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As part of its extended discussion around this year's Common Read, The 1619 Project, Mount Holyoke College welcomes Martha S. Jones to discuss her research, her family history and her connection with the College.

Martha Jones talks about her book “Vanguard”

Mount Holyoke College welcomes Martha Jones to discuss her book “Vanguard,” how Black women defied both racism and sexism to fight for the right to vote.   

James Harold

Separating the art from the artist

James Harold, professor of philosophy at Mount Holyoke, has published a new book that explores whether art can be morally evaluated.  

As part of Mount Holyoke College’s ongoing voter education and mobilization effort, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosted political commentator Melissa Harris-Perry and Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to talk about voting

Voting and voter suppression

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and writer Melissa Harris-Perry talked voting and voter suppression as a part of Mount Holyoke’s voting series.

Jerrine Tan

“Karen” figures and “Three Billboards”

Mount Holyoke’s Jerrine Tan explores toxic white feminism and intersectionality in her essay about “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” 

Patrisse Cullors, a social activist, best-selling author of “When They Call You A Terrorist,” co-creator of the viral Twitter hashtag and movement #BlackLivesMatter, was recently named to Time magazine's 100 most influential people of 2020.

Talking with Patrisse Cullors

For Mount Holyoke’s annual Hortense Parker day, Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, spoke about revolutionary healing. 

Orientation leaders holding two small MHC flags

Noteworthy advice for incoming students from first-year Mount Holyoke students

First-year students, still in the thick of their college transitions, reflect on what advice they’d give incoming firsties.

Harriet Weissman ’58 and Paul Weissman in Chapin Auditorium during the celebrations of the Weissman Center for Leadership’s 20th anniversary.

Paul Weissman, 1931–2020

Paul Weissman, benefactor of Mount Holyoke College, died on September 30, 2020, at the age of 89.

Students enjoying ice cream on Founder's Day, posing with a cardboard cutout of founder Mary Lyon

Founder’s Day: the legacy lives

On Founder’s Day, Mount Holyoke College raises a spoon to the bravery and vision of its founder, Mary Lyon.

Katherine Aidala

Katherine Aidala named 2020 APS Fellow

Mount Holyoke professor Katherine Aidala was nominated to be an APS fellow for her research and her dedication to mentorship and science communication.

This year, 14 alum scholars, researchers and writers have been supported by Alumnae Fellowship grants.

Fellowship program to alums: “forge ahead”

Mount Holyoke College’s Alumnae Association supports the research, studies and projects of alums through its Alumnae Fellowships program.  

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