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Jessica Morris ’15

Alternatives to bail will reduce jail overcrowding and create a more just court system, writes Jessica Morris ’15 for the Roosevelt Institute’s Next New Deal.

November 7, 2014 - 8:15am
Assistant Professor of Politics Andrew Reiter

Mount Holyoke’s Andrew Reiter writes on a world politics site that, despite some recent progress, the world won’t be free of dictators anytime soon.

November 6, 2014 - 11:00am
Ayesha Mustafa ’02

Ayesha Mustafa ’02, a leader in the ethical fashion movement and founder of Fashion ComPassion, was named one of the BBC’s 100 women for 2014.

November 6, 2014 - 10:45am
Nausheen Khan ’11

Nausheen Khan ’11, writing in Bangladesh’s “Dhaka Tribune,” asks how much longer women in the developing world must wait to control their own lives.

October 29, 2014 - 4:30pm
Elizabeth Dee ’95, organizer of the Independent Projects art fair. Photo by Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

In a city where many art fairs’ transactions may trump the art, this alumna NYC gallery owner organizes a less commercial show, Independent Projects.

October 27, 2014 - 4:15pm
Landscape painting: "Saco Ford, Conway Meadows" by George Inness

“Oh, it’s beautiful,” writes the Boston Globe’s Sebastian Smee about Saco Ford, Conway Meadows by George Inness. The painting hangs in the Mount Holyoke Art Museum, and is described in detail in Smee’s article, “Poised between earth and poetry.”

 

October 22, 2014 - 8:30am
Stephen Jones, professor of Russian studies

Stephen Jones, professor of Russian studies, told Voice of America that “Russia’s economic woes are not necessarily due to international sanctions.”

October 16, 2014 - 12:15pm
Stephen Jones, professor of Russian studies

The Ukraine may have disappeared from major media headlines, but the situation is far from resolved, Professor Stephen Jones tells President Pasquerella.

October 13, 2014 - 11:45am
Paul Matteson, Five College assistant professor of dance

Famed dance writer Deborah Jowitt called Paul Matteson, Five College assistant professor of dance, “one of the world’s great dancers” in a review of his latest.

October 7, 2014 - 4:30pm
Christopher Benfey, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of English

In the New York Review of Books, English professor Christopher Benfey takes on one of the most talked-about books about education, Excellent Sheep.

October 6, 2014 - 4:00pm
Author Katy Simpson Smith ’06. Photo by Elise Smith.

Katy Simpson Smith ’06 poured her MHC majors in history and film studies into her first novel, which has media buzzing.

September 26, 2014 - 1:45pm
Kavita Khory, professor of politics

Pakistan must decide to build a more moderate and peaceful state, not slip deeper into extremism, writes Kavita Khory in the Providence Journal.

September 24, 2014 - 9:30am
Afghan woman. Photo by Ernesto Hernandez Fonte

Writing for the Afghan news outlet Tolo, Mariam Hotaki ’14 urges readers to look beyond stereotypical labels of what is “western” or “eastern.”

September 23, 2014 - 11:00am
Deborah Foucault FP’99

After working as a gemologist and diamond broker, Deborah Foucault FP’99 founded an art gallery to “bring beauty to the world and to foster creativity.”

September 22, 2014 - 3:30pm
David Hernández, assistant professor of Spanish, Latina/o, and Latin American studies

President Pasquerella and Professor Hernández discuss the recent surge in undocumented immigration, its roots, and how to handle the issue.

September 18, 2014 - 8:30am
Becky Wai-Ling Packard, associate dean of faculty and psychology professor

Psychology professor and associate dean Becky Packard told NerdScholar first-gen. students shouldn’t underestimate the support colleges can provide.

September 16, 2014 - 10:00am

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