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Iyko Day

The rise of COVID-19 and anti-Asian bias

Mount Holyoke professor Iyko Day argues that the rise in anti-Asian sentiment is fueled by both current leadership and capitalist principles.

The 1619 Project was published in 2019 with the goal of re-examining the legacy of slavery in the United States and timed for the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Virginia.

The 1619 Project is the Common Read for 2020

Mount Holyoke College’s Common Read for 2020 will be prose essays from The New York Times Magazine’s ongoing initiative The 1619 Project. 

This is a close-up portrait of Esha Sridhar.

Davis Projects for Peace: Esha Sridhar ‘22

Hear from Esha Sridhar ‘22 as she discusses her application to Davis Projects for Peace.

Elizabeth K. Markovits, Professor of Politics; Director of First-Year Seminars; Director of the Teaching and Learning Initiative

Elizabeth Markovits named Associate Dean

Elizabeth Markovits has been named Associate Dean of Faculty. Her two-year term starts immediately.  

This is a photograph of Norman "Sandy" McCulloch and his wife, Dotty '50

Norman “Sandy” McCulloch (1926-2020)

Norman “Sandy” McCulloch Jr., benefactor of Mount Holyoke College, died on July 26, 2020, at the age of 94.

Michael Flynn, Visiting Instructor in Psychology & Education; Director, Mathematics Leadership Program

For remote learning, focus on connectivity

Michael Flynn, director of Mount Holyoke’s math leadership program, tells parents not to sweat the small stuff like laptop features — internet is key.

This is a Zoom meeting of dance students smiling and talking.

Going the distance for dance

Faced with adapting a dance classroom to online learning, Shakia Johnson created Black Beauty Dance, a remote program for all.

Transforming the way we see the world

Buzzfeed lists Lauret Savoy as one of 11 women whose writing has changed the way the world sees itself.

Jerrine Tan

The cyperpunk future is here.

Visiting Lecturer Jerrine Tan considers the promise of cyberpunk literature and the reality of contemporary Singapore.

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

Federal troops in cities: What can be done?

As mysterious federal troops clash with protesters, Mount Holyoke professor Andrew Reiter says there’s little to be done.

This is a screenshot of a Zoom class with author Sonia Nieto and 15 other participants.

Taking on new challenges with new solutions

The Professional and Graduate Education program now offers an online program for teachers working with culturally and linguistically diverse students.

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Exploring racism and privilege

Mount Holyoke has held a series of virtual spaces for healing, conversation and community to process racism and privilege in the world.

Barbara Smith, class of 1969, smiling

Re-identifying identity politics

Barbara Smith ’69, explains to The New Yorker that identity politics is not about division, but rather unity.

The case against reopening schools

Two-time alumna and fifth-grade teacher Rose Levine examines the case for —and against — reopening elementary schools this fall.

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Lierman named interim director

Liz Lierman has been named interim executive director of the Alumnae Association. 

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