Around Campus

Marcella Runell Hall

Sophomore year, first-year questions

Mount Holyoke’s Marcella Runell Hall discussed reorienting this year’s sophomores alongside new first-year students with the Boston Globe.

Students cheered in support of their classmates, waved pom-poms, performed the wave and dressed in their class colors. Seniors wore regalia topped with red hats, berets and boas in honor of the red pegasi.

A welcome return to an in-person Convocation

Cheers rang out across the Mount Holyoke College campus during the first in-person Convocation since the beginning of the pandemic. 

This is a photograph of students and families gathering on the Mount Holyoke campus.

Move-in extravaganza

Mount Holyoke College welcomes students back to the long-awaited return to fully in-person classes and community.

Mount Holyoke College honors retiring faculty

Ten Mount Holyoke faculty members retire

Ten esteemed Mount Holyoke College faculty members have retired. 

Bweinofa-Petrozzello ’94 is the president of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and is the first woman of color to hold that role in an industry where less than 2% of CPAs are Black.

Accountable to accountancy

Mount Holyoke alum Rumbi Bweinofa-Petrozzello ’94 is the president of the New York State Society of CPAs and the first woman of color to hold that role. 

Photo of Amber Douglas

Investing in student success

Amber Douglas has been named Mount Holyoke’s Dean of the College and will lead a new student success division.

A new and improved Chapin Auditorium sits empty as the fall semester of 2021 is about to begin.

Returning to a new and improved campus

Mount Holyoke College has made a variety of upgrades and improvements to its infrastructure to welcome the student body to campus.

This is a photograph of a pair of hands working on a spoked wooden circle in the Fimbel Lab.

Mount Holyoke is a top maker school

Mount Holyoke College has been named one of the best maker schools in higher education by Newsweek in partnership with the publisher Make.

Martha Hoopes, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Extinction crisis in focus

Martha Hoopes, Mount Holyoke professor of biological sciences, spoke to Environmental Tech about the extinction crisis the world’s wildlife faces.

This is a photograph of dancers performing an African diasporic dance.

Barron brings African diasporic dance home

Shakia Barron brings Black dance techniques and style to Mount Holyoke’s dance department and puts them center stage.

 

Mount Holyoke student Kylie Gellatly FP’23 has published her first collection of poetry, “The Fever Poems.”

Kylie Gellatly publishes “The Fever Poems”

Mount Holyoke student Kylie Gellatly FP’23 has published her first collection of poetry, “The Fever Poems.” 

Detail of “Onward Over Everything No Matter What II.” Screen printed artist's book, 2019.

Through a layered lens

Amanda Maciuba, Mount Holyoke assistant professor of art, uses the medium of printmaking to explore and express the layered complexity of the world.

Image by David Driskell. Silence from the Doorway Portfolio, 2008 Reductive serigraph, Partial gift of Curlee Raven Holton and purchase with the Ann Nelson Behrman ’54 Art Acquisition Fund, 2012.49.3, © Estate of David C. Driskell.

Students present at Mount Holyoke conference

Mount Holyoke College students presented at a College-organized Black Studies and Romanticism conference.

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

The United States must help in Haiti

Mount Holyoke professor Andrew Reiter wrote in the Boston Globe on the moral — and political – imperative for US intervention in the Caribbean country.

This is a close-up headshot of Kijua Sanders-McMurtry smiling.

Sanders-McMurtry on Lowery Institute board

Kijua Sanders-McMurtry, vice president for equity and inclusion at Mount Holyoke, is now on the Joseph & Evelyn Lowery Institute board of trustees. 

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