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Samba Gadjigo, professor of French.

Samba Gadjigo’s new film celebrates Ousmane Sembène, the “father of African cinema,” who taught Africans to reclaim and share their stories.

December 10, 2014 - 8:30am
Image of Harrison Gage ’15

Mount Holyoke senior Harrison Gage’s interest in ancient cultures led to a Library of Congress fellowship, a prestigious speaking gig, and post-fellowship options.

December 10, 2014 - 8:30am
Professor Jenny Pyke. Photo by Jim Gipe.

First-year seminar students sleuth out what the world’s best-known detective fiction reveals about Victorian society and a continuing fascination with Sherlock Holmes.

December 8, 2014 - 3:30pm
Shoba Narayan ’87. Photo courtesy MHC Alumnae Association.

Shoba Narayan ’87 enjoyed her college days, but says she realized the true value of studying at an all-women’s college after she graduated from Mount Holyoke.

December 5, 2014 - 8:15am

President Lynn Pasquerella joins other higher ed luminaries at the White House to share ideas on helping students prepare for—and graduate from—college. 

December 4, 2014 - 6:00am
Elizabeth Peake ’15 interned in India after studying in Thailand.

More U.S. students are studying abroad in non-European destinations, a USA Today article notes. Mount Holyoke students talk about their time in S. Africa and China.

December 2, 2014 - 9:15am
the djembe, an African hand drum

Mark the end of classes on December 9 with the drumbeats of traditional West African music played by MHC students and seven professionals from Benin and Ghana. 

December 2, 2014 - 9:00am
Suzan-Lori Parks ’85

The New York Times profiles Suzan-Lori Parks, Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright and 1985 Mount Holyoke alumna, and says her new play is Parks’s “finest work yet.”

December 1, 2014 - 2:45pm
Image of Rebecca Brenner ’15

Rebecca Brenner ’15 parlayed a Frances Perkins Center internship into an independent study of the former U.S. labor secretary’s humanitarian work.

December 1, 2014 - 12:15pm
Window in the Mount Holyoke College library. Photo by Michael Malyszko

Cold weather makes everyone want to curl up with a good book. “Bookbub Bulletin” named Mount Holyoke’s library as one of the best New England spots for that.

November 25, 2014 - 8:30am
Image of flutist.

The annual Mount Holyoke College holiday tradition will include an eclectic program, a candlelight procession, and a Christmas carol sing-along.

November 24, 2014 - 7:45pm
Student in first-year seminar course Family Ties. Photo by Jim Gipe

First-year seminars invite students to engage in a larger intellectual conversation through a range of topics.

November 24, 2014 - 2:15pm
Kristen Renn ’86

Kristen Renn ’86 wrote the first comprehensive, global look at the roles women’s colleges and universities play in the twenty-first century.

November 24, 2014 - 2:00pm
Mount Holyoke College logo

Higher education professionals gathered at Mount Holyoke to share ideas about college life and social media at the annual Seven College Conference.

November 24, 2014 - 9:30am
Mass College Green Initiative logo

Through the Mass. College Green Initiative, Mount Holyoke is poised to save more than $580,000 with energy-efficiency projects in five campus buildings.

November 24, 2014 - 8:15am
Liz Lierman, director of the Career Development Center. Photo by John Martins

US News & World Report quotes Mount Holyoke’s Career Development Center director on getting the best return on your investment in a liberal arts education.

November 21, 2014 - 8:45am

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