Around Campus

HackHolyoke 2019: Kiki Wang ’21 (left) and Wenyun Wang ’20 working on their game about the periodic table of elements.

HackHolyoke 2019

From computer code to microprocessors, HackHolyoke at Mount Holyoke College is for every hacker, regardless of skill or experience.

(From left) Congresswoman Nita Lowey ’59; President Sonya Stephens; Weissman Center for Leadership founder, Harriet Weissman ’58, whose vision and support inspired the creation of the center; and Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz celebrate the Weissman Center’s 20t

Carmen Cruz celebrates Weissman Center

To mark the 20th anniversary of the Weissman Center for Leadership, the mayor of San Juan spoke at Mount Holyoke about the power of leaders to change.

Kaliope (Adelia Brown ’22, left) uses the quarterstaff to knock out Farrah the Faerie (Ezri Braid-Grizzell ’23) so she can move forward in the D&D adventure, in “She Kills Monsters.”

“She Kills Monsters”

Stage combat comes to the Rooke Theatre in the play “She Kills Monsters,” directed by Noah Tuleja.

“Alignment” by Megan Walker ’20 shows a still from a video work that depicts a ghostly renditions of a clock face being changed at different times and speeds to create a layered effect. Photo by Megan Walker.

Student art displayed in Northampton gallery

The “Collective Ground” exhibition from Mount Holyoke students explores themes from identity and vulnerability to family and politics.

Sarah Day ’22, left, and Meaghan Ging ’22 enjoy the Founder’s Day festivities.

Celebrating history with an eye to the future

Staff and students gather to commemorate Mount Holyoke founder Mary Lyon with ice cream, hot chocolate and gratitude for her vision.

Eight dancers rehearse for "One," reaching up over their heads, bodies bent to the right.

A dance meditation on Henrietta Lacks

The Mount Holyoke Faculty Dance Concert explores themes of loss and redemption with the performance of “One,” about the legacy of Henrietta Lacks.

Valerie Barr

Valerie Barr honored by computing society

Mount Holyoke’s Barr was named a 2019 distinguished member of the Association for Computing Machinery for her outstanding contributions to the field.

Karine Jean-Pierre is chief public affairs officer for and a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC.

Karine Jean-Pierre discusses “Moving Forward”

Four questions for’s Karine Jean-Pierre, who will be at Mount Holyoke on November 11 to talk about her new book.

Fall is in full swing on the Mount Holyoke campus. Gates are pictured with leaves glowing gold and red behind them.

October at Mount Holyoke

Fall is in full color at Mount Holyoke, from Mountain Day to Family and Friends Weekend.

Photo of Chris Benfey at the podium

Benfey weighs in on “Dickinson” for the NYT

Christopher Benfey, professor of English at Mount Holyoke College, weighs in on the new show “Dickinson” and its attempts to modernize the famous poet.  

The Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab has facilities open to the community.

Using the Fimbel Lab for holiday centerpieces

The Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab has facilities open to the community. 

Rebeccah Lijek, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Study reveals cracks in peer review

Study from Mount Holyoke professor reveals that nearly half of junior researchers contribute anonymously to peer review.

Mount Holyoke’s Master of Arts in Teaching, Teacher Leadership program has partnered with State Teachers of the Year

Educating future teacher leaders

Mount Holyoke’s Master of Arts in Teaching, Teacher Leadership program has partnered with State Teachers of the Year to mentor and educate future teacher leaders about cutting-edge educational practices.  

This is a satellite view of the ocean on a clear day.

Deep dive into ocean ecology

Mount Holyoke alumna Lorna Mitchison-Field ’18 was first author on a study of ocean fungi, shedding light on crucial contributors to the marine ecosystem.

Andrea Foulkes, Chair and Professor of Mathematics and Statistics

Glass ceiling persists on editorial boards

Mount Holyoke professor Andrea Foulkes published a study showing that less than a quarter of editorial boards for statistics and biostatistics are female.