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Chamber Singers perform with Lorelei Ensemble.

The Lorelei Ensemble will join Mount Holyoke College’s Chamber Singers in a collaborative concert April 10, featuring music for women’s choirs.

“A Call to Consciousness” answered at MHC.

Students and community members came together at Mount Holyoke College for a daylong event to raise consciousness around issues of race and social justice.

A false-color topographic map (blue marks low elevations) shows the area around Mars's Jezero Crater, which was home to an ancient lake system. Photo by NASA/MSSS/ASU/GSFC

MHC prof discovered ancient lake on Mars.

NASA may send the next Mars rover to the Jezero Crater, identified in 2005 by Mount Holyoke planetary scientist Caleb Fassett as having once been an ancient lake.

Sonia Nieto (left) and Liza A. Talusan

Celebration honors first student of color.

The April 2 Hortense Parker celebration will feature histories of the campus cultural centers, a keynote talk, music, drumming, dance, and an essay reading.

Karyn Parsons (left) and Ilyasah Shabazz

Women of Color Conference set for April 4.

Community organizer, writer Ilyasah Shabazz and Fresh Prince actress Karyn Parsons will give keynote addresses at the event. Workshops and panels also are planned.

Courtney Brunson

Student to attend Kennedy Institute ceremony.

Public dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute to feature the Obamas and senators from 50 states along with student representatives.

Call to Consciousness poster

A Call to Consciousness on campus.

Mount Holyoke students convene communitywide awareness-raising event to spur conversation and awareness about race and social justice.

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National education advocate to speak at commencement.

Carol Geary Schneider ’67, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), will deliver the keynote address at this year’s commencement. 

Sommelier Clara Kann ’12

Vine to vintage: A sommelier’s journey.

Clara Kann ’12 demystifies the journey of wine from grape to bottle, and traces her own career back to the science class she didn’t want to take.

Hungry Heart movie poster detail.

Alumna director brings Hungry Heart to MHC.

The award-winning documentary gives an inside view of prescription drug addiction in Vermont.

Image of Mina Khan ’15.

She’s Google-bound.

The talents of Mina Khan ’15 shine across disciplines. Her ability to think outside the box got her a job at Google—even before graduation.

Mount Holyoke College's Model United Nations team practices for competition. Photo by Jim Gipe.

MHC tops women’s colleges in Model UN circuit.

Mount Holyoke ranks nationally among the highly competitive, and usually male-dominated, Model United Nations clubs.

excerpt from poem by Irene Glascock

Poetry is pivotal in Glascock contestant’s life.

Emma Ginader ’15, who is finishing a volume of poems as her thesis, will represent Mount Holyoke College at the Glascock Poetry Competition March 27.

Mount Holyoke College Glee Club

MHC and UVA Glee Clubs to give joint concert.

Mount Holyoke hosts the all-male Virginia Glee Club for a March 28 concert to feature the Duruflé Requiem, classic and contemporary pieces, and rousing college songs.

Professor Douglas Amy

Professor: Israeli voting system benefits women.

Mount Holyoke College professor Douglas Amy is quoted on how proportional voting increases the number of female candidates in Washington Post piece.