Around Campus

President Lynn Pasquerella

Black lives matter: A movement, not a moment.

In the latest Difficult Dialogues, Mount Holyoke President Lynn Pasquerella discusses with two professors the genesis, evolution, and future of this national movement. 

Erin Jones ’17. Photo by Emily Weir

Hollings scholarship honors marine scientist.

The Hollings award will help Erin Jones ’17 develop her deep love of oceanography by providing academic funding, contacts, and a paid research internship.

Liz Auguste FP’16

Survey: Residents like living in South Hadley.

According to a survey of local residents conducted by Liz Auguste FP’16, 98 percent of respondents said they like living in South Hadley and plan to stay here.

Barney Frank

Barney Frank to speak at Mount Holyoke.

Retired Congressman Barney Frank will read from his new memoir at Gamble Auditorium May 12.

Bob Forrester

Honorary degree recipient: Robert Forrester.

The CEO of Newman’s Own receives honorary doctorate of humane letters at Mount Holyoke College to honor a lifetime of philanthropic service.

National diversity expert Daryl Smith

National expert calls for diversity imperative.

Daryl Smith, a national diversity expert, visited Mount Holyoke and Hampshire colleges in April to discuss ways of embedding diversity institution-wide.

Sheila Lirio Marcelo ’93, founder and CEO of

Honoree Marcelo a "connections entrepreneur."

Sheila Lirio Marcelo ’93, CEO of world's largest online firm connecting families with caregivers, will receive an honorary doctorate at Mount Holyoke's commencement.

Professor of French Samba Gadjigo.  Photo by John Martins.

Professor's film to screen at Cannes Festival.

Samba Gadjigo's film Sembène!—which celebrates the “father of African cinema"—was a hit at Sundance and is now part of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

Ann O'Leary

MHC alumna to be a top advisor to Hillary Clinton.

The appointment of Ann O’Leary ‘93 signifies a move to put paid parental leave on center stage in the upcoming presidential election.

Poster for "Hand to God," starring Geneva Carr ’88

Two Tony Award nominees have MHC roots.

When the annual Tony Award nominations for best "leading actress in a play" were announced recently, two went to productions with connections to Mount Holyoke.

Penny Gill, Mary Lyon Professor of Humanities

Readings: short stories; reframing global crises.

In May, Mount Holyoke professor Penny Gill and Robin McLean ’87 will read from their books What in the World Is Going On? and Reptile House, respectively.

Rani Mehta ‘15. Photo by Alheri Egor-Egbe ’17.

Giving thanks on the eve of graduation.

Rani Mehta ’15 reflects on her Mount Holyoke experience, examining the questions that led her from admission to graduation and prepared her for what comes next.

Memory book belonging to Gertrude Scudder, 1915

Mount Holyoke's history caught in 20 objects.

Exhibition captures MHC's long history in objects selected by Archives' student assistants, who share the historic and personal meaning behind their choices.

Vigil for Nepal earthquake victims. Gazette photo by Dan Little.

MHC holds vigil for Nepal earthquake victims.

One day after the devastating quake, Mount Holyoke's Nepalese students and others gathered to grieve, and to raise money for a relief effort for survivors.

Carol Geary Schneider

Honorary doctorate: Alumna Carol Geary Schneider.

The president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities will return to her alma mater to accept an honorary degree and deliver the commencement address.