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A student, a teacher, two pianos — and Zoom

Taking piano lessons virtually isn’t ideal but it’s pretty close, says the music department’s Mark Gionfriddo and Susan Wang ’23, of Mount Holyoke College.

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Opening the gates to the spring semester

Mount Holyoke College held its first residential move-in since March 2020, when students were sent home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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Making remote learning accessible

Mount Holyoke College’s AccessAbility Services has the same goal during COVID-19 — to make sure all students have all the tools they need to thrive. 

Infographic: 1,200+ community gatherings and meeitings

MoHome from Home By the Numbers

From mid-March through the fall, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mount Holyoke prevailed in its exceptional academic and community offerings.

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Two students, two internships, one alum

When remote internships expanded her hiring circle, Lyubina Martinova ’12 sought Mount Holyoke interns for the financial planning firm she partners with.

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Love in a COVID-19 climate

Mount Holyoke College student Lily Reavis ’21 talked to The Washington Post about dating amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.  

This is a stylized drawing of a young girl standing on a bench in front of a height chart. She is smiling and reaching up, holding a pitcher of milk in one hand. Next to her is a bicycle and a spider is swinging from it web.

A global internship — from home

Mount Holyoke senior Mirei Golding-Powers tackled a multilingual internship across the world — from her home in California.

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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.

Sarah Paust ’20 atop Bare Mountain at sunrise

Adventure beyond the gates

Sarah Paust ’20 shares her experiences as member of the Mount Holyoke Outing Club.

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.

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