Around Campus

Robert Darrow

Into the future

Mount Holyoke instructor contemplates climate commitments that came out of COP26, the annual global conference on climate change.

This is a photograph of Chastity Bowick at a demonstration; she is standing holding a microphone in one hand, the other arm raised. She wears a flag of pink, blue and white stripes, the colors of transgender pride. The blue sky backdrop matches the blue s

Chastity Bowick: Transgender Awareness Month

Mount Holyoke’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion invited Transgender Emergency Fund Executive Director Chastity Bowick to speak in honor of Transgender Awareness Month.

Larry Spotted Crow Mann smiling into the camera

Teaching Indigenous history and current life

Larry Spotted Crow Mann will be giving the keynote address for Indigenous Heritage Month at Mount Holyoke College on Nov. 30, 2021.

This is  a close-cropped portrait of Mara Kleinberg. She has freckles and short, dark hair.

Finding her fit

Senior Mara Kleinberg found her fit and her voice at Mount Holyoke College. Now she’s bringing it to the world as a fellow for Alma.

Elena Frogameni in green coat smiling at the camera in front of Skinner Hall

Senior Elena Frogameni named Rhodes Scholar

Mount Holyoke senior Elena Frogameni ‘22 is Mount Holyoke’s second-ever Rhodes Scholar and its first in over 25 years. 

A banner celebrating International Education Week is stretched over Mount Holyoke's gates.

Top producer of Gilman scholars

Mount Holyoke College has produced 69 Gilman scholars over the past 20 years. 

Ken Paxton, balding, waiting on a tarmac, tie flapping in the wind, gesturing

The story behind a partisan lawsuit

Jon Western and Mount Holyoke students uncovered the origin of a lawsuit backed by GOP attorneys general aiming to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

Olivia Aguilar, Leslie and Sarah Miller Director of the Miller Worley Center for the Environment

Exploring climate justice

Olivia Aguilar, director of the Miller Worley Center for the Environment and assistant professor at Mount Holyoke, speaks to Mic about climate justice. 

Voting Day with stickers

Student-led effort boosts campus voting

MHCVotes! played a key role in increasing both student voter registration and voting last November to well above the national average for college students.

Hortense Parker

Celebrating history, looking to the future

Mount Holyoke honors students of color on the annual Hortense Parker Celebration, so named for the first known student of color to graduate.

Maite D. Oronoz-Rodriguez (left) and Carmen Yulín Cruz face the camera.

Discussion with Chief Justice for Puerto Rico

A talk between Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, Maite D. Oronoz-Rodriguez and Carmen Yulín Cruz will be held at Mount Holyoke College. 

Skinner Green, enveloped in fall foliage

GreenerU, greener us

Mount Holyoke has unveiled a new suite of green projects in partnership with GreenerU as a part of its commitment to action on climate change.

Students filled more than 40 panels, both in-person and virtual, to recount experiences of summer internships and independent projects.

Reflection anchor of LEAP Symposium

Mount Holyoke’s annual LEAP Symposium took place Oct. 22 and was infused with reflection and what one student dubbed “good chaos.”

C. Yulín Cruz and LinkedIn News host Nina Melendez talked about the ongoing challenges in Puerto Rico.

Cruz speaks out on LinkedIn

C. Yulín Cruz, former mayor of San Juan, spoked to LinkedIn News for Latinx Heritage Month about the ongoing issues in Puerto Rico.

Lydia Cheah ’20 took the Theory of Computation class at Mount Holyoke. She subsequently created videos as an independent study. Initially meant to support Mount Holyoke students, now the videos have thousands of views on YouTube.

Shifting climate in tech

Spurred by the mentoring of Mount Holyoke professors, Lydia Cheah ’20 has found herself leading the way to reshape the computer science career track. 

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