Around Campus

Umama Zillur ’18 was a core organizer of a recent nationwide protest in Bangladesh, #RageAgainstRape. This protest was organized by Feminists Across Generations Alliance, and took place in front of the national parliament. (courtesy photo)

Ending gender-based violence in Bangladesh

Mount Holyoke alum Umama Zillur ’18 is the founder of Kotha, an organization dedicated to ending Bangladesh’s culture of gender-based violence. 

Kaneka Turner MAT ’15 cofounded Black Women Rock Math to connect with, network with and celebrate Black women teaching math.

Black women rock math

Mount Holyoke alum Kaneka Turner MAT ’15 has created an initiative to celebrate Black women in mathematics.

Kijua Sanders-McMurtry (lower right) and Angelis Liriano ’22 (upper right) spoke with Connecting Point about the action plan to ensure the College would be “persistent and uncompromising” in addressing all forms of implicit and explicit racism.

MHC’s anti-racism action plan discussed

Mount Holyoke College’s Kijua Sanders-McMurtry and Angelis Liriano ’22 were on Connecting Point to discuss the College’s anti-racism action plan.  

a collage of photographs of the six students participating in the MHC Semester in DC program

MHC in D.C. program breaks new ground

Mount Holyoke’s first remote Semester in D.C. program also has the first Frances Perkins Scholar, first Posse Scholar and first 21st-Century Scholar.

A view from a mountain with people scattered in small groups below.

A Mountain Day like no other

Mount Holyoke’s tradition of Mountain Day goes back to 1838, but 2020 was different from any other, as the community celebrated online across the globe.

Hanna Schoenbaum ’21, English and film double major, did an internship at Lambda Literary, focusing specifically on its website and social media platforms.

LEAP 2020!

Students reflecting on their internships through the annual LEAP 2020 presentations demonstrated the depth and breadth of the liberal arts.

As part of its extended discussion around this year's Common Read, The 1619 Project, Mount Holyoke College welcomes Martha S. Jones to discuss her research, her family history and her connection with the College.

Martha Jones talks about her book “Vanguard”

Mount Holyoke College welcomes Martha Jones to discuss her book “Vanguard,” how Black women defied both racism and sexism to fight for the right to vote.   

James Harold

Separating the art from the artist

James Harold, professor of philosophy at Mount Holyoke, has published a new book that explores whether art can be morally evaluated.  

As part of Mount Holyoke College’s ongoing voter education and mobilization effort, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosted political commentator Melissa Harris-Perry and Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to talk about voting

Voting and voter suppression

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and writer Melissa Harris-Perry talked voting and voter suppression as a part of Mount Holyoke’s voting series.

Jerrine Tan

“Karen” figures and “Three Billboards”

Mount Holyoke’s Jerrine Tan explores toxic white feminism and intersectionality in her essay about “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” 

Patrisse Cullors, a social activist, best-selling author of “When They Call You A Terrorist,” co-creator of the viral Twitter hashtag and movement #BlackLivesMatter, was recently named to Time magazine's 100 most influential people of 2020.

Talking with Patrisse Cullors

For Mount Holyoke’s annual Hortense Parker day, Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, spoke about revolutionary healing. 

Harriet Weissman ’58 and Paul Weissman in Chapin Auditorium during the celebrations of the Weissman Center for Leadership’s 20th anniversary.

Paul Weissman, 1931–2020

Paul Weissman, benefactor of Mount Holyoke College, died on September 30, 2020, at the age of 89.

Katherine Aidala

Katherine Aidala named 2020 APS Fellow

Mount Holyoke professor Katherine Aidala was nominated to be an APS fellow for her research and her dedication to mentorship and science communication.

This year, 14 alum scholars, researchers and writers have been supported by Alumnae Fellowship grants.

Fellowship program to alums: “forge ahead”

Mount Holyoke College’s Alumnae Association supports the research, studies and projects of alums through its Alumnae Fellowships program.  

Gabriel Hall is Mount Holyoke College’s new assistant director of Campus Diversity Programming and LGBTQ Initiatives.

Gabriel Hall starts at Mount Holyoke College

Gabriel Hall starts at Mount Holyoke College as the new assistant director of Campus Diversity Programming and LGBTQ Initiatives. 

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