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Frances Perkins watches FDR sign the Social Security Act.

How reformer Frances Perkins found her calling.

An Atlantic article argues that witnessing a major industrial tragedy cemented 1902 alumna Frances Perkins's resolve to spend her life helping the nation's workers. 

A scene from Jules Verne: From the Earth to the Moon. Photo by Joan Marcus

Professor’s costumes featured in Critics’ Pick.

The New York Times critic gives a rave to the new play Jules Verne: From the Earth to the Moon, with costumes and sets by Mount Holyoke theatre professor Vanessa James.

Artist Joan Jonas ’58 in her studio. Photo by Joe Lawton.

Alumna artist's work featured in Venice Biennale.

Joan Jonas ’58—who helped invent edgy contemporary art forms such as performance, video, and installation art—is representing the U.S. at the Venice Biennale.

Tayllor Johnson ’15. Photo by Dan Warner.

Student: Poetry a “soul-to-soul” conversation.

Tayllor Johnson ’15 says poetry has led her to amazing places, helped her inspire others to create social change, and—most recently—landed her a job offer.

SHOFCO volunteer surrounded by students in Kibera

Philanthropy and the courage to change.

Newman’s Own Foundation’s CEO speaks to Mount Holyoke College students on the power of philanthropy to make good in the world.

Professor Penny Gill speaks with students in her first-year seminar. Photo by John  Martins

Seminar examines global issues, solutions.

A first-year seminar—What in the World is Going On?—challenges students to bring their diverse experiences to bear on the planet's most complex problems.

Winners of Critical Language Scholarships

Students win prestigious language scholarships.

Critical Language Scholarships will fund summer study abroad in Urdu, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, and Korean for students chosen in a competitive selection process.

President Lynn Pasquerella

President leads discussion on end-of-life issues.

In the latest Difficult Dialogues segment, President Pasquerella interviews a doctor who treated, and a reporter who chronicled, a local woman in the last days of her life.

Meghan Godorov, associate director for alumnae and community engagement,  presents at the salary negotiation workshop. Photo by Ebru Kardan

MHC workshop: Negotiating that first salary.

Achieving equal pay for women starts with negotiating the salary for every job you accept. Ask, and you're more likely to receive, according to a CDC workshop.

Composer and music educator Hoh Chung Shih

Singaporean composer in residence at MHC.

Hoh Chung Shih, a leading composer and music educator, comes to Mount Holyoke for a week's residency and the world premiere of his new experimental work.