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This is a portrait of Jesmyn Ward, editor of The Fire This Time.

Common Read announced: “The Fire This Time”

Mount Holyoke’s 2021 Common Read,  “The Fire This Time,” is a collection of “thoughtful, searing, and, at times, hopeful” essays and poems about race.

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In Venus, VERITAS

NASA has selected new missions to explore Venus, including one led by M. Darby Dyar, Mount Holyoke professor of astronomy. 

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Separating the baby from the backwater

Anuses segregate babies from back ends, says Patricia Brennan, Mount Holyoke College assistant professor of biology.

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Student leadership during a pandemic

In an academic year upended by COVID-19, Mount Holyoke College students still stepped forward to lead and serve their community.

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Turning back the tide

Mount Holyoke College alum Mahua Moitra ’98 offers advice on defeating the regressive Bharatiya Janata Party and its ruler, Narendra Modi.

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Honoring students of color and their mentors

Mount Holyoke’s Stoling Ceremony this year was both virtual and in person, the better to honor faculty and staff who support students of color.

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Congratulations, Class of 2021!

Mount Holyoke hosted its first-ever virtual Commencement for its 184th ceremony to honor graduating seniors and send them on to do great things.

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A Baccalaureate event unlike any other

This year’s Baccalaureate at Mount Holyoke College was livestreamed for the first time in its history, due to COVID-19. 

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Cording Ceremony 2021

The Cording Ceremony is a moment to honor the unique challenges that first-generation and low-income students overcome to graduate.

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Lavender Ceremony 2021

Now in its fifth year at Mount Holyoke College, the Lavender Ceremony is a celebratory rite of passage for the LGBTQ community.

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