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President Sonya Stephens awards Donari Yahzid her degree at Commencement 2019

Oh the places you will go… when you go to Mount Holyoke!

Donari Yahzid ’19 discusses how her experience at MHC Preview weekend helped her choose Mount Holyoke over the larger, co-ed, west coast colleges she was interested in. And how Mount Holyoke helped her travel the world and experience the unexplainable.

Mara Benjamin in her office, looking at the camera

Mob at Capitol was an “attempted putsch”

Mount Holyoke College Professor Mara Benjamin was part of a group of Jewish scholars who called for Trump’s removal after January’s Capitol breach.  

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Meeting the moment

Mount Holyoke College has received $11 million in gifts to support financial aid and launched the “Meet the Moment Scholarship Challenge.” 

Katherine C. (KC) Haydon

A focus on community from a distance

Mount Holyoke’s KC Haydon flipped her classroom to make discussion and building  community among her students the focus of her course.

Kathleen Hicks ’91 standing in front of an American flag.

Alum tapped for deputy secretary of defense

Mount Holyoke College alum Kathleen Hicks ’91 has been nominated as the deputy secretary of defense. She would be the first woman to serve in the role.  

Archival photograph of Mignon Talbot, who taught geology and geography at Mount Holyoke from 1904 to her retirement in 1935.

A chance fossil find leads to fame

The Podokesaurus holyokesis, which was discovered by late Mount Holyoke professor Mignon Talbot, is proposed as  the state dinosaur of Massachusetts.

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Spotlight on popular majors: psychology

Whether it’s graduate school or going straight to work, psychology gives you the skills employers look for.

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Spotlight on top majors: computer science

Computer science is empowering as well as lucrative — but what you might not know is how much fun it is, besides.

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Spotlight on popular majors: Biology

Learn how to conduct experiments, collect and manage data and more from accomplished faculty with wide-ranging expertise and an eagerness to teach.

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Spotlight on popular majors: English

Calling all students with “a great hunger for both creative expression and deep analytic thinking” who want to study with involved and dedicated faculty.

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