Around Campus

Women’s colleges are the “new college cool.”

The Huffington Post confirms what MHC exemplifies: women’s colleges attract students who are academically focused, mature, independent, and … cool.

Je suis Charlie takes center stage in class.

French Professor Chris Rivers refocused his course on contemporary French culture in response to the cultural and political milieu surrounding the attacks on Charlie Hebdo.

Activist teacher José Vilson to speak at MHC.

The New York City math educator calls for teachers to claim their power and help reform education so that it benefits students of all races, abilities, and classes.

MHC faculty and alumnae shared how they built careers in the arts. Photo by Ben Barnhart.

Learning how to build a career in the arts.

At Crafting a Life in the Arts, alumnae shared how they built careers in the arts and offered tips on how students can do likewise.

Detail of Valentine's Day card by Esther Howland

Alumna popularized Valentine’s Day cards.

Mount Holyoke alumna, Esther Howland 1847, popularized and commercialized the now ubiquitous symbol of romantic love, the Valentine’s Day card.

Black History Month focus: Living legends.

Mount Holyoke’s events celebrate the “living legends” whose names are not well known but whose lives enhance the wider narrative of African American history.

Shehzeen Hussain ’14 targets community energy.

Undeterred as a woman in the heavily male fields of physics and engineering, Shehzeen Hussain ’14 wants to meld the two to solve community energy problems.

Authors read from books on black, LGBT lives.

Black lives are at the center of two books by authors coming to Mount Holyoke, and a third author argues that tolerance toward LGBT people isn’t enough.

On the right track.

Students in Mount Holyoke’s Professional and Graduate Education course Animal Tracking discover natural-history delights and encounter a bobcat surprise.

Professor: Hovering parents’ kids slower to fly.

Psychology professor KC Haydon’s research reveals what helps college students more easily take on independent responsibilities as they enter early adulthood.

How to turn a passion for the arts into a career.

At the February 7 Crafting a Life in the Arts event, alumnae will share how they built careers in the arts and offer tips on how students can do likewise.

Sophomore Institute offers practical career prep.

Students learn art of networking, job-seeking strategies, and life skills at conference.

Gadjigo’s film, “a voice and vision for Africa.”

The Hampshire Gazette profiled Mount Holyoke professor Samba Gadjigo, whose film about an African film pioneer tells a “story that almost defies belief.”

Students join local food drive for MLK day.

As part of their introduction to the College, Mount Holyoke's newest students joined local volunteers in an annual food drive in observance of the national Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

Decoding ecological interdependency with DNA.

Biologist Koty Sharp ’98 employs metagenomics to reveal intricate relationships between interdependent organisms at sea.