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six adults posting on a deck overlooking a stream

Mount Holyoke honored four professors for their scholarship and teaching at the annual Faculty Awards ceremony in early March, prior to the closing of campus. 

April 27, 2020 - 5:00pm
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The 2020 Student Leadership and Service Awards at Mount Holyoke showcase the importance of leadership at this time and every time.

April 24, 2020 - 4:15pm
Whitney Stephenson fights against defacto school segregation.

Whitney Stephenson ’22 was highlighted by Time magazine for her work fighting against de facto school segregation in New York City.

April 15, 2020 - 2:30pm
Faculty and student images from remote learning sessions

The challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic have propelled our faculty, staff and students into new ways of teaching, helping and learning.

April 15, 2020 - 11:30am
Sign of the times: Campus signs remind those who remain to practice physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mount Holyoke College’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund has helped students cope with the financial aftermath of the pandemic.

April 13, 2020 - 1:30pm
This is a portrait of David Hernandez

David Hernández writes that amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Trump has increased his governmental power grab, especially with respect to immigration.

April 10, 2020 - 4:45pm
Adam Hilton, assistant professor of politics at Mount Holyoke College.

Adam Hilton, assistant professor of politics at Mount Holyoke, spoke to Time about the Wisconsin election and what it might foretell for November 2020. 

April 10, 2020 - 2:30pm
This is a photo of Iyko Day, smiling outdoors.

English professor Iyko Day explains the inherent racism in referring to the new coronavirus as the “China virus.”

April 7, 2020 - 8:30am
Marissa Perez, the winner of the 2020 Glascock Poetry Prize.

Perez is the first community college winner of Mount Holyoke College’s 97-year-old Glascock Poetry Prize. 

April 6, 2020 - 4:45pm
A dancer, in red, crouches on stage, reaching toward a pile of roses in the foreground.

When Mount Holyoke announced the move to distance learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic, senior class dancers decided the show must go on.

April 3, 2020 - 11:45am
This is photo of Olivia Aguilar, smiling in front of a neutral background.

Olivia Aguilar, director of the Miller Worley Center for the Environment, considers the ramifications of climate displacement and community contagions.

March 31, 2020 - 1:30pm
Ana Yankova '97

Mount Holyoke has named Ana Yankova ’97 its inaugural chief investment officer. She will report to President Sonya Stephens and work with the Trustees.

March 30, 2020 - 10:00am
Personal protective equipment donated by Mount Holyoke College

The College’s gloves, surgical masks, N95 respirators, lab coats and eye protection will be dispersed as needed to hospitals statewide. 

March 29, 2020 - 1:00pm
This is a portrait of Andrea Lawlor

Andrea Lawlor, assistant professor of English, has received the Whiting Award, which honors emerging writers who demonstrate excellence and promise.

March 26, 2020 - 4:00pm

February at Mount Holyoke featured Black History Month events, Princeton Review rankings, outstanding student-athletes and of course valentines.

March 5, 2020 - 2:45pm
This is a picture of Heather Pon-Barry smiling outside.

Heather Pon-Barry received the prestigious CAREER award for her work in developing educational — and socially intelligent — robots.

February 27, 2020 - 5:00pm