from fall 2020. 

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