Around Campus

Sarita Gupta ’96, executive director of Jobs With Justice

MHC inspired alum to work for economic parity.

Sarita Gupta ’96 carried the lessons—intellectual and activist—of her college days into her work as national executive director of the progressive group Jobs With Justice.

Kendade, Carr, and Clapp halls are among the buildings set to get energy-saving upgrades.

Campus energy-efficiency plans highlighted.

Mount Holyoke College's innovative smart-energy project to enhance labs and other campus facilities is praised by energy engineers in their Zondits publication.

Mount Holyoke College Library reading room. Photo by Michael Malyszko

New grants to Mount Holyoke and its faculty.

During March and April, the College and its professors attracted these grants and fellowships.

Students with the traditional Pangy Day maypole

Pangy Day fun celebrates the world of women.

On April 24, the campus will turn out to celebrate Pangynaskeia—the world of women—with a picnic, dancing, games, and other springtime festivities.

Image of students dancing

Student performance fuses dance, poetry.

Senior Poorna Swami's April 18 presentation, as always, combines Indian classical dance, contemporary dance, and poetry.

Megan Allen

Teachers and leaders, one and the same.

Megan Allen talks about what it takes for teachers to make policy from within the classroom.

Frances Perkins watches FDR sign the Social Security Act.

How reformer Frances Perkins found her calling.

An Atlantic article argues that witnessing a major industrial tragedy cemented 1902 alumna Frances Perkins's resolve to spend her life helping the nation's workers. 

A scene from Jules Verne: From the Earth to the Moon. Photo by Joan Marcus

Professor’s costumes featured in Critics’ Pick.

The New York Times critic gives a rave to the new play Jules Verne: From the Earth to the Moon, with costumes and sets by Mount Holyoke theatre professor Vanessa James.

Artist Joan Jonas ’58 in her studio. Photo by Joe Lawton.

Alumna artist's work featured in Venice Biennale.

Joan Jonas ’58—who helped invent edgy contemporary art forms such as performance, video, and installation art—is representing the U.S. at the Venice Biennale.

Tayllor Johnson ’15. Photo by Dan Warner.

Student: Poetry a “soul-to-soul” conversation.

Tayllor Johnson ’15 says poetry has led her to amazing places, helped her inspire others to create social change, and—most recently—landed her a job offer.

SHOFCO volunteer surrounded by students in Kibera

Philanthropy and the courage to change.

Newman’s Own Foundation’s CEO speaks to Mount Holyoke College students on the power of philanthropy to make good in the world.

Professor Penny Gill speaks with students in her first-year seminar. Photo by John  Martins

Seminar examines global issues, solutions.

A first-year seminar—What in the World is Going On?—challenges students to bring their diverse experiences to bear on the planet's most complex problems.

Winners of Critical Language Scholarships

Students win prestigious language scholarships.

Critical Language Scholarships will fund summer study abroad in Urdu, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, and Korean for students chosen in a competitive selection process.

President Lynn Pasquerella

President leads discussion on end-of-life issues.

In the latest Difficult Dialogues segment, President Pasquerella interviews a doctor who treated, and a reporter who chronicled, a local woman in the last days of her life.