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Mark McMenamin

When is a dinosaur bone not a dinosaur bone?

Mount Holyoke professor Mark McMenamin seeks clues to the valley’s Jurassic past hidden away in fossilized bones.

Melina Laboucan-Massimo stands in front of a bank of solar panels. She wears a red dress and is smiling. Above her the sky is blue and sunny.

Earth Week speaker urges solutions

Mount Holyoke’s Earth Week observation included a keynote speech by Melina Laboucan-Massimo, who called out environmental racism in the U.S.

Elena Frogameni ’22, wearing a green jacket and smiling, stands in front of the doors of Skinner Hall.

Expanding global and local perspectives

At MHC Elena Frogameni found a place where she could develop global perspectives while also learning from and contributing to her own community.

Charu Sharma in a field, on a sunny day, with long hair and smiling into the camera

Beyond her bubble

Charu Sharma ’14 credits her education at Mount Holyoke for lifting her to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list for 2022. 

Yavilah McCoy, a Jew of color, smiles into the camera

More than sound and fury

Yavilah McCoy, speaker at Mount Holyoke's BOOM! 2022, talks about going beyond virtue signaling and finding allies and accomplices.

Paola Granados ’22 wears a pink blouse and smiles at the camera

Centering career in academic pursuits

MHC’s Academic Centers provide unique opportunities for Paola Granados to work toward a joint bachelor’s and master’s degree in international development.

Two students and one faculty member looking at a tablet in a classroom setting.

Neal funding to help local schools post-COVID

Mount Holyoke’s Professional and Graduate Education division awarded $250,000 to help local teachers and students with post-pandemic transitions.

This is a photograph students, faculty and staff gathered in a large lecture room, debating the relative merits of latkes versus hamentaschen.

In the nosh pit

The annual Latke-Hamantaschen Debate is Mount Holyoke College’s most cerebral food fight.

Andrew G. Reiter, associate professor of politics and international relations, talks to NOVA.

Putin will not be held accountable

Andrew Reiter, associate professor at Mount Holyoke College, writes for Newsweek that Putin will not be tried for his war crimes in Ukraine. 

President Sonya Stephens

Stephens opposes “Don’t Say Gay” bill

Mount Holyoke’s President Sonya Stephens wrote an editorial condemning Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill and warns of similar bills. 

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