Around Campus

Pioneering culinary historian Barbara Ketchum Wheaton ’53 first dreamed of a database of historical cookbooks more than 50 years ago. Her creation is now online and she’s still adding entries.

Sifting through culinary history

Culinary historian and Mount Holyoke alum Barbara Ketchum Wheaton ’53 first dreamed of a database of historical cookbooks more than 50 years ago.  

Eric Schildge MAT’19, assistant director for outreach at the Master of Arts in Teaching, Teacher Leadership, and Michael Lawrence-Riddell MATL’21 present a three-part online workshop on how to talk to students about the election.

Election 2020: A workshop for educators

At this contentious moment, how can K-12 educators engage students in constructive, respectful dialogue? Mount Holyoke presents a three-part workshop.

Flexible Immersive Teaching blends traditional classroom and lab experiences with the cutting-edge technologies that have become a staple of a Mount Holyoke education.

Facing the challenges of teaching online

Mount Holyoke College has debuted a new approach to teaching that is flexible, immersive and can be used remotely.  

Mount Holyoke College was recently named a First-gen Forward Institution by the Center for First-generation Student Success.

Mount Holyoke wins First-gen Forward honor

Mount Holyoke has received national recognition for its demonstrated commitment to advancing first-generation college student success.

Darby Dyar, blond white woman in blue sweater seated at desk with three computer monitors and charts on the wall.

Life on Venus?

Mount Holyoke’s Darby Dyar talked to The Wall Street Journal about the recent discovery of phosphine gas in Venus’s atmosphere.

Nikole Hannah-Jones is an investigative journalist, a Pulitzer Prize winner and the creator of The 1619 Project.

Nikole Hannah-Jones on “The 1619 Project”

Mount Holyoke College kicks off its Common Read of the year in conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of The 1619 Project.  

This is a digital banner that reads, "Welcome Class of 2024!" It is overlaid on a photograph of a past convocation with students in bright colors gathered for the ceremony.

MHC’s first virtual convocation

The College’s first virtual Convocation centered the lifelong relationships, connections, and joy and resilience of the Mount Holyoke community.

Photo of the field gate

Meet Mount Holyoke’s newest faculty 2020

Mount Holyoke’s newest faculty bring cross-disciplinary scholarship to the College’s thriving intellectual community.

Students (clockwise from top left) Emma Watkins ’23, Lily James ’21, Kate Murray ’22 and Jaxzia Perez ’22 created a video to provide information on voting for their fellow Mount Holyoke students.

Student-led coalition focuses on voting

MHCVotes!, a new student-led effort at Mount Holyoke College, is focusing on voter education, turnout and fairness.

This is a Zoom panel featuring Andre White and the other presenters and moderator for the “Beyond the PhD: Neuro Careers in Academia, Policy, and Industry” panel.

Black in Neuro Week takes on career advice

Mount Holyoke professor André White spoke on the importance of engaging in mentorship, developing networks and being a “beacon” for those who come next.

This is a portrait of Adam Hilton, assistant professor of politics, standing in front of a bookcase. He is wearing a plaid shirt and glasses, smiling.

Western Mass. shifts left?

Mount Holyoke assistant professor of politics Adam Hilton spoke with GQ magazine about the shifting politics of western Massachusetts.

Tianhui-Ng- Pioneer Valley Symphony

Using new music to tip the scales for justice

Mount Holyoke associate professor Tianhui Ng worked with White Snake Projects to stage an online concert. 

Riche Barnes

Reactions to Kamala Harris’ nomination

Mount Holyoke Associate Professor Riché J. Daniel Barnes talks to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Kamala Harris’ historic vice presidential nomination.

"This tool will be helping trans and nonbinary students, but it is also holding space for other instances where this can be helpful to our broader community."

Names are a matter of equity and inclusion

Mount Holyoke rolls out a chosen-name policy to enable community members to self-select their names.

Riché J. Daniel Barnes, associate professor of gender studies at Mount Holyoke College, spoke to Mass Appeal about the 19th Amendment.

19th Amendment history

Riché J. Daniel Barnes, associate professor of gender studies at Mount Holyoke College, spoke about the history of the 19th Amendment. 

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