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Barbara Arrighi at a training circa 2005.

Barbara Arrighi of MHC Campus Police is an eighth-degree karate black belt and possibly the only woman in the world to become a hanshi—teacher of masters.

September 3, 2015 - 11:00am

Two recent articles detail the advantages gained by students attending women’s institutions such as Mount Holyoke College.

September 2, 2015 - 12:00pm
Police in riot gear in Ferguson.

In the wake of Ferguson, Kira Banks ’00 discovered the “audacity” to assert that black lives matter.

August 21, 2015 - 10:45am
FDR signs the Social Security Act

Frances Perkins ’02 was the driving force behind the Social Security Act, which marked its 80th anniversary this month.

August 20, 2015 - 4:45pm
Amazon logo

Mount Holyoke is the first US higher education institution to form this kind of purchasing partnership with Amazon. It provides special pricing and service.

August 14, 2015 - 2:00pm
Woman at a dhaba, or roadside eatery, in South Asia.

In South Asia, women traditionally don’t appear in public on their own. But Sadia Khatri ’15 invited women to post photos of themselves online—and it went viral.

August 11, 2015 - 3:15pm
In an ARTINFO video, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum director John Stomberg gives a video primer on artist El Anatsui.

The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum director John Stomberg gives a video primer on work of acclaimed artist El Anatsui, who exhibited at MHC last year.

August 10, 2015 - 3:00pm
President Lyndon Johnson signs the Medicare Bill into law- photo courtesy of AP and Daily Hampshire Gazette.

Medicare enrollees express their gratitude on the program’s 50th anniversary; leaders call for expanded health care rights.

July 31, 2015 - 3:15pm
Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella

MHC President Lynn Pasquerella, a medical ethicist, talks on the Bill Newman Show about affordable care and autonomy for those nearing the end of their lives.

July 31, 2015 - 11:45am
Student at MHC computer hackathon.

Women are entering STEM fields more than ever, but keeping them there requires mentorship and breaking down biases, writes a Mount Holyoke alumna in Forbes.

July 29, 2015 - 10:30am
Mary A. Francis ’86

Mary A. Francis ’86, Chevron’s chief governance officer, said critical-thinking skills fostered at Mount Holyoke have proved valuable in her professional life.

July 13, 2015 - 8:45am
Andrew G. Reiter, assistant professor of politics

Mount Holyoke professor Reiter says society must ensure that the ban on Confederate flag sales also leads less tolerance of the racism the flag symbolizes.

July 9, 2015 - 1:30pm
Megan Allen, director of the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership Program at Mount Holyoke College

The head of Mount Holyoke College's teacher leadership master's program gives advice on how to make public speaking less stressful and more effective.

July 2, 2015 - 1:45pm
Frances Perkins

A article noted surging interest in having Mount Holyoke alumna Frances Perkins, first woman US cabinet member, become the face on every $10 bill.

June 25, 2015 - 8:45am
Shoshana Walter ’07

Shoshana Walter ’07 has won the prestigious Livingston Award for an investigative journalism series on the poor training and regulation of armed security guards.

June 3, 2015 - 9:30am
David Hernández, assistant professor of Spanish, Latina/o, and Latin American studies

Mount Holyoke professor argues that framing immigration as a "crisis" is the result of short political memories and leads to ineffective policies that cause harm. 

June 2, 2015 - 2:00pm