News MHC Shakti Program opens eyes to possibility Samyukta Jadeja ’21 shares her Shakti Program experience, what Mount Holyoke means to her and how she plans to bring change back to India. Teaching and coaching in Vietnam Six student-athletes spend part of the summer with the Coach for College program to teach sports and academics to middle-schoolers in Vietnam. Immigration Policy following Executive Order Students affected or concerned about their status should be in contact with the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives. Telling Africa’s Own Stories A Mount Holyoke Professor’s Quest to present his award-winning documentary, “Sembène!” to African audiences, old and young alike. Global Learners: Xinrui Zhu ’22 “I found myself at Mount Holyoke. I learned self-reliance in a foreign country. I realized I have control over my life. I need to be responsible for it.” Students, meet World. World, students. The McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives has changed the Mount Holyoke world — and Mount Holyoke has changed global education. Giving students an engaged global education This year’s Global Challenges Conference focuses on changing global–local inequalities and features keynote speaker Diana Wells of Ashoka. MHC garners prestigious NAFSA award. Mount Holyoke is one of five award winners for this year's Senator Paul Simon Award, which recognizes excellence and innovation in internationalization. Winning at the ethics of business Three seniors win big at an international competition for business ethics, the College’s second year at the event — and its second big win. A letter to President Trump Acting President Sonya Stephens joined more than forty college and university presidents in signing a letter regarding the recent executive order. Learn more about STEM internships in Germany! Programs such as DAAD RISE offer internships that give students practical experience in a variety of STEM fields, stipends, and a summer in Germany! Global Learners: Kuzivakwashe Madungwe ’21 “As an international student from a small country, I am constantly learning so much more about different cultures through the people I interact with here.” Creating jobs for Ethiopian college women. Empowered by the skills she gained at Mount Holyoke, Woyneab Habte ’17 founded a copy shop in her country to provide peers an alternative to sex work. 2019 Global Competence Award winners named Mount Holyoke College celebrated its latest cohort of Global Competence Award winners. A new minor with a major vision Mount Holyoke’s new minor in entrepreneurship, organizations, and society is attracting students with a wide variety of interests and backgrounds. Ending gender-based violence in Bangladesh Mount Holyoke alum Umama Zillur ’18 is the founder of Kotha, an organization dedicated to ending Bangladesh’s culture of gender-based violence. Econ Prof Teaches Development Amid Hardship Mount Holyoke economics professor Sarah Adelman enlisted a group of six of her students to join her research project in Uganda for five weeks in 2019. Kavita Khory ’84 to lead the McCulloch Center Politics professor Khory, an expert in migration, international security and South Asia, will lead Mount Holyoke’s McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives. Building Bridges Through Language Conference Shannon McCarley 17 discusses language and her international experiences. Students shine at Clinton Global Initiative. Mount Holyoke students excelled at the annual Clinton Global Initiative University gathering, winning awards—and top honors in the coding competition. An Alumna Remembers Dr. Luitgard Knoll ’52 discusses some of her favorite memories of Mount Holyoke and what it meant for her to receive a global education. Global Learners: Sarah Cavar ’20 “Part of learning maturely is coming up with your own ideas, stepping out of your comfort zone and engaging with people who are different from you.” Internationalizing Best Practices MHC was featured in International Educator magazine by NAFSA for Impact Assessment and Faculty Engagement on Campus. Think globally, act globally Showing how global education is an essential part of the liberal arts, 35 seniors receive an award for the breadth of their international experiences. MHC’s first transatlantic B.A./M.A. program Juniors Javeria Kella and Davan O’Donnell are the first students to participate in Mount Holyoke’s first international joint-degree program. The future is Fulbright at Mount Holyoke Mount Holyoke College students swept up seven Fulbrights this year, along with two Davis Projects for Peace grants and two critical language study awards. Thriving at MHC? Student leaders. The annual Student Leadership and Service Awards presentation was a celebration of Mount Holyoke’s top student leaders. Business plus ethics for the win! A team of three students swept their division in an international business ethics competition, the College’s first appearance at the annual event. Global Learners: Tsion Girmay ’19 “As a senior, I’m confident enough to say I am a global citizen, and I owe it all to the education that was provided to me within a diverse setting.” Next stop: Great Britain Upasana Sharma '18: the first MHC student to win a General Course scholarship from the London School of Economics, will study British colonialism. Ellen Chilemba: College Woman of the Year Glamour Magazine selected Ellen Chilemba ’17 as its College Woman of the Year grand-prize winner. Celebration Photos Faculty, administration, students and alumnae participated in several lectures and events marking the McCulloch Center’s tenth anniversary. Returning home with new purpose A Mount Holyoke senior finds study abroad brings her back home with a mission: to work with her Latinx community. Salbi to give public talk on October 13 Social entrepreneur and writer Zainab Salbi will give a public talk on “Women, Islam, and the Middle East” as the 2016 Collins Global Scholar-in-Residence. Rights, Resources & Environmental Governance Professor Corson studies how governments at various levels make environmental decisions. From marbles to mollusks Marbles champ Whitney Lapic ’18 came to Mount Holyoke and found mollusk fossils, international paleontology fieldwork and a passion for research. A home for 21st-century artisans From clothes that light up to vacuum-formed chocolate molds, the Mount Holyoke College Makerspace offers tools and training to create and collaborate. 2018 Awardee: Julia Kellerbauer ’18 Julia organized an international affairs organization and faculty panel to address global politics at Mount Holyoke College. MHC featured in Robot magazine. An article in Robot magazine looks at Mount Holyoke College's conference on robotization and the future of jobs. Mount Holyoke hailed for global education International students and McCulloch Center initiatives have helped globalize the education of every Mount Holyoke student. Norman “Sandy” McCulloch (1926-2020) Norman “Sandy” McCulloch Jr., benefactor of Mount Holyoke College, died on July 26, 2020, at the age of 94. Celebrating International Education Week While Closing Minds and Borders? An OpEd by Eva Paus, Carol Hoffmann Collins Director, McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives. Students bond with alumnae in public service Mount Holyoke students visit Washington, D.C., and find inspiration from alumnae to explore careers in public service. Developing a path out of poverty Tess Tuitoek ’21 brought her menstrual health and hygiene project to her ancestral village in Kenya. Immigration Politics and South Asia Professor Khory discusses how South Asian immigrants in Europe and the U.S. are organizing and engaging in political activism. Preparing students to become global citizens National Endowment funds pilot program to explore global and local inequalities through humanities lens. Global Learners: Obaa Yaa Anin-Yeboah ’20 “Embrace the experience and be prepared to learn.” Exploring the connections Interdisciplinary classrooms fuel a passion for learning in faculty and students alike.